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Now you have another reason to buy your smartphone from T-Mobile

Published Aug 6th, 2014 11:00AM EDT
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T-Mobile is always coming up with new ways to lure in smartphone buyers, including its pioneering JUMP early upgrade program and its Music Freedom program that lets users listen to unlimited music on their favorite music apps without having it count against their data caps. And now it turns out there’s another good reason for you to consider getting your next smartphone from T-Mobile: Smartphones on its network seem to have better battery life than smartphones on rivals’ networks.

LaptopMag just conducted some extensive tests of how various smartphones’ batteries perform on different networks and found that smartphones that used T-Mobile lasted longer than smartphones on Sprint, AT&T or Verizon. In its tests, LaptopMag found that both the Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8) lasted an average of just under 11 hours on T-Mobile’s network. For comparison, neither smartphone achieved an average battery life of more than 9 hours and 52 minutes on any of the other networks.

LaptopMag has also found that smartphones on T-Mobile have consistently displayed superior battery life compared to rivals for years now. Why on Earth would this be the case?

“While we don’t know for certain why T-Mobile phones last longer on a charge, there are some strong possibilities,” explains LaptopMag. “T-Mobile’s network could be more efficient at sending and receiving data because of the bands it uses, or maybe there are far fewer customers on its LTE network, easing the strain. Another possibility is that T-Mobile tends to pre-load less bloatware on its flagship devices relative to the other carriers.”

LaptopMag’s full report is worth reading and can be found by clicking the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.