Apple's iPhone 7 Has the Worst Battery Life Compared to Rival Smartphones
Renowned for testing household products spanning washing machines, digital cameras and mobile devices,Which? magazine of the United Kingdom recently compared the battery life of today’s popular smartphones. The Consumers’ Association-owned publication chose to pit the iPhone 7 against the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and LG 5. The results were “staggering,” the magazine proclaimed. More specifically: “Whilst the iPhone 7’s 712 minutes of call time (nearly 12 hours) may sound acceptable, the rival Samsung Galaxy S7 lasted twice as long – and it doesn’t even have the longest lasting battery. The HTC 10 lasted an incredible 1,859 minutes (that’s almost 31 hours).”
Despite the minor difference in Internet browsing times, the iPhone 7 still came in last against its rivals: “The 615 minutes of battery life offered by the iPhone 7 is 25 minutes less than its nearest rival, the LG G5, and 175 minutes less than the top performing HTC 10. In fact, the HTC 10’s 3G internet browsing time was even longer than the iPhone 7’s 3G call time. It doesn’t make for pretty reading for Apple.”
Which? blames the iPhone 7′s structure for the low battery life, saying that its 4.7-inch battery cell is smaller than its rivals that have a 5.1-5.3-inch case for their batteries. As a result, the Apple device has just 1,960 milliampere hours compared to the HTC 10′s 3,000mAh battery. It’s important to mention that it was the iPhone 7 and not the iPhone 7 Plus that was analyzed in the test—the Plus houses a 2,900 mAh battery with a 5.5-inch cell.