DualSense Edge controller teardown reveals a smaller battery

Sony’s brand new DualSense Edge controller is out now and by most accounts, it’s been receiving positive reviews.

However, a common complaint of the controller to rival the Xbox Elite has been in regard to its battery life. Sony had already stated that the DualSense Edge battery wouldn’t last as long as the standard DualSense. After all, the Edge comes with a load of features that the standard does not.

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However, there may be more to the fact that the DualSense Edge might have less battery life than its predecessor. As reported by VGC, in a teardown by Twitter user Budd’s Controller, it’s been revealed that the DualSense Edge has a smaller battery.

What’s the difference?

The DualSense Edge uses a 1050 mAh battery, while the standard DualSense uses 1560 mAh. However, there may be a good reason why the Edge has a smaller battery size. 

Perhaps, Sony chose this battery for the Edge, not because it was smaller in mAh, but because it was also smaller in size. Meaning that more room was made for all the controller’s snazzy features.

How can we save a little battery life?

There are ways to save a little battery life on any DualSense by adjusting the Vibration Intensity, Trigger Effect Intensity, as well as Brightness of Controller Indicators in the console accessories settings.

I also find it helpful to set the controller to automatically turn off after 10 minutes when not in use via the Power Saving setting.

It’s said that the DualSense Edge can last anything between 4 to 10 hours, depending on your usage and controller settings. However, if all else fails, the controller also comes with a handy 9ft USB-C cable.

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How much does the DualSense Edge cost?

The DualSense Edge controller is out now with an RRP of $199.99/£209.99. Sadly, for whatever reason, this pro controller is much more expensive in the UK. In USD terms, it would be like paying around $260. Yikes!

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Featured Image Credit: Sony/Source: VGC via BuddsController