PS Vita and 3DS batttery comparison

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Dec 20, 2011
  1. Ssx9
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    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u4xyABASlc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Source: www.andriasang.com/comzfm/battery_test/
     
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    The 3D is probably really tanking the battery.

    I'm curious to see the battery life match up with 3D off. Still, the Vita still performed better than I thought. Considering all the nonbelievers saying it has "shit battery", it's nice to have some empirical data to throw in their face.

    Although the battery will probably wear down over time and it's unfortunately not replaceable.

    EDIT: That PSP battery also seems uncanny good. Must've been fresh out of the box with a fresh battery. My original PSP 1000 had terrible battery life but that's probably because I got it second hand with a second hand battery. My Go lasts long enough for me but not 9 hours long in gameplay with max settings, although I generally keep it on lowest and often times with sound off (since I'll play it in school and stuff).
     
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    without 3D I am capable of playing (also on the zelda edition) 4.30 hours or so?
     
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    The Vita lasting four hours is still fucking terrible and pathetic for a handheld. :)
     
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    Nintendo & Sony really need to sort that shit out. Saying that how else would they sell their revised editions?
     
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    If you use a PSP 1000 battery (that's been well maintained) in a 2000 or 3000 you'll get exactly those sorts of figures with conservative power saving measures (brightness, volume etc...)
     
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    They put volume and brightness to max for the test though.
     
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    Well the Vita does have a higher capacity battery and a power-saving feature which caps the brightness when the battery is at 80%. And as for the 3DS, I normally wouldn't keep the 3D effect or the brightness on max.

    But honestly, the battery life of both systems is utter shit. Especially for a "portable" system.
     
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    They aren't testing the DS as well. :X
     
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    VITAS brightness is limited to 80% in gaming mode. So it's not running with the max brightness. You can see it in the video.
     
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    A) How dare we test a product's battery life using an advertised (not to mention MAJOR) feature? I mean it's not like it's called the 3DS or anything.
    B) "Optional" battery is also an official Sony product.
    C) Battery packs for the 3DS aren't Nintendo products

    EDIT: If anything you can count out the PSP in the test if you wish, the main thing that matters is the Vita vs. 3DS. They're both on the same generation and direct competitors.
     
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    I think a more accurate test would be
    80% brightness
    stock hardware
    with wifi
    no wifi
    with 3d
    no 3d
    with 3g
    no 3g
    life listening to music
    life watching video 3d and non 3d
    life during gameplay include same and different game
    life on menu
     
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    While it's interesting to see that it last longer than many had expected it to, I'm hoping that Sony will eventually introduce a longer lasting battery (Maybe to replace the original once it's too used?).
     
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    The most interesting thing is that 3DS is only having a 1300 mAh battery, vs a 2100 mAh.
    If that test are true, and a 3DS with the same battery (2100), 3DS should be endure to 4:16 at all Max.

    And well, Nintendo is able to release a bigger battery (in mAh) to replace the current one.
     
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    Handheld gaming technology is growing by leaps and bounds, yet battery tech has gone no-fucking-where. This is what happens.
     
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    sigged. Its true and hilarious.
     
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    Actually its dependent on the game. UMVC3 runs with 80% in gaming mode. I think Uncharted runs at 100%
     
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    I'm pretty content with the battery. I never use max brightness on a handheld. So it'll probably last me a while longer, and I only need it for about 4 hours tops on any given day, unless I play it at home, where I can charge it while playing.

    EDIT: The vita, that is.

    Though, no problems with any handheld battery, really. Except my old DSlite and its fantastic hour long charge, max...ergh.
     

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