Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL battery life

06 December, 2015

By popular demand we are now giving you the full battery life breakdowns of the anticipated Microsoft flagship duo - the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. We already published the Lumia 950 review and we found it to be a great way to restart the Windows mobile series. And while the Lumia 950 XL review is still in the pipeline you are getting a sneak peek of what’s coming next week.

Both flagships utilize high-resolution Quad HD AMOLED panels - the Lumia 950 has it in 5.2" size, while its XL sibling stretches it to 5.7". The chipsets are quite different though - the regular 950 model has the Snapdragon 808 with a hexa-core processor, while the 950 XL runs on the Snapdragon 810 with an octa-core processor and liquid cooling.

Windows 10 Mobile turned out a real surprise, offering great new features and long awaited optimizations, plus universal apps across other devices. The PureView camera turned out one of the best in business. But what about the battery? The Lumia 950 is powered by a 3,000 mAh unit, while the XL has 10% more power supply at 3,340 mAh.

We expected the more powerful Snapdragon 810 chip married to a bigger screen to perform worse than the 808 platform but turns out we were quite wrong.

The Lumia 950 XL posted great and very respectable 17 hours endurance on the 3G talk time test, doubling the Lumia 950 score.

Talk time

  • Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
    33:20h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
    33:19h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    30:29h
  • OnePlus 2
    30:29h
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
    30:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    29:46h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
    28:34h
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    28:34h
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
    28:34h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    28:31h
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
    28:25h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    27:37h
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    26:53h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active
    26:29h
  • Samsung P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7
    25:45h
  • LG G3
    25:38h
  • LG G Pro 2
    25:37h
  • LG G Flex
    25:19h
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
    25:16h
  • LG G2
    25:15h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    25:12h
  • BlackBerry Passport
    25:12h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    25:12h
  • Motorola Nexus 6
    25:03h
  • Alcatel Hero
    25:02h
  • Oppo N1
    25:01h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    24:52h
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    24:23h
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    23:49h
  • LG AKA
    23:20h
  • Sony Xperia Z3
    23:13h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
    23:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
    23:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM
    23:09h
  • Oppo R7
    22:58h
  • Samsung P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
    22:42h
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
    22:36h
  • Sony Xperia Z2
    22:13h
  • Sony Xperia C3 Dual
    22:11h
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
    22:09h
  • Yota YotaPhone 2
    22:09h
  • Samsung ATIV SE
    22:05h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
    21:41h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
    21:39h
  • ZTE Axon Pro
    21:23h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i
    21:02h
  • Meizu m2 note
    20:55h
  • LG Optimus G Pro E985
    20:45h
  • HTC One M9
    20:44h
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    20:42h
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
    20:27h
  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    20:24h
  • Motorola RAZR i XT890
    20:07h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate7
    20:06h
  • Samsung Galaxy A3
    20:04h
  • Samsung Galaxy E7
    20:04h
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos
    20:04h
  • Oppo Find 7
    20:03h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
    20:01h
  • BlackBerry Q10
    20:00h
  • OnePlus One
    19:56h
