iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 – how much does it cost to charge them? (from AndroidAuthority)

We’re back with one more iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 comparison, after performing our own drop testcomparing them on videochecking out benchmarking resultsdisplay quality but alsovarious ads. This time around we’re looking at a report that shares more details about the corresponding electricity cost for each device.

According to Opower, the iPhone 5 will cost you $0.41 to charge every year, while the Galaxy S3 is slightly more expensive, at $0.53 per year. Why is the Galaxy S3 more expensive to charge? The answer to that question is obvious, the Samsung flagship handset has a bigger battery, which means it takes longer to charge.

What’s important to notice is that today’s smartphones are very efficient when it comes to power consumption. Comparatively, laptops, desktops, gaming consoles and TVs are a lot more expensive to charge each year (see the graph below).

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