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

max2

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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.
 

natandste

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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
 

Reverend Benny

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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.
 

aakshey

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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
 

ericwn

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

On an iPad? Shocker! :)
 

FeliApple

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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.
 

rui no onna

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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

iPhone Owners
Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles. The one-year warranty includes service coverage for a defective battery. If it is out of warranty, Apple offers a battery service for $79, plus $6.95 shipping, subject to local tax.

iPad Owners
Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles. The one-year warranty includes service coverage for a defective battery. If it is out of warranty, Apple offers a battery service for $99, plus $6.95 shipping, subject to local tax.
 

FeliApple

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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
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.
 

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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.
 

FeliApple

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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.
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.
 

AutisticGuy

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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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