The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the best battery life of any iPhone ever

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the best battery life of any iPhone ever
Tucked in an electronics industry report about the supplier of batteries for the upcoming iPhone XR sequel we found the actual capacity of the packs in the iPhone 11 trio. At the time, the source mused that Apple may be done with hardware and iOS optimizations, and seems to be now betting on larger battery packs to make its phones last longer on a charge, just like Samsung or Huawei are doing.

Well, Apple just got off stage announcing that the iPhone 11, Pro and Max indeed have battery life estimates that is an hour longer than the already record hours of the XR, and at the same time, at $699, it is cheaper than the XR at launch. This makes it the best deal iPhone to get if you are not in for a zoom camera or higher display resolutions.

The iPhone 11 Pro, however, comes with a battery that lasts four hours more than the XS, while the 11 Pro Max is five hours ahead of the XS Max, making it the longest-lasting iPhone ever. At $1000+ starting price, it better be.

The iPhone 11 battery pack orders were reportedly granted to China's ATL (Amperex) which are the same guys that got the order for non-exploding Galaxy Note 7 packs after the infamous Samsung SDI batteries started catching on fire. The new battery capacity is said to be 3110 mAh, which makes the iPhone XR's successor with the largest single-cell battery pack in an iPhone ever.

While this is just a 5% increase over the 2942 mAh capacity in the iPhone XR, the 11 is also coming with Apple's A13 processor made with a second generation 7nm process that reduces battery draw further. The iPhone 11 Pro and Max, at 3174 mAh and 3650 mAh, respectively, are the largest total capacities, which shows in Apple's stats below.

With the new packs, coupled with the frugal Apple A13, the iPhone 11 trio lasts longer on a charge than the already best in that regard iPhone XR. That last one scored more than 11 hours of screen-on time in our grueling test, ahead of any iPhone we have tested so far. The gang of 11 may very well break the 14-hour mark which would place it in a special endurance club of its own, and not only among phones in the iOS camp. 

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iPhone 11
  • Display 6.1 inches
    1792 x 828 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A13 Bionic, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3110 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x



30. gadgetpower

Posts: 333; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Apple is the best when it comes to battery management

29. Wazupmrg

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

It still won't last 75% of what other flagship devices can do

28. Jrod99

Posts: 782; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Someone call a tech expert. An old school one that is.

27. mel0524

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Why it has best battery of all iphone??? Of course is new and big and apple installed bigger batter inside lol

26. sebstin

Posts: 195; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

No compact phone?.. Highly disappointed....

24. inFla

Posts: 233; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

How will Apple price the XRs now?

23. AbhiDediot

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 22, 2019

Worlds best phone with worlds longest battery life .

22. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Looks great, but Could never own an XR with that thickness.

21. Mode8306

Posts: 9; Member since: May 28, 2018

Will they go with iPhone XR2? Seems a bit confusing especially if the next flagship is the iPhone 11, for the budget flagship to be called the iPhone Ten R Two. Then again, if they call it the iPhone 11R, then NEXT year, when their flagship is the iPhone 11S, does the budget flagship become the iPhone 11SR? Perhaps it's time for an entirely new naming convention. Maybe they just go with the year like they've done with iPads. So we'll have the 2019 iPhone, 2019 iPhone Max, and the 2019 iPhone Essential (rebrand of R). /shrug

4. obedchuni

Posts: 341; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Hoping for the best.

2. morgeus09

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

Xr battery life is already below xs and xs max because of LCD display. iPhone 11 and max battery life will be better than XR2

6. User123456789 unregistered

It is not.... It has HD screen that saves a lot. Oled does not save as much as people think. Most used apps are browsers. Websites are white (few have dark layout option) and oled uses more power than LCD when image is white.

10. morgeus09

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

Watch battery comparisons between xs and xr. Even small xs last longer than xr

14. Vega007

Posts: 95; Member since: May 18, 2017

Real world usage is all that matters and people I know that use an XR can't stop gloating about their battery life. Don't watch garbage battery comparison videos, those don't mean s**t.

25. jellmoo

Posts: 2697; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Nah, that's not true. I have an XR and the battery last a ton longer than my wife's iPhone X, noticeably better than my friend's XS, and edges out my other friend's XS Max. The XR battery is good. Absolutely not the best when compared to some Android devices (my old Mate 9 was a battery beast), but easily the best amongst iPhones.

19. OneLove123

Posts: 1322; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I have the xr and the battery life is not as good as on this site. They must have some kind of special Apple battery software or something to make the battery life so great.

1. User123456789 unregistered

3110 + HD screen .... Still many androids with QHD + 3300 will last more

3. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

While androids has QHD, 1% uses it because it drains battery fast and still there are many android phones suffer from android hungry battery drain. Android phones are turned off every now and then while iPhones are turned off only after updates. Android battery issues are endless with poor hardware and software optimization.

5. User123456789 unregistered

Iphones always have the worst results of battery test of a local tech site here. The simulate real use, not webscript .... I've seen phone with more screen and less battery last more than iphones.

12. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Maybe you have mistaken 4s to Xs Max and Xr

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7673; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

At least this time around Phonearena got the title right. "best battery life of any iPhone". Which is definitely not the best battery life compared to every smartphone (Android).

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4420; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Actually QHD doesn't drain battery fast. I use it and have no problem getting through a full day. It's faster than full HD but not exponentially faster like your lack of awareness shows. No clue what you are talking about with reference to Android or iPhones turning off. And Apple has some of the worst battery degredation in any flagship. Next.

13. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Ah yes, that is why most forums battery related issues are samsung flagships having s**ttier battery usage and other android devices.

20. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I love the "It scored more than 11 hours of screen-on time in our grueling test". Your PA battery tests are garbage and everyone knows it. Running a web script endlessly isn't a battery test. Meanwhile @iloveapps " battery issues are endless with poor hardware and software optimization". My NexS averages, yes averages, 9hrs of SOT with about 20 apps in the background and around 15% remaining. If I push it I can get close to 11hrs. That's optimization. The Oppo Reno is even better. So pull your tongue out of Tim Cook's a$$ and stop talking $hit.

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