The Oppo N1 is notable for many reasons, not the least of all is its option to ship directly from the manufacturer with CyanogenMod 10.1 preloaded onto it. The device can alternatively ship with Oppo’s own take on Android, ColorOS.
Both UIs have their advantages and disadvantages, but how does the CyanogenMod OS compare to ColorOS in power consumption? GSMarena put the device through a variety of tests with both Operating Systems and posted the results.
CyanogenMod did not fare well on the Oppo N1 compared to ColorOS. When switching from ColorOS to CyanogenMod, users can expect a dramatic 33% loss in battery length during talk time, (16 hours and 40 minutes to 25 hours and one minute) a 21% drop off while watching videos (10 hours to 11 hours and 15 minutes) and a 25% loss of battery life in standby mode (59 hours compared to 79 hours).
The only test that the CyanogenMod performed comparable to ColorOS on the Oppo N1 was web browsing. The Oppo N1 only saw a 2% reduction of its battery life while using CyanogenMod and browsing the web.
It’s not all bad however, The CyanogenMod community is very dedicated, and they will likely find it a point of pride to make the first phone to ship with CyanogenMod perform really well. You can bet they are working to get the most out of that 3,610mAh battery as I type this.