Which is More Important for Next-Gen Smartphones, Data Speeds or Battery Life?
With the strong emergence of LTE, it seems that the entire wireless industry is obsessing over data speeds. As awesome as having a mobile internet connection that is comparable to something you’d find at someone’s house, there’s one thing that seems to be overlooked in the quest for the next best smartphone and that’s battery life! As awesome as having a 20Mbps download connection may be, what good is it if you only have an hour and a half of battery life?
Understanding that there’s been a ton of frustration with Sprint’s network speeds lately, we know that people are excited about data speeds. But as Sprint’s LTE launch draws closer, we’re wondering which is really more important, data speeds or battery life? Please note that we’re looking at LTE’s documented history of draining smartphone batteries and comparing LTE’s impact under current market conditions.
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