Huawei gives free power banks to Apple Store queues for the iPhone XS

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by givemeanapple, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

    givemeanapple

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Location:
    Earth
    #1
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

    AustinIllini

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #2
    Well, considering both iPhones get insane battery life, this crap doesn't really fly.
     
  3. mi7chy macrumors 603

    mi7chy

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    #3
    Insane is really stretching it. The previous X ranked at the bottom in battery life even with the smallest screen. The Xs brings the benefit of 7nm but it's a wash with smaller battery. Depending on power efficiency if you happen to luck out on LG display it could potentially be worse.

    It's clever marketing on Huawei's part since they're one of the early adopters of 4000mAh battery even in their budget phones. Fanboy or not take one since it's free as you can also use it on other devices.

     
  4. Tsepz macrumors 68030

    Tsepz

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    #4
    Maybe he meant insanely poor....lol. Good on Huawei for thinking about them. I would have waited in line just for that free powerbank.
     
  5. givemeanapple thread starter macrumors Demi-God

    givemeanapple

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Location:
    Earth
    #5
    Insane? My iPhone X barely lasts 4 hours of SOT, I recharge it twice a day.
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

    AustinIllini

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #6
    Reviews of the XS (especially the XS Max) cite insane battery life.
     
  7. givemeanapple thread starter macrumors Demi-God

    givemeanapple

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Location:
    Earth
    #7
    That’s great to hear, looking forward to test it out. Got the source?
     
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

    Shanghaichica

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Location:
    UK
    #8
    We haven’t heard much about battery life but from the few reviews it’s been glossed over so probably meaning nothing to write home about.

    The battery life on my X hasn’t been good.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2018 ---
    I’ve not seen anything like this at all. None have really said anything about it either way which means it’s ok. Not good or bad.
     
  9. Tsepz macrumors 68030

    Tsepz

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    #9
    Insane battery life to me would be a phone lasting a full week with heavy usage, but I guess others have much much lower standards

    As you said I have not seen anyone write or put such nonsense in a review either. Mashable said it wasn't much of a step up to the average iPhone X

    I cannot believe iPhones STILL don't get Fast Charging chargers out-the-box wtf
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

    Shanghaichica

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Location:
    UK
    #10
    So it’s just the same as I Thought. The extra half an hour is just Apple’s marketing guff.
     
  11. givemeanapple thread starter macrumors Demi-God

    givemeanapple

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Location:
    Earth
    #11
    Actually the battery life surprised me
     
  12. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    #12
    For iphone xs max battery it is 3100mah, weak battery makes you charge more and 2 years time the battery bites the dust.
     
  13. Tsepz macrumors 68030

    Tsepz

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    #13
    Hence they used to slowdown their phones to ensure they still get more battery out of a charge.

    I sure they still do it to a degree, but we will probably find out in a few years when someone else does an investigation, then we will have the usual Apple Brigade down here defending all this and calling new features to iPhone innovative when they are been on Android for years, cycle will go on
     
  14. givemeanapple thread starter macrumors Demi-God

    givemeanapple

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Location:
    Earth
    #14
    They throttle the phone's performance so it wouldn't shutdown in the middle of something due to the degradation of the battery. They should have come up more open about it iniOS 10.3 update and clearly specify what they were doing instead of "battery performance fixes", which turned out to be how it was simply because nobody knew what was going on for their phones to be suffering of terrible performance.
     
  15. Tig Bitties macrumors 68040

    Tig Bitties

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    #15
    iPhone's general suck at battery life, especially the smaller iPhone's. The Plus / Max are good.
     
  16. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

    AustinIllini

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #16
    By that logic, Android is terrible at battery life.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 22, 2018 ---
    Actually no, it does not. The OS is more efficient so the battery size actually does not make that big of a difference. Most phones today last a day and get charged overnight. That's the same for most good android devices and iPhones. The "weak" battery is only a small piece of the puzzle.

    And, sadly, after 2 years most android devices are on their last leg (almost out of support) or their batteries are trashed. Either way, they get OS rot. Pixel may be the only exception.
     
  17. mi7chy, Sep 22, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018

    mi7chy macrumors 603

    mi7chy

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    #17
    The fact that you have reboot the iPhone Xs and Xs Max everytime it dims is automatic disqualification and there may be other power throttling cheating going on underneath the surface that needs to be investigated. Also, the Note 9 is pushing about 28% more pixels resolution wise and it's full screen without notch cutout. Since the iPhone Xs Max is a fake 6.5" display we need to use surface area as a unit instead.
     
  18. FFR, Sep 23, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018

    FFR macrumors 601

    FFR

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Location:
    London
    #18
    Thanks for the video.

    Didn’t think the iPhone X’s with its tiny battery would beat the note 9. Interesting, given the iPhones display is set to maximum brightness.
    Vs the others.

    iPhone X’s max is a beast and the display looks amazing.

    Yeah that doesn’t make any sense.

    Surface area and display size are two separate metrics. You can’t use them interchangeably, you sound like the YouTube guy that doesn’t know the difference between pixels per inch and screen resolution, he sounded equally uneducated.

    A display is measured diagonally from corner to corner. Just because a display has a cutout doesnt make it smaller. You sound ridiculous making that claim.

    You can argue surface area all you want.
    Don’t think anyone really cares about that metric, but have at it.
     
  19. mi7chy macrumors 603

    mi7chy

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    #19
    Here's an article to help understand basic concepts.

    http://taipeigeek.blogspot.com/2018...e-xs-max-display-surface-area-comparison.html

     
  20. DiamonDecoden macrumors 6502

    DiamonDecoden

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Location:
    Texas
    #20
    The Xs Max I'm using it now, it can last a whole day on single charge compared to my note 8 which need to charge again but I also have live animated wallpaper on my Note8. The note 8 SOT is good but standby time is not good compared to iPhones.

    I would say the max is good on battery. However, I have a feeling the note 9 will be just as good and a beast as well with the 4000 mh battery.

    I think there's a hauwei phone with insane battery life. they're really stepping up their game. I know that p20 phone is just too gorgeous.
     
  21. Breaking Good macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    #21
    I’ve used various iPhones and Android devices side by side for about three years now. I think most people would consider me a light user of smartphones as I don’t game on them or watch much video.

    In my experience, iOS is better at power management than Android.
     
  22. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

    AustinIllini

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #22
    That goes without saying. Android phones fix that by putting in enormous batteries.
     
  23. mi7chy, Sep 24, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018

    mi7chy macrumors 603

    mi7chy

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    #23
    You're probably referring to standby time vs screen on time. iOS restricts background multitasking so iOS standby time may appear better at the cost of functionality. That's why people who have used both OS' say Android is more advanced since it's more like a desktop/server OS that can run active background web, file, media UPnP/DLNA, etc. services or even something basic like putting an active SSH session in the background without it dying like on iOS which is more limited like an iPod. Unfortunately, a lot of iOS only users aren't aware of this.
     
  24. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

    spinedoc77

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    #24
    I wonder what kind of spyware was installed on those power banks, probably the only way they could get at your data... I'm kidding, well kind of. Seems like everywhere I turn these days someone besides Apple is stealing my data, or telling me they aren't while they "appropriate" it behind my back. Sorry Huawei, you can keep your power banks.
     
  25. TechGod macrumors 68040

    TechGod

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #25
    It’s not insanely poor. My iPhone X lasts me the whole day easily
     

Share This Page

27 September 21, 2018