One important question that smartphone shoppers always ask when choosing their next device: how is the battery life? That’s why our list of Android Phones with the Best Battery Life is so popular. With the Google Pixel phone shipping in just a few days, one big question on everyone’s mind is how long it will last.
It seems one Reddit user got their hands on the device before launch and spilled their guts after a weekend rendezvous with Google’s Nexus-killer. Here are his battery stats after a full-day of use:
Those are some pretty amazing stats! What’s comforting – assuming this is a legit test on an actual Pixel – is that it was done in a real-life scenario where all the device’s capabilities were enjoyed including the camera, navigation, flight mode, phone, and WiFi. As you can see, top battery hogs include the screen, the OS, Waze, Android System, Google Services, and Phone idle. They were mostly connected to mobile data except for what appears to be 2 flights including a layover after which it seems they probably flipped on their GPS to navigate around their new locale.
The user mentioned the above activity was logged from 9AM to 10:30PM without charging. That’s 12 hours of real-world use with 40% battery life left, estimated to provide them with an additional 8 hours of juice, meaning it’s likely the Google Pixel can easily last a full day with 20+ hours of battery life.
Some additional screenshots provided by the Redditor reveal a bit more:
Here we can see the user achieved 3+ hours of screen on time and had 10+ minutes of voice calls. We think that’s very impressive and a selection of comments on the Reddit post reflect similar sentiments, let us know if you agree. Also included are CPU and Phone Signal history over a two and a half day period.
In terms of fast-charging it seems the Pixel performs as advertised, with the OP claiming that the included USB-C wall charger is fast, especially when powering through the 20% to 85% charge range.
We’re incredibly excited to see this early report suggesting the Google Pixel gets impressive battery life, but we’ve also learned to be cautious about early reports and rumors. Battery life tends to outperform expectations on brand new phones, dragging a bit soon thereafter, so we’ll see how the Pixel holds up when people download their entire repertoire of apps and games.