Originally Posted by yeahmann
Samsung phones can get away with a smaller capacity battery because of the AMOLED screen.
Not really. This depends. If you are a movie watcher, which displays a lot of blacks, then yes, you'll see increased battery life.
But for web pages with white pages, AMOLED's really suffer. Check out GSMArena's battery tests for the Galaxy Note for example. A 2500mah battery, lasting ~4 hours web browsing compared to an iPhone 4S which can last ~7 hours.
Obviously this isn't a fair comparison because of screen size etc. but bare in mind that the iPhone has 1100mah less then the Note.
AMOLED's better for blacks.
LCD's better for whites.
In other news, apparently the new kernel in the latest nightly has even better battery life. Anybody care to share?