Apple announced its latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at a special event in California last week. Like every other iPhone introduction, Apple didn’t delve out details like RAM or battery size of the device. Now China’s TENAA certification site has confirmed the exact battery size of both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Apple executive Phil Schiller announced iPhone 7 with longest battery life ever on an iPhone. Accordig to Apple, iPhone 7 lasts 14 hours on Wi-Fi browsing while iPhone 7 Plus lasts 15 hours on Wi-Fi browsing. Phil further added that iPhone 7 lasts two hours more than iPhone 6s while the iPhone 7 Plus stays alive for an hour more than iPhone 6s Plus.
So how did Apple make iPhone 7 range last longer? Of course, by adding a bigger battery. According to TENAA certification, iPhone 7 has a 1,960mAh battery while iPhone 7 Plus packs an even bigger 2,900mAh battery. The new batteries are almost 14 per cent bigger than the one found on previous generation iPhone.
For record, Apple iPhone 6s had a 1,715mAh battery while iPhone 6s Plus reached 2,750mAh in terms of battery size. Apple says dropping the headphone jack makes space for bigger battery.
While it is remarkably better than iPhone 6s range, the iPhone batteries pale in comparison to Android competition. The standard battery size on most Android flagships stand at 3,000mAh while some Android smartphones can also double up as power bank with their humoungous 6,020mAh battery.
In the case of Apple though, smaller battery does not mean poor battery life. Apple ties up the hardware and software in such a way that the device consumes lesser resources and lasts longer.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus is also the fastest smartphone available in the market right now. iPhone 7 Plus with 3GB RAM and A10 Fusion chipset scored 3233 on single-core while the multi-core score was 5363. In terms of single core result, Apple’s new A10 Fusion chip is faster than its own A9X chipset, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and Samsung’s Exynos 8890 processor.
Apple has left no stone unturned in order to make the latest iPhones most powerful device yet. With the new battery details, the new iPhones could also be the longest lasting iPhone ever.
Stay tuned for our full review of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus where we will test the battery life in depth.