Apple said at the launch of the iPhone 7 that the smartphone would have better battery life. But that doesn’t mean it can top Android competitors, according to new data.
Renowned for testing household products including washing machines, digital cameras, and mobile devices, Which? magazine of the United Kingdom compared the battery lives of today's best smartphones
The tech site chose to pit the iPhone 7 against the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and LG 5. Do note that the iPhone 7 Plus was not tested.
The firm's testing sought to determine exactly how long each phone's battery would last while making voice calls and while browsing the web, both using 3G.
The results weren't pretty. For call times, the iPhone 7 only managed 712 minutes (nearly 12 hours) with a single charge. On the other hand, the rival Samsung Galaxy S7 lasted twice as long.
The HTC 10 lasted an incredible 1,859 minutes (that’s almost 31 hours)!
As for Internet surfing, the iPhone 7 still came in last against its rivals although the differences weren't that major
The differences seen when web-browsing using mobile data weren’t dramatic. The HTC 10 performed best, managing 790 minutes of continuous use. The iPhone 7 was worst, at 615 minutes, but not hugely lower than LG’s G5 which managed 640 minutes and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 at 677 minutes.
The results could be damaging to Apple, since the tech giant claimed that the smartphone has the “longest battery life ever in an iPhone”
According to Apple, the iPhone 7 has up to two more hours of charge than its predecessor the iPhone 6s, can deliver up to 14 hours of talk time on a single charge, and up to 12 hours of Internet surfing. Apple said its extended battery life is thanks to efficiency built into the iPhone 7’s A10 Fusion processor.fortune.com