Unimpressive Results From Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Battery Life Tests

If you have ever wondered whether Microsoft’s new Windows 10 smartphones could have better battery life.
When compared to other flagship smartphones available on the market, then you will probably be disappointed.

Although they are behind other producers like iPhone 6S or Galaxy S6 in a couple of test, you shouldn’t be surprised.
It is very Obvious, that Lumia 950 XL does much better than the Lumia 950 since it carries a 3,340 mAh battery, whereas Lumia 950 has inside a slightly lower 3,000 mAh batter.

Still, considering the Lumia 950 sports a much smaller 5.2-inch display and the Lumia 950 XL boasts a larger 5.7-inch touchscreen (with similar Quad HD resolution), results shouldn’t be much different in some tests.

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According to GSMArena, “the Lumia 950 XL posted way-above-average results when it comes to endurance on the 3G talk time: 17 hours. On the other hand, Lumia 950 was a bit disappointing, with almost half that time: 8:25 hours.”

In the web browsing test, MicrosoftLumia 950 lasted for about 7 hours and 29 minutes while the Lumia 950 XL lasted for 10 hours and 50 minutes. Which is only 6 minutes behind Galaxy S6’s result, that has a much lower 2,550 mAh battery.

Test on the video playback reveals that, Lumia 950 XL lasted for 10 hours and 38 minutes, which is 3 minutes short of Samsung Galaxy: Note edge. When compared, Lumia 950 lasted only 9 hours and 40 minutes, which is quite impressive.

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The only problem is that the two smartphones are underperformed in their battery standby times, since they just lasted on a single charge for about 7 days.

In conclusion, on day-to-day use, with one hour of calling, 1 hour of browsing and 1 hour of video playback every day Lumia 950 should last you about two days .

On the endurance test, Lumia 950 XL posted a 62-hour battery life, which means that in real life you can use it for more than two days in similar conditions.

This result may look impressive at a first glance, but it’s no match for other phablets available on the market (Samsung Galaxy Note 5 scored 85 hours on endurance test).

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