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Battery Endurance Test: HarmonyOS 2 vs EMUI 11 on Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus, shocking results

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Finally, the most awaited operating system, HarmonyOS is opened for Huawei smartphones, and ready to deliver all the improved performance configuration and lower battery drainage that everyone wants for their smartphones.

Yet HarmonyOS has not reached the global market but we hope that Huawei is working on the background to bring this new operating system to the global smartphone consumers.

But, we’re here to talk to you about the performance of HarmonyOS. Before that, we want to mention what Huawei has said during the launch of the HarmonyOS for smart devices.

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According to the company, HarmonyOS delivers better, efficient, and smoother performance as compared to its predecessor – EMUI and rivals such as iOS.

Huawei conducted a gaming test including Huawei Mate 40 Pro with HarmonyOS, Mate 40 Pro with EMUI 11, and iPhone 12 Pro Max with iOS 14. The results show that Huawei Mate 40 Pro’s battery can stand for up to 5.1 hours of gameplay, the EMUI 11 device runs for 4.7 hours, and the iOS device can run up to 3.9 hours in a single run.

The difference in battery performance is clearly there between HarmonyOS and EMUI 11 but the difference between HarmonyOS and iOS is something worth noting. This reveals that Huawei has pushed some limits to make this OS better than all.

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HarmonyOS battery endurance test:

So do you think we should believe in Huawei’s lab test? Well, there’s a way to find out. A battery endurance test below using Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus will be going to tell you more about the battery performance and efficiency of HarmonyOS 2 on a smartphone device.

Let’s move ahead…

The device was upgraded over the public version of HarmonyOS 2 with build version 2.0.0.116 with 3GB of update size. On the other hand, the EMUI 11 powered device runs EMUI version 11.0.0.177.

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Battery Dog App:

This Chinese battery performance testing app assures more precise results, as it already optimizes the game animation rendering, web browsing, video playback, and CPU/GPU high load scene loop display. The results include an actual performance of the device while performing tests that are relative to your smartphone use cases.

Test Mode:

Talking about the test performed on the device, the extreme battery life test mode is used that records the test duration even until the battery level reaches 1% before it is completely drained. Afterward, the phone will be conned to the charger and restart to view the test results.

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Test Results:

The results show EMUI 11 powered Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ battery stand for 6 hours 52 minutes and 29 seconds (412 minutes, 24749 seconds). On the other side, Mate 40 Pro+ with HarmonyOS 2 withstands for 7 hours, 32 minutes, and 30 seconds (452 minutes, 27150 seconds).

The difference in performance and battery endurance is almost 10% between HarmonyOS 2 and EMUI 11. This is a very good performance from this operating system and can improve the device’s efficiency in different scenarios.

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HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) Eligible Devices

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In August 2019, Huawei launched its self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS, also known as Hongmeng OS. This new OS is a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a diverse user experience across all devices and scenarios.

Initially, the OS only supported Huawei smart TVs. However, with the growing U.S. pressure, Huawei has increased its speed and preparation to bring the HarmonyOS on more platforms.

At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0, which supports more platforms compared to its predecessor.

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According to the official roadmap, HarmonyOS 2.0 will support devices with up to 128MB RAM, such as smart wearables and other IoT devices. In 2021, It’ll support devices up to 4GB RAM, such as tablets and entry-level smartphones. By the end of 2021, this RAM limit will increase over 4GB and open a way for the support of flagship smartphones.

At an event on June 2, 2021, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS for smartphone devices announced a roadmap of upgrading almost every possible device that goes way back up to 2016. This upgrade plan is surely something and both Huawei and Honor phones are part of this journey.

So, Let’s look at the devices that are eligible to receive HarmonyOS software updates.

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Before we begin, If you want to check the timeline of these devices, then do move to our upgrade plan articles for Huawei (Link) and Honor (Link) devices.

Note: All of these devices are officially confirmed.

HarmonyOS eligible Huawei devices:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 40E
  • Huawei Mate X2
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 4G
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro Plus
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 30 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 5G
  • Huawei MatePad Pro WiFi
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
  • Huawei Nova 8
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Nova 7 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6
  • Huawei Nova 6 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE
  • Huawei MatePad 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
  • Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 55 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 75 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 85 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 55
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 55
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 75
  • Huawei Smart Screen X 65
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate X
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
  • Huawei Maimang 9
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei Nova 4
  • Huawei Nova 3
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5z
  • Huawei Nova 5
  • Huawei Nova 4e
  • Huawei Maimang 8
  • Huawei Enjoy 9S
  • Huawei Nova 5i
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei Nova 2s
  • Huawei Enjoy 10
  • Huawei Enjoy 10s
  • Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus
  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8 inches
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet
  • Huawei Smart Screen V55i
  • Huawei Smart Screen V65i
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2019
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 76 2019

