CyanogenMod Struggles in Oppo N1 Battery Test

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).

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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.

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  1. January 20, 2014

    I wonder if the lower battery life could be due to them running the phone hardware at higher speeds? possibly/probably not but it would be interesting to hear how the differing roms perform? as the op said the CM community are pretty hardcore and will see this as a challenge to overcome.

  2. Cosmo
    January 20, 2014

    That photo bugs me off, Ni-Mh batteries are the whole world different from Li-Ions in phones… And that’s just one of many posts using it.

    • cosmo
      January 20, 2014

      Sorry, just trolled myself, these are just one-time usable alkalines, which makes it even worse!