iPhone XS Max Battery Life: 6S Plus vs XS Max

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  1. Blue Hawk macrumors 6502

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    I have my 6S Plus since 3 years now and I will get an XS Max soon. *happy* My 6S Plus will stay alive.

    Are there people too who upgraded from 6S/7/8 Plus to the XS Max? If yes how would you rate the battery life? The battery of my 6S Plus has still %100 health, no long battery life like at the first days. But I’m curios bc the newer iPhones have OLED and the better processors.
     
  2. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded from a 6S Plus to an XS Max and from my experience the battery life is far better. I get through an entire day on a single charge with my XS Max, usually having around 40-45% battery life left when I hit the hay at night; where as with my 6S Plus I was lucky if I made it until the late afternoon/early evening before the battery nearly depleted.
     
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  4. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you ever change the battery in 6s plus?
     
  5. Blue Hawk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Question was not for me. But I did change it last year. I only thought that he is using his phone more than I do. Bc my 6S Plus has always between 45 and 50 percent when I’m going to bed. When I’m coming home between 50 and 65.
     
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    MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    No, but it’s a fairly new device. It was a warranty replacement for a 6 Plus, which just stopped working inexplicably earlier this year. The battery capacity is at 96%.
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    Yea I am probably what you would consider a moderately heavy user. However, just to give you a baseline. It’s a little after 5:00 p.m. where I’m located and my iPhone XS Max has 70% battery left. If I was using my iPhone 6S Plus right now, it would be in low power mode at around 15%. And that’s on a good day.
     
  7. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    They gave you a 6s plus for a 6 plus?
     
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    Yes, that will happen if they break your phone or perform a warranty replacement on an old device that is no longer manufactured or in stock.
     
  9. macnewbieee macrumors member

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    can be iPhone xs max this durable as my 6s plus?
     

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  10. Blue Hawk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL. And I thought 5-6 hours were already good. In the past the battery was enough for me for 2 days
     
  11. FeliApple macrumors 65816

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    One thing that I never see mentioned here that I think is a very important factor, is the iOS version.
    iOS updates impact battery negatively almost every time. (As a point of comparison, for example, I use a 6s. A lot of people are reporting 4-5, only a select few are getting 6 hours with 6s and replaced batteries on iOS 12. Majority are getting 4-5. I am getting between 8 and 9 hours, with an original battery and 93% health, on my 6s on iOS 9).
    Therefore, I don't know how great or accurate of a comparison is to take into account a 6s plus on iOS 12 vs an XS Max on iOS 12. It wouldn't be comparing apples to apples.
     

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