Strategy Analytics normally studies the performance of various manufacturers, but at Sony’s request, the analysts took on a new role – testing the battery life of “leading premium smartphones”.
Here’s the competition:
And here are the results. The Xperia XZ2 came out on top followed by the XZ2 Compact. The LG G6 narrowly beat the iPhone X for third.
Here’s how the tests were performed: phones were used for 16 hours a day, including calls, texts, browsing, social media, gaming, using the camera and playing multimedia. Apps running in the background were left to do their thing. As for settings, the screen was set to 150 nits, the volume to maximum, the rest was left to manufacturer defaults.
Of course, you could argue that these are not actually the leading smartphones. Why test the G6 and not the LG V30 and why the P10 instead of the Huawei Mate10? Both of these launched before the XZ2 phones. Also, the Galaxy S9 and Oppo R11 come in “plus” versions with larger batteries.
Narrowly beating G6 is not an achievement to be proud of. I own a G6 and its battery life is mediocre at best. Usually 5 hours SOT. I expected more from Sony. They used to rock until they dropped Stamina in Marshmallow. My old Z1 Compact was a blas...