We had high hopes that Cherry Mobile’s budget smartphone, the Zoom, would deliver excellent scores in the standard battery benchmarks that we do for each phone. With MediaTek’s MT6735P 1.0Ghz quad-core processor and 4000mAh battery, many readers felt that the phone would go the distance. Did it?
Absolutely – in our standard PCMark Battery benchmark test, the Cherry Mobile Zoom scored 15 hours and 22 minutes, which is impressive for a phone that costs less than 5K. In contrast, the highest scoring device in our tests (ever since we started keeping score) was ASUS’ Zenfone Max, scoring 18 hours and 12 minutes in the same test.
Now many of you are probably thinking, how about charging? Well, the Zoom has a 5V/2A fast charger, though charging the phone takes a while – from 0% it charged around 46% in about an hour, and reached about 89% in two hours. That’s not fast by any account, but that’s still way faster than other budget phones in the market, considering the capacity.
We’re still working on the full review of the Zoom, which should be out in a day or two. Until then, you can read our first impressions of the Zoom here.