Apple iPhone X battery size revealed, see how it compares to iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy

The Apple iPhone X comes with a battery slightly larger than the iPhone 8 Plus, according to an official filing with Chinese telecoms certification agency TENAA.

The filing reveals that the iPhone X battery will have a capacity of 2,716mAh, just a bit larger than that of the 8 Plus.

How does this compare to other iPhones? Let's put the numbers in context:

iPhone 8: 1821 mAh
iPhone 7: 1960 mAh
iPhone 6s: 1715 mAh
iPhone 6: 1810 mAh

iPhone X: 2716 mAh

iPhone 8 Plus: 2675 mAh
iPhone 7 Plus: 2900 mAh
iPhone 6s Plus: 2750 mAh
iPhone 6 Plus: 2915 mAh

Keep in mind that the iPhone X comes with a 5.8" display, but it has an aspect ratio of 2.17 to 1, different than the 16:9 standard used before and it actually has a nearly 2.6% smaller area than the 5.5" iPhone 8 Plus. The surprising difference comes because of those different aspect ratios.

Apple has promised that its iPhone X will have a slightly better battery life than earlier iPhones. Here are the officially stated battery life figures by Apple:

8 Plus
7 Plus
6s Plus
Wi-Fi browsing--1411-151213
LTE browsing1212121013131213
3G browsing--1210-131212
3G talk (wireless)2114141421212414

We will put those numbers to the test as soon as the iPhone X becomes available.

source: TENAA via @OnLeaks

Related phones

iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1578; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Bet the iPhone 8 plus beats it in your battery tests.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I'm becoming even more disappointed with the iphone X everyday tbh.. after hyping it so much. I'll still get it though that's for sure but the truth is that this is nothing ground breaking, as apple will have most believe, aside from the faceID and the A10Bionic. The design is dope yeah, but samsungs is also dope (especially the smaller s8), apple has true tone but samsung has the best display in the business, apple has dual cameras but other android manufacturers have dual cameras also, apple has stereo speakers but other android manufacturers have that also so, I'm still getting it regardless for the overall package like the newness of it in terms of mode of operation, which will be exciting, A10 Bionic, new design, IOS, 25% louder stereo speakers, portrait lighting and the 3DTouch system. Yeah, in my book, the iphone X is the best in the mobile industry but it's not that big of a leap as apple would make you believe and anyone can equally argue that the Note 8, LG V30 and the mate 10 are better offerings and won't be wrong either. Next year, I'll be rooting for the galaxy S9 (so long it has dual cameras and stereo speakers).

5. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm more interested to see if the new Pixel is any good for now, as long as it's offered with a decent smaller size rather than the current trend of phones getting ever bigger. I'm not on contract so not due an upgrade from my iPhone SE, just feeling the itch and the new iPhone models aren't really scratching it. Lack of effort as things go fully past the Jobs era.

19. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The regular Pixel will be the same size as it was last year, except this year it'll have dual front facing speakers. As for battery life, mine gets around 16.5hrs off the charger with 4hrs SOT and 8% left. Not bad for a 2770mAh battery.

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

you finally stepped into reality. I too am just like you but im moving to apple phones. iphone x has nothing new that it offers and has more drawbacks than the previous iphones. id get the iphone 8 but it looks like my 7 plus so i want something new which is why im going to the x.

14. BearHug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

SOS! Someone hacked Bankz account?

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nah, the dude just needs to say he's "disappointed in the iPhone X after hyping it so much " so that people here will stop blasting him for his insider knowledge and confirmations of the iPhone X having an under-display Fingerprint scanner and other stuff he pulled out of his a** when hyping the iPhone X. So he wants to now escape the embarrassment.

22. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

lmao, does it look like I really care? lol.. Trust me, I could just changed my account if I gave 2 forks knowing that psychos like you would always find ways to be a douche bag. like I said, I'll still buy the X and I still consider the iphone X the best in the industry just that it didn't come with features I thought it'll have.

23. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Bankz I can see that you now realize that corporate marketing ( hype or the RDF as Steve Jobs' himself coined) can't be trusted until the said device is revealed with full details and also handle by "you" the user. I am happy you will get what you like, I think its a good looking device, but to me not the best looking. Again my subjective opinion.

25. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thanks man. I'll learn from this.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"lmao, does it look like I really care?lol.. Trust me, I could just changed my account if I gave 2 forks knowing that psychos like you would always find ways to be a douche bag." Huh? You may not care, but that still doesn't bring back the credibility you lost... You've now become a laughing stock when people comment on articles about rumors or leaks of an iPhone... They sarcastically bring up your name as the source of leaks... That is totally your fault, you brought it upon yourself, and it doesn't make anyone a douche bag for calling you out on that. Deal with it.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I gotta give you my respect for owning up to it Bankz. You were wrong, based on info you received, and to be handled it like a man. #respect #realtalk

3. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I dunno why this becomes a scandal in the comments every year. Apple ships phones with smaller batteries that last as long as the competition... yeah they can do this because they tailor the hardware and software together in a way no one else can do. Who cares about a number on a sheet? It’s all about what the phone is like in your every day use.

4. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016


8. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

So charging extremely high but providing experience on par with the competition is ok for u?

10. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Definitely not, but that’s not what Apple does. Apple charges high prices but delivers an experience that far surpasses the competition. The real criminal is Samsung trying to charge so much for the Note 8. No Android phone is worth that much.

13. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

"but delivers an experience that far surpasses the competition" can you please name at least 10 things that iphone that Samsung or LG doesn't.. cause as far as i know android phones delivers an experience that far surpasses the iphone. e.g fast charging, OLED, customization, etc..

12. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I heard to much on "providing experience". What exactly experience you have from an phone and don't have from another one. Widgets, icons, tabs, colour, drop down, pinch to zoom wtf. I think you eated to much propaganda from one side. Think man, think!

11. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Stop it with that lie. iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t last as long as the competition at least not in my experience. I charge my iPhone at least 2-3 times I a day. I’m a heavy user. When I had the s7 edge I hardly charge my phone the way I charge my iPhone 7 Plus.

28. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

They have great standby time as background process aren't allowed to run wild but usage time is on par or even less than the competition and I've seen a lot of people needing to find a charger in the middle to latter end of the day while the Android users can go on a little bit longer with the Android users that need a charge don't need to wait that long for it to reach a reasonable percentage. It would be nice if Apple just go for a nice even number llike 3000mAH or even 3500 adding a nice comfortable thickness to their phones as well as putting it ahead of Android in usage or standby time.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Pretty stupid that 8 plus doesn't have a bigger battery smh.

7. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Phone tests are a waste of time speed, camera, battery, charging etc. Every website comes up wth different results. Most phones last a full day of usage, thats all i want.

16. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

This will crush most others. It will be in the top 5. A11 is phenomenal. I have the 8 plus. I have 3 gmail and 1 outlook, 2 yahoo emails running. Apple Watch. I have 3 businesses. I took it off charger at 100% before bed 11pm. Next morning wake up 5:30 it’s sitting at 99%.

17. Xavier1415

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

If the iPhone X is pissing ppl off? Why are y'all still getting it? I'm just curious

18. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

How apple are able to stuff these odd capacities in their batteries??? Most of the other manufacturers release phones with batteries of capacity something like 2000mah, 3000mah, 3500mah or 4000mah, or something in same series with higher capacities, but apple is releasing their phone with 1821 mah, or they are able to do that???

20. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Because others choose a number to have on their spec sheet and build a phone around that. Apple makes a phone design first, then crams the biggest possible battery size - that doesn’t often end on a nice rounded number.

21. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I think Apple could offer higher capacity batteries for the iPhone 8. It’s not like this phone is way smaller than a 5.2 Android phone. I think it is rather about profit margin. Higher capacity battery for higher profit margin phones.

24. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Thank you for the most logical and true answer today. Its all about profits for everyone and more so for Apple. That is business 101

26. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

This is truly great ! Apple custom battery design is showing off it’s power. It is over a third more to an iPhone 7 while being like 20 % bigger ? Amazing and actually the biggest increase in battery capacity in iPhone history. Just wondering how much juice that Super Retina display eats up, it is power efficient, but it’s also really big. Just why nobody else isn’t excited about big batteries ?


Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 09, 2017

Iam heavy user i play lot of games and browsing net LTE and wifi at home,i used moto x play, z play, Z2 play, x force those all phones was battery centric phones easily last a day at heavy usage, i am using now 6S+ getting 6-7Hours SOT l, with all extra settings off like background app refresh,3D toich, notifications everything is off i feel like iam using 2013 phone with medium battery life and battery takes to much time to charge, even with Ipad 10W charger i need battery life like this -wifi upto 20Hours -LTE upto 18Hours -videoplay back upto 18Hours

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