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I have the G Pad pre-ordered. Based on the reviews I have read, it will be the defining Android tablet for the next little while. The only unknown is its battery life but with a 4600 mAh battery it should be on par of the Galaxy Note.

I have the Samsung 8" and while being quite fond of it, a 1920x1200 screen and a 1.7ghz quad core cpu (+ more RAM) as opposed to a dual core cpu should make a big difference in speed.

All depend on LG's kernel & software execution, Nexus 7 2013 have remarkable battery life but Gpad have a higher clocked SOC(N7's is a lower clocked version of S600), more bloated software, 40% bigger screen while only 14% larger battery. Galaxy Note won't be that comparable given the lower res secren & different SOC(Exynos instead of Snapdragon).





If there is a Google Play edition for Gpad I'd sell this Nexus 7 and get it(as I do enjoy the larger screen), however after experiencing Nexus I can't stand 4.2.2 with LG Touchwiz clone all over. Maybe there will be enough developers to support root/unlock/custom ROM on Gpad, but I have my doubts.
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I'm trying to figure out how Anand got such differing results from video playback battery life over Engadget's testing?

I had a Nexus 7 2nd gen for a couple of weeks and there is no way I got nearly 12 hours of battery life playing video (with brightness set to 50%).

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I'm trying to figure out how Anand got such differing results from video playback battery life over Engadget's testing?

I had a Nexus 7 2nd gen for a couple of weeks and there is no way I got nearly 12 hours of battery life playing video (with brightness set to 50%).
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The reason is Nexus 7 is much brighter at its max brightness than every other tablet avaliable, Anandtech tested all Tablet at 200nits which is only 34% brightness for Nexus 7.



From my own battery life testing, brightness at 190 nits ( 5/15 in MX Player Pro, 720p video with H/W+ accleration)




10 hour 41 minutes for 86% battery, or 8% per hour, for 100% it converts to 12 hr 30 min. I am on a custom ROM with an optimized kernel using MX Player Pro w slightly lower brightness, Anandtech's result(11.43 hr = 11 hour 26 min) on stock kernel/ROM and stock video player seem pretty realistic to me.
Edited by sherlock - 10/21/13 at 2:35pm
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Interesting. Btw, the Samsung is equally as bright as the Nexus. I keep it at 40% at all times.
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Interesting. Btw, the Samsung is equally as bright as the Nexus. I keep it at 40% at all times.

The Anandtech data don't lie imo. Although it might be hard to distinguish unless you take both out in the sun and compare side to side. The Nexus 7 at max brightness is stunning but I can use it at 33% all day if I needed to.

I should add that at 190 nits(33.3%) the video playback experience is still pretty good in a well lit room and should be excellent for a dark airplane cabin.
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