iPhone 5s comes with approx. 10% bigger battery, iPhone 5c comes with approx. 5% bigger battery compared to iPhone 5

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One of the things we didn’t know about the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c is the size of the battery.

While Apple did briefly mention that they come with slightly bigger battery compared to the iPhone 5, we didn’t know the details.

Not anymore, as folks at AnandTech has discovered the battery size details while poking through FCC documents. They’re reporting that iPhone 5S comes with a 5.96 Whr (or approx. 1570 mAh) battery, and the iPhone 5c comes with a 5.73 Whr (or approx. 1507 mAh) battery.

Brian Klug of AnandTech writes:

It turns out that there are in fact some battery size increases for both the 5S and 5C if the FCC disclosure is to be believed. While I’m somewhat skeptical sometimes of the accuracy of battery capacities as reported in FCC disclosures (which I noted about the battery size for the Nexus 5), these numbers seem credible given what I’ve heard, the statement Apple made during the keynote about the 5C battery size going up, and what I’d expect with some board re-layout for the 5S.

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It means that the next generation iPhone 5s comes with approximately 10% bigger battery, and the colorful iPhone 5c comes with approximately 5% bigger battery compared to the iPhone 5.

The slightly bigger battery has helped Apple to improve iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c’s battery life. iPhone 5 offers the following battery life:

  • Talk time:
    • Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Internet use:
    • Up to 8 hours on LTE
    • Up to 8 hours on 3G
    • Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Standby time:
    • Up to 225 hours

And iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c both offer the following battery life:

  • Talk time:
    • Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Internet use:
    • Up to 8 hours on 3G,
    • Up to 10 hours on LTE
    • Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Standby time:
    • Up to 250 hours

Except for the battery life on 3G networks, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c offer a 25% improvement in battery life, which is not bad.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

[Via AnandTech]

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