Qualcomm and OnePlus show off 60-hour music playback capabilities of the One

OnePlus One
OnePlus One (Image credit: Android Central)

The Snapdragon 801 processor in the OnePlus One provides plenty of performance for anything you want to do, but with its latest advertisement Qualcomm wants to show off the power-sipping capabilities of its latest chip as well. Using the OnePlus One as an example (not a bad choice considering its 3100mAh battery), Qualcomm shows off the phone playing music out the headphone jack to a stereo for an incredible 60 hours straight.

That is, of course, without a data connection (or even a SIM inserted) to the phone — but when you just need to have a 60-hour long dance party, it seems a Qualcomm device is the one to go with for the tunes.

The ability for the OnePlus One to have such longevity playing music comes in part from the Snapdragon 801's "Hexagon DSP," they say, which helps offload the music processing in a way that lets the more power-hungry CPU sleep.

One of the more interesting things about this ad is that Qualcomm chose to go with a lesser-known manufacturer in OnePlus, rather than one of the established brands that uses its chips, such as Samsung or HTC. Turns out everyone gets their turn.

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Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

72 Comments
  • I wonder if the LG G3 would be able to come close to this. Has close to the same specs.
  • I believe it would under similar conditions. It really does not state the conditions here and do not see a source link. I won't go to the 1- website to look. If you turn off data and wifi and are playing locally I almost think any modern phone would do it...
  • Yeah possibly. Idk.
  • Any time you then of your radios and data connections battery life will be extended. Auto Sync had to be of too. Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!! (PREPAID)
  • Nonexus I just received 3 invites I would love to give you one let me know your email address and I will give you one. I really don't understand your position on the one + it really is a great phone and cm11 is great. Posted via Android Central App
  • CM11 is good, there is no official.release. I might take you up on it sometime, today I cannot. I thank you though. I might send you a PM at some point.
  • I posted 2 links below if those are taken already let me know and I will give you my last invite. I have used many many other phones but I'm blown away by how smooth the ui is and how good the camera is on this phone. I have a G2 that I passed on to my son and my wife has an m8 so I know all about good phones . At $349 for 64gb this phone can't be beat. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'll take it Posted via Android Central App
  • Click one of the links below I put up 2 invites. Posted via Android Central App
  • You're talking to deaf ears friend. He has made it abundantly clear he has no interest in this phone. Posted via my OnePlus One
  • if you still have any invites left my email is hameedbankole1@gmail.com
  • Hey, I've noticed you've just became a happy owner of the on +
    I'm also looking to buy the phone, so if you still have any of those invites left - I would really appreciate if you passed one to me: unclnis@gmail.com Thanks in advance!
  • I believe AnandTech's review of the G3 said that the G3 still consumes more power when idle than comparable phones.
  • Not sure if this will work but here is an invite to buy the one+ first come first serve. https://account.oneplus.net/invite/claim/849A-YFVR-KEGD-GSCO Posted via Android Central App
  • the G3 has qhd display so not same specs.
  • inb4 comments like
    "Now if only you could buy one, #NeverSell" lel Posted via the 64 GB OnePlus One
  • Lol so true Posted via Android Central App
  • Agreed. Didn't find it hard to get an invite. Posted via Bacon on CM11S
  • I am going to avoid this thread like the plague, like everyone should do with the 1- . Kinda the same way that the 1- avoids actually selling a phone. If I said anything different it would be as big a lie as it is to say that the One Minus is a start up company. Or a lie like this is not just a regurgitated Find 7 Done. I will not be responding. Enjoy the one sided flame war.
  • k Posted via the 64 GB OnePlus One
  • He wanted to start a flame but forgot the fuel. Lol.
  • ^^^issues ^^^ Posted via my OnePlus One
  • Just bought one on a random invite I received this morning...
  • Not surprising, it's a awesome phone. I say any phone with a 3000 mah battery can do the same thing though Posted via my OnePlus One
  • Next time I need 60 hours of music playback, I'll remember this....
  • My oneplus is on 28% after 1 1/2 hour screen on time. That is with charging it 20% so it should be dead by now...
    Horrible battery life. 1st day I had phone it was awesome, trying all these battery saving apps, including snapdragons own. This is the worst it has been usually get 2 1/2. On Pacman rom since the vibrator wasn't working on cm 11s. Might switch back to cm.... Posted via Android Central App on OnePlus One
  • Sometimes custom ROMs kill battery life.
  • Seems like people's experience with this phone differ. Some great, some would give my nightmares if I was thinking of buying it. I've only used it 4 days. So far battery is on par with what I expected. I'm at 7 hours off charger and 61% in the tank. But I've also been on 4g the whole 7 hours. No wifi at work Posted via my OnePlus One
