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The 2013 Nexus 7 has fantastic battery life... or at least my loaner review unit does.
For the last few weeks, I've been trying out Google's new Nexus 7 tablet (http://www.google.com/nexus/7/). It seems a good upgrade over last year's model in many ways; the one I want to call out here is the way-over-estimates battery life I've seen.
Where Google says this tablet is good for "up to 9 hours active use," I've twice seen it last much longer with Pandora's Web-radio app playing and the screen lit full-time at its default, auto-brightness setting: 17 hours (!) and 16 minutes, then 15:27.
This N7 has also excelled at standby battery life. After 24 hours left idle, it showed 94% of a charge; after a week it had 42% left.
And yet other reviews cite much less impressive results (http://allthingsd.com/20130730/googles-new-nexus-7-the-budget-tablet-to-beat/ http://www.wired.com/reviews/2013/08/google-nexus-7/ http://www.businessinsider.com/nexus-7-review-2013-8). Hmm...