iPhone 7 battery life compared to iPhone 7 Plus

Duncanator

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So my wife has a Rose Gold 128 GB iPhone 7 and I have a Matte Black 128 GB iPhone 7 Plus. I was curious of how the regular 7 compared to the 7 Plus so today we tested them. Below are the results at the time of plugging them in tonight.

iPhone 7 Results:

Usage - 8 hr 45 min
Standby - 16 hr 34 min
Battery Percent - 6%

iPhone 7 Plus Results:

Usage - 9 hr 9 min
Standby - 16 hr 22 min
Battery Percent - 15%

I figure she could have got past 9 hours and I could have got past 10-11 hours. Her phone is running iOS 10.0.2 and I am running iOS 10.1 Beta. I suspect I MAY get a little bit better battery life when 10.1 is fully finished and released but we will see.

NOTE: We are both heavy phone users and very active on social media, streaming, phone calls, etc.
 

12vElectronics

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I'm really surprised with how good the battery on my iPhone 7 is. Better than my 6+ for sure but maybe that's because this is a new phone and my 6+ was 2 years old?
 
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Duncanator

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I'm really surprised with how good the battery on my iPhone 7 is. Better than my 6+ for sure but maybe that's because this is a new phone and my 6+ was 2 years old?
I agree. It is a definite surprise and very nice to see!
 

Relentless Power

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Removing the 3.5 Jack may have been inconvenient for most, but it opened room for the improved battery life. At least two hours worth for both the 7 and 7 Plus. I have both models and I too have seen an increase.
 
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kawa636r

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i really like this tópico and of course i had both iphone 7 with smart battery case and 7 plus.
Eventi without using smart battery i esa feeling the 7 battery good as 7 plus, with the disconvenience of cant charge 7plus in mobilità (there isn't any smart battery for iphone 7plus).

i really like bigger display and camera, but portability it's the priority for me
 
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