As we have seen for most smartphones, with every new generation, there will also be improvements made to battery life. In the case of Apple’s new iPhones, the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, Apple basically touted an extra 30 minutes of battery life that users could squeeze out of their phones.
Unfortunately in a test performed and published by Tom’s Guide (via AppleInsider), that doesn’t really appear to be the case. The test found that Apple’s new iPhones actually performed worse in battery life tests compared to its predecessor, the iPhone X. Based on their tests, the iPhone Xs Max managed 10 hours and 38 minutes of continuous browsing over 4G LTE.
The iPhone Xs managed 9 hours 41 minutes, while the iPhone X actually managed 10 hours and 49 minutes. Granted the difference between the iPhone Xs Max and iPhone X is pretty small, but to have a phone from 2017 beat out this year’s model which is supposed to offer an extra 30 minutes is pretty embarrassing.
The numbers on the iPhone Xs and Xs Max also pale in comparison compared to Android smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 which managed 11 hours and 26 minutes, while the Google Pixel 2 XL managed 12 hours and 9 minutes, while Huawei’s P20 Pro managed an impressive 14 hours and 13 minutes.
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2716 mAh||2659 mAh|
|Processor Name||A11 Bionic||A12 Bionic|
|Street Price||$1095 iPhone X on Amazon||$999 iPhone XS on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||iPhone X Full specs and details||iPhone XS Full specs and details|