PlayStation Vita’s Battery Life Revealed

PlayStation Vita’s Battery Life Revealed

Well the Playstation Vita’s (PSV) battery life has been revealed, and we have to say we’re a little disappointed. No scratch that, we’re very disappointed. It’s been revealed recently that the Vita uses a Lithium ion battery which is usually quite good in keeping gadgets going, but we feel the PSV’s overwhelming power might just overpower the batteries in this case.

So the numbers stack up like this:

  • When gaming, the PSV’s battery will last anywhere between 3-5 hours (we guess depending on screen brightness, 3G/wi-fi being on etc).
  • When watching a video, the PSV’s battery will last approximately 5 hours (that’s not so bad in a way, but we still would have expected more on this front).
  • When listening to music, the PSV’s battery will last you approximately 9 hours (that’s with the screen off).
  • The PSV will take a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes to recharge the PSV from empty to full (this one’s probably the most disappointing for us as we would have hoped for fast recharge technology to hit the PSV).
Ironic they should call it Vita when that means life.
Other things uncovered were the fact that the 3G version was slightly heavier than it’s Wi-fi counterpart and the 3G variant will have a Sim Card slot (obviously). The PSV’s camera is also capable of 120-frames per second at a 320×240 resolution, or 60 frames per second at 640×480. That’s not too bad, but hopefully the PSV2 will have better specs on that front. And finally, in terms of file types the PSV can handle: Music: MP3, MPEG 1/2, MP4, .WAV. Video: MPEG-4, AAC. Picture: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF and PNG.

Source: IGN


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