Kaloyan, 28 Nov 2017Hey there.
If you got 8 hours of SOT, so did we. Our web browser test is the analogue of a ... moreThanks for replying to the comment as many people have the same questions about your battery test of this phone not only here but also on reddit for example.
However it's still suspicios that the result is so bad, don't you think so? Do you usually try to see what drained more the battery during the tests? Maybe there was an app in the background such as the infamous Android OS acting wild.
As you said it's not normal that other phones with same CPU and smaller battery had much better results...
Cbg, 28 Nov 2017I'm seriously starting to.doubt gsmarena's numbers when it comes to these endurance tests. It'... moreMe to cause Lg v30 score 87h and Note 8 90h but in real life usage the v30 easily beat it.
Also the IPhone 8+ score 85h, a really good score but in YouTube videos when they compare the battery life with other phones the 8+ always (quickly) died first.
Remember back in 2010 HTC phones were the bomb. Now they're like second class.
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017Well, GSM Arena does test every single phone the same way, so the battery life results are eas... moreso, how they test it? factory default? or they remove all apps from background? because if they don't the test means zero in battery life department to me. the only conclusion you can take from it, is that with 0 change on the device and with the usage that gsmarena thinks it's the "average" user will get. try to compare battery life on same devices, one with 0 apps other with, facebook, snapchat, tripadvisor, etc.). so what will be your conclusion? that one device have better battery than other? or just one is full of crap and the other is not? hey, maybe htc u11+ would still have worst battery life comparing with others without any apps in background, i don't know that, because none test does that.
Is it me or the low light pictures are far better than the U11. How is that possible ? The camera specs seem identical.
It's very hard to believe that this review is accurate. Even if we try to believe it, I can only attribute these results to software. By comparing with the regular HTC U11 which has a screen of the same resolution and a battery 30% smaller in size, it can't have a 10% worse battery performance and almost half the brightness, it just cannot.
The camera seems to perform better than google pixel 2 from the comparison tool. Pixel's photo seemed washed off whereas HTC's photos had good amount of detail and color to it.
Something definitely was wrong with battery on this test unit. Might be non-final commercial unit.
Enfant Terrible, 28 Nov 2017Dear gsmarena team, the HTC U11+ review is great as usal. But in one point im not d´acco... moreHey there.
If you got 8 hours of SOT, so did we. Our web browser test is the analogue of a screen-on-time (SOT) test and the HTC U11+ did 8 and half hours. We also have Gsync, email, social account in the background, let's not forget the default news app and weather refresh - this applies not only to the HTC U11+ - but to all phones we test. The only thing that's turned off is mobile network. But it won't eat that much battery anyway as the phone does fine on standby and it's taken in consideration for the final endurance rating.
While our battery test score isn't suitable for everybody, we have this neat tool here - https://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3 - where you can set you own SOT time - just use the web and video sliders - both are SOT tests after all. Choose your own call time and you'll see how each phone does. If you max the SOT sliders, you'll find out that all recent phones will surpass the 24h mark, so they will all last a full day of battery life with 8 hours of SOT time.
We do these battery tests not to see which phone will last a day, but to find out which is more battery efficient and to see which maker put more effort into OPTIMIZATIONS. And above all - to find which phone can actually pull through more than a day of work.
So, for when our pattern is irrelevant to you, just use our tool and make it yours.
P.S. As far as the worse SOT time on the HTC U11+ is concerned, as we have already written, it might be due to power-hungry display and lack of optimizations - we've seen this plenty of times, so it's possible. That's the reason for the bad score of an otherwise powerful S835+4000 mAh combo.
