iphone-battery-testIf there is a universal complaint that all iPhone owners have, it would be the battery life. Despite Apple controlling the hardware and software, there is only so much they can do in terms of optimizing battery usage till the point where having a bigger battery is the only way you can go.


Unfortunately presumably for vanity purposes to keep its phones slim, Apple has opted to not increase battery size by much over the years and it shows. According to UK consumer testing report Which?, it seems that the Apple’s iPhone 7 doesn’t even come close when measured up against 2016’s flagship phones.

As you can see in the image above, the test found that the iPhone 7 only lasted 712 minutes during a 3G phone call, and 615 minutes on 3G internet. The HTC 10 actually beats out the competition by lasting 1,859 minutes on a 3G call, and 790 minutes when using 3G internet. Coming in second place for calls would be the LG G5 with 1,579 minutes, but it falls to third place for internet where it lasted 640 minutes.

As for the Galaxy S7, it came in third for 3G calls at 1,492 minutes and second for internet where it lasted 677 minutes. As you can tell by these numbers, the differences are huge, so if you’re looking to buy a phone and battery life is your number one priority, then maybe the iPhone 7 isn’t the phone for you.

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Product NameGalaxy S710iPhone 7G5
Diagonal (inches)5.1"5.2"4.7"5.3"
Battery Capacity (mAh)3000 mAh3000 mAh1960 mAh2800 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragon 820/ Exynos 8Snapdragon 820A10Snapdragon 820
Street Price$350 Galaxy S7 on Amazon$235 HTC 10 on Amazon$425 iPhone 7 on Amazon$545 LG G5 on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S7 Full specs and detailsHTC 10 Full specs and detailsiPhone 7 Full specs and detailsLG G5 Full specs and details
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