Apple never indicates battery capacity in the description of its devices, due to marketing reasons. Instead, on the company’s website you can read how long the iPhone can work in one mode or another and compare performance with other models.
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The battery life is one of the most significant technical characteristics of any smartphone, which means when choosing a gadget it is important not only to find out the battery capacity of the model you like, but also to compare the real indicators.
Again, Apple does not publish official battery indicators for its devices, and the numbers below are the results obtained by third-party specialists (for example, iFixit). These data may slightly differ in one direction or another with a margin of error.
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Battery Capacity Comparison for iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone SE 2, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 11 Pro Max – 3 969 mAh
- iPhone XS Max – 3,174 mAh
- iPhone 11 – 3 110 mAh
- iPhone 11 Pro – 3,046 mAh
- iPhone XR – 2 942 mAh
- iPhone 7 Plus – 2 900 mAh
- iPhone X – 2,716 mAh
- iPhone XS – 2 658 mAh
- iPhone 8 Plus – 2 675 mAh
- iPhone 7 – 1 960 mAh
- iPhone 8 – 1 821 mAh
- iPhone SE 2 – 1 821 mAh
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Battery Life Comparison of iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone SE 2, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus (Apple data)
In fact, the iPhone battery capacity is much lower than that of most competitors, however, Apple developers compensate for the small number of ampere hours by software optimization and competent layout of the modules. As a result, the latest iPhone models in practice work much longer than most Android gadgets with 3500+ mAh batteries.
In the diagram above, you can see that the 2019 Apple smartphones: the iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 and the 2018 flagship iPhone XS Max, have the largest nominal battery capacity. In addition, the current flagship smartphones lead the championship in practical indicators of battery life.
IPhone battery life when playing video and audio, h
If we compare the time of pure work when watching online video and playing online audio, we can clearly see the evolution of Apple processors and auxiliary modules – even with a decrease in battery capacity, the autonomy of gadgets grows according to the chronology of their release, thanks to more energy-efficient chips.
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TOP iPhone with the best battery in 2020 (current models)
1. iPhone 11 Pro Max (with a decent margin)
2. iPhone 11 Pro
3. iPhone 11
4. iPhone XR
5. iPhone XS Max
6. iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus
7. iPhone XS
8. iPhone X
9. iPhone SE 2, iPhone 8, and iPhone 7