Product review
November 2021

Disposable AA batteries

We tested 15 models of 1.5V disposable AA batteries to see which lasted longest.

November 2021

Duracell

Alkaline

Price
Prices are what we paid per battery.
Score
67
Recommended

The Duracell alkaline battery is a good performer in most situations and has a good shelf life. Its best use is in low-to-moderate drain devices such as torches, gaming controllers, radios and TV remotes.

Test results

  • 80
    Performance (low-drain)
  • 53
    Performance (high-drain)
  • 75
    Energy (low-drain)
  • 49
    Energy (high-drain)

Good points

  • Good low-drain performance.
  • Good low-drain endurance.
  • Good low-drain energy.
  • Good shelf life.

Bad points

  • Poor high-drain energy.

Model

  • Price ($)

    $1.04

  • Type

    Alkaline

Specifications

  • Time to fully discharge (low-drain) (hrs:mins)

    63:14

  • Time to fully discharge (high-drain) (hrs:mins)

    3:40

  • Expected shelf life

    9 years

More info

    Member reviews

    2 Member reviews

    great value for money

    Pros

    have been using Duracell batteries for a number of years in various applications.
    Find that they are efficient ,don't leak and are up to task.
    Well priced.

    Cons

    None

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    A M.

    Used 6 months or more

    Found very unreliable over time

    Pros

    Ok initial charge

    Cons

    I have a lot of past experience with this make of battery…over time they degrade and corrode “salt” in the device damaging it…I’ve had several the most costly were Bose headphones …I would only use these batteries while actually using the device eg a torch then when not using take them out..better still I simply never buy them.

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    Peter S.

    Used 6 months or more

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