You remember my iPod touch torture test. How does Apple’s newest phone compare in battery life during constant gaming?
This time, I started with the worst case scenario, and it lasted 2 hours 36 minutes. This video is a time-lapse, showing a minute of gameplay every second.
Games featured, in order of appearance:
DOOM Resurrection (I love this game)
1:27 i Love Katamari Lite (eternally frustrating as always)
1:32 2XL Supercross Lite
1:37 Star Defense
2:06 Glyder Free (reached 20% warning in this one)
2:20 Hero of Sparta (an old favorite… got the 10% warning shortly after starting this one)
When the phone was out of view early in the video, it’s because I was taking a call. Also, sorry about the long auto-pilot in Star Defense. Somebody came to the door, and then I took the opportunity to cook lunch. Battery was lasting longer than I had expected 😛
Wi-Fi on and connected
Sound at 50% volume
Full brightness (no auto-bright)
Location services on (and MobileMe “Find My iPhone” activated)
Bluetooth on (but nothing connected to it)
Fetch Mail Every 15 minutes
Push Mail On
Push Notifications On
Alert Sounds and Vibrations On
In the next videos, I’ll see what features you’re gonna have to turn off in order to get decent gaming battery life out of this sucker.