In the year 2017, most major Smartphone manufacturers have really pushed the boundaries a lot in most areas but not in the development of a long-lasting battery. Once the Note 7 started having serious issues with batteries, the advancement of technology and capacities in batteries has taken a back seat.
This is the same case for the OnePlus 5. The battery is non-removable and is bigger than that of the OnePlus 3 and has a capacity of 3300mAh; this is 100mAh less than that used in the OnePlus 3T. However, despite the lower capacity, the improved efficiency of their Snapdragon 835 processor has lowered the drain on the battery making it quite good.
For people who use their devices at medium to heavy levels, the battery will still have about 10% capacity spared for the night. If you watch some movies on Netflix for an hour, only 7–8% of the battery gets used up. If you are streaming music when the screen is off, you will use up half of that.
When you consider that the screen has a resolution of 1080p, one would have expected the battery to stay on for two days without having to be recharged, but this is not the case. However, OnePlus have made it better by including the Dash Charge feature, which makes it easy to charge the huge battery in a short time. In less than an hour, the battery will be charged from 0-100%. You can also use the phone as it is charging and the charging process will still be as fast. The device does not overheat when charging at high speed like most other phones. The only disadvantage of Dash Charge is that you must use the USB cable and charger that come with the device. But this is just a small problem, since you may only charge the device when you are at home.
OnePlus 5 Battery Drain – Fix
In case you are finding problems pertaining to battery drain for your OnePlus 5, it could be due to many issues like too many background apps running or an app that does not synchronize well with Android Nougat 7.1. Here are some solutions that may work –
- Go to Settings -> Battery; you should see Android OS, or the screen at the top. Instead, if you find an app at the top up there, it means that the app is draining juice. So uninstall it, ‘force close it by tapping on it, or disable it.
- Close apps that you do not need.
- Reduce the brightness to less than 45 percent.
- Turn on the ‘Battery Saver Mode’ when you need to squeeze more battery juice and there is no Dash charger around.