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#1 gashinshotan

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:08 AM

http://www.tomshardw...ew,3076-14.html

Mainstream companies lie about their battery life - if you compare the new generation of Chinese brand tabs to mainstream tabs they are equal.

#2 gsprings44

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Oh yeah, they don't lie about products they sell in China, i think it's a art form there

#3 gsprings44

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

Just saying, there are probably a lot of folks in here who have opened up they're tabs ordered from China and found a smaller battery than advertised, on the other hand sometimes they don't lie though

Edited by gsprings44, 03 December 2012 - 10:17 PM.


#4 turnip

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

You hear it all the time from these companies that they arent responsible for their manufacturers because they are contracted, foxconns factory wont look much different from one of our chinese tablets.

#5 arnaud47

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:22 AM

The same for me 'arround 2 hours on battery power

#6 Kingsman1

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:29 AM

Ya know,

I found out kinda the hard way that no matter the rating on your battery, it's how you use your tablet that determines how well your battery functions. If you use your tablet day and night, your tablet will never fully charge, and eventually will only hold a minimum change. To rectify this, get Juice Defender and follow the directions. In the last 48 hours I've been able to reclaim a significant percentage of my battery life.
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#7 jdk13

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

What I have noticed personally is that the products made quality and not quanity have a much larger battery life. As if your not only paying $500 for a iPad but also for a 10 hour battery. My Pandigital only cost $75 and its battery lasts about 4 or 5 hours max while I'm trying t play games or look things on the internet. I'm not sure where my Pandigital is made, most likely an Asian country, but I know that the battery life is kind of annoying at times.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

What I have noticed personally is that the products made quality and not quanity have a much larger battery life. As if your not only paying $500 for a iPad but also for a 10 hour battery. My Pandigital only cost $75 and its battery lasts about 4 or 5 hours max while I'm trying t play games or look things on the internet. I'm not sure where my Pandigital is made, most likely an Asian country, but I know that the battery life is kind of annoying at times.


That's true! About the iPad!! But it's also true that you didn't get on the iPad:
  • USB connector
  • SD/TF Card Reader
which also leads to longer use of Battery because of lesser power consumption!

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#9 ALBastru

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

What's the biggest battery life on chinese tablet you ever had? Which tablet gave you that battery life?

#10 Dhansak

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

I'd be particularly interested in feedback on the better performing batteries on 10" tablets - anyone share their experience?

#11 Maverik18

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:16 AM

To talk about the battery life we have to take into consideration the hardware, the software and the activity or process we perform on our tab. The activity or process is the standard that we use to evaluate the hardware-software integration.
A great recent example of the importance of software integration in battery life is the update the nexus 7 is receiving now, which increases the battery life between 12-25% more (from 8 hours to 10 on the official specs page).
I think the Chinese tabs have great hardware, but the software lacks the development and integration that we find in "brand" products. This doesn't seem to be changing in the near future because we se Chinese manufacturers "randomly" changing soc's in every next line of tabs (from allwinner, to amlogic, later actions, to rockchip, omap, and so on). I think that if Chinese tab manufacturers stood up to a soc's line and get involved in at least the planning of that soc sharing the experiences they had with the last line, they would integrate better and easier the hardware and the software. They only need to do a better work developing business relationships.
Well, I've ended a little off topic... XD Sorry. XD

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#12 UnknownVT

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

This is a hard call to make -
one can obviously go by the rated battery capacity -
and if all things were equal then the larger the capacity (obviously - if it's an honest rating) then the longer the battery life.

But as we know not everything is equal -
there are hardware differences -
some may be better designed to conserve battery life -
then there are also Apps that help that as well.

Then there is the actual usage - some apps/functions use more battery than others...

eg: I have have an older Android phone only 2.2 froyo - and a mere 1500mAh battery -

My last usage to 0% - was 11 days 9 hours -
so from that it would be tremendous battery life -
however that's simply because that phone is on standby most of the time, and I even put it into airplane mode when idle....
whereas for most people it is rated to last about a day's usage.

Vincent

Edited by UnknownVT, 16 February 2013 - 06:44 PM.


#13 luzilla

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:17 AM

everyone lies about their products... its not something new

#14 Ashlee

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

Very interesting information but yet still not a surprise

#15 Nonnie

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:33 AM

Yes I agree, you probably pay more for better battery life. My new little white pandigital is only good for about 4 hours max but my Kindle Fire takes all day to run low, For the price difference though I'm pretty happy with both!

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:30 PM

IMHO battery really matters especially if you are a gamer.Some of the consumers were concerned about processor, dual core or quad core.The others concern was battery life (mah).