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
    19:55h
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200
    19:54h
  • Sony Xperia SP
    19:49h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
    19:48h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
    19:48h
  • Sony Xperia T3
    19:48h
  • HTC Butterfly 2
    19:23h
  • HTC Butterfly S
    19:14h
  • HTC Desire Eye
    19:11h
  • Oppo R819
    19:03h
  • Asus PadFone X
    18:45h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4c
    18:31h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
    18:15h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    18:12h
  • LG G2 mini
    18:11h
  • Oppo Find 7a
    18:11h
  • Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4
    18:03h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos
    18:02h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
    18:02h
  • LG G Flex2
    17:51h
  • Sony Xperia ZR
    17:48h
  • HTC One (E8)
    17:47h
  • Nokia Lumia 950 XL
    16:50h
  • LG G4
    16:40h
  • LG V10
    16:40h
  • Samsung I9295 Galaxy S4 Active
    16:40h
  • Nokia Lumia 930
    16:40h
  • Sony Xperia M2
    16:40h
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
    16:40h
  • Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
    16:39h
  • Motorola Moto E
    16:38h
  • Motorola Moto E Dual SIM
    16:38h
  • Meizu MX4
    16:25h
  • Sony Xperia Z3+
    16:13h
  • Sony Xperia Z
    16:03h
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
    15:51h
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM
    15:50h
  • Microsoft Lumia 435
    15:50h
  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
    15:47h
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
    15:32h
  • LG Optimus G E975
    15:30h
  • ZTE Blade S6
    15:01h
  • Nokia Lumia 830
    14:56h
  • Meizu m1 note
    14:53h
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S
    14:51h
  • HTC Desire 816
    14:46h
  • Huawei Honor 7
    14:33h
  • Alcatel Idol X+
    14:41h
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
    14:31h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
    14:24h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532
    14:24h
  • HTC Desire 820 dual sim
    14:17h
  • HTC Desire 820
    14:17h
  • Huawei Ascend P6
    14:17h
  • Nokia Lumia 620
    14:17h
  • Oppo Find 5
    14:17h
  • Motorola Moto G 4G
    14:17h
  • Nokia Lumia 635
    14:17h
  • Nokia Lumia Icon
    14:15h
  • HTC One (M8)
    14:15h
  • Oppo N3
    14:14h
  • Motorola Moto X
    14:06h
  • HTC Desire 510
    14:06h
  • Motorola Moto G
    13:41h
  • HTC One
    13:38h
  • Huawei Ascend P7
    13:36h
  • Xiaomi Mi 3
    13:28h
  • Nokia Lumia 630
    13:20h
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
    13:20h
  • Meizu MX5
    13:15h
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082
    12:45h
  • LG Optimus GJ E975W
    12:39h
  • Oppo R1x
    12:33h
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2
    12:33h
  • Huawei Ascend P1
    12:30h
  • Lenovo Vibe X2
    12:30h
  • Nokia Lumia 928
    12:27h
  • Apple iPhone 6
    12:23h
  • HTC Butterfly
    12:18h
  • Samsung Galaxy S III I747
    12:18h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
    12:18h
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM
    12:15h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note N7000
    12:14h
  • HTC One E9+
    12:07h
  • BlackBerry Leap
    12:05h
  • Motorola Moto G (2nd gen)
    11:49h
  • Gionee Elife S5.5
    11:32h
  • HTC One A9
    11:12h
  • Meizu MX3
    11:02h
  • Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
    11:01h
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    10:46h
  • Nokia XL
    10:45h
  • Apple iPhone 5c
    10:18h
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    10:15h
  • Samsung S7710 Galaxy Xcover 2
    10:03h
  • LG Nexus 5
    10:01h
  • Samsung Galaxy Express I8730
    10:00h
  • HTC One V
    10:00h
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    10:00h
  • Lenovo S90 Sisley
    10:00h
  • HTC One mini 2
    09:58h
  • HTC One X
    9:57h
  • Oppo R5
    9:45h
  • Apple iPhone 6s
    9:41h
  • Nokia Lumia 950
    8:25h
  • BlackBerry Z10
    8:20h
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
    6:52h

The web browsing on the Lumia 950 is just average at 7 and a half hours, but the Lumia 950 XL lasted some 3 hours more for a total runtime of 10 hours and 50 minutes.

