Google Nexus 6P battery life test score: average in active use
posted by Victor H. / Oct 19, 2015, 4:55 AM
The Google Nexus 6P is the all-out Nexus this year: it's bigger than the Nexus 5X, has a beefier processor, a sleek metal body, and a higher-res display.
It's also got a bigger battery, but how does it perform and is battery life good enough?
6 hours and 24 minutes is an average result in our score listWe put the Nexus 6P and its 3450mAh non-removable battery through its paces in our custom battery test, where all phones are put on an equal footing: brightness is set at 200 nits (a level comfortable for indoor use) and we run the test with the screen always on. The Nexus 6P scores 6 hours and 24 minutes in this test, which is an average score in our score list. It is on par with the Moto X Pure, but lasts noticeably less than the Apple iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note5.
Do keep in mind that we test active use here, but don't account for stand-by time, and stand-by time in particular is one area, where Google has made significant improvements with the new Doze feature in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
With all this in mind, stay tuned for our full on review, where we will share more of our real-world experience with the battery of the Nexus 6P.
Google Nexus 6P OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)
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SD810....at almost 3500mAh, this phone should do much better.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 4:59 AM 17
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Problem is the SD810 and the 3500mAh are to compensate for it.. Sadly this year the 810 is killing loads of phones battery. If you still don't belive it, take a look at Xperia phones battery benchmark.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 5:00 AM 14
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That's right. I have the Z3 and I have the 6P on pre order. I am VERY disappointed! The 6P looks worse than the Z3, has worse battery life than it and the other competitors AND it will be bigger in size, a compromise that I was willing to swallow, if all the other factors were stellar. I'm worried I'm gonna regret the decision buying the Nexus.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 8:34 AM 0
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Here's Ars Technica'shttp://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Review-chart-template-final-full-width.0121.jpghttp://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Review-chart-template-final-full-width.0131.jpg Their WebGL test results are similar to PA's results Ars' web browsing test has pretty good results for the 6P and 5X The 810 and 808 are really inefficient near load
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 5:21 AM 1
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posted on Oct 19, 2015, 3:48 PM 0
It is all depends .. PhoneArena hadphone few hours.. it is not possibleto measure it straight away.. Batteryis new and needs.to be discharged and charged 10x to gain full battery stamina ! Plus they had there tons of bloatware .. etc..
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 9:05 AM 0
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Wait for the Gsmarena battery test, it's the most reliable. For now, battery tests will be all over the place. Ars Technica's battery review said it was better than the iPhone 6s Plus. As for real world usage, people say it easily lasts a day of heavy usage so we'll see.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 9:12 PM 0
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Can anyone show me a different battery test which this one lasts longer? This article disappointed me.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 5:21 AM 0
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Here ya go.http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Review-chart-template-final-full-width.0121.jpg
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 5:23 AM 4
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For the price they are charging, I would rather get a Note 5. And 5X 32GB here costs more than 32GB S6. Stupid pricing by Google, I will rather get a proper flagship when I am paying such a price. After my terrible experience with Nexus 4, never ever going with another Nexus, specially with 810.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 6:21 AM 7
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For people like me who hate touchwiz with a passion, I'd much rather go with the Nexus 6P. Also, the Nexus 5 was one of the best android phones ever. You should give it a shot.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 8:59 AM 4
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Gee whilakers mister, that is terrible. No surprise though really, as every phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 or 808 has been delivering poor battery life. Yes even the Sony Z3+ that delivered much less than the previous Z3. Though with a bigger battery than the Motorola Moto X Style, you would have expected it to beat that phone. I'll be keeping my cash for now. Was far too expensive for the 128GB version that I wanted anyway. No thanks Google.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 7:37 AM 1
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