vivo X5Pro battery life

George, 13 September, 2015

Not overly creative with the naming, vivo has a whole bunch of X5’s and the X5Pro appears to be the most well-rounded among them, as we discovered during our in-depth review. Among its other merits, the vivo X5Pro proved an efficient battery user, and we’ll now try to go into more detail on its performance in this respect.

Its compact frame allows for a 2,450mAh battery, not the greatest capacity for a FullHD 5-incher. The Sony Xperia M5, for example, has a 2,600mAh unit, while the Huawei Honor 6 and Xiaomi Mi 4 have cells around the 3,100mAh mark. Then again, the Oppo R7 and the Lenovo Vibe X2 hover around 2,300mAh.

It’s also worth noting that we previously tested the vivo X5Max, which has a 5.5-inch display and a smaller capacity battery, but still achieved respectable endurance scores. So vivo seems to know what it’s doing when it comes to getting the most out of the limited capacity.

After that preamble, let’s move on to the X5Pro’s test results. In our 3G call test the smartphone is good for almost 17 full hours, a very good performance. That said, the Oppo R7 does markedly better at 23 hours, but then the R1x only lasts 12 and a half. In vivo's camp the Pro does nearly as good as the Max and both are better than the LG G4, mind you.

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
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    30:29h
  • OnePlus 2
    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 Dual SIM
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    29:46h
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
    28:34h
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    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
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    25:12h
  • BlackBerry Passport
    25:12h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    25:12h
  • Motorola Nexus 6
    25:03h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
    25:02h
  • Alcatel Hero
    25:02h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
    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 Dual SIM
    23:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
    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
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
    22:13h
  • HTC One Max
    22:13h
  • Sony Xperia Z2
    22:13h
  • Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
    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 edge
    19:48h
  • Sony Xperia T3
    19:48h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
    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
  • vivo X5Pro
    16:57h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100
    16:57h
  • HTC Desire 700 dual sim
    16:56h

Our web browsing test script depletes the X5Pro’s battery in 9:34 hours, a smidgeon short of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and equally as much longer than that Xiaomi Mi4 we mentioned with the 3,100mAh battery. The Honor 6 is in a league of its own here with 13 full hours, and the Honor 7, while not as impressive, still manages to outlast the X5Pro by an hour.

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
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
    12:18h
  • ZTE Nubia Z9
    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
  • HTC One Max
    11:20h
  • Sony Xperia ZR
    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
  • Microsoft Lumia 532
    10:52h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
    10:52h
  • Motorola Moto G 4G
    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 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 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
  • HTC One
    9:58h
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    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
  • vivo X5Pro
    9:34h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
    9:31h
  • LG G Flex
    9:31h
  • LG G Pro 2
    9:31h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    9:30h
  • Sony Xperia T3
    9:23h
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM
    9:22h
  • Microsoft Lumia 435
    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
    9:10h
  • Oppo R1x
    9:10h
  • Samsung Galaxy K zoom
    9:10h
  • HTC Desire 820 dual sim
    9:10h
  • Apple iPhone 5c
    9:05h
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    9:05h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
    9:05h
  • Oppo N1
    9:05h

The X5Pro scores well above average in the video playback test too. 10 hours and 41 minutes are enough for an entire Game of Thrones season with time to spare. The Honor 6 lasts two hours longer, but the Honor 7 dies after 9:43, more or less the same as the Oppo R7.

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
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
    12:51h
  • Huawei Honor 6
    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
  • Oppo N1
    11:15h
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    11:15h
  • BlackBerry Q10
    11:15h
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    11:15h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    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
  • vivo X5Pro
    10:41h
  • HTC Desire Eye
    10:35h
  • LG G Flex2
    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
  • Motorola Moto X
    10:01h
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    10:01h
  • Motorola Nexus 6
    10:01h
  • Samsung Galaxy Express I8730
    10:00h
  • Nokia Lumia 635
    10:00h
  • Huawei P8lite ALE-L04
    10:00h
  • Nokia Lumia 630
    10:00h
  • Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus
    10:00h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    9:58h
  • Nokia Lumia 830
    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
  • HTC One S C2
    9:28h
  • HTC One S
    9:28h
  • Xiaomi Mi 3
    9:28h
  • LG G2
    9:28h
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    9:27h
  • Huawei P8
    9:25h

The math works out to an endurance rating of 67 hours with a single SIM or 62 hours if you pop in a second card. So two and a half days of use on a single charge are possible if you do an hour each of voice calls, web surfing 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. You can also check out our complete battery test table, where you can see how long any of the smartphones we've tested will last under your own typical use.


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Reader comments

  • KAMAL. G

Battery performance not satisfied

  • AnonD-142922

Much much better than iphone 6

  • Anonymous

dont forget the 100 nits at 50%...

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