Oukitel C3 Battery Review: Real Life Test
Oukitel C3 is one of the phones that comes to mind when you talk of affordable Android phones with great specs and features. With a price tag of just under $60, the C3 is one of the best affordable Android phones you can get in the market.
The focus on this post is the C3’s battery, but first let’s look at other things the Oukitel C3 has to offer.
The Oukitel C3 comes with 5-inch IPS LCD HD display, with a display resolution of 720p (1280 x 720). The smart phone is packed with MTK6580A quad-core chipset on the inside and it feature 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM (expandable to up to 32 GB with TF cards) and Mali-400 MP GPU.
The C3 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, making it one of the few affordable Android phones to feature Android Marshmallow.
On the camera side, the C3 offer 5 MP back camera and 0.3 front camera which are interpolated to 8 MP and 2 MP repectively.
Coming to the battery, the Oukitel C3 comes with 2000 mAh battery.
You can see detailed specs of the C3 here.
The battery test
Reviewers has often critisized the C3’s battery, arguing that the smartphone could have done better with an additional 700-800 mAh, but the C3’s battery offer a decent battery life according to this test.
Oukitel C3 does not support flash charging but the charging time of the device is quite decent as the phone was charged from 0% to 100% in just about 2.5 hours. The battery reached 50% from zero is a short period of time.
During heavy usage of smartphone, the battery survived for almost 12 hours. The device managed to last approximately 14 hours with frequent calls, close to half an hour of browsing and intermittent instant messaging.
One cool feature of the C3 is the PowerSaver app, introduced by Oukitel. With that feature, the Oukitel C3 was able to give extra 5 hours of standby time after the battery hit 10%.
The PowerSaver app switches off data connections, lowers the brightness to the minimum and disables syc to achieve this additional standby time.
Here is a screenshot of the battery test result:
Overall, the Ouktel C3’s battery may not be the biggest in town, it still delivers a decent performance for a phone of that price range.