Web browsing

  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
    16:41h
  • Sony Xperia E4
    16:40h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active
    16:25h
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
    15:05h
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
    14:52h
  • Meizu MX4
    14:06h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate7
    13:53h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
    13:14h
  • HTC Butterfly 2
    13:11h
  • Meizu m1 note
    13:05h
  • Huawei Honor 6
    12:59h
  • Sony Xperia C
    12:45h
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
    12:42h
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
    12:40h
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    12:37h
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    12:31h
  • HTC Desire 700 dual sim
    12:30h
  • HTC One (M8)
    12:29h
  • Apple iPhone 6s
    12:27h
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
    12:17h
  • Sony Xperia Z3
    12:03h
  • Nokia XL
    11:54h
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
    11:51h
  • Sony Xperia Z3+
    11:51h
  • HTC Desire 816
    11:48h
  • Sony Xperia C3 Dual
    11:47h
  • LG G2
    11:42h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos
    11:36h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
    11:36h
  • Sony Xperia E4g
    11:32h
  • LG G2 mini
    11:02h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11:01h
  • Nokia Lumia 1320
    10:58h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
    10:56h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
    10:56h
  • HTC Desire 510
    10:53h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
    10:52h
  • Motorola Moto G 4G
    10:52h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532
    10:52h
  • Nokia Lumia 950 XL
    10:50h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
    10:43h
  • Huawei Honor 7
    10:38h
  • LG AKA
    10:38h
  • Nokia Lumia 830
    10:36h
  • Apple iPhone 6
    10:29h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    10:25h
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
    10:24h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
    10:23h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
    10:23h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM
    10:23h
  • Nokia Lumia 630
    10:18h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
    10:14h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    10:14h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM
    10:14h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
    10:14h
  • BlackBerry Passport
    10:12h
  • BlackBerry Q5
    10:04h
  • HTC Desire Eye
    10:02h
  • HTC One (E8)
    10:02h
  • Nokia Lumia 635
    10:00h
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    9:58h
  • HTC One
    9:58h
  • Apple iPhone 5
    9:56h
  • Meizu m2 note
    9:54h
  • OnePlus One
    9:46h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    9:43h
  • Alcatel Hero
    9:40h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    9:39h
  • Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
    9:37h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4c
    9:32h
  • LG G Flex
    9:31h
  • LG G Pro 2
    9:31h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
    9:31h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    9:30h
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
    9:29h
  • Sony Xperia T3
    9:23h
  • Microsoft Lumia 435
    9:22h
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM
    9:22h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
    9:20h
  • vivo X5Max
    9:19h
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE
    9:16h
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    9:12h
  • HTC Desire 820 dual sim
    9:10h
  • HTC Desire 820
    9:10h
  • Samsung Galaxy K zoom
    9:10h
  • Oppo R1x
    9:10h
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
    9:05h
  • Apple iPhone 5c
    9:05h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
    9:05h
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    9:05h
  • Oppo N1
    9:05h
  • Motorola Moto G
    9:04h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    9:04h
  • Meizu MX5
    9:03h
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
    8:51h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100
    8:48h
  • Motorola Moto E Dual SIM
    8:42h
  • Motorola Moto E
    8:42h
  • BlackBerry Q10
    8:42h
  • Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
    8:38h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i
    8:27h
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
    8:25h
  • LG V10
    8:20h
  • Nokia Lumia 735
    8:20h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    8:17h
  • Motorola Moto X
    8:17h
  • Samsung Galaxy E7
    8:17h
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200
    8:17h
  • Oppo N3
    8:16h
  • HTC One mini
    8:12h
  • OnePlus 2
    8:05h
  • HTC One E9+
    8:05h
  • Xiaomi Mi 3
    8:04h
  • Lenovo Vibe X2
    8:01h
  • Motorola Nexus 6
    7:54h
  • LG G4
    7:54h
  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
    7:52h
  • Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
    7:42h
  • Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini
    7:38h
  • BlackBerry Leap
    7:37h
  • Nokia Lumia 720
    7:37h
  • Samsung I9295 Galaxy S4 Active
    7:35h
  • HTC One M9
    7:31h
  • Nokia Lumia 950
    7:29h
  • Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4
    7:24h
  • Oppo R7
    7:22h
  • Huawei Ascend P7
    7:13h
  • Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen)
    7:11h
  • Sony Xperia M
    7:09h
  • Oppo Find 7a
    7:09h
  • Sony Xperia J
    7:06h
  • Motorola RAZR i XT890
    7:06h
  • Gionee Elife S5.1
    7:04h
  • ZTE Blade S6
    7:01h
  • Lenovo S90 Sisley
    7:00h
  • Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
    6:58h
  • LG Optimus G Pro E985
    6:40h
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
    6:40h
  • ZTE Axon Pro
    6:39h
  • Sony Xperia Z
    6:37h
  • Motorola Moto G (2nd gen)
    6:37h
  • HTC One mini 2
    06:33h
  • Huawei Ascend P6
    6:30h
  • LG G3
    6:29h
  • BlackBerry Z10
    6:27h
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    6:27h
  • Yota YotaPhone 2
    6:23h
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
    6:19h
  • Sony Xperia SP
    6:18h
  • LG G Flex2
    6:16h
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    5:59h
  • Sony Xperia ion LTE
    5:56h
  • Alcatel Idol X+
    5:55h
  • Samsung Galaxy Fame S6810
    5:55h
  • Samsung Rugby Smart I847
    5:53h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
    5:53h
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G T769
    5:45h
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2
    5:41h
  • Nokia Lumia 920
    5:40h
  • Nokia Lumia 928
    5:36h
  • Oppo Find 5
    5:33h
  • Nokia Lumia 900
    5:25h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note I717
    5:24h
  • HTC Desire 616 dual sim
    5:24h
  • Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562
    5:23h
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    5:23h
  • HTC One A9
    5:22h
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM
    5:21h
  • LG Optimus G E975
    5:15h
  • Gionee Elife S5.5
    5:10h
  • Oppo Find 7
    5:02h
  • Nokia Lumia 930
    4:57h
  • LG Nexus 5
    4:45h
  • Oppo R5
    4:05h
  • HTC One S
    4:03h
  • HTC One S C2
    4:03h
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
    4:02h

