Proof is always in the pudding they say and Motorola has produced a video testing the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX, and iPhone 4S, and a LG Spectrum. The iPhone is the only one using Verizon’s 3G in this test because it does not have the LTE radio in yet, something we can expect in the iPhone 5, or the new iPhone, or whatever they end up calling it. The LG Spectrum and then RAZR MAXX will both be rocking along on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
Motorola takes all three devices and played continues video content until they all failed. No shocker, it was the LG Spectrum that died first and gave up the farm in 4 hrs and 26 mins. The iPhone 4S ran out of steam at the 8 hour 54 minute mark doubling that of the LG Spectrum. I actually would call that pretty impressive. But it is the Droid RAZR MAXX that keeps on chugging with 40% battery life remaining! The video does not conclude with the RAZR running out of power but they do say that it got 15 hours of video playback which is most impressive! Of course they added a monster sized battery to get that, but the RAZR MAXX is still a great looking device and if you had not seen the original RAZR and how smelt it is, you would never think that is is a thick device. The original RAZR was incredibly thin.
The thing to keep in mind also is just how much bigger then RAZR MAXX and the LG Spectrum are than the iPhone 4S. Check out the picture above and the iPhone 4S seems puny indeed with it’s 3.5 inch screen. Steve Jobs always felt that the iPhone should be small and pocketable, hence the iPad I suppose. But the market is demanding larger screen sizes as we continue to use our devices to consume more and more media content. And with the 4G LTE that the next iPhone must have to be a success, it will surely need more battery capacity. So why not kill two birds with one stone Apple? Drop us a bigger screen and bury a bigger battery in the next iPhone. Check out the video for the Motorola test between the three devices.