With newer devices continuing to push the boundaries of smartphone technology, one aspect that has remained as a significant factor in the purchasing decisions of consumers is the battery life of these devices. With more advanced features and more powerful systems being added into smartphones, these upgrades will not be fully taken advantage of by users if the batteries of devices will not last long enough.

The LG-made Google Nexus 5X, the OnePlus X, the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 and the HTC One A9 are examples of recent devices that feature topnotch technology. When compared to one another, how do the batteries of these devices perform?

LG Nexus 5X

The battery of the Nexus 5X is listed at 2,700 mAh, which is a decent size. A test carried out on the battery life of the Nexus 5X revealed that the device could last about six hours and 25 minutes, which garners an average score for the smartphone's battery life. The disappointing battery life is echoed in certain reviews, with the biggest drain to the battery coming from the device's LCD screen.

OnePlus X

The OnePlus X, the third smartphone for OnePlus, is described as a mid-range flagship with a 2,525 mAh non-removable battery. It is smaller compared to OnePlus 2's 3,300 mAh battery, and it is expected that the earlier device of OnePlus will have a better battery performance. While there has been no tests done yet on the One Plus X's battery performance, it is expected to do decently.

Motorola Droid Maxx 2

Battery life is one of the major selling points of the Droid Maxx 2. While it does not boast of as big as the 3,760 mAh battery of its cousin the Droid Turbo 2, the Droid Maxx 2 packs a still impressive 3,630 mAh battery. It is claimed that the battery of the Droid Maxx 2 will last for 48 hours.

HTC One A9

The battery of the HTC One A9 is the smallest among the four devices, with the device packing only a 2,150 mAh battery. In the same test that was carried out on the Nexus 5X, it scored lower by lasting only six hours and three minutes.

Verdict

Of the four compared devices, the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 is the clear winner in terms of battery capacity, though its performance in real-world situations is still out for judgment. However, while the smartphone is the clear winner, battery life is just one of the many factors in purchasing smartphones, and all these combined would be needed for consumers to decide on which device to purchase.

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