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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 (Average)
Sony Xperia XZ2 8h 54 min (Good)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 9h 13 min (Good)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 8h 15 min (Average)
Sony Xperia XZ1 7h 44 min (Average)
Apple iPhone X 8h 41 min (Good)
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 10h 35 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy Note8 7h 50 min (Average)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 8h 5 min (Average)
Google Pixel 2 XL 8h 57 min (Good)
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 Note8 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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