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Mango and 1.5Ghz CPU Improve Windows Phone Battery Life

I saw the specs on the HTC Titan and I couldn’t believe the battery life on that thing. Here take a look:


Granted 1600 mAh is a large batter but we’re talking about an almost 12 hour talk time here on GSM. Compare that to the iPhone that rates at 7 hours (with 300 hours of standby). I only mean the comparison to show you how significant 12 hours is.  But let’s compare apples to apples…uhm or NoDo to Mangos. I put together a little chart for all of you:


Notice what happens once you put Mango on Windows Phones? It appears to improve battery life. Just look at the Radar and see how it rolls with its healthy battery life and otherwise standard battery and screen size. To be clear, lots of factors go into battery life and I tried to show a few of the relevant factors. One other factor is that the HTC Radar actually has a different (and newer) Snapdragon so even though it’s the same 1Ghz it’s a different core. So we have CPU and OS at play here but what seems pretty clear is that the upgrade to Mango helps battery life and pumping the CPU to 1.5ghz doesn’t seem to hurt battery life at all and in fact, considering it has the largest screen, it may actually be the most efficient in terms of talk time. Again the battery sizes are different, the CPUs and OS’s change but it’s still pretty clear that the bump in CPU is not hurting battery life, at least for talk and standby time. Of course, the CPU can throttle down if it’s not being burdened so this may not ultimately pan out in real life usage but it’s at least encouraging that the extra speed doesn’t appear to come at the expense of battery life. And in any event the next generation of Windows phone appear to be more efficient than the current generation, and that says a lot since the current devices are great on battery life.

Now I’m sure the Battery Boss will tell me none of this matters, but I gave you guys a fancy chart and that has to mean something.