One of the main new features in Android 5.0 Lollipop are the improvements made to battery consumption. While many users reported noticing a huge difference between Kit Kat and Lollipop, how has battery really improved?
An Android 5.0 Lollipop Battery Benchmark test done by GSMArena gives us a great insight into the battery life running Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 5, Galaxy S5, LG G3 and HTC One M8.
Android 5.0 Lollipop Battery Benchmark test – Endurance
The above chart shows a huge improvement on the Galaxy S5’s endurance, the HTC One M8 also saw a big jump while the Nexus 5 and LG G3 lacked behind.
Android 5.0 Lollipop Battery Benchmark test – Web Browsing
When it comes to web browsing the big winner is the HTC One M8 as the overall battery life time increased by over 3 and a half hours. The biggest losers again are the Nexus 5 and LG G3 with little to no improvement.
Android 5.0 Lollipop Battery Benchmark test – Video Playback
Our last benchmark is the only one where both the LG G3 and Nexus 5 made a slight improvement, however the HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5 also saw almost an hour of increased battery life.
Android 5.0 Lollipop Battery test: The Winners
The devices that saw the biggest battery improvements after upgrading to Android 5.0 Lollipop are the following:
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- HTC One M8
- LG G3
- Nexus 5
Don’t forget to check out our guide on how to improve your overall Lollipop battery here