Our OnePlus One battery life test is complete: score rattles the Sony Xperia Z2's throne
posted by Chris P. / Jul 14, 2014, 5:53 AM
Put into numbers, the OnePlus One's 3100 mAh battery persevered for the as-amazing, 8 hours and 5 minutes, putting it at a hair's distance from the Xperia Z2. Considering how small its lead is, it's probably safe to say that the new smartphone upstart produced a phone with battery life that proves to be just as good. Indeed, in our time with the OnePlus One so far, we usually found that we need to charge the phone every two days, and more can be squeezed out of the OPO if you go easy on it, and especially if you utilize battery-saving techniques, like turning off the 3G and Wi-Fi radios when the phone is not being used. Either way, the team at OnePlus has something to be proud of.
As a refresher, the Samsung Galaxy S5's relatively smaller, 2800 mAh cell managed 7 hours and 38 minutes, while HTC's finest in the One M8 (2600 mAh) took 7 hours and 12 minutes before giving up. Last on that list is the LG G3, with its 3000 mAh battery, which kept the lights on for 6 hours and 14 minutes.
We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.
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- Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3100 mAh
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Close but haven't beat it yet. Long live king Xperia
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 5:56 AM 12
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True, but the OPO has a 5.5 inch screen size vs 5.2 on SXZ2 and has a slightly smaller battery (3100 mAh vs 3200 mAh respectively) Though, both give great battery lives :)
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 7:55 AM 4
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A good phone you probably never be able to buy.
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 5:59 AM 15
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Just got another e-mail invite somehow... anybody wants it ??
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 1:53 PM 1
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The OnePlus One just regained some of its dwindling desirability. Dang now the next Nexus really has to step its game up
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 6:04 AM 3
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let's just hope this does not have the same issue samsung and LG G3 had. gsmarena's battery score for this device is significantly lower than z2's. even lower than the s5's and htc one's.
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 6:57 AM 1
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I get 7 hours on screen time with my One
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 7:25 AM 0
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OnePlus gets amazing coverage here yet it only caters to the chosen few. I wish it was Xiaomi (sigh) who btw, makes REAL bang 4 buck phones.
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 7:23 AM 0
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Xiaomi is really gaining popularity and I really would like to see them to rise to the top. Simply because a lot of top phone companies need to step back and rethink a lot of business decision themselves.
posted on Jul 15, 2014, 7:37 AM 0
there is only one true king of flagships in 2014: z2. until z3 takes its crown.
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 8:08 AM 5
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Z3 will still have Snapdragon 801 and 1080p screen, so it's a useless upgrade.
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 10:20 AM 5
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