Oppo R7 Plus battery life

George, 13 September, 2015

The Oppo R7 Plus is a 6-inch entrant in the upper segment of the midrange phablet market. Visually (and in concept) very similar to the Huawei Ascend Mate7, the smartphone relies on a high-quality FullHD AMOLED display and a mammoth 4,100mAh battery to make a name for itself.

Capacity is one thing, but transferring milliamp-hours into actual use passes through plenty of variables, and some phones put more obstacles on this path than others.

The Oppo R7 Plus starts off strong with nearly 31 hours in our 3G voice call test. This makes it the third highest ranked phone in our all-time chart, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE obviously canít pass for a phone. The Mate7 we mentioned above only does 20 hours on the same battery capacity.

Weíve seen batter efficiency in this test though. For example the OnePlus 2 has a 3,300mAh battery and is only a few minutes short of the R7 Plusí time, as so is the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ with only 3,000mAh.

Talk time

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE
    46:44h
  • Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
    33:20h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
    33:19h
  • Oppo R7 Plus
    30:46h
  • OnePlus 2
    30:29h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    30:29h
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
    30:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
    29:46h
  • 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
  • BlackBerry Passport
    25:12h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    25:12h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    25:12h
  • Motorola Nexus 6
    25:03h
  • Alcatel Hero
    25:02h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
    25:02h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
    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 LTE
    23:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM
    23:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
    23:09h
  • Oppo R7
    22:58h
  • Samsung P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
    22:42h
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
    22:36h
  • ZTE Nubia Z9
    22:20h
  • Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue
    22:16h
  • HTC One Max
    22:13h
  • Sony Xperia Z2
    22:13h
  • Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
    22:13h
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
    22:13h
  • Nokia Lumia 1320
    22:13h
  • Sony Xperia C3 Dual
    22:11h
  • Yota YotaPhone 2
    22:09h
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
    22:09h
  • Samsung ATIV SE
    22:05h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
    21:41h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
    21:39h
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    21:18h
  • 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
  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    20:24h
  • Motorola RAZR i XT890
    20:07h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate7
    20:06h
  • Samsung Galaxy E7
    20:04h
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos
    20:04h
  • Samsung Galaxy A3
    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
  • Huawei P8lite ALE-L04
    18:25h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
    18:15h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    18:12h
  • Oppo Find 7a
    18:11h
  • LG G2 mini
    18:11h
  • Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4
    18:03h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
    18:02h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos
    18:02h
  • LG G Flex2
    17:51h
  • Sony Xperia ZR
    17:48h
  • HTC One (E8)
    17:47h
  • Huawei P8lite
    17:38h
  • Nokia Lumia 735
    17:30h
  • vivo X5Max
    17:23h
  • Huawei Honor 6
    17:13h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100
    16:57h
  • HTC Desire 700 dual sim
    16:56h
  • Acer Liquid Jade S
    16:51h

You donít buy a 6-inch smartphone to use it for voice calls though, you buy it for the screen estate. In our web browsing trial the R7 Plus doesnít quite produce an equally impressive result. Not that 10:39 hours is bad, itís just nothing exceptional, and the battery capacity promises exceptional.

Back to the Mate7 for reference. Huaweiís 6-incher performs notably better in this test and post a result just short of 14 hours. The Nexus 6 only makes it through 8 hours before its battery dies, so large-screened devices are on both ends of the spectrum in web browsing.

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
  • Huawei P8
    13:32h
  • 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
  • ZTE Nubia Z9
    12:18h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
    12:18h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
    12:18h
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
    12:17h
  • Sony Xperia Z3
    12:03h
  • Nokia XL
    11:54h
  • 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 Z2
    11:32h
  • Sony Xperia E4g
    11:32h
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
    11:31h
  • Sony Xperia E1
    11:30h
  • Sony Xperia ZR
    11:20h
  • HTC One Max
    11:20h
  • HTC Butterfly S
    11:07h
  • Asus PadFone X
    11:07h
  • 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
  • Motorola Moto G 4G
    10:52h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
    10:52h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532
    10:52h
  • Oppo R7 Plus
    10:39h
  • 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 LTE Dual SIM
    10:23h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
    10:23h
  • Nokia Lumia 630
    10:18h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    10:14h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
    10:14h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
    10:14h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM
    10:14h
  • BlackBerry Passport
    10:12h
  • BlackBerry Q5
    10:04h
  • HTC One (E8)
    10:02h
  • HTC Desire Eye
    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
  • Samsung Ativ Odyssey I930
    9:54h
  • Sony Xperia E3
    9:48h
  • Sony Xperia M2
    9:48h
  • Samsung I9190 Galaxy S4 mini
    9:47h
  • 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 4
    9:31h
  • LG G Pro 2
    9:31h
  • LG G Flex
    9:31h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    9:30h
  • 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
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    9:05h
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
    9:05h
  • Apple iPhone 5c
    9:05h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
    9:05h
  • Oppo N1
    9:05h

The test that the Oppo R7 Plus truly aces is video playback. All-time second result, the 18:04 hours are a really impressive feat. The Mate7 does the same 14 hours as in web browsing, the Lumia 1520 is good for 12 and a half, more or less the same as the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy A8. The Nexus 6 is not in the same league with only 10 full hours.