When it comes to video playback both phones outed decent ratings - the Lumia 950 played back our sample video clip for 9 hours and 40 minutes, while the Lumia 950 XL lasted for an extra hour.

Video playback

  • LG G Flex
    19:57h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active
    18:03h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
    18:01h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    17:52h
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
    13:57h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    13:53h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
    13:51h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    13:32h
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
    13:12h
  • Samsung I9190 Galaxy S4 mini
    13:12h
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
    13:12h
  • HTC One Max
    13:11h
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
    13:04h
  • Huawei Honor 6
    12:51h
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
    12:41h
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
    12:31h
  • Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4
    12:30h
  • BlackBerry Q5
    12:28h
  • Sony Xperia Z2
    12:16h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
    12:12h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
    12:12h
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE
    12:10h
  • LG AKA
    11:54h
  • Sony Xperia Z3
    11:47h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    11:38h
  • OnePlus One
    11:23h
  • HTC One (E8)
    11:16h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    11:15h
  • Oppo N1
    11:15h
  • BlackBerry Q10
    11:15h
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    11:15h
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    11:15h
  • Meizu m1 note
    11:09h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
    11:02h
  • Asus PadFone X
    11:01h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4c
    10:47h
  • Apple iPhone 6s
    10:46h
  • BlackBerry Passport
    10:46h
  • vivo X5Max
    10:44h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
    10:41h
  • Nokia Lumia 950 XL
    10:38h
  • LG G Flex2
    10:35h
  • HTC Desire Eye
    10:35h
  • HTC Desire 816
    10:34h
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    10:31h
  • HTC Butterfly 2
    10:26h
  • LG G2 mini
    10:23h
  • Nokia Lumia 735
    10:20h
  • Apple iPhone 5
    10:12h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i
    10:11h
  • HTC One (M8)
    10:11h
  • HTC One
    10:02h
  • Motorola Moto X
    10:01h
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    10:01h
  • Motorola Nexus 6
    10:01h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    9:58h
  • Nokia Lumia 830
    9:58h
  • Nokia 808 PureView
    9:53h
  • Oppo N3
    9:49h
  • Huawei Honor 7
    9:43h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM
    9:43h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
    9:43h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
    9:43h
  • Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam
    9:42h
  • Nokia Lumia 950
    9:40h
  • Samsung Rugby Smart I847
    9:34h
  • Oppo R7
    9:33h
  • Meizu MX4
    9:31h
  • Xiaomi Mi 3
    9:28h
  • LG G2
    9:28h
  • HTC One S C2
    9:28h
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    9:27h
  • Apple iPhone 4s
    9:24h
  • Apple iPhone 6
    9:24h
  • Oppo Find 7a
    9:19h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
    9:18h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos
    9:18h
  • Nokia Lumia 1320
    9:17h
  • Meizu MX5
    9:13h
  • HTC Butterfly S
    9:03h
  • Oppo R1x
    9:02h
  • Sony Xperia E
    9:00h
  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
    9:00h
  • Sony Xperia E4
    9:00h
  • BlackBerry Leap
    8:59h
  • BlackBerry Z10
    8:44h
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
