Battery Life Test : PSP vs PS Vita vs 3DS

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    Andriasang, a Japanese YouTuber timed a freshly-charged PS Vita, a 3DS and a PSP 3000 from when they were booted up until they ran out of battery the reported results results were as follows:

    The 3DS ran out of battery at 2h 35m. running Monster Hunter Tri G
    The PS Vita ran out of battery at 3h 47m. running Uncharted : Golden Abyss
    The PSP 3000 ran out of battery at 9h. running Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

     
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    So the PSVita BEAT a 3DS?! What sort of battery did they cram into it?
    (But what else needs to be said are the settings used in getting the results, not just the times...)
     
  3. kevan

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    I have seen this before and it's a comepletey unfair test. 3DS has wifi on. 3D etc... PSP has a third party battery.
     
  4. BlazeV

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    The Vita's wifi is always on unless you goto settings to turn it off so it is a fair test, apart from the PSP but I assume it would've still won since I tested it and I got 5 hours on lowest settings.
     
  5. MrCooper

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    When I get my Vita I will post a test. With all OEM new batteries.
     
  6. kevan

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    Ehh using 3D doesn't make it fair. They should all have wi-fi off. lowest brightness etc...
     
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  7. Joe88

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    sony made an official psp 2200mha battery
    http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&partNumber=PSP98560
     
  8. BlazeV

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    /facepalm

    The whole point of the test was to see which console on max settings last the longest since its likely most people would leave it at max settings. If everything was on the lowest settings the result wouldn't differ much anyway and the winner would still be the PSP-3000 followed by the Vita and then the 3DS.
     
  9. DeadLocked

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    I wonder how a PSP 1000 would fair in this test in comparison since Vita, 3DS and PSP 1000 are all first gen. Hell, throw in a DS Phat for comparison too.
     
  10. BlazeV

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    Just an assumption but I think it would be DS Phat, PSP-1000, Vita and 3DS all on max settings and so forth.
     
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    Nope it's still not fair. Uncharted automatically turns off Wi-Fi on the Vita since it doesn't use it.
     
  12. Rock Raiyu

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    Even then, I think it has Bluetooth enabled which evens it out.

    Also
    http://www.gamekult.com/video/uncharted-golden-abyss-autonomie-ps-vita-10798413v.html

    PlayStation Vita
    Game: Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
    Screen Brightness: Max
    Sound Volume: Max
    Wi-Fi: Enabled
    Bluetooth: Enabled
    3G: Enabled
    Total time: 4 hours 16 minutes

    Nintendo 3DS
    Game: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
    Screen Brightness: Max
    Sound Volume: Max
    Wi-Fi: Enabled
    3D: Off
    Total time: 3 hours 30 minutes
     
  13. BlazeV

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    Can we officially say the Vita has better battery life than the 3DS yet?

    Or are people still sceptical enough to want more tests?
     
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    Isn't this the test where the PSP and Vita are running with ~2200mAh batteries, while the 3DS runs with its 1300mAh? Considering the PSP-3000 is not using the battery it comes with (which is 1200mAh), putting a ~2200mAh battery in the 3DS should have been done for a more even test.
     
  15. Snailface

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    Even if the Vita does have better battery life it's a shallow victory for this reason: when the Vita's battery reaches the end of it's total lifespan, the system has to be replaced.

    I'm not trying to be an N fanboy -- I'm still going to buy one. The above fact just irks me.
     
  16. BlazeV

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    Can't the Vita be opened up and get the battery changed that way?
     
  17. Snailface

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    Nope. Its soldered in.
     
  18. BlazeV

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    I mean if you can pull apart the Vita to change the battery.
     
  19. Joe88

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    its just a simple battery connector, its not soldered in
    http://pspslimhacks.com/ps-vita-internals-exposed-oled-confirmed-to-be-samsung/
     
  20. Rock Raiyu

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    It does have a removeable battery.
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