Battery Life

iPhone 13 Battery Life vs iPhone 12: All Four Models Tested

How does iPhone 13 battery life compare to the iPhone 12 from last year? Apple told customers this year battery improvements were going to be huge this year at its special event. According to Apple, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has "the best battery life ever on iPhone,” offering 2.5 more hours compared to its predecessor, the...

Battery Test: Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

While Samsung has been singing the praises of the Galaxy S8+ since its unveiling last week, it’s been pretty tight-lipped about one important thing that the company has been in the spotlight for recently: battery life. Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ is one of the most, if not the most, powerful smartphone currently on the market and...

‘iPhone 8’ Logic Board Said to Support Longer Battery Life

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this year’s 'iPhone 8' will adopt a higher-cost stacked logic board design, that will support longer battery life and allow the smaller 4.7” model to pack battery capacity of the current 5.5” iPhone, MacRumors is reporting. He added that the battery life of an 'iPhone 8' with OLED display will be better...

Battery Life Problems With New MacBook Pros Explained

Many users of Apple’s newest MacBook Pro models are not happy with the laptops’ battery life. It is fairly common now for users of the Touch Bar model in particular to see battery life that falls well short of Apple’s 10-hour estimates. How is Apple arriving at its battery life figures, and why might many […]

iPhone 7 Users Complaining of Poor Battery Life

According to a Business Insider report, a number of iPhone 7 users are complaining of poor battery life, with some saying it's even worse than the iPhone 6s. Furthermore, leading publications such as The Guardian, Geek.com and Which? are all saying that Apple’s latest flagship phone has the worst battery life compared to the competition, which...

Advanced Lithium Smartphone Batteries with 2x Life Coming Soon

According to MIT News, a new type of lithium batteries called the "lithium metal” batteries, are one track to be commercialized, and are expected to arrive in smartphones in 2017. The new technology batteries are developed by MIT spin-off SolidEnergy, and can pack the same energy as a standard lithium-ion cell in half the size (via Engadget).  SolidEnergy CEO...

AnandTech Breaks Down Apple’s TSMC vs Samsung A9 Statement

Apple’s decision to dual-source the A9 SoC in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus has sparked a debate as to whether there is a difference between the two in terms of performance and power consumption. Reports have suggested there is, so Apple has made an atypical move and addressed consumer concerns with a statement (you...

This Hydrogen-Powered iPhone 6 Can Go a Week Without Recharging

British company Intelligent Energy has developed a working iPhone 6 prototype containing a hydrogen-powered battery, that can go a week without recharging, running instead off a built-in hydrogen fuel cell. According to The Telegraph, the company’s patented technology creates electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen, while producing only small amounts of water and heat as waste. Furthermore, the company is reportedly working...