The OnePlus X posts average battery life despite frugal chipset

The OnePlus X posts average battery life despite frugal chipset
Folks, let's start with the good news. If you've been eyeing the tempting, $249 OnePlus X, you'll be happy to know that we've had it over at our offices for a week or so now, and are already hard at work putting together the review. The bad news? Some of our preliminary tests have already been carried out, including battery life, and the results aren't quite as compelling as the price tag.

When faced with our custom, on-screen battery endurance test, which attempts to mimic real world use, the OnePlus X and its medium-large, 2,525 mAh cell prove average performers with just short of 6 hours of up time. In case you're curious, all devices put through the test are set to 200-nit brightness to even the playing field, and the OnePlus X model tested is the international model. This might come across as rather disappointing, as we've come to regard the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 inside the OnePlus X as relatively efficient, especially in comparison with the Snapdragon 810. For comparison's sake, the HTC One M8, with the same chip and just slightly larger battery, lasted over an hour longer when we tested it back in 2014. 

All told, you can expect the OnePlus X to last about as much as an LG G4, an LG V10, or an HTC One A9, and a bit more than an iPhone 6. Thankfully, the X is at least relatively quick to charge up back to full, clocking 121 minutes when using the included, 2A wall charger. That's far from the best in the game, but still better than most. Considering the price tag, we find these scores perfectly acceptable, just now jaw-dropping.



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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2525 mAh

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12 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Review incoming!!!!! BTW I can't believe this uses the MSM8974ProAA than the MSM8974AB as they mentioned...lower ISP speed and CPU speed but similarly higher clocked GPU speed.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

At 578Mhz...

3. legiloca

Posts: 1674; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

compared to my HTC Desire Eye, it managed to get 7 hours endurance with a 2400mAh battery and has the same chipset as found in the OP X... poor optimization maybe OnePlus?

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Z5 Compact Review Incoming? I See It In The Battery Test.

5. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Soon!

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nice.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You don't have to wait. 7.3. Add 2 if it had an Apple logo.

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If Ray S. Is Reviewing It Then Yes But Anybody Else Will Give It A Score It Deserves.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

lol I was off by .3 only. I can read these sheep like a book.

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Hell Yeah.

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Meanwhile, in real usage, the 5X sports excellent battery life, especially in standby where the doze mode kicks in.

10. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

ANYBODY, PLEASE SELECT MI4 FROM THE LIST, AND SEE CHINESE WONDER :D

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