Which is more important? Performance or Battery Life?

This is a discussion which has been there for a long time and it feels like it’ll never be settled down. Both are important and should be at their peaks. But not all phones have the best of the two, and have either the higher of one and the lower of the other. So, which is more important for the common user? We will find out

Battery Life


It is one of the most concerns we have in today’s smartphones as, a smartphone struggles to last a day in today’s performance and it often needs to be charged more than once a day. Battery life in high end phones are often weak to average, due to the processing power and the ram and sometimes due to the heat, the battery drains in a few minutes. Not all High End smartphones battery are bad, but most suffer in this and it is often recommended to them to have external chargers and power cases. In mid range section, it is better in the battery life section and the reason is mainly of reducing the processing power and the ram usage, so the phone has a better battery life but a medium performance with the CPU. It is the similar case with the low range smartphones where the battery is better than the CPU Perfomances. Sometimes it depends on how the UI is customized, if it’s simple and has not much weights, the battery consumption can be reduced in a few methods. Without Battery, the phone is absolutely nothing, so it is quite important.

CPU Perfomances 

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Another important performance is the CPU. Every year, Every month, Every update there is on the hardware of a device, there is always a bump on the CPU. These improvements can’t be noted for everything, but overall it is used to give a better performance and at a consistent rate. My HTC one is still as fast as it was since the day I booted it for the first time. Does having low Specs affect the phone? It depends on what case. For using social media apps and playing android games for a long period, there may be lags but it still perfomances in a good pace. But the downside is that’s the peak. It can’t go further with better performances, unless you root the phone and overclock it, which affects the battery life in an indirect way. But with better Clock speed and more cores of processors, it has better performances at a consistent rate which will be a major power up if you’re going with the idea of using this device for a long period of time. But no matter what the hardware is, it will age sooner or later and have issues which might affect the CPU.

Overall Conclusion 

it all comes to what you want more at the end of the day. Whether you want better battery life or excellent perfomance? In my opinion, I would try to go for a 60:40 ratio with Battery life and CPU Perfomance. The Performance is quite important, yes, but without battery life, a phone is basically with no life. I would rather have a phone which sucks at performance with a good battery than a phone which can’t last for a period of long time. Even if it sucks, it can still performance something or another. Thank you!