Jelly Bean update brought huge improvement to Samsung Galaxy S III battery life

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2012 was without a doubt the year of the Samsung Galaxy S III. It was the year when the handset came to prominence and became one of the bestselling handsets of all time. Come to think of it, Samsung already managed to sell more than 30 million units of its flagship device since it hit the shelves back in May and that number is expected to further go up until its successor gets launched. This is a testament to the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S III – a popularity that not even the loss of Samsung to Apple in their high-profile patent trial or the release of the iPhone 5 and other high-end devices could lessen.

The Sprint Galaxy S III is available for just the change in your pocket now starting at $0.01.

This is not surprising at all because after all, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the flagship device of the Korean electronics giant and comes from the royal lineage of Galaxy S handsets. With this status, Samsung made sure that the Samsung Galaxy S III came with a gorgeous exterior matched by very impressive components under the hood. Not only that, the handset also brought a lot of even more impressive capabilities to the table.

The awesome things associated with the Samsung Galaxy S III go on and on. From its fire-breathing components in its internals to that glorious big-ass display and connectivity options, the handset was everything a smartphone-crazed guy could ever ask for. However, these attributes of the Samsung Galaxy S III also was a strain on its battery life. However, the recent upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is said to have brought a lot of improvements to the battery life of the handset and today, we take a look at how the juice of the Samsung Galaxy S III performs now after it got a taste of the Jelly Bean refresh.

We put the Samsung Galaxy S III through a couple of real-world tests to see how its battery stands up after the update to Jelly Bean. First off, it was the talk time of the handset that was tested and the Samsung Galaxy S III was able to rack up 10 hours and 15 minutes of 3G talk time on a single charge before it gave out. Next up was web browsing and the handset now managed to stay alive for 6 hours and 27 minutes after getting Jelly Bean compared to 5 hours and 17 minutes it managed when it was still running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Video playback was the last test where the Samsung Galaxy S III managed 9 hours and 27 minutes before it reached 10% charge which was 34 minutes less than when it was still on Ice Cream Sandwich. No confirmation here but it might be Project Butter is to blame here because it eats up more of the GPU power of the handset compared to ICS. The biggest improvement Jelly Bean brought however is to the standby time of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Back when it was still on ICS, the handset only managed 43 hours of standby time but Jelly Bean improved it to 50 hours.

With that in mind, Jelly Bean definitely brought a lot of improvements to the Samsung Galaxy S III and made it a whole lot better than it already was.

You can purchase the Galaxy S III for a discounted price tag now starting at $0.01.

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