iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max battery life revealed

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max battery life revealed
Apple has just officially announced the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro battery stats and we have a new battery king: the iPhone 11 Pro Max takes over as the iPhone with best battery life.

Last year that title went to the more affordable iPhone XR, while this year all new iPhones get improved battery performance, but the biggest leap is for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Here is a short summary of the improvements:

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max lasts up to 5 hours longer than iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro lasts up to 4 hours longer than iPhone XS
  • iPhone 11 lasts up to 1 hour longer than iPhone XR

Apple has also changed the way it measures battery life with these latest iPhones as it now features two different video playback tests, while it no longer provides official talk time and Internet use (browsing) numbers. This is obviously thanks to a shift in the way people use their phones, consuming way more video.

Still, we used the numbers from this year to compare the newest iPhone 11 family to previous iPhones. The jump in battery life for the iPhone 11 Pro Max compared to an iPhone 7, 8 or an X is truly gigantic:

iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max Official Battery Life Numbers

It's also worth noting that finally Apple is bundling its Pro series iPhones with a fast charger in the box. It's an 18-watt fast charger that should give the Pro series a 50% charge in just half an hour.

The iPhone 11, on the other hand, does not have a fast charger in the box and still ships with the super slow, 5-watt charger that Apple has been shipping for years. Bummer!

All three new iPhones also support wireless charging, just as they did in the last couple of years, so now surprise here.



1. Wickedsamaritan

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Were you Trying to say *There is a New Battery Queen * ?

11. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

"This is obviously thanks to a shift in the way people use their phones, consuming way more video." This statement is complete and utter crap, a lie from Victor and deceit from Apple. Streaming is how most people use their phones these days and that requires internet use. Apple (and their stooge Victor) want us to believe that we download media and watch it more than we stream YouTube, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, SoundCloud etc? Video and music playback depends on the efficiency of the player being used. This blatant ass kissing from Victor is despicable. I need to go throw up.

13. TBomb

Posts: 1651; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Victor is just reportin what is being told to us. But yes, all OEMs use a controlled environment to maximize these numbers. They are not lying, but they are misleading. Everyone of them is guilty... not just Apple.

2. Be_Mine

Posts: 300; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Is the charging port still using Lightning Connector, or have Apple replaced it with USB-C like it was rumored?

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The only good feature so far in the new iPhones.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

13 articles about these s**tty phones already. Really don’t know what would make anyone pay this much attention to a phone. There’s very little things my iPhone 7 Plus can’t do that these phones can. Still not worth upgrading.

7. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I know plenty of people here will agree with you, mainly because you're criticizing a new Apple product. But, and being fair in here, I'm 1000% sure your iPhone 7 doesn't have an ultra wide and telephoto cameras, night mode, 18w charger, edge to edge OLED screen, and plenty of other useful hardware and software features. That's not to mention the fact that your phone has a 5 years old cpu, and 2gb of ram. Now, it would've been a completely different argument if you had the X or Xs.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4313; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Phonearena's battery tests will be at least 5 hours longer than Apples' specs. And 10 hours more than reality.

6. wickedwilly

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Take Apples figures with a pinch of salt, just as you would the ones that come from this site, totally unrealistic in actual use. IPhones remain way behind other phones in the battery area, smaller, inferior battery life and slower recharging.

8. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This^^. I won't trust Apple claims until I see the batteries' capacities, and since Apple always hide these numbers, we'll have to wait for a teardown of these phones to get a better idea about their claims.

9. Iodine

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

This is instant buy. Never imagined this day to come true 4 and 5 hours ? An XR is a baby in comparison. That is like 5S to 6 Plus in the same form factor. NO Thing compares.

10. User123456789

Posts: 1107; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

My phone with 2930 mAh does more than 100h of music playback.

12. CDexterWard

Posts: 98; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

...I’ll just wait for some actual tests from multiple sources, rather than hang my hat on this usual marketing fluff.

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