Other Best iPhone for a power user?

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  1. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    A friend of mine is a power user and wants to move to an iPhone. He uses his phone all day for work, as well as in his off time. Battery life is #1 above all else. Which setup would provide the most battery life out of these?

    iPhone 7/8 with the Apple battery case
    iPhone 7+/8+

    I’d assume a 7/8 with the official Apple battery case would beat a plus phone with no battery case, but I haven’t ever had one to know for sure. There are aftermarket battery cases for the plus, but not official apple ones.
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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    The 8 Plus battery capability might surprise you.
     
  3. tonybarnaby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have an 8 Plus, and it’s great. I assume an 8 with the Apple battery case can last longer, though.
     
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    You can also pick up a battery back for the iPhone X, which I think has excellent battery life.
     
  5. tonybarnaby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    He has zero interest in an X unfortunately.
     
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    We shall pray for him.
     
  7. sean000 macrumors 68000

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    No two power users are the same. I use mine for work as well as at home for quite a lot, and yet my battery needs are modest compared to someone who spends hours a day using their iPhone for entertainment (gaming, video, music, etc.). I listen to music and podcasts on my iPhone X, but I don’t use it much for games or video. Battery life is never an issue for me.

    If he doesn’t mind carrying and using a phablet, the 8+ would give him the best battery life of the latest models. That said he may not need it. One thing about the 8 series and the X is that they support wireless charging. That makes it convenient to top things off every now and then. He could get a $20 charger for the office and one for home.
     
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    An 8+ is no match for an 8 with a smart battery case. It’s the main reason why I won’t move up to a plus model.
     
  9. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    Do you have a recommendation for one?
     
  10. tonybarnaby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That was my hunch. Shame apple will never make one for the plus phones.
     
  11. Relentless Power, Mar 18, 2018
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    Excellent Battery life doesn’t translate into a reliable Battery back. Apple does not offer a battery back for the iPhone X and the third-party units are mainly poorly rated with being unreliable with the lightning port and experiencing intermittent charging issues . I personally would not recommend a battery back for the iPhone X unless it was from Apple or a reputable third party company, its not worth causing issues with the iPhone X as some reviews have reported.
     
  12. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    I’ll throw in a third option.

    8 plus with an external battery pack of higher MHz from a reputable brand such as Anker.
     
  13. tonybarnaby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    External battery doesn't work for him. He's always on the go, and keeps his phone in hi as pocket a lot. Good idea, otherwise.
     
  14. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    So then what phone/setup does "Shadow Man" currently use so we have a point of reference?
     
  15. tonybarnaby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Moto z play with incipio battery case. Moto z play already has legendary battery life, and the incipio is even better. No way in hell can any iPhone come close to matching this setup, but the closer the better. I told him a 7 along with 2 battery cases is probably his best bet.
     
  16. nburwell macrumors 601

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    8+ for sure. I don't think they would need the battery pack as well, but I guess it doesn't hurt either.
     
  17. tonybarnaby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    He’s a repo man who uses gps all day, as well as streaming music and making many phone calls. I think the 7/8 with a battery case would last longer, but the 8+ is a more enjoyable phone to use.

    Are there any documented figures on how long a 7/8 will last with an apple battery case, ballpark figure? Could be hard to say, since no one uses their phones the same.
     
  18. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    If he's in the car all day using GPS, why does battery life matter? Can't he just use a cigarette lighter to keep it charged?
     
  19. tonybarnaby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just a personal preference apparently.
     
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    iPhone X with Mophie charge force wireless charger. Up to additional 48 hrs.
     

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