The iPad Mini Totally Destroys Other 7-Inch Tablets On Battery Life

By Sam Gibbs on at

The iPad Mini doesn't have many advantages over the likes of the Nexus 7, the Kindle Fire HD, or even the Nook HD, not least because it's quite a lot more expensive. But, one thing Apple's 7-incher does better than anyone else is battery life. Apparently it's got whole 3.2 hours more juice in the tank than any of the others.

The testing gurus over at Which? performed a pretty thorough test comparing the battery life of the iPad Mini; the Kindle Fire HD and the original; the Nexus 7, and even the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The result? 783 minutes of web browsing at 200 nits brightness for the iPad Mini (that's some 13 hours), with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD coming in second with only 591 minutes. Google's golden-boy came in at a just 550 minutes browsing time, but that's still over nine hours, which seems like pretty good going to me.

Is the extra 3.2 hours worth another £100, probably not. But then, if you need your 7-incher to endure as long as possible, an Apple a day keeps the thumbs at play. [Which?]