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Redmi K50i battery drain test against POCO F4, iQOO Neo 6, OnePlus Nord 2T, OPPO Reno8

The Redmi K50i was launched last month, and we got our hands on it. The OPPO Reno8 is also a strong player in this price range, and we see how these two devices stack up against their rivals.

Redmi K50i vs OPPO Reno8 vs POCO F4 vs iQOO Neo 6 vs OnePlus Nord 2T

The considered battery test begins with a battery load test. All smartphones are depleted and times shown are from a full 0-100% charge cycle. The OPPO Reno8, POCO F4 and OnePlus Nord 2T, with their 4,500 mAh battery, take 27 minutes, 56 minutes and 34 minutes respectively to charge. The iQOO Neo 6, with its slightly larger 4,700mAh battery, takes around 41 minutes to charge, while the Redmi K50i, with the larger 5,080mAh battery, takes 1 hour and 4 minutes to charge . It’s also important to keep in mind that some of the devices here support 80W fast charging while others support slightly less. These charging rates won’t play a big role in the real world, as charging speeds fluctuate dynamically based on the battery management system, which relies primarily on battery temperature.

The battery drain test begins with a two-hour video playback test that devices perform with a full backup battery. This is followed by a speaker test which leaves the Reno 8 with the least charge remaining at 67%. All other devices manage to hold more than 75% of their charge in the first two tests.

Redmi K50i 6 hours 46 mins 1 hour 4 minutes
OPPO Reno 8 4 hours 40 minutes 27 minutes
POCO F4 5 hours 41 mins 56 minutes
iQOO Neo 6 5 hours 11 mins 34 minutes
OnePlus Nord 2T 6 hours 16 mins 41 minutes

All devices are then lined up to perform a series of benchmarking tests to get their processors running. The first test will be done on Geekbench 5, followed by a test on AnTuTu. With about 3 hours of elapsed time, the OPPO Reno8 still remains in the red zone with only 40% battery reserves remaining. The iQOO Neo 6 holds the best, with around 57% juice remaining.

The game turn comes next, and a session on BGMI drains the devices a lot. The Redmi K50i, iQOO Neo 6, POCO F4 and Nord 2T continue to push and manage to keep a little over 30% charge. The game ride is followed by a camera ride, and it is observed that after spending about 4.5 hours, the OPPO Reno8 has dropped to its remaining 2% charge. The Nord 2T isn’t far behind with just 10% juice on board. Everyone else retains composure when above 20% charge remaining.

The next challenge, a social media usage challenge, puts the finishing touch on all devices. And that gives us the winner of the challenge, which is the Redmi K50i. Not only does it have the biggest battery of the lot, but it also manages to show a respectable battery drain rate (measured in mAh/min) and lasts 6 hours and 45 minutes. The OPPO Reno8, while eerily similar to the OnePlus Nord 2T, powers down the fastest at 4 hours 40 minutes.