iPhone X iPhone X battery life garbage

Love Divine

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Recently traveled withy iPhone X and am extremely disappointed. Always on the verge of dying after only moderate use - whereas my friends with their 8+ cruised through the day. Nearly died on the trip home which would have been a huge inconvenience. Unacceptable. My 6+, 6S+, 7+ never, ever died on me.

Anyone else feel the same way? Plus next time for sure.
 

Mr.Blacky

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Recently traveled withy iPhone X and am extremely disappointed. Always on the verge of dying after only moderate use - whereas my friends with their 8+ cruised through the day. Nearly died on the trip home which would have been a huge inconvenience. Unacceptable. My 6+, 6S+, 7+ never, ever died on me.

Anyone else feel the same way? Plus next time for sure.
I´m getting around 8-10 hours usage until I hit 10% battery, so I can´t really complain.
 
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SL4VE

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Same as nearly 9 hours most days. Best is 10 hours usage. That's not trying to manipulate the usage either.
 

ssl0408

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8 hours of usage for me with the X before it’s down to 1% or so. I had an 8 Plus for a week and I would get 10 hours of usage with that one. I thought everyone knew that the X had pretty much the battery life of an 8.
 

bigjnyc

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Battery life on my X has been absolutely phenomenal! I couldn’t be happier. I usually take the phone off the charger at 6am, use it all day including videos, constant social media, podcasts, Spotify, etc..... and at around 11pm when I go to sleep I still have around 20% left.

However I recently travelled to Amsterdam and battery life was significantly worse but I’m going to assume that’s because my phone was roaming on foreign networks all day. Once I got back home it was great again.
 

Ralfi

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Dec 22, 2016
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You're charging it wrong....sorry.

What do the battery settings say has been draining power, directly or in background?
 

PhoneMe1

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Browsing kills it fast, oled doesn’t like white backgrounds, no where as good as a plus.
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Battery life on my X has been absolutely phenomenal!
Lol, it’s not that good!!
 

aakshey

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Jun 13, 2016
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Yesterday:

Call start 100%

Call end 81%

Single call

3h 45m straight

On my X.

Is that not insane?
 

bbrks

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Dec 17, 2013
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Well, sorry but this is a fact. Of course, I missed to say, I am not using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and similar garbage :)
 
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msi92

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Usage: 10 hours and 53 min
Standby: 61 hours and 37 min

Guess I can't complain :p
 

deivydas

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Sep 28, 2014
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To all guys that are so happy about "exceptional" X battery life - usage time means nothing :) Show "on screen" time and what apps you were using.
My own experience is that battery of X is at least 30% worse than 8 Plus (and most of all, I'm using my phone for browsing).
 

C DM

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To all guys that are so happy about "exceptional" X battery life - usage time means nothing :) Show "on screen" time and what apps you were using.
My own experience is that battery of X is at least 30% worse than 8 Plus (and most of all, I'm using my phone for browsing).
Of course usage means something. It doesn't mean everything, but it still means quite a bit.
 

Surratt14

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not going to lie.. my battery life hasn't been the best. I mainly use my phone to text and instagram. I get around 6 hours of usage with location/background app refresh ect disabled.
 
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aakshey

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Its insane to have a call that long lol. My average call is 5m or less. Long distance gf?
Na. School friend. We regularly do long calls. I talked for 7+ hrs with him yesterday. 3h 45m was just a part of the call. :)
 

Glideslope

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To all guys that are so happy about "exceptional" X battery life - usage time means nothing :) Show "on screen" time and what apps you were using.
My own experience is that battery of X is at least 30% worse than 8 Plus (and most of all, I'm using my phone for browsing).
I'd wager the percent of iPhone users who do not know how to check this is fairly high. ;)
 
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macduke

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Jun 27, 2007
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The iPhone X has, by a WIDE margin, the best battery life I've ever had on an iPhone. And the battery is holding up better over time as well. Probably because I'm not charging it from 0-10% every night—more often around 40% +/- 10%. From what I've read, modern lithium batteries do better when you don't completely drain them every day. It probably also helps that I have better signal strength in my new office—though it did have better reception for the few months I had it at my old job.
 

Closingracer

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Recently traveled withy iPhone X and am extremely disappointed. Always on the verge of dying after only moderate use - whereas my friends with their 8+ cruised through the day. Nearly died on the trip home which would have been a huge inconvenience. Unacceptable. My 6+, 6S+, 7+ never, ever died on me.

Anyone else feel the same way? Plus next time for sure.
No. I’ve had plus sized phones ( iPhone 6 Plus ) , regular ( 7) and the X and all the phones lasted the whole day off the charger unless I’m using games of videos for a substantial amount of time. I keep my phone around 50-60 percent brightness and have Bluetooth and WiFi on most of the time
 
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