Apple Lies About iPhone’s Battery Life, Test Shows

Aadhya Khatri - May 06, 2019


Apple Lies About iPhone’s Battery Life, Test Shows

While Apple might exaggerate the battery life of the iPhones, Samsung, Sony, and Nokia understate theirs

According to Which?, a consumer advocacy group in Britain, Apple has exaggerated the battery life of some iPhone models.

What they did was to conduct a durability test on nine different iPhones, and they found out that all of them underperform from 18% to 51% in comparison with the promised battery life the company announced. The worst performer in the test is the iPhone XR with 16 hours and 32 minutes while Apple claimed that it could hold up for as long as 25 hours.

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The worst performer in the test is the iPhone XR

Which? conducts tests and publishes reviews on a wide range of devices. A month ago, it claimed that misinformation is rampant on Amazon.

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Which?'s method was to use fully-charged phones to make calls continuously and then record the total amount of time each device can last. The final step is to compare the findings with what Apple announced. Apart from calling time, the organization also did the same thing for Internet browsing time.

Apple is not the only brand Which? conducts tests on. Its list also includes HTC, Samsung, Nokia, and Sony. The group said that HTC also lied about the battery time as their smartphones can hold up to 5% less time than what the company tells the public.

Here is what HTC answered:

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While Apple and HTC may exaggerate the performance of their devices’ batteries, Nokia, Sony, and Samsung do the exact opposite.

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Samsung actually understates its battery performance

Please bear in mind that battery life will not be stationary but fluctuate according to the phone setting like the screen’s brightness, notifications, and the number of apps. If the service is weak, the battery can get deplete quicker as the phone has to work harder to find signals.

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