The Oppo N1 smashes our battery life charts, perseveres for over 8 hours

The Oppo N1 smashes our battery life charts, perseveres for over 8 hours
This may not apply to you, but there's no denying that battery life, in a rather idiosyncratic manner, gets a tad left behind when people contrast and compare the all-important hardware specs of a smartphone. Admittedly, this trend has started reversing lately, as we see more and more of you are actively concerned with the amount of juice a device is packing, though it's still rather safe to say that the general population is a tad oblivious.

For those of you that care, however, we're announcing a new chart-topper in the form of the giant Oppo N1. The giant 5.9-incher managed to persevere for a massive 8 hours and 6 minutes on our in-house test, which is pretty heavy. Of course, that 3610mAh battery sure helps, but it's hard to deny that devices with even larger batteries have struggled to keep up with this kind of a result. In other words, we're finally getting to that coveted place, where a day and beyond on a single charge doesn't look like a mirage anymore.

We've hand-picked some of the most popular devices below for your viewing pleasure, so take a peek.

N.b. If you want to compare the scores with a phone you're interested in, you can add it from the lower left corner. Keep in mind that only phones that have gone through our script are ranked.

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.

hours Higher is better
Google Nexus 5
4h 50 min (Poor)
Sony Xperia Z1
4h 43 min (Poor)
5h 45 min (Average)
Samsung Galaxy S4
4h 59 min (Poor)
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
4h 52 min (Poor)
6h 48 min (Average)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
6h 8 min (Average)
HTC One max
7h 27 min (Good)
8h 6 min (Excellent)
Motorola RAZR MAXX
6h 51 min (Average)

Related phones

  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3610 mAh



1. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

this phone only available in China?

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

At this moment yes, but the Pioneers program (few luck gets one free) is worldwide plus the Find 5 was sold in Europe before, so I think it'll reach Europe for sure, other Asian countries a 100% and the US, maybe.

25. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Hopefully it reaches the US just to give it a test drive. By the way, this should be renamed to Ultimate Selfie Maxx!

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The Oppo N1 is an awesome phone, but what disappoints me is that you can't expand the storage with the micro SD card.

6. ing156

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 21, 2013


9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What does this have to do with patents?

15. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Microsoft patent on the filesystem used in SD cards ==>royalties to include SD cards==>no SD cards unless you pay and maybe OPPO didn't want to licence the filesystem.

3. adrialk

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Where is the DROID MAXX in the battery test? More viewers of this site are going to buy that phone than the monsterous Oppo N1

5. Mike_L.13

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yea, I was just about to comment on the same thing. Makes no sense that it or the maxx hd would be missing.

7. ing156

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

U can add razr maxx (not HD) - 6h 51 min

4. t0ked

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

You really need to add more Motorola phones to this chart. No MAXX HD or Droid MAXX in a battery life comparo? fail...

8. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

No Maxx, no matter.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Have a phone with a bad battery life yo? No gogo, you mad oh? Don't worry, cuz you have Oppo.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Are you dumb?

11. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Lumia 1520 ?

13. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

I want this phone so much, international version with CM

14. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

I would like to buy the sh*t out of this phone

17. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Why don't you guys test battery life of Lenovo P780 with 4000mah Battery.......

18. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

I have the LG G2 and Note 3. I have not been able to run either of them in the ground in a day even with heavy use. You would literally have to sit there and game/gps/watch movies with max brightness for 8 hours to pull this off. Under normal intense use...1 hour web browsing, 30 min video, facebook, taking a dozen pictures, 45 min of gps, 1 hour gaming and a handful of calls, I'm usually at 30-50% by bed time (11pm) after taking it off the charger at 6am

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It's not that hard for me to drain that phone in 4 hours :p but it is impressive

21. ing156

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Well mi friend already test N1 and "12 hours and 5-6 hours of screen on my account, so I totally satisfied! In Note 3 5-6 and 3-4 hours respectively."

19. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Where is huawei ascend mate?

22. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Best phone of 2013! From the overall specs to the user experience, to the innovation that's behind it, simply perfect.

23. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Why isn't the Lumia 1520 on the list ??

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Please include the Motorola Droid Maxx on your comparison chart. Battery life is the main selling point of that phone and I would like to know where it places.

26. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Could you please test older phones for battery too? Many of us have an device older than one year old. And it would be great if we could compare these numbers to what we actually had a real life experience with. for example, I have a galaxy note. And I dont like what its battery is capable of delivering. But I dont know how much are new flagships are better. I like to buy a xperia Z1, and it didnt show any promising result. I just want to know how does it stand against galaxy note 1.

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