The iPad Mini far outstrips its rivals for battery life, tests conducted by Which? reveal.
In trials of seven-inch tablets conducted by the consumer magazine, the iPad Mini was found to last on average 783 minutes on a full charge while being used for browsing the web and watching videos over 3G and Wi-Fi. That’s an undeniably impressive 13 hours-plus of use.
This compares to 591 minutes for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and 550 minutes for Google’s Nexus 7, both of which it’s worth noting, in the interests of fairness, are significantly cheaper than Apple’s contender.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the older Android contenders fared less well. The original Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 offer battery life of 437 and 425 minutes respectively.
Apple’s slates also topped the battery-longevity charts for larger models with screens in the region of ten inches, with the Retina screen-toting current-generation iPad offering 811 minutes and the standard screen-equipped iPad 2 topping out at 590.
In at number three was the Sony Xperia S (534 minutes), followed by the 10.1-inch edition of the Galaxy Tab 2 (532 mins), and the Microsoft Surface RT (501 minutes) and the Google Nexus 10 (488 minutes).