The iPhone X is Apple’s $1,000 smartphone that “revolutionized” the mobile market; being the first to feature an infinity display, it was also the first Apple smartphone to have OLED display panels.
While the iPhone X can be considered the highest-end pocket-sized device sold by Apple at the moment, it’s also their most innovative phone yet, with a slew of new quirks, gadgets and features, it shook the smartphone market when it came to design and performance.
Whatever the case may be for the iPhone X performance and features wise, there’s always a topic most iPhone users will need to talk about first; what about the Iphone X battery life?
iPhone X Battery Specs and relative smartphone batteries
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We tested each of the above phones under normal usage, under equal conditions and reviewed them new, out of the box. For the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8, even though the battery is better on paper, it lasts significantly less than the iPhone 8, 8+ and iPhone X.
iPhone X and relative smartphone battery times
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Recharging the iPhone X Battery
After we discharged the iPhone X from 100% to 0% (until it shut off automatically), we observed that the recharge time was slow. We know for starter that the iPhone X does support fast charging, but the observed numbers told a very different story.
Here are some of the recharging rates we observed with the iPhone X and the default 5W charger (included in box) and the $50 29W USB Type-C adaptor and $25 USB-C to lightning converter cable:
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Compared to the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8+, the recharging rate is around twice as high; all three ofthe Galaxy smartphones come with fast charging right out of the box and the recharge times from 0% to 100% are:
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If you’re going for the iPhone X, then you should pretty much know how horrendous the charging situation is. The discharge times are excellent, and can easily last you a whole day in school, at the office or during an outing; however, using it between charge (without the fast charging setup) is a hassle and very slow.
If you do opt-in for the Fast charge solution (or go for an after-market fast charger for the iPhone X) the charging times are actually pretty good (on-par with, and often times better than Galaxy counterparts).
The iPhone X Battery is not the biggest spec on the market, but the phone does support wireless charging and fast charging.
The down side is, you will have to spend an additional $75 on a USB Type-C adaptor + USB Type-C to lightning adaptor or you won’t be able to fast charge the device.
Recharge rates without the fast charging solution are terrible, and can be more than 3 hours for a 0% to 100% charge