iPhone 7 battery life can’t match rivals


A familiar sight on your iPhone?
Photo: Apple

The iPhone 7 battery might be larger than its predecessor, but that’s still not enough for it to catch up with other leading flagship smartphones, as per a new consumer testing report.

According to the U.K.-based Which?, the iPhone 7 performs far behind the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and HTC 10 when it comes to call and internet time.

The findings definitely don’t favor Apple.
Photo: Which?


Putting the iPhone 7 battery through its paces, Which? tested it with a 3G call and a web page that continually refreshed.

When it came to call time, the iPhone 7 managed only 712 minutes, next to 1,859 minutes for the HTC 10, 1,759 for the LG G5, and 1,492 for the Samsung Galaxy S7.

The iPhone 7 also lost out on the internet page competition, although there wasn’t such a massive disparity between Apple and its rivals. In this case, the iPhone 7 managed 615 minutes, compared with 790 for the HTC 10, 640 for the LG G5, and 677 for the Galaxy S7.

The relatively lackluster iPhone 7 battery life has been criticized by reviewers and by some customers, who have long wanted Apple to include bigger batteries for the iPhone.

Of course, battery life isn’t the only determining factor when it comes to people choosing a new phone. In speed tests, the iPhone 7 has been shown to be incredibly speedy — obliterating Samsung’s once-proud Galaxy Note 7 in a head-to-head test.

The Note 7, meanwhile, has suffered somewhat severe battery problems — with an exploding battery that torched one family’s Jeep.

Still, the lack of battery longevity from a single charge is a stick that has been used to beat the iPhone for a while. Hopefully it’s something Apple will think about when it comes to launching next year’s tenth-birthday edition iPhone 8.

How important is the battery life of your phone? Leave your comments below.

Via: Business Insider


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