Nowadays, one of the most important factors in picking a smartphone is its battery life. Despite advances in quick charging technologies, some flagship devices still struggle to last even for just a single day before demanding to be plugged into a charger. Recently, the battery benchmark test for the Huawei Mate 9 revealed that it edges out that of the Pixel XL, iPhone 7 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei have widely lauded that the Mate 9's battery can last for up to two days on just a single charge. While this was initially dismissed as a mere marketing campaign, the latest battery benchmark test revealed that it has more truth to it than originally anticipated.
In terms of battery life, the Mate 9 edged out flagship three notable flagship devices. The Mate 9 has had a resounding victory scoring nearly twice battery life compared to its competitors.
In a custom test performed by Phone Arena, the Huawei Mate 9 scored an impressive 12 hours and 14 minutes of continuous running time. Using the same test, the iPhone 7 Plus scored 9 hours and 5 minutes of battery time, while the Galaxy S7 Edge edged out with just 7 hours and 18 minutes.
When it comes to charging time, the Mate 9 also performed quite well given its massive battery pack. The Mate 9 charged its battery from zero to 100 percent in 2 hours and 24 minutes. This might not be an impressive feat, but the phone has a massive 4000mAh battery pack which takes quite a while to fill. In comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus took 3 hours and 17 minutes to fully recharge from zero.
Aside from an impressive battery life, the Huawei Mate 9 also sports an impressive set of specs which could easily rival its closest competitors. According to Green Bot, the Mate 9 is Huawei's first flagship smartphone to be officially released in the United States.