You might have read today that an independent company compared AT&T and Verizon’s LTE networks, and tested their speeds. In that test, they also examined different phones.
Above is a chart about battery life between the two phones on different networks. While this probably has very little to do with network speeds, it does say a lot about the way we use phones. One of these companies is moving forward with progress, the other is failing, while trying to solve everything at once.
You’ll notice that the Droid Bionic has the longest call time, and that the Skyrocket’s is almost half that. One might think to themself:
OH GOD WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?! WHY IS THE CALL TIME SO FUCKING LOW?!?!!?!?!?! ITS A GODDAMN PHONE!
But the thing is, how many of you are actually using your phone for calls. Yeah, it happens, but if you have an LTE phone, it’s highly likely that you’re using your phone for something much more fun than making a call & the call feature is just there for emergencies.
What Samsung & AT&T have done correct here, is they’ve extended the amount of time your phone can run while performing its basic functions. Simply delivering email and messages to your phone, constantly.
Well done Samsung. What the fuck Motorola? (I always hated your phones)