In the launch keynote for the new iPhones and on its own website, Apple as always does not inform the nominal capacity of its batteries. This year, all she said was:
- IPhone XS lasts 30 minutes longer than X
- The iPhone XS Max lasts 1h30 longer than the X
- The iPhone XR lasts 1h30 longer than the 8 Plus
The battery of the iPhone X is generally considered good, but nothing sensational; then the promised improvements for the XS / XS Max iPhones are welcome, and there is great expectation for the XR to be crowned the iPhone with the longest autonomy in history.
Apple may not have spoken, but now we already know the nominal capabilities of the three new devices: the iPhone XS has 2,658mAh, the XS Max has 3,174mAh and the XR, 2,942mAh. Ns, do MacMagazine, we took the opportunity to chart the battery capacities since the first generation:
Despite the eternal discussion between thickness vs. battery capacity, the graph leaves no doubt that the growth trend is obviously also due to the fact that the devices themselves gained bigger screens.
Despite Apple's promise, at least one test conducted by Apple Tom?s Guide didn?t bring very exciting news to the XS / XS Max iPhones. They put the two in front of several competitors from the Android world by accessing some web pages continuously, all with the screen brightness set to 150 nits and running on the 4G / LTE network of the operator T-Mobile.
In the test, the iPhone XS lasted 9 hours and 41 minutes, versus 10 hours and 38 minutes for the iPhone XS Max. It's not bad to see them losing to competitors like the Huawei P20 Pro, Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note9 and the OnePlus 6, but the Tom?s Guide He also said that, in the same test, the iPhone X reached 10 hours and 49 minutes. At the very least, strange.
Specifically in web browsing, which was the test of Tom?s Guide, Apple promises an autonomy of 12 hours for the iPhone XS, 13 hours for the XS Max and 15 hours for the XR.
I didn't get to do any scientific tests, but I didn't feeling of use in these early days with the iPhone XS Max very, very clear to me how it lasts longer than the X. Yesterday, I ended the day with more than 25% battery; it * never * happened to X.