Is it normal for a iPad Pro to have insane battery life compared to a iPhone 6s Plus ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Like for example after 1 hour + of video streaming over my local network with Air Video HD my iPad Pro still has 100% battery life.
  2. natandste macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I take it your ipad is relatively new then?
    I was the same and still am blown away by the battery. But it does deplete quite quickly over time yet I still love the ipad. Enough that I would happily replace the battery every 1-2 years
  3. Reverend Benny macrumors member

    Reverend Benny

    Apr 28, 2017
    I do think we are fooled sometimes by the percentage we see.
    But I agree, the iPad in general, all I have had, has brilliant batterylife.

    Now the 6S, im guessing its at 2-3 years old and prob has had a few charging cycles.
    It will degrade and impact performance on the phone and how long it lasts.
  4. aakshey macrumors 68000


    Jun 13, 2016
    It isn’t normal for an iPad Pro to have 100% battery life after an hour of streaming.

    By the way, when I’m browsing lightly (no videos) on my Pro:

    100% to 99% 50 mins

    100% to 90% 1.5-2 hrs

    100% to 80% 2.5-3 hrs

    100% to 67% 3.5-5 hrs
  5. ericwn macrumors 68030

    Apr 24, 2016
    So you are asking us if it’s ok to have awesome battery life?

    On an iPad? Shocker! :)
  6. FeliApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2015
    My iPad lasts 2-3 more hours than a plus, and 4-5 more hours than a non plus (7+ and 6s). The iPhone never really came close to the iPad in battery life. I think - in my experience - the 6s is closer to the 7+ than the 7+ is to the iPad.
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
  8. rui no onna macrumors 604

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Yep, iPads have awesome battery life compared to iPhones. Sure, the bigger display requires more power but the battery capacity is more than enough to cover the disparity and then some. Heck, we had a 5-year old iPad 3 LTE and that one still lasted I believe at least one month on standby.

    If I used my iPhone as much as I did the iPad, I'd probably need to replace the battery every year.

    iPhone SE (A9)
    Battery Weight: 26 g
    Wh Rating: 6.21

    iPhone 6s (A9)
    Battery Weight: 25 g
    Wh Rating: 6.39

    iPhone 6s Plus (A9)
    Battery Weight: 41 g
    Wh Rating: 10.61

    iPad Air 2 (A8X)
    Battery Weight: 132 g
    Wh Rating: 27.82

    iPad 2017 (A9)/2018 (A10)
    Battery Weight: 167 g
    Wh Rating: 32.9

  9. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030


    Nov 16, 2010
    Considering the battery is about 4X the size.....yes.
  10. FeliApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2015
    My iPhones would have like 600 cycles a year if I used them for what I use my iPad (some heavy games and the like). Currently, I'm around 150-180 cycles a year each.
  11. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    That seems like it is staying at 100% a bit longer than it should so it may be reporting a bit inaccurately, but it shouldn't be surprising that the much bigger battery would result in a longer battery life even with the greater power draw from the screen.
  12. FeliApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2015
    In my experience, iPads take forever to drop from 100%. In my experience, it has been anywhere from 40 minutes (maybe playing a heavy game) to 1.5 hours (reading iBooks). The iPhone plus takes maybe 35-45 mins, and the standard iPhone (6s) 25-30 mins.
  13. AutisticGuy macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2018
    I have the iPad Pro 12.9 2nd Gen and it gets about 15 hours or more. I don't play games or anything, but I use it constantly and with the screen on the whole time. So yeah, iPads can get some serious battery life.

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