Here's How HTC U Ultra Battery Fares Against It's Rivals

19 March 2017, 8:13 am EDT By Samantha Dean Tech Times
The HTC U Ultra underwent a test to assess the capabilities of its battery. The test pitted the HTC U Ultra against a gamut of smartphones like the OnePlus 3T, Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, HTC 10 and more.  ( HTC )

The HTC U Ultra launched in January at the CES 2017, and hit the U.S. shelves a month later on Feb. 21.

The 5.7-inch smartphone packs in quite a punch and has found favor with consumers. The HTC U Ultra also boasts a 3000 mAh battery and if tests are to be believed, the handset offers decent battery support.

To test the battery capabilities of the HTC U Ultra, the folks at PhoneArena put the $749 phone through the rigors.

"The HTC U Ultra is far from a disaster in terms of battery life, it in facts handles itself well. With its screen set to 200 nits, a luminance level comfortable for indoor use," shared the publication.

Battery Life Test Results

For the test, the publication compared the battery life of the HTC U Ultra with a slew of Android smartphone likes the OnePlus 3T, Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and sibling HTC 10. The iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 were also thrown into the mix.

How did the handset fare? The HTC U Ultra supported 6 hours and 56 minutes battery life, edging out only the OnePlus 3 T in the process. By comparison, the OnePlus 3T with its 3,400 mAh battery notched up 5 hours 41 minutes. The HTC smartphone's performance was average, but a shade inferior to the6 hours and 10 minutes offered by the Galaxy S7, which also fell in the average category.

The iPhone 7 Plus unsurprisingly ranked excellent with its 7 hours and 46 minutes battery life support.

The Google Pixel and the Pixel comes loaded with a 2,770 mAh and 3,400 mAh batteries, respectively. The Google Pixel lasts for 7 hours and 45 minutes and the Pixel XL for 7 hours and 19 minutes. Both fall in the good category.

Time Taken To Get Charged

One of the key elements of a premium device is the time it consumes to become 100 percent charged.

The HTC U Ultra's battery gets completely charged in 100 minutes, which could be attributed to the fact that it offers Quick Charge 3.0 support. Sibling HTC 10 also takes the same time. In this stake, the HTC U Ultra is slightly outperformed by the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which take 88 and 99 minutes, respectively.

The OnePlus 3T with its Dash Charge support lives up to expectation and gets fully charged in just 85 minutes. Interestingly, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL take 119 and 118 minutes, respectively, to charge completely.

The HTC U Ultra offers better fully charging speed when compared to the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 as well, which take 191 and 147 minutes, respectively.

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