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Dec 21 2012
By: AchillesVsHector Hekseville Citizen 339 posts
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Will Vita get a better battery in the future? I want to play longer and watch movies longer.

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It feels like I'm always charging the battery on it to keep it to full bar, because at my house the electricity sometimes goes out from the rain and if I ever need my Vita to watch movies, play, games I want it ready. Also, the vita looks like it would be a pain to put a new battery in it, will it be or no? Also, I think the Nyko adaption is one of the biggest and ugliest looking contraptions. 

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Dec 21, 2012

On my white Vita, I played 3-4 hours of Ragnarok and drained half of my battery.

 

The touch screen freezes whenever i'm charging while listening to music and playing the game at the same time.

 

I want a better battery too, but the Vita with its pretty gaphics is holding up and doing its job, considering what task is at hand. Do other handhelds last this long battery wise?

 

Can someone compare the Vita vs the latest model of the 3DS or XL?

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Dec 21, 2012

The portable chargers are available at gamestop for 30 dollars and can hold enough charge to fill the vita up 1.2x 
I purchased two before flying to asia and they've been the best investment ever mostly because they work for anything not just the vita. (And because of the requirements the vita has for charging they charge things pretty fast.

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Dec 21, 2012

3-4 hopurs and you still had half battery left? What do you expect? Thats excellent especially for how powerfull the battery is, any phone won't last that long if you are gaming on it.

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havocsarmy wrote:

On my white Vita, I played 3-4 hours of Ragnarok and drained half of my battery.

 

The touch screen freezes whenever i'm charging while listening to music and playing the game at the same time.

 

I want a better battery too, but the Vita with its pretty gaphics is holding up and doing its job, considering what task is at hand. Do other handhelds last this long battery wise?

 

Can someone compare the Vita vs the latest model of the 3DS or XL?


I could run such a test, sure.

 

It'd be boring as hell, but whatever.

 

Though, I'm pretty sure someone already did on YouTube. Probably.

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AchillesVsHector wrote:

the vita looks like it would be a pain to put a new battery in it, will it be or no?


When a battery becomes available for purchase, here's how to replace it.


havocsarmy wrote:

I played 3-4 hours of Ragnarok and drained half of my battery.


I can't get more than two hours playing Unit 13.

Try not to use red. It's difficult to read in the black background.

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2 hours? Something is wrong, I can play any game unit 13, Uncharted, persona 4, wipeout and get a ot mroe then that,.

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Dec 22, 2012

If you're hunkering down to do some serious gaming/Disgaea grinding then turn off your 3G and Wifi first. if it's night time then turn down your brightness. All these help to extend your battery life just so.

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havocsarmy wrote:

 

Can someone compare the Vita vs the latest model of the 3DS or XL?


 

Google has some.

 

If my brain works well, there is 1 video on youtube that test the battery of Vita - PSP MH edition, Japan only - 3ds when Vita first came out in Japan. All 3 systems play Monter Hunter.

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Dec 22, 2012
My battery seems to last pretty good. I don't know if PSOne Classics use less battery, but I can game all day on FF7 without needing a charge.
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