Why Are iPhone Batteries So Small?

In choosing a smartphone, its battery may not be the first parameter to consider, however, it is quite important because it will be more than frustrating if your smartphone battery lives for only 120 minutes on full charge. We have seen the likes of Xiaomi, Samsung, Lenovo, Asus and others having smartphones with a battery capacity of over 4000mAh. A certain Oukitel K10000 even have a 10,000 mAh battery capacity. Then what on this green earth is happening to iPhone batteries? So far, iPhones have the smallest batteries in the industry and they do not support fast charge.

iPhone 8 Plus Production Cost Revealed Much Lower Than Its Retail Price

Apple attempted to upgrade by equipping its three new models (iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X) with wireless charging and Fast Charge but this is useless because for you to use these features, you will have to buy the accessories which means spending more money. Is it feasible to buy a $1000 iPhone X and still spend more money for charging accessory?

For potential iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X users, these phones come with 1821mAh, 2675mAh and 2716mAh battery respectively. Below is a list of the battery capacity of iPhone 6,6S, and 7.

  • iPhone 6: 1810mAh
  • iPhone 6S: 1715mAh
  • iPhone 7: 1960mAh
  • iPhone 6 Plus: 2915mAh
  • iPhone 6S Plus: 2750mAh
  • iPhone 7 Plus: 2900mAh

From the above, it appears that the Plus models have the largest battery as iPhone 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus all seem to have a similar battery. It is worth mentioning that Samsung, Apples greatest competitors has a better battery in its flagship devices. Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8 has 3000mAh, 3500mAh, 3300mAh batteries respectively. These models have large screens and strong performance. We can only hope that Apple takes a closer look at its battery strength because all aspect of the smartphone industry is evolving.


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