iPhone 7 beaten by HTC 10, LG G5 and Galaxy S7 in a battery test

A new test shows that the iPhone 7 has a relatively poor battery life

Without doubts, the battery life is not among the strongest points in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, regardless of the miracles Apple does with the software optimization. As expected, Apple included a tiny 1960mAh battery in the 4.7-inch model, and a slightly larger in the 5.5-inch model. However, the new phones could potentially have the worst battery life compared with rivalling flagships.

A new test performed by Which? shows that the iPhone 7 offers just 712 minutes (around 12 hours) of 3G call time, which is more than twice less than HTC 10, LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. For comparison, the test leader HTC 10 can last up to 1859 minutes or 31 hours.


Which? has also measured the Internet browsing time of the four smartphones. According to the results, this time Apple’s iPhone 7 is very close to the competition, although still on the fourth place with 615 minutes. The article concludes that “the majority of the fault lies in the comparatively tiny cell”. For comparison, the HTC 10 includes a massive 3000mAh battery inside.

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