Fairphone 5 fails in DxOMark battery analysis and dies after two hours of digital camera utilize

The battery of the Fairphone 5 can be swapped in seconds. (Image: Notebookcheck)
The battery of the Fairphone 5 will even be swapped in seconds. (Image: Notebookcheck)

The easy replaceability of the 4200 mAh battery within the Fairphone 5 is undoubtedly one amongst the highlights of the smartphone’s functions, nonetheless DxOMark’s detailed analysis now unearths the disadvantages of this compose.

Hannes Brecher (translated by Jacob Fisher), Printed 🇩🇪

The inferiority of the battery life of the Fairphone 5 used to be already evident in our broad review, and now a detailed analysis by DxOMark unearths the weaknesses of the detachable 4200 mAh battery intimately.

With a acquire of 83 functions, the midrange smartphone finally ends up in 165th space on the ideal list, with ideal five smartphones scoring worse, including the European Samsung Galaxy S22 with its Exynos 2200. The Qualcomm QCM6490, per the Snapdragon 778G, is solely too inefficient in some eventualities, as the battery runs out in now no longer as much as two hours when the utilize of the digital camera, and upright below five and a half of hours of gaming is additionally some distance worse than most competitors.

The Fairphone 5 ideal achieves shut to-aggressive battery life below very light load, comparable to when making calls or streaming tune, nonetheless even tense social media apps are passable to scale support the battery life to spherical five hours. GPS navigation is right doubtless for four hours on a single impress. Simplest in realistic utilize is a runtime of over a day more doubtless to be doubtless.

The Fairphone 5 is charged by capability of USB-C and ideal reaches a maximum output of 30 watts. A fat impress thus takes 02: 19 hours, while the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, for instance, will even be charged in 01: 40 hours despite its bigger battery and critically longer runtimes. Alternatively, a impress from 0 to 80% is doubtless in barely over an hour.

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