Wearables:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
  • Huawei Watch GT 2
  • Huawei Watch GT 2e

HarmonyOS eligible Honor devices:

  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor V30
  • Honor V30 Pro
  • Honor V20
  • Honor V20 Moschino Edition
  • Honor Magic 2
  • Honor 20
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor X10
  • Honor X10 Max
  • Honor Tablet 6
  • Honor Tablet X6
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor 30 Youth Edition
  • Honor Play 4
  • Honor V10
  • Honor 10
  • Honor Play
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor Play4T Pro
  • Honor 9X
  • Honor 9X Pro
  • Honor 8X
  • Honor 10 Youth Edition
  • Honor 20i
  • Honor 9
  • Honor V9
  • Honor Play 3
  • Honor Note 10
  • Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
  • Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch

Note:

  • This list is based on recent leaks and available device information.
  • It’s not officially confirmed.
  • We may add/remove more devices to the list.
  • This article will be continuously updated.

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HarmonyOS 2 completes 40 million installations, Huawei P10 and Mate 9 next to upgrade

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Huawei officially confirmed that HarmonyOS 2 has been installed in over 40 million devices. This is another big milestone for this new operating system, and the company also announced that the Huawei Mate 9 and P10 devices are next in line to test the HarmonyOS 2 beta software update.

HarmonyOS 2 was launched on June 2, the operating system brings a lot of new features and a new user interface for the consumers. It has a lot of new features powered by the distributed capabilities.

On the day of its unveiling, Huawei lay down a roadmap of over 100 devices that will upgrade to HarmonyOS, this list also includes some of the oldest models such as Huawei Mate 9 and P10 devices.

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HarmonyOS 2 40 million installations

However, Huawei has not yet announced the rollout detail for the global consumers, which is much awaited.

HarmonyOS 40 million Milestones:

According to previous information, HarmonyOS 2 completed 10 million installations in under one week, followed by 18 million upon the completion of 15 days.

On July 8, the Chinese tech maker officially confirmed that HarmonyOS installation has exceeded 30 million active users.

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This progress shows us that HarmonyOS 2 has a long way to go and the company is working more and more to provide the best software experience to the least possible device.

However, we still want to see, whether Huawei will be able to provide the same user experience for the global consumers and more importantly, when.

Devices Upgraded with HarmonyOS 2:

As for your information, Huawei has already upgraded devices from the Huawei Mate 40, Mate 30, Mate 20, Mate 10, P40, P30, P20, P10 series, as well as tablet devices such as Huawei MatePad Pro and MediaPad M6 lineups.

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Furthermore, Honor smartphones are also on the list of HarmonyOS 2 eligible devices and some of top models are testing the HarmonyOS 2 features in China.

To be mentioned some of these devices are still under the HarmonyOS 2 beta testing and will receive the table update soon.

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HarmonyOS Control Panel: Control all in one place

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HarmonyOS comes with lots of new features and the user interface changes aren’t unknown to any Huawei smartphone user. However, the new HarmonyOS Control Panel has been quite an attraction to the consumers, because of its uniqueness.

The latest Control Panel is a combination of different settings and provides simplicity over its predecessor in the EMUI 11. The control panel is an easy solution to manage media, audio, shortcut switches, and paired devices.

HarmonyOS is divided into four simple sections:

  1. Media Controller
  2. Shortcuts
  3. Super Device
  4. Smart Devices

Let’s take a look at these sections in detail, also you can check the full demonstration video of the HarmonyOS Control Panel linked below.

HarmonyOS Control panel

Media Playback Controls:

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This section allows you to manage your media playback and connected audio devices. You can easily switch and transfer the playback between different supported audio devices.

Shortcut switches:

The shortcut switches allow you to enable or disable any given feature with just a tap. You can also restructure the entire shortcut switches according to your preference.

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Super Device:

Super Device is complete a different feature, but its integration in the Control Panel is a blessing for the users. This feature allows you to access multi-screen collaboration between your phone and another device such as a tablet, laptop, or Huawei Vision smart TVs.

The super device is used for tasks such as projecting your phone screen content on other devices or resuming a task on a bigger display where you had previously left off.

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Smart device controls:

The control panel integrates another useful quick access short to manage all of your connected Huawei devices via the AI Life app. You can tap on each device to access the respective feature and its corresponding services.

HarmonyOS Control Panel video demo:

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Below you can check the video demonstration of the control panel and its features in actions.

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