Jurassic Park Android battery comparison

Can the best Android smartphones play the first three Jurassic Park movies on a single charge?
Jurassic Park Android battery comparison

We all complain about life on our smartphones, but how bad is it really? To find out, we devised a super-tough battery test to push the world’s best Android phones to breaking point – can a fully-charged battery last long enough to let you catch up on the original Jurassic Park trilogy before going to the cinema to watch Jurassic World?

How did the test work?

To make this the ultimate Android battery test, we used the best new phones around – namely, the Samsung Galaxy S6, Sony Xperia Z3+, HTC One M9, LG G4 and Huawei P8.

The three movies add up to five hours 55 minutes of screen time – five hours 55 minutes of the phones being constantly on. And to make things tougher, we stream the movies. That means the phones had to work to stay connected to Wi-Fi.

To keep things as fair as possible, we used automatic screen brightness for all the phones, made sure everything like Bluetooth and GPS was turned off so only Wi-Fi was left on and, of course, made sure the batteries were all at 100% before starting the movie marathon.

The results

So did any of the phones have the stamina to make it through all three Jurassic Park movies? Well, let us talk you through what happened.

It all started well enough – the internet was holding up strongly which meant we could enjoy the original Jurassic Park in smooth HD. No concerns at all about getting through the full movie on a full charge.

Jurassic Park battery test

Next up, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. We had a slightly less enjoyable two hours as we sat watching the second movie in the series. Towards the end of the film, around the time when (SPOILER ALERT) the T-Rex is being lured back onto the ship, we started to nervously check the battery bars. But every phone made it comfortably to the end of the movie.

We all make sacrifices for work, so it finally came time to watch the disappointing sequel Jurassic Park III. But there was hope for our bored brains. About 20 minutes into the third film the HTC One M9 died on us, after precisely four hours and 42 minutes of movie watching. Two minutes later, the Huawei P8 ran out of juice too.

Jurassic Park battery test

Would we have to suffer to the end of the trilogy or would the batteries give us sweet relief?

Another half-hour later and the Sony Xperia Z3+ dropped out, that’s five hours 12 minutes of movie watching. The LG G4 almost made it to the end of the trilogy but died after five and a half hours.

In the end, only the Samsung Galaxy S6 had the stamina to make it through all three films. Incredibly, it had 19% battery left after all that, which means it still had enough juice to last an evening out at the cinema watching Jurassic World.

As a quick side-note on screen quality (after all, we have just watched three movies on five phones) the Samsung Galaxy S6 is unbeatable for movie-watching. Everything looked significantly brighter and more colourful than on the other phones, which makes its battery performance even more impressive.

So if you’re a true movie addict who hates chargers, you only really have one choice of smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S6.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a Battery-saurus-Rex

Samsung Galaxy S6 T-Rex

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