12 hours on a single charge?!?
We’re finishing up our full review on the Redmi 5 Plus, but before we share our thoughts on Xiaomi’s budget 18:9 phone, we’d like to give you guys a quick look at the PCMark Battery benchmark score that we got from it today.
PCMark Battery benchmark is a synthetic test that we use to run down a phone’s battery to determine how long it’ll last on a single charge. And while nothing beats real life usage, synthetic tests allows us to fairly compare each phone to each other without the human element clouding the results.
Phones that score at around the 8 hour mark traditionally have enough juice in them to last for around a day of moderate use, and is usually the average that we see in smartphones nowadays.
Surprisingly enough, the Redmi 5 Plus managed to score an astounding score of 12 hours and 24 minutes on a single charge!
While we expected good battery endurance from the phone thanks to its 4000mAh battery, we didn’t expect that good of a score. In comparison the ZenFone 4 Max Pro that has a less power-hungry processor and display only scored 3 hours more, despite having 1000mAh more juice. Considering the Redmi 5 Plus has a more power hungry Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor plus a bigger 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS display, that score is nothing short of phenomenal.
We’re finishing up our full review of the Redmi 5 Plus, so stay tuned till then. Big thanks again to GearBest for providing our review unit.