Tests Show Medfield-powered Xolo X900 has a Decent Battery Life
The first Medfield smartphone is entering the market and benchmark results show that it performs roughly similar to most Cortex-A9 dual-core devices. Additionally, the new Intel mobile architecture is proven to have an acceptable battery life. Hardware analysts got the Medfield-powered Xolo X900 for a spin in their workshops and it appears that Intel has implemented a reliable power management configuration. It should be noted that the Xolo X900 features a relatively small battery, which yields only 5.4W/hour, slightly below 6W/hour used on many handsets.
Intel’s claim appears to be legitimate; the Xolo X900 is advertised to have 8 hours of talk time and 5 hours of 3G usage and tests showed that the phone lasted 8.5 hours for voice calls and 4.6 hours for 3G access.
While the battery life of Xolo X900 is mediocre compared to the competition, it is redeemed by the fact that the phone uses only 1460mAh battery. Many high-end handsets today use battery higher than 1600mAh. This is a good start for Intel as Medifield is its first attempt in the industry and future processors are likely to better. The test alleviates our fear that Intel’s architecture is a battery hog. On some tests, Xolo X900 beat Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which uses TI OMAP 4460 chipset.