Jordan KahncloseAuthor: Jordan Kahn
Name: Jordan Kahn
About: Jordan Kahn is a main contributor for the Jace Hall Show and has been an avid gamer for over 15 years. He also writes about all things Google for 9to5Google.com and covers breaking Apple news for 9to5Mac and mobile products for Butterscotch.com.See Authors Posts (346)
The reports are coming in on Sony’s PS Vita and the majority seem to be focusing on battery life. While this is probably because everything else hardware-wise seems to be be pretty flawless, we know poor battery life can make or break a dedicated gaming handheld.
As far as Sony’s concerned, the Vita’s 2,200 mAh battery can handle 3 to 5 hours of gaming, 9 hours of continuous music playback while in standby mode, or 5 hours of video. Unfortunately, as CNET points out, these stats are based on bluetooth and WiFi being disabled, and the display at default brightness. Of course playing a game that requires WiFi would in theory significantly decrease the estimates.
To put this in perspective, the current gen iPod touch can handle 40 hours of music playback and 7 hours of video. Apple claims 10+ hours (which many reviewers have confirmed) for the iPad, which is arguably the Vita’s biggest competitor. Of course, Apple doesn’t provide specs for continuous gaming and the superior hardware specs of the Vita (required for superior gaming) certainly suck up a lot of battery life.
Are you concerned about the Vita’s battery life? Will it prevent you from picking one up?
Post By Jordan Kahn (346 Posts)
Jordan Kahn is a main contributor for the Jace Hall Show and has been an avid gamer for over 15 years. He also writes about all things Google for 9to5Google.com and covers breaking Apple news for 9to5Mac and mobile products for Butterscotch.com.
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