life of certain iPhone models, says a new report from United
Kingdom-based consumer advocacy group Which? .
and found that all of them fell short of Apple’s promises by between
18% and 51%. The iPhone XR strayed the furthest from Apple’s claims when
it comes to talk time, according to the the findings. Which? says it
lasted for 16 hours and 32 minutes, while Apple’s website says the
iPhone XR can offer up to 25 hours of talk time.
advice group that tests and reviews products across a variety of
categories. Last month, it published the results of an investigation
that found Amazon is flooded with fake reviews.
behind our battery life claims. With tight integration between hardware
and software, iPhone is engineered to intelligently manage power usage
to maximize battery life. Our testing methodology reflects that
intelligence. Which? haven’t shared their methodology with us so we
can’t compare their results to ours. We share our methodology for
testing which we publish in detail here .”
fully charged phones last when making continuous phone calls and
compares that time against the manufacturers’ claims.
to see how long a phone will last when browsing the internet
continuously on a single charge. It also runs other tests before passing
judgement on a device’s battery life, the company says.
popular brands like Samsung, HTC, Sony, and Nokia in addition to Apple.
The results found that HTC also exaggerated the battery life for its
devices, saying that the average talk time for its products was 5% lower
than what the Taiwanese tech company says.
product performance,” the company said in a statement to Which?.
“Differences in setup and testing environments may result in some
variation to stated talk time figures.”
understated the talk time of their respective devices, according to the
results from Which?.
life will always vary depending on how you use your phone. Factors such
as screen brightness, app usage, and the amount of notifications you
receive can impact how long your phone lasts. If you’re frequently in
areas with poor cell service, you may also find that your battery is
draining more quickly as it searches for a signal.
, all of which rated the iPhone XR as having excellent battery life.
All three websites ran benchmarked battery tests on the iPhone XR and
found that it outlasted Apple’s more expensive iPhone XS and iPhone XR
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