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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have lesser battery capacities than iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Specs on a smartphone have become so important that people have started judging smartphones based on them. Some of them are overhyped but some specifications actually do matter. One of them is the battery capacity offered in the device. Every year, Apple’s announcement of the new iPhones brings along a few questions that the company doesn’t answer but some benchmark tests or analysts do. Again, one of them is about the battery capacity offered.

Last year, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus did receive some criticism for the battery offered in them but the iPhone 7 Plus still managed to give an appreciable battery life. This year, the battery capacity was once again in the focus and while the phones haven’t got any slimmer and lighter, the fans should be disappointed to see that the batteries on both the new models have got lesser. At least, this is what the TENAA certification website shows in its data.

Now, here are the numbers.

  • iPhone 7 – 1960 mAh
  • iPhone 8 – 1821 mAh
  • iPhone 7 Plus – 2900 mAh
  • iPhone 8 Plus – 2675 mAh

We wouldn’t want to go all in against the company for this, because the chipsets affect the battery life and here, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are powered by the Bionic A11 chip, which is built on a 10nm process while the A10 last year was built on a 16nm process and the GPU as well is said to be doing good this time, so it will only be a matter of time before we get to know if the new iPhones do have a good battery life.

Someone who takes the numbers game seriously will have a hard time digesting this because Android smartphones even with double the battery capacity offered here on iPhone 8 don’t do so well, and thus, the expectation from the iPhones too remain the same. The battery capacity on the iPhone X is not yet known, but the RAM details show that the phones carry the same RAM capacity as their predecessors, i.e. 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus respectively.

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