P.P.S. And one thing I want to clear about our disadvantages list - it doesn't spoil our finding, it just mentions stuff that's obviously missing when you look at the specs. The score summary is always at the last page. That's the reason why we did't mention the dim screen or mediocre battery score. This is not things you know by just looking the specs.
everyone i see on youtube praises the battery life on this device. Aka" High tech traveler, TechZilla, etc state other wise from you guys. I am rarely in disagreement with you guys, i think this deserve a retest. Maybe after an update if you need a pretext.
acemang, 28 Nov 2017never understood gsmarena battery tests..they are way off people use. i'm a app developer and ... moreWell, GSM Arena does test every single phone the same way, so the battery life results are easy to compare between devices. So far, they haven't been far off what it comes to my phones and their endurance ratings compared to my personal real-life usage experiences.
Only one of my past phones (One M8, yuck!) that they got a better result than my previous phone (Nexus 6, yummy!) performed worse in real-life and the Nexus got about 2-3 hours of SOT more per single charge, while the endurance rating would suggest the exact opposite. I know what kind of a battery life to expect from my phone after I've read GSMA's review of it and I can compare it to my last phone. Current phone (Mate 9, SOT about 9.5 hours without battery savings on) has a better battery life than the Nexus did; that's not a surprise as the endurance rating is higher too.
Of course, the way you use your phone differs from mine, and it could change things up a bit. But it's not like the One M8 could ever outlast the Mate 9 as the endurance rating difference is too big for that. :-) Within reasonable differences, yes - it could've been a different story.
Disappointing battery life and screen is too dull for a flagship...:-(
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017What do you disagree with? It's just facts. 6h SOT is barely ~ 1/3 of a 17-hour day.
And GS... moreSo you're saying that you use your phone for 17 hours everyday and it lasts you all day? What you're talking is nonsense. Either you're really rich and don't have to go to school or work, or you're just trolling with me here. Anyways, I can manage to get 10 hours of SOT if I just used WhatsApp and browse the internet.
Also, if you don't understand how people use their phones, please tell me to let you understand. When I say it was 17 hours day I meant the phone stayed away from the charger for 17 hours, in that 17 hours LTE was always on, which means that the stand by time of the P10 Plus is also fantastic. 6 hours and 30 minutes is the amount of time the screen was on (alaways at 60% or higher). So yeah, my original comment still stands.
Mark, 28 Nov 2017Are you using single or dual sim?I'm using the dual SIM version, but I'm using one SIM card.
TheProperGentleman, 28 Nov 2017I disagree with you. 6 hours of SOT for a 17 hours day is excellent if you consider that I'm a... moreWhat do you disagree with? It's just facts. 6h SOT is barely ~ 1/3 of a 17-hour day.
And GSMarena supposedly did achieve 8+ hours and that's one of the worst results they've get. It's usually 10h+. So if their tests are unrealistic (And they are), it's not because they are underestimating the battery. You didn't get more than 8h, did you?
ren122, 28 Nov 2017How is it possible that it has Terrible battery life with such a big battery? It's probably fl... morei really don't know how they do the tests, but i guess they don't disable all background processes and services to check only for hardware/battery performance. htc u11 have lots of google services running on background to help improve day to day experience. not to mention the alexa and ok google always on feature from the 4 mics. if i disconnect most of services i don't use, i've at least 2 days battery. but with all services on and constant notifications happening, battery ofc will not be the same. but even with all factory defaults services i've more than 1 day with moderate to heavy use. still i recommend anyone to improve battery life, disconnect what you dont use. its a 5m job to get more 10-40% battery life every day.
Nick, 28 Nov 2017@gsmarena, guys you need to help us here understand, cause there's an elephant sitting in the ... morego see more reviews of the device...a reviewer is just that..a person.....it's not because it's on the internet it's better than mine or yours...
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017Well SOT of 6h is obviously not a full day. And according to GSMarena most phones last even mo... moreI disagree with you. 6 hours of SOT for a 17 hours day is excellent if you consider that I'm always in LTE. My S8+ can't get me through a whole day like the P10 Plus does. Even in shorter days. You should also know that I run the S8+ in 1080p and the P10 Plus in QHD. Not to mention the fact that I always crack up the brightness to 60% or higher. So yeah, my comment still apply, don't throw all your confidence in the battery test.