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By poncespr, Senior Member on 29th May 2019, 04:36 PM
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I knew battery life would be great, taking into account the mid-range CPU and small (by todays standards), low-res screen.
But on this youtube test, the 3a XL wiped the floor with these phones,
and had half an hour more endurance over the Zenfone 6, which has a monstrous 5000mah battery.
These are excellent results.
Edit: changed title to battery life, since I find no dedicated discussion.
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30th May 2019, 02:25 AM |#2  
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The did not have the Moto G7 Power in that test. The battery life on the Moto G7 Power is incredible.
30th May 2019, 12:04 PM |#3  
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The did not have the Moto G7 Power in that test. The battery life on the Moto G7 Power is incredible.

True. I've seen people reporting 12-14hrs sot. But the G7 power has a 26% bigger battery and an even lower mid-range processor.
30th May 2019, 02:47 PM |#4  
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I've got 7.5 hours of screen on time with auto brightness, Bluetooth, and wifi always on and still had about 30% remaining. 10 hours+ of SOT is totally possible.
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31st May 2019, 11:14 PM |#5  
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I've got 7.5 hours of screen on time with auto brightness, Bluetooth, and wifi always on and still had about 30% remaining. 10 hours+ of SOT is totally possible.

I've got 7 hours sot, but with a ton of music streaming, Facebook, and phone calls. Sitting at 18%. Pretty sure I could get to 8. This is on Q beta.
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26th June 2019, 11:29 PM |#6  
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What do you guys think of this drain test? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thBrVRTqXVQ&t=104

It is weird, makes no logical sense and contradicts many other comparisons..
2nd July 2019, 09:25 AM |#7  
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What do you guys think of this drain test? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thBrVRTqXVQ&t=104

It is weird, makes no logical sense and contradicts many other comparisons..

I don't think he's a good reviewer. He also has a strong bias for a lot of the china phones like xiaomi, vivo, huawei etc.

For the purpose of this thread, I've been averaging over 7 hrs SOT with over 1.5 days usage easy. Mixed LTE and WIFI use.
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i had 10 hours of the span of 3 days.I do a lot of battery test with my pixel and my poco and my other phones and even pixel is above poco on the battery sot.
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i had 10 hours of the span of 3 days.I do a lot of battery test with my pixel and my poco and my other phones and even pixel is above poco on the battery sot.

Any specific measures to achieve that sot?
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Any specific measures to achieve that sot?

I would say disable Wellbeing for sure turn on saving mode ,use grayish theme,and a dark wallpaper,and restrict ur apps to not work when they are closed.I have mine all closed except messenger cause i notice that dont get my messeges. Usually i have 3 days and more and around 10 hours sot but i was editing a lot of pictures on snapseed and lightroom,and that can drain battery by a decent amount.
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What do you guys think of this drain test? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thBrVRTqXVQ&t=104

It is weird, makes no logical sense and contradicts many other comparisons..

I'm obviously late to the party, but from what I gather, the screen and SOC are power-efficient compared to high end phones. The radios (wifi, bluetooth, LTE, etc) are not, though. So in the Youtube video you posted (2-DAY Drain Test), the guy started off by using four hours of Youtube, which requires data. Whereas the video by Mrwhosetheboss only has things going on locally (on the phones) until the last tests.
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