iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Have Shorter Web Browsing Battery Life on LTE Than iPhone X

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The folks over at Tom’s Guide have posted detailed battery life benchmarks of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, with both devices doing exceedingly well.

In Tom’s Guide battery test which involves continuous web browsing with a screen brightness of 150 nits over T-Mobile’s 4G network, the iPhone XS Max lasted for 10 hours 38 minutes while the iPhone XS lasted for 9 hours and 41 minutes. The iPhone XS Max fell short of besting the times of other major Android devices like the OnePlus 6, Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 2 XL, and the Huawei P20 Pro. However, all these devices have a higher capacity battery than the iPhone XS Max here, with the Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei P20 Pro coming with a massive 4,000mAh battery.

Tom's Battery Life Test

As for the iPhone XS, its time of 9 hours and 41 minutes was just short of the category average of 9 hours and 48 minutes.

Surprisingly, the iPhone X managed to beat both these devices and lasted 10 hours and 49 minutes in the test. This is despite Apple claiming that the iPhone XS lasts 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X and the iPhone XS Max lasts up to 90 minutes longer.

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max do come with a 7nm A12 Bionic chip whose low-power cores are up to 50 percent more power efficient. Thus, while they did not win Tom’s battery life test, they should still do fairly well in real-life tests and easily last through a day of heavy use since in most scenarios their low-power cores would be engaged.

How has the battery life of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max been for you? Are you satisfied with it? Or do you think there’s room for improvement?

[Via Tom’s Guide]