  • I'd say you've got a serious software issue, my Nexus 5 has never gone dead with that low of a span of screen on time and it's got a far smaller battery. I don't game on it much tho, I imagine that can probably kill it in two hours or less... I average 3.5h at worst (lots of time in low signal areas), 6h at best (mostly Wi-Fi), somewhere in between for the average screen on time.
  • Battery life on my One is fantastic! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Read my post above. Horrible! Never got more than 3 hrs on screen with it. And I hear people get 2 days! Posted via Android Central App on OnePlus One
  • I'm averaging 5.5 to 6 hrs screen on time that is with sync on and full brightness on. Loving the one plus I have three invites if anyone is interested give me your email and I will hook up at least 2 people. Posted via Android Central App
  • Hey My email is hunterpetit@gmail.com Posted with my Nexus 7 2012 or Moto X via the Android Central App
  • Please! Posted with my Nexus 7 2012 or Moto X via the Android Central App
  • This just makes me more excited for the 805, 808, and 810 processors. Posted via Android Central App
  • That's actually pretty darn impressive. But it's not like I'm going to play music for sixty hours. Posted with my Nexus 7 2012 or Moto X via the Android Central App
  • More free marketing for One Minus, give it a rest Android Central! Posted via Android Central App
  • Oneplus=shit
  • 70% of the negativity surrounding this phone comes from people who are mad they couldn't get a invite or buy one. Otherwise why do you care. I certainly don't care what htc is doing to the m8, LG to the G3 or any other manufacturer. Posted via my OnePlus One
  • We're humans as are you we have opinions Posted via Android Central App
  • Yup. Sure do. You don't have to like mines nor I yours. Don't take it personal chief... Unless of course the shoe fits... Posted via my OnePlus One
  • HI Fanboy!
  • ^^^in need of a hug^^^^ Posted via my OnePlus One
  • I guess without a basis of comparison this really doesnt seem all that impressive. I mean it might be.. but without some kind of side by side test im at a loss for whether this is extreme or not. I mean... not connected.. screen off.. ehhhhh..
  • it is a qualcomm advertisement more than anything. They are really showing you that even with a total shit of a phone we can accomplish something nice.
  • Guess you got the plague Posted via my OnePlus One
  • Buying process=shit. The phone itself? You're just here being bitter. Posted via Android Central App
  • ^^ Posted via the 64 GB OnePlus One
  • No idea what you're taking about. I couldn't care less anymore than you care how I like my phone. I'm happy. whatever the rest of you are makes no difference. Posted via my OnePlus One
  • Luckily One+ didn't partnered up with whoever made the leakin urine color screen.
  • Can't buy it so who cares. When the general public can buy it without jumping through hoops then I might consider it. But instead I will see what else is out there! :-D Sent From My Nexus 7
  • I posted an invite above to buy the phone if you are the first to claim claim it you can have it I have 2 more invites after that. Posted via Android Central App
  • mind sending me one via pm?
  • https://account.oneplus.net/invite/claim/JCZJ-2DWN-TVBN-3TY0 Posted via Android Central App
  • So excited for this phone. Got my invite this morning and put in my order :D I hope it's as good as people say. Posted via my Nexus 7 2013 :)
  • I hope you enjoy it as much as I am and remember to pass along any invites to other members on android central. Posted via Android Central App
  • Thanks a lot. I used one. Posted via Android Central App
  • Your welcome. Posted via Android Central App
  • I've enjoyed mine form day one. It is a great phone (price point or not) but not for everyone. Great battery life, camera, screen and device as a whole. Hope you too will enjoy ownership
  • Is that with the screen on or off? My current phone can't run for 3 hours with the screen on, despite using auto brightness or the minimum setting, wifi and bluetooth off.
  • This is with screen off and many of the background services also turned off.
  • hey @rampage1979, if you still got one invite left i would be happy to get one.
    thanks for sharing and not selling!! Have a nice day buddy!
  • Well if anyone has anymore invites to go around private message me one. I'd like to check one out. For every invite you get 2 and I will pass them along on AC as well. Thanks!
  • How do I send a pm on here? Posted via Android Central App
  • Click on my name and click on PM. Then it should send it. If that fails let me know!
  • I will probably have to do it from a PC. Give me a couple minutes. Posted via Android Central App
  • Not a problem and take your time! Thanks again for your help and invite. :)
  • I sent you a PM Rampage! You should be able to reply for it. Thanks a lot for the invite BTW!
  • Ok sent you the pm. Posted via Android Central App
  • It is nice to be able to listen to music that long, but who just does that and nothing g else? Posted via Android Central App
  • The G3 has qhd display so not even close to same specs.
  • Ehh, I remember hearing a big claim about battery life during audio playback when the Nexus 5 came out as well, same reason why and the credit was given to Qualcomm too back then. I do find it curious no one ever tests for this tho... I mean, even sites that do extensive battery life tests (like Anandtech), they never test battery life while idle but playing music... That's like, my second or third most common usage case for my phone. I'd love to know if some do particularly better in this regard...