Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus battery life


Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with the longest battery life ever on an iPhone. Apple says that this means that you can now get an average of 2 hours more out of the regular iPhone 7 and up to 1 hour more with the iPhone 7 Plus.

The iPhone 7 Plus remains still the longer lasting of the two, with a larger battery, as it consistently lasts more in various test. While you get around 40 hours of wireless audio playback on the iPhone 7, on the iPhone 7 Plus you get some 60 hours, and 3G talk time is also substantially longer on the iPhone 7 Plus: 21 hours vs 14 hours on the iPhone 7.


In other areas like browsing and video playback, though, the difference between the two is minimal: you get 13 hours of LTE browsing on the Plus model and 12 hours on the regular iPhone 7, while wireless video longevity stands at 14 hours on the Plus and 13 hours on the smaller one. You have all the figures in the chart right above, and you can also see the notable improvements in battery life that come with the 7.

What is sorely missing from those charts, however, is a mention of quick charging. Recent iPhones take a couple of hours to recharge their batteries fully, while other rival phones take half that time, and that's becoming more and more of an irritation. Some have claimed that quick charging does inflict damage to the battery cells, so we're curious to hear from Apple whether that has been a reason it's withholding this otherwise cool feature from its latest device.

Related phones

iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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43 Comments

1. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

As long as it won't explode the iPhone 7 is the king of smartphones for the next year.

3. Fona13A unregistered

You don't even know what kind of accident will happen with an unreleased phone. So like go get some sense, or something.

5. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Why are you so much paranoid about smartphone related accident . Just because samsung is exploding everywhere dows not mean that every single mobile on earth will explode. Give it a break buddy.

23. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

I may not be an iBoy.. ..when you see apple not adopting a new tech very fast.. it want to investigate and be sure it's uselfulness or find ways to fine tune it... they may take too long but I bet the engineers at apple are *cautiously intelligent.. the fast battery charge tech maybe a superb tech ..but though I use devices with it ..i think it was premature with the battery tech of today... apple may adopt it when solution on new battery tech are found

31. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Bm888 True. But Apple was able to achieve explosion using their own proprietary charging mechanism (not using fast charging yet lol)http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/02/exploding-iphone-leaves-man-with-third-degree-burns/

32. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

the more reason it may want to hesitate the fast charge tech.. before they expertize on what it has now.. and avoid every flaw..that's apples tradition as far as tech is concerned..

13. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

They re replacing them, so what? It still has a better camer, more software, and better screen than iPhone 7 even the water resistant is better and storage options. Hate on the note 7 merits and compare the 2 instead of playing the recall card.

17. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Ok I wanna listen music with MINE headphones and I want charge phone same time! iFans, show me HOW

21. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

33. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

I am not gonna spend ridiculous additional money for expensive wireless headphones.. I have mine koss porta pro since 1998

22. Pabliell

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

You have to go wireless. Otherwise, you can't.

28. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

That is why there is airpods. If someone is som much troubled like you, he will buy it. You need not worry so much about iFans. Wanna make me cry.

35. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Never ever spend such ridiculous money for ear phones..

42. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

In that case do not charge your mobile while listening to music.

48. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Lol you have the same name, anyway they downgrades the battery to 2550mah on the iphone 7 plus

26. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple's quality control is top notch. There are no worries about that. LOL!!!!

43. tedkord

Posts: 17299; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There were quite a few bent 6/6 Plus iPhones that beg to differ. Some of them are showing Touch Disease now because of it.

27. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

You think Samsung Galaxy S8 just gonna roll over?

39. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

The iPhone 7 may have some type of problem because it a non "s" version. iPhone 4 antenna-gate. iPhone 5 scuff-gate. iPhone 6 bend-gate.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

So almost no difference whatsoever. Even the Apple numbers are no different and those are usually overestimated.

4. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Yes it is the king for next 1 year . No doubt. But the only important feature it lacks is that of fast charging. Otherwise, it is a very well balanced smartphone.

6. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

Fast charging degrades the battery fast, I don't need it in my iPhone.

11. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Maybe apple will find a solution to this problem. No degradation with fast charging.

19. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

I don't think it's that easy. By charging the battery faster you make its life shorter, that's the bad thing about fast charging.

29. V1414

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 07, 2016

Who care, a fanboy like you change his idevice every years.

24. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

As long as smartphones use Li-ion batteries, there's no solution for that. It's basic chemistry. There are a few basic principles that make Li-ion batteries deteriorate faster under certain circumstances. That's why I have quick charging off most of the times and I rarely let the battery go outside the 30% to 90 % charge. Nor do I charge it for longer periods.

34. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

Wow and I thought it's good to charge my iPhone to 100%.

40. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

According to battery university who did extensive testing and wrote a billion word article the sweet spot for Li-Ion batteries is 40-60% charge. They also found that EVERYTHING degrades a Li-Ion battery. Basically it starts to degrade before it's even manufactured.

7. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

As long as it isn't going full grenade mode then I'm fine without quick charging

8. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

"Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with the longest battery life ever on a phone." False. This is not the longest battery life ever on a phone. Yah might want to correct that, iphoneArena.

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