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I am blown away by the battery life in the new iPhone X

Hollis JohnsonCharging your iPhone X isn’t something you’ll need to do often.
  • The best feature in the new iPhone X is the phone’s super-long battery life.
  • As someone who’s owned the phone for nearly a month, I’ve never had my battery dip below 40%.
  • At the end of each day, on average, my iPhone X has about 60% battery left.

I love the iPhone X. Face ID is an excellent replacement for Touch ID, and I love the new edge-to-edge screen.

But the feature that truly sells me on this phone, and has me convinced it’s the best iPhone ever made, is its battery life, which blows me away on a daily basis.

I received my iPhone X almost a month ago, on November 10. And with medium-to-heavy daily usage – exploring this new phone in the first place, keeping brightness all the way up, opening my phone dozens to hundreds of times a day to text and browse the web, and even relying on this phone to get through a couple of really long stints at the airport – not once have I seen my iPhone X’s battery life dip below 40%. Low Power Mode is one of my favourite iPhone features, but I’ve never had a chance to use it as long as I’ve owned the iPhone X.

After a full day, my phone’s battery life, on average, ends with about 55-60% charge left.

Granted, I’ve been using many of my favourite apps in “dark mode” to enjoy the dynamic range of the OLED screen – Twitter and the excellent Apollo Reddit client, chief among them – but I still spend a lot of time using this phone to watch videos, GIFs, take notes, set reminders, make calls, and constantly refresh Twitter. This phone is a workhorse, but between the OLED screen that saves some battery life, and its hyper-intelligent A11 Bionic chip that knows when to save energy, battery life simply has never been a problem.

If you care at all about battery life, consider the iPhone X. The new iPhone 8 Plus apparently has even longer battery life, too, though I haven’t personally tried that phone to see it first-hand. In general, though, not having the urge to constantly recharge one’s phone is an incredible feeling.

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