Video playback

  • LG G Flex
    19:57h
  • Oppo R7 Plus
    18:04h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active
    18:03h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
    18:01h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    17:52h
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    16:35h
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
    15:03h
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
    14:58h
  • Samsung Galaxy E7
    14:57h
  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    14:17h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate7
    14:04h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    13:53h
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
    13:41h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    13:32h
  • Samsung I9190 Galaxy S4 mini
    13:12h
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
    13:12h
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
    13:12h
  • HTC One Max
    13:11h
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
    13:04h
  • Sony Xperia C
    12:53h
  • Huawei Honor 6
    12:51h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
    12:51h
  • Samsung Galaxy Premier I9260
    12:51h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
    12:45h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
    12:45h
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
    12:41h
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
    12:31h
  • Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4
    12:30h
  • BlackBerry Q5
    12:28h
  • Sony Xperia C3 Dual
    12:22h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    12:18h
  • 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
  • Samsung P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7
    11:37h
  • Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
    11:29h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100
    11:27h
  • OnePlus One
    11:23h
  • HTC One (E8)
    11:16h
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    11:15h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    11:15h
  • BlackBerry Q10
    11:15h
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    11:15h
  • Oppo N1
    11:15h
  • Meizu m1 note
    11:09h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
    11:02h
  • Asus PadFone X
    11:01h
  • BlackBerry Passport
    10:46h
  • vivo X5Max
    10:44h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
    10:41h
  • 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
  • Samsung Galaxy K zoom
    10:08h
  • Samsung ATIV SE
    10:07h
  • Sony Xperia M2
    10:04h
  • HTC First
    10:03h
  • HTC One
    10:02h
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    10:01h
  • Motorola Moto X
    10:01h
  • Motorola Nexus 6
    10:01h
  • Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus
    10:00h
  • Nokia Lumia 630
    10:00h
  • Nokia Lumia 635
    10:00h
  • Huawei P8lite ALE-L04
    10:00h
  • Samsung Galaxy Express I8730
    10:00h
  • Nokia Lumia 830
    9:58h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    9:58h
  • Sony Xperia T3
    9:56h
  • HTC Desire 510
    9:54h
  • Nokia 808 PureView
    9:53h
  • Alcatel Hero
    9:49h
  • Oppo N3
    9:49h
  • Sony Xperia M
    9:49h
  • Huawei Honor 7
    9:43h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
    9:43h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM
    9:43h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
    9:43h
  • Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam
    9:42h
  • Samsung Rugby Smart I847
    9:34h
  • Oppo R7
    9:33h
  • Meizu MX4
    9:31h
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
    9:30h
  • LG G2
    9:28h
  • HTC One S C2
    9:28h
  • HTC One S
    9:28h
  • Xiaomi Mi 3
    9:28h
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    9:27h
  • Huawei P8
    9:25h
  • Apple iPhone 4s
    9:24h

The scores above add up to an endurance rating of 94 hours, or 2 hours less if you use 2 SIM cards at the same time. That translates into nearly 4 full days, if you use the phone for an hour each of voice calls, web browsing and video playback per day.



Our proprietary score also includes a standby battery draw test, which is not featured in our test scorecard but is calculated in the total endurance rating.

The battery testing procedure is described in detail in case you're interested in the nitty-gritties.

In the case of the Oppo R7 Plus itís also worth mentioning that it supports the companyís proprietary VOOC fast charging tech. Part of the retail package, the fast charger and special USB cable work together to deliver up to 4A of current at 5V to the smartphone.

The battery inside is actually comprised of two separate cells, which can be charged simultaneously, thus reducing the current to each cell and keeping temperature in check. It also means that to make use of the VOOC fast charging you need both the charger and the cable, because they have additional pins, missing in your garden variety pieces. You can certainly use standard chargers and cables as well, but at the expense of speed.


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Reader comments

  • Den

Try Oppo R7 Plus with 4000 ma battery

  • betallion44

This article refers to battery life test of oppo R7 plus , you are talking about R7 which has half the battery size...

  • Edli

My fully charged R7 used for chatting on WhatsApp & related died after 7 hours. How come?