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What is the battery life of the PlayStation Portal?

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Sony's Project Q, officially known as PlayStation Portal, is finally here. As this handheld console hits the shelves, potential buyers are keenly interested in one critical aspect – the battery life of the PlayStation Portal.

While Sony's project page boasts an array of impressive features for the console, like its 8-inch Full HD LCD screen and the ability to deliver 60fps at 1080p resolution, one crucial detail is notably absent – information about the battery life.

This guide is designed to fill that gap, providing you with all the necessary insights into the PS Portal's battery. From understanding its battery life to examining the charge time, and offering tips to maximize its longevity, we've got all bases covered.

What is the battery life of the PlayStation Portal?

The battery life of PlayStation Portal is between 4 and 10 hours, depending on factors such as your screen brightness, controller haptic settings and the speaker volume level.

Since there are no detailed battery life specifications on the official website, we gathered this information from several online reviews. In these reviews, the reported battery life ranged from a minimum of 4 hours to a maximum of 10 hours.

In short, you can expect at least 4 hours of gaming with the handheld console. For extended battery life of up to 10 hours, some adjustments are needed, like lowering the screen brightness and turning off controller haptics and other features.

PlayStation Portal charge time

The PlayStation Portal takes around 2 hours to charge fully from a completely drained state.


The PS Portal does not display the battery percentage; it uses a three-tick indicator, which is somewhat odd. However, the device alerts you with a low battery warning, presumably at around 20%, reminding you to charge it soon.

And that covers everything about the battery life and charge time of the PlayStation Portal. While you are here, make sure you check out how to use the PlayStation Portal away from home.

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