One of the aspects that most often comment about a smartphone is its autonomy. From experience we know that it is not just a matter of numbers, or battery capacity, as There are a thousand factors that influence the management of energy for each device. But over time, there are values that have been standardizing because manufacturers have been matching in many respects.
There are exceptions, of course, but we know that certain milliamps in certain configurations will give more or less approximate results, and the 3,000 mAh which HTC has just announced its new HTC U ultra have put us on alert immediately. Are they sufficient milliamps for a 5.7-inch QHD screen? See it better with other contrasting cases, to mobile that we have tested first hand.
As we said, there are devices with similar configurations in the market who have already tried and that have given us results that can be put on the table. The 3,000 mAh of the HTC U Ultra can be or not a problem When it comes to having a good autonomy, but their competition numbers will speak alone.
Prior to observe data shown in the table below, we again reminded that the autonomy of a device is too variable data and, above all, personal. That is why we have chosen devices discussed in Weblogs, because all partners are still more or less similar methods and the results have been obtained in similar circumstances.
Coverage of the area, the stability of the WiFi connection, while we spend on each task with the terminal, each processor and even the temperature power management can make that data autonomy vary. We do not take them, therefore, as absolute values but only for purposes of this comparison to see how it would be able to make the HTC U Ultra with its 3,000 mAH and, above all, to tell if it is a figure that can give good results.
HTC U Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
9 Matt Huawei
Huawei P9 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
Xiaomi my Note 2
|Processor||Snapdragon 821||Exynos 8990||Kirin 960||Kirin 955||Apple A10||Snapdragon 821|
|Screen||5.7 inch QHD
Super 5 LCD
|5.5 inch QHD
|5.9 inches FullHD
|5.4 inches FullHD
|5.5 inches FullHD
|5.7 inches FullHD
|Memory||4GB of RAM and 64GB||4GB of RAM and 32GB||4GB of RAM and 64GB||4GB of RAM and 64GB||3GB of RAM and 32GB||6GB of RAM and 128GB|
|Battery capacity||3,000 mAh||3600 mAh||4000 mAH||3400 mAh||2,900 mAh||4,070 mAh|
|mAh / inch||526.3||654.5||677.9||618.1||527.2||714.0|
What has offered each analyzed terminal
Since HTC U Ultra mounted a processor Snapdragon 821, the previous generation to the 835 Snapdragon which will arrive shortly, the logical thing would be to compare it first with Xiaomi my Note 2, because the guys from Hugo Barra have opted for the same chip. Change the screen diagonal and also the technology, although it must not differ too much in management of consumption. We were offered the 4,070 Mi Note 2 mAH 5 hours of screen and a day and a half of autonomy, approximately.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge can be one of the models to follow this year in terms of autonomy. 5.5 inch AMOLED display with QHD resolution body have been accompanied by a battery 3600 mAh and a pretty optimal energy management. 8890 Exynos offered us, in the analysis of the curved terminal of Samsung, a 5 hours of active media screen, repeating the day and a half of use of the device. Figures similar to the of my Note 2, with less battery.
Next on the list is the last great terminal of Huawei, its Mate 9 with Kirin 960 processor with renewed graphics and which arises before us with a screen of 5.9 inch IPS LCD and FullHD resolution. Unfortunately, in this analysis not collected hours of screen use, a move that often give clues to total autonomy, but We got two days of use. Let us remember that we are talking about 4000 mAh.
Past experience tells us that 3,000 mAH for a great diagonal and QHD screen is a short number
And we repeat with Huawei, because in April put into circulation other flagship with big screen. The Huawei P9 Plus wore 5.5 inch AMOLED and a Kirin 955 processor Inside, previous to the 960 model. For the battery, Huawei opted for a smaller stack of only 3400 mAh and our analysis we returned a day and a half of use, average.
We close this comparison with the iPhone 7 Plus, that not to be the last one is the worst, although Yes it has a rather peculiar idiosyncrasy, for it controls 100% the process of manufacture and development of your operating system, not to mention that it does not have virtual machine that subtract resources or autonomy. That we were offered the 2,900 mAh battery of iPhone 7 Plus on our website? More than one day of use.
What do we expect then HTC U ultra?
Seen the consumption of other terminals, and knowing that we have common features that we can extrapolate to get an idea of the result of HTC, the figure of autonomy should move around 4 hours of screen, May 4:30 hours of screen, and reach the day of many trouble-free use. Unless we are users that we demand much to the phone and have to do some recharge intermediate.
The problem comes when we talk about a Smartphone starting 749 dollars. Compete against the high ranges of the market is a serious problem, because the requirement comes at many levels. Are enough these 4 hours of screen for a device of this price? Possibly not. Maybe HTC surprised us, however, with insignificant consumption and an inexhaustible battery. But past experience tells us that HTC have never been experts in stretching the autonomy to the maximum, and we do not expect much from the HTC U Ultra. However, a future analysis will take us out of doubt.