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Battery Percentage Comparison: iOS 16, Android 13, EMUI 12, One UI 5, MIUI 13, OxygenOS 13



battery percentage comparison

The battery percentage is an essential feature and it’s available on almost all Android and even iOS devices. So today, we’ll take a deep look into the battery percentage icon comparison between Apple’s iOS 16, Google Android 13, Huawei EMUI 12 and HarmonyOS, Samsung One UI 5, Xiaomi MIUI 13, and OnePlus OxygenOS 13.

Battery icon:

A battery percentage is a number (numeric) that allows you to view the accurate battery level on your smartphone. Some phones don’t enable this feature by default.


For this comparison, we’ll look into the appearance, and how the percentage text appears around or inside the battery icon. Also, we’ll look into the additional options that each of these software offers to enhance the user experience.

iOS 16:

The notch on iPhone has forced Apple to oust battery percentage from its mobile software but iOS 16 has brought back this feature ono place. The battery icon is placed in landscape position including percentage text inside the battery icon. Both of these elements change colors into light and dark appearances based on the screen colors. It looks good.

ios 16 battery percentage icon

Android 13:

The stock Android 13 has its own way of showing the battery percentage label on the right side of the battery icon (vertical). Yeah, it looks good. However, there’s no option of showing the battery percent inside the icon.

android 13 battery icon

EMUI 12:

EMUI 12 and HarmonyOS share the same typography for battery labels but there’s a difference between them. EMUI 12 shows the percentage label on the left and HarmonyOS on the right. Also, this two software offer you to show battery-level text either inside the battery icon, on the side, or not at all.

harmonyos 2 battery percentage icon

One UI 5:

Samsung also follows Android’s tradition because One UI also comes with a vertical battery icon but a battery percentage level on the left side. It is a decent look-through.

one ui 5

MIUI 13:

Xiaomi MIUI brings you both options to show percentages inside the icon (landscape) or on the right side. But one thing to mention is that its in-icon battery doesn’t clearly show the label.


OxygenOS 13:

OxygenOS is quite interesting and comes with more options than any of the above-mentioned contenders to show improve the aesthetics of the battery percentage area.

There are two ways to customize the feature – one for the battery style and battery percentage.

Battery style has:

  1. Horizontal
  2. Vertical
  3. Loop
  4. Do not show

Percentage style:

  1. Inside battery icon
  2. Outside battery icon
  3. Do not show

oxygenos 13

These options make it the most interactive provider of battery percentage settings. However, the appearance still lacks proper visibility for all of the available options.


So, which is the winner? It’s iOS 16, followed by HarmonyOS. iOS uses a full-color fill to show the battery percentage inside the icon. Also, the battery icon is a big tall and maintained width as compared to other software. This allows Apple to increase the text size. If the battery level decreases, the battery icon doesn’t decrease the level, which keeps the percentage text visible.

HarmonyOS and EMUI 12 battery percentage visibility is quite good and deserves second place. However, one thing to note is that none of these have a better in-icon label than iOS 16.

battery percentage comparison

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.