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The Oppo N1 smashes our battery life charts, perseveres for over 8 hours

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The Oppo N1 smashes our battery life charts, perseveres for over 8 hours
This may not apply to you, but there's no denying that battery life, in a rather idiosyncratic manner, gets a tad left behind when people contrast and compare the all-important hardware specs of a smartphone. Admittedly, this trend has started reversing lately, as we see more and more of you are actively concerned with the amount of juice a device is packing, though it's still rather safe to say that the general population is a tad oblivious.

For those of you that care, however, we're announcing a new chart-topper in the form of the giant Oppo N1. The giant 5.9-incher managed to persevere for a massive 8 hours and 6 minutes on our in-house test, which is pretty heavy. Of course, that 3610mAh battery sure helps, but it's hard to deny that devices with even larger batteries have struggled to keep up with this kind of a result. In other words, we're finally getting to that coveted place, where a day and beyond on a single charge doesn't look like a mirage anymore.

We've hand-picked some of the most popular devices below for your viewing pleasure, so take a peek.

N.b. If you want to compare the scores with a phone you're interested in, you can add it from the lower left corner. Keep in mind that only phones that have gone through our script are ranked.

Battery life

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage.

Time
Higher is better
OPPO N1
8h 6 min (Excellent)
HTC One max
7h 27 min (Excellent)
Motorola RAZR MAXX
6h 51 min (Good)
LG G2
6h 48 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
6h 8 min (Good)
HTC One
5h 45 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy S4
4h 59 min (Average)
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
4h 52 min (Average)
Google Nexus 5
4h 50 min (Average)
Sony Xperia Z1
4h 43 min (Average)
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posted on 21 Nov 2013, 09:45

1. goojman (Posts: 45; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


this phone only available in China?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:12 2

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


At this moment yes, but the Pioneers program (few luck gets one free) is worldwide plus the Find 5 was sold in Europe before, so I think it'll reach Europe for sure, other Asian countries a 100% and the US, maybe.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:28 1

25. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Hopefully it reaches the US just to give it a test drive.

By the way, this should be renamed to Ultimate Selfie Maxx!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 09:45 2

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The Oppo N1 is an awesome phone, but what disappoints me is that you can't expand the storage with the micro SD card.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 09:56

6. ing156 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


patents

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:08

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What does this have to do with patents?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:52

15. sss_ddk (Posts: 60; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Microsoft patent on the filesystem used in SD cards ==>royalties to include SD cards==>no SD cards unless you pay and maybe OPPO didn't want to licence the filesystem.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 09:45 4

3. adrialk (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Where is the DROID MAXX in the battery test? More viewers of this site are going to buy that phone than the monsterous Oppo N1

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 09:56 1

5. Mike_L.13 (Posts: 20; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Yea, I was just about to comment on the same thing. Makes no sense that it or the maxx hd would be missing.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 09:57

7. ing156 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


U can add razr maxx (not HD) - 6h 51 min

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 09:51 6

4. t0ked (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


You really need to add more Motorola phones to this chart. No MAXX HD or Droid MAXX in a battery life comparo? fail...

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 09:59 1

8. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 79; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


No Maxx, no matter.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:10 2

10. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Have a phone with a bad battery life yo? No gogo, you mad oh? Don't worry, cuz you have Oppo.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:10 1

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Are you dumb?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:11

11. fouadqr (Posts: 280; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Lumia 1520 ?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:32

13. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


I want this phone so much, international version with CM

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:44

14. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


I would like to buy the sh*t out of this phone

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:12

17. jibraihimi (Posts: 651; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Why don't you guys test battery life of Lenovo P780 with 4000mah Battery.......

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:24 2

18. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


I have the LG G2 and Note 3. I have not been able to run either of them in the ground in a day even with heavy use. You would literally have to sit there and game/gps/watch movies with max brightness for 8 hours to pull this off. Under normal intense use...1 hour web browsing, 30 min video, facebook, taking a dozen pictures, 45 min of gps, 1 hour gaming and a handful of calls, I'm usually at 30-50% by bed time (11pm) after taking it off the charger at 6am

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 12:30

20. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1197; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It's not that hard for me to drain that phone in 4 hours :p but it is impressive

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 14:13

21. ing156 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Well mi friend already test N1 and "12 hours and 5-6 hours of screen on my account, so I totally satisfied! In Note 3 5-6 and 3-4 hours respectively."

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 12:09

19. mottykels (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Where is huawei ascend mate?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 15:51

22. nexusdude (Posts: 139; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


Best phone of 2013!
From the overall specs to the user experience, to the innovation that's behind it, simply perfect.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:20

23. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Why isn't the Lumia 1520 on the list ??

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 18:00

24. Scott93274 (Posts: 521; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Please include the Motorola Droid Maxx on your comparison chart. Battery life is the main selling point of that phone and I would like to know where it places.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 12:44

26. shayan (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Could you please test older phones for battery too?
Many of us have an device older than one year old. And it would be great if we could compare these numbers to what we actually had a real life experience with. for example, I have a galaxy note. And I dont like what its battery is capable of delivering. But I dont know how much are new flagships are better. I like to buy a xperia Z1, and it didnt show any promising result. I just want to know how does it stand against galaxy note 1.

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