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
|Battery Life||Battery Size||Talk time||Internet use||Video Playback||Audio Playback|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max (2019)||unknown||x||x||20||80|
|iPhone 11 Pro (2019)||unknown||x||x||18||65|
|iPhone 11 (2019)||unknown||x||x||17||65|
|iPhone XS Max (2018)||3179 mAh||25||13||15||65|
|iPhone XS (2018)||2659 mAh||20||12||14||60|
|iPhone XR (2018)||2942 mAh||25||15||16||65|
|iPhone X (2017)||2716 mAh||21||12||13||60|
|iPhone 8 Plus (2017)||2691 mAh||21||13||14||60|
|iPhone 8 (2017)||1821 mAh||14||12||13||40|
|iPhone 7 Plus (2016)||2900 mAh||21||13||14||60|
|iPhone 7 (2016)||1960 mAh||14||12||13||40|
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.