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Motorola Edge Plus battery life test complete: one of the best around – PhoneArena

Motorola Edge Plus battery life test complete: one of the best around

The Motorola Edge Plus is the best smartphone that Motorola has in 2020: exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the United States, the Edge Plus comes with the best processor you can get on an Android phone at the time, the Snapdragon 865, it is equipped with a big 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with gorgeous colors and it’s got a fast, 90Hz refresh rate that makes everything appears extra smooth.

But what about the battery life on the Motorola Edge Plus?

The phone comes with a massive, 5,000mAh battery inside, and that’s one of the biggest battery sizes on a phone this year comparable only to the much more expensive Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Needless to say, we were excited to test the battery life on the Motorola Edge Plus and put it through our extensive PhoneArena battery tests: web browsing, YouTube video streaming and 3D gaming. But first, let’s start with…

Motorola Edge Plus 90Hz vs 60Hz Battery Life tested

While the Motorola Edge Plus is set to work at the smoother 90Hz refresh rate mode, if you want to maximize battery life, you can go into the display settings and change it to a more traditional 60Hz refresh rate.

What effect does this have on battery life? Good news is that it’s not a huge effect: battery life improves by about 5% in our testing, and while it all depends on how you use your phone we definitely don’t see a huge difference in battery life and we would recommend you stick with the much smoother and pleasing 90Hz refresh rate option.

Good news is that the Motorola Edge Plus is also the longest lasting 90Hz phone we have tested so far, beating the OnePlus 8 powered by the same Snapdragon 865 processor but a smaller 4,300mAh battery by a bit.

Motorola Edge Plus YouTube Video Streaming battery life test

While not quite a record holder in YouTube video playback times, the Edge Plus performed very good with video streaming. It was able to last 9 hours and 48 minutes of continuous YouTube video playback, a bit longer than even the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and significantly longer than the Google Pixel 4 XL and iPhone 11.

If you are watching a lot of videos on your phone, the Motorola Edge Plus is a good choice because it will last longer than most.

Motorola Edge Plus 3D Gaming battery test 

We also test 3D gaming, a different and interesting test because it puts the stress on the graphics chip, while the other tests stress the CPU of a phone.

And the Motorola Edge Plus held its ground well with a score of about 8 hours and a half. That’s right in line with the Galaxy S20+, for instance, but noticeably less than rival OnePlus 8 which seems to do better in terms of its power management for gaming. If you are a gamer, you won’t be disappointed with the battery life on the Motorola Edge Plus, but if you want the very best battery life for gaming, the OnePlus 8 might be a better option. You can

read our in-depth dive with the OnePlus 8 here.

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OnePlus 8 Pro battery: Can you run that 120Hz display all day? – Android Authority

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The desire for better smartphone battery life is in a constant tug-of-war with demands for superior hardware. With the OnePlus 8 Pro, not only is the move to 5G more draining on battery life but the handset sports a cutting edge 120Hz QHD display as well. To ensure the phone hands in a full day of use, OnePlus packs in its largest every battery into the 8 Pro.

The OnePlus 8 Pro battery capacity is 4,510mAh, slightly larger than the regular OnePlus 8’s 4,300mAh and larger than the OnePlus 7 Pro’s 4,085mAh cell. That should really help offset some of the phone’s more power-hungry technologies. Although as we’ll find out, bigger batteries don’t always mean longer battery life.

Here’s everything that you need to know about the OnePlus8 Pro’s battery life.

Don’t miss: OnePlus 8 Pro buyers’ guide – Everything you need to know

How long does OnePlus 8 Pro battery last?

For starters, how much battery life can you get from a full OnePlus 8 Pro charge? We noted about a day and a half’s use from the device with some heavy workloads during our review. We typically unplugged the OnePlus 8 Pro at around 10am and it didn’t run out of battery until 6pm the next day. Using data rather than WiFi drains the battery a tad faster, giving you about 1.25 days of full use. Either way, you won’t be reaching for the charger by mid-afternoon.

If you’re curious how the phone stacks up against the competition, we’ve run the phone through our brutal Speed Test G suite for a look at worst-case battery life.

Smartphone STG battery life

The OnePlus 8 Pro is a decent performer, clocking in 3 hours 30 minutes as a minimum, with plenty of demanding gaming thrown in. That’s right in the mix with current-gen flagships, but some way behind the leaders. Interestingly, the standard OnePlus 8 manages longer screen on time, due to its slower 90Hz refresh rate. Still, the OnePlus 8 series does a fraction better than the last-gen OnePlus 7T range.

If you do need to charge the phone up in a hurry, OnePlus has you covered with a 30W charger included in the box. There’s also 30W wireless charging support, although it’s not quite as fast as the wired option. Wireless is about 15 minutes slower to full charge but still hits 50% capacity in just 29 minutes compared to 23 minutes for wired. The OnePlus 8 Pro also supports reverse wireless charging to power up your other gadgets, but it’s very slow at just 3W.

Related: How fast is OnePlus’ Warp Charge 30 Wireless?

OnePlus 8 Pro battery life at 120Hz

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a big enough battery to easily take you through more than a full day of use. But can you obtain an even longer battery life by switching the 120Hz display down to 60Hz? We’ve crunched the numbers for you.

Switching the OnePlus 8 Pro to 60Hz mode yields a notable 36-minute improvement in this extreme test. Heavy users and gamers will definitely notice a longer screen on time with 60Hz. However, this difference won’t be anywhere near as pronounced for lighter use cases, such as web and social browsing. Oddly, the standard OnePlus 8 shows absolutely no difference between 60Hz and 90Hz modes. This is likely due to the display processing hardware differences between the two handsets, and the fact that 120Hz content processing is more demanding than 90Hz.

The OnePlus 8 Pro easily lasts a full day, even in 120Hz mode. But it lasts even longer running at 60Hz.

Overall, switching to 60Hz isn’t necessary unless you’re an extremely heavy user who needs to eke out up to an extra hour in a day. Remember, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s display already dynamically scales its frame rate depending on the content you’re watching. Our extreme battery test is heavy on the 3D gaming, which has a greater impact on the OnePlus 8 Pro battery life than the display alone.

The bottom line is you’re fine to leave 120Hz on without having to worry about battery life. The OnePlus 8 Pro easily lasts a full day and then some.

Read more: The OnePlus 8 Pro has the best display we’ve ever tested

Other frequently asked questions

Q: How to improve battery life on the OnePlus 8 Pro?

A: Turning the display resolution down to FHD+ and 60Hz can improve battery life slightly. Using a 4G rather than 5G data connection can also lower power consumption. For more tips, be sure to check out our battery life-saving guide.

Q: Does the OnePlus 8 Pro offer wireless charging?

A: Yes, the OnePlus 8 Pro offers fast 30W wireless charging and 3W reverse wireless charging. Wireless charging isn’t quite as fast as wired, but OnePlus’ solution is one of the fastest around.

Q: Does the OnePlus 8 Pro support Quick Charge?

A: Yes. But it’s faster to charge with the in-box charger or a USB Power Delivery charger.

Q: Does the OnePlus 8 Pro support USB Power Delivery?

A: Yes. However it is faster to charge with the in-box charger.

Q: Is the OnePlus 8 Pro battery removable?

A: No, the OnePlus 8 Pro does not feature a removable battery.

Q: Can the OnePlus 8 Pro battery be replaced?

A: Yes. OnePlus offers official battery replacements through its repair service. The price at the time of writing is $20 for a new battery, not including labor and shipping costs.

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