    8:41h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM
    8:40h
  • LG Optimus G Pro E985
    8:40h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
    8:40h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    8:40h
  • Nokia N9
    8:40h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
    8:40h
  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
    8:34h
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200
    8:34h
  • Samsung Galaxy A3
    8:34h
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos
    8:34h
  • HTC One A9
    8:33h
  • LG G3
    8:30h
  • OnePlus 2
    8:28h
  • HTC Butterfly
    8:28h
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM
    8:27h
  • Microsoft Lumia 435
    8:27h
  • HTC One M9
    8:21h
  • Huawei Ascend P7
    8:10h
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
    8:05h
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2
    8:01h
  • Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II
    8:00h
  • ZTE Blade S6
    8:00h
  • Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini
    7:46h
  • Sony Xperia Z3+
    7:46h
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
    7:45h
  • Yota YotaPhone 2
    7:41h
  • Apple iPhone 5c
    7:41h
  • Huawei Ascend P1
    7:38h
  • Asus PadFone 2
    7:38h
  • Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen)
    7:31h
  • LG G4
    7:30h
  • Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
    7:29h
  • ZTE Axon Pro
    7:27h
  • Motorola Moto G 4G
    7:27h
  • HTC One mini
    7:23h
  • LG G4
    7:23h
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
    7:14h
  • HTC Desire 820 dual sim
    7:10h
  • HTC Desire 820
    7:10h
  • Samsung I9295 Galaxy S4 Active
    7:03h
  • HTC One E9+
    7:00h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
    7:00h
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S
    6:42h
  • Nokia Lumia 620
    6:32h
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
    6:32h
  • Motorola Moto E
    6:31h
  • Motorola Moto E Dual SIM
    6:31h
  • Alcatel Idol X+
    6:29h
  • Nokia XL
    6:28h
  • Meizu m2 note
    6:27h
  • Nokia Lumia 920
    6:19h
  • Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300
    6:06h
  • Motorola Moto G (2nd gen)
    6:05h
  • HTC One mini 2
    06:05h
  • Gionee Elife S5.5
    6:02h
  • Oppo Find 7
    5:58h
  • Nokia Lumia 930
    5:48h
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
    5:47h
  • HTC One X
    5:45h
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia pro
    5:44h
  • Sony Xperia Z
    5:39h
  • Oppo R5
    5:27h
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM
    5:27h
  • Oppo Find 5
    5:18h
  • Nokia Lumia 900 AT&T
    5:18h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
    5:18h
  • HTC Desire 616 dual sim
    5:15h
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
    5:09h
  • Lenovo Vibe X2
    5:09h

Unfortunately both phones are below average performers in their standby battery times and both can last only up to 7 days on a single charge when left idling. That's far from impressive, particularly when you consider the battery size.

So, in our battery test the Lumia 950 scored an overall rating of 48h - the time it would last should you do an hour each of calling, browsing and video playback a day. The phone does average across all of the separate tests and in the standby endurance.



The Lumia 950 XL scored a more respectable 62h rating. This type of score is above average overall, but when it comes to phablets, it's not particularly impressive.



The mentioned usage pattern is of course entirely artificial, but we've established it so our battery results are comparable across devices.

Our Lumia 950 XL review is almost ready now and you should expect it some time next week. There you'll also see how the 950XL performs in its DualSIM flavor. Stay tuned!

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