Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Lenovo Vibe P2: Battery performance review and comparison [VIDEO]

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    The Lenovo P2 packs a jaw-dropping 5,100 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery. Lenovo
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    New Samsung Galaxy S7 (R) and S7 edge smartphones are displayed after their unveiling ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 21, 2016. Reuters/ALBERT GEA
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The Lenovo Vibe P2 is a more-than-capable smartphone with a pocket-friendly price tag and a massive battery. It’s always interesting to see if such a device can go head-to-head with one of the best in the industry, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The end result may not be surprising, but the wide gap surely is.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – Battery specs and features

The 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge can provide more than three days of music play or over a full day’s worth of phone calls thanks to its potent 3,600 mAh non-removable lithium-ion cell. A whole day’s worth of regular to heavy usage can still leave about 25 percent to 35 percent of cell power. With the aid of Android Marshmallow’s Doze feature, the S7 Edge only eats up roughly two percent of battery life when the handset is not used for about eight hours.

The Samsung flagship is an outstanding standby device, but heavy gaming can bring down the battery level pretty fast. The Galaxy S7 Edge can reach full battery levels in only 90 minutes of charging time using the bundled power adapter. Samsung also enhanced its mobile phone with wireless charging support.

Lenovo Vibe P2 – Battery specs and features

The Lenovo P2, on the other hand, packs a jaw-dropping 5,100 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery. That kind of prowess is more than enough for a handset with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. The smartphone can provide 79 hours of phone calls or approximately 32 days of standby time.

With moderate to slightly heavy use, the Vibe P2 can easily last for three whole days. According to GSMArena, the Lenovo handset can go north of six days if a user reasonably does an hour of 3G calls, web browsing and video playback each day. While the P2 lacks the wireless charging capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, it makes up for the insufficiency with its packaged Rapid Charger, which allows the smartphone to reach the 100 percent cell mark in just an hour and half of charging.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Lenovo P2 – Battery performance test

During TechRadar’s battery performance test, the Lenovo P2 not surprisingly outperformed the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Both phones went through a chain of battery-draining tasks that included 90 minutes each of web browsing, YouTube playback, gaming and internal video playback.

Following the web browsing test, the Vibe P2 had 85 percent remaining battery life while the S7 Edge had 56 percent. The Samsung handset further struggled during the YouTube test and only had 39 percent after playback was done. The Lenovo P2, meanwhile, remained unwithered with its 77 percent battery life.

When the gaming test was completed, the S7 Edge only had five percent cell power while the Vibe smartphone still had 60 percent. The S7 Edge ended up with a total performance time of five hours and 32 minutes. After completing the whole six-hour battery test, the P2 still had 49 percent remaining life. It endured another round of performance and finished with an unprecedented total time of 10 hours and 59 minutes.

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