Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium battery life test results

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium battery life test results
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is the most advanced phone that Sony currently offers: it features a unique, 5.8" 4K 2160 x 3840 pixels display, the sharpest of any phone, it sports the top-tier Snapdragon 845 chip, and an improved camera.

But what about the battery life on the Xperia XZ2 Premium?

Equipped with a 3,540mAh battery, it has about average capacity for this size, but the size of the battery alone is not the only thing that matters: software optimization and screen power management all play a huge role in the actual battery experience on a phone.

In order to see how good the battery of the Xperia XZ2 Premium really is, we ran our proprietary battery test on the phone, the same test that we run on other devices, so that we can see its real-life results and compare to the competition. The results are now in and here is how well the XZ2 Premium does:

Battery life (hours) Higher is better
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium 7h 25 min (Good)
Sony Xperia XZ2 8h 54 min (Excellent)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 9h 13 min (Excellent)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 8h 15 min (Excellent)
Sony Xperia XZ1 7h 44 min (Good)
Apple iPhone X 8h 41 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 10h 35 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 7h 50 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 8h 5 min (Excellent)
Google Pixel 2 XL 8h 57 min (Excellent)
LG G7 ThinQ 6h 32 min (Average)

As you can see, the Xperia XZ2 Premium actually scores lower than many other Sony phones and is about overage when compared with other, non-Sony phones. The reason for this increased battery drain probably has something to do with the higher resolution of the screen.

In our experience, the battery lasted enough to get us through a solid one-day of normal usage, but not much more.

On the charging side, the Xperia XZ2 Premium takes 172 minutes to get from a dead battery to a fully charged, 100% reading on the battery meter. This is definitely very slow, and we'd be curious to try charging the phone with a different charger to see if we can get faster recharge speeds. Take a look at how the charging time on the Xperia XZ2 Premium compares to other flagship phones below:

Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium 172
Sony Xperia XZ2 145
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 144
Apple iPhone X 189
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 178
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 102
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 105
Google Pixel 2 XL 152
LG G7 ThinQ 107

One nice extra that makes up partly for those slower charging speeds is wireless charging. The XZ2 Premium does support wireless charging and you can easily slap it on a Qi wireless charger and not worry about cables.

What is your experience with the battery life on the Xperia XZ2 Premium? How many hours of screen-on time are you getting?


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Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Display 5.8" 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3540 mAh(26.5h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

Worse than iPhone, which other sites show as a lot weaker than Your tests... Who I should believe? PhoneArena or other sites?

2. VigneshRaja

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Why phones with SD845 posted lower battery efficiency when compared to SD835 phones? I'm seeing this with SD845 phones even in other sites too. New gen chips are supposed to be more efficient right? What is with battery and SD845?

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It has SD845 and WRGB... For a proper test, it will resist more.

6. yalokiy

Posts: 866; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Gsmarena battery and other tests are much better.

4. Einstein333

Posts: 143; Member since: May 22, 2012

I do not consider 7:25h as "good", that's well below average for a high end phone and a real deal breaker!

5. Alin03

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's not "well below average" since Samsung's flagship the s9 has a weaker battery and LG's flagship the lg thinkq g7's results are alot worse

7. rsiders

Posts: 1811; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

And there we have it folks. As with previous tests of SD845 phones, their battery efficiency is noticeably worse than a previous SD835 variant. Just facts. Google may be the only OEM to buck this trend.

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