1. donnation's Avatar
    For those of you who've purchased the 8 Plus how is the battery life? Since its a smaller battery than the 7 Plus I'm curious to how its going to perform with the optimized A11 chip. I realize its early but would love to hear from those who've purchased the 8 Plus. I'll post my results later today as the day rolls on. I set it up yesterday and gave it 24 hours to sync so we'll see how it does. Thanks!
    09-23-2017 07:03 AM
  2. Craig's Avatar
    I did all my setup last night. Worked on my phone for a few hours, redoing settings, passwords, configuration, testing, etc.. after about 4 hours of use I was at 92%
    09-23-2017 11:04 AM
  3. Chief G-Hawk's Avatar
    Usage: 3 h 50 min.
    Standby time: 9 h 10 min.

    Battery: 92%

    Just awesome.
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    09-23-2017 09:10 PM
  4. ajonesma's Avatar
    Usage: 10 hr 27 min
    Standby: 16 hr, 52min
    Battery: 21%

    First full day after setting up yesterday. I think this is good? Haven't used an iPhone in a few years (been on the Android train), so not sure if this is good or not, but it did get me through a full day, so there's that
    09-24-2017 01:04 AM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Hard to tell since I’ve been playing with it so much. It seems to last longer. I’ll see today. But honestly I’m playing with it too much to really be able to say. Plus I’m doing all kinds of downloading of music and movies etc.

    This is what I’ve got this morning.
    Last edited by qbnkelt; 09-25-2017 at 08:36 AM.
    09-25-2017 06:25 AM
  6. Craig's Avatar
    I used my phone all day yesterday.. photos, emails, calls, etc.. not a heavy day, but a typical Sunday. So from about 7am when I took it off the charger until about 11pm when I put it back on, I was at 92%
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    09-25-2017 11:51 AM
  7. BIG CAT 7's Avatar
    I have had my phone off the charger since 5:45 this morning. Facebooking, Email, Twitter and other internet surfing, texting and so forth. Usage is 3hrs and 13 min. Standby is 9 hrs 49 min. I am currently at 73%.

    This battery is murdering my S8+ right now.
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    09-25-2017 03:35 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can tell more about battery life, if you let it go down to 1%, then get the screen shot.
    09-25-2017 05:59 PM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    There is some strange wizardry going on because at 21 hours I’m stil at 51%.
    09-26-2017 04:00 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    There is some strange wizardry going on because at 21 hours I’m stil at 51%.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...84b347cec5.pnghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...bd798bc3d1.png
    You should get at least 14 hours usage time or so at that rate. That's great. My best when my 6s Plus was new was 17 hours standby and 12 hours usage. Could have gotten more standby, but I used my phone non stop. LOL
    09-26-2017 03:02 PM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    You should get at least 14 hours usage time or so at that rate. That's great. My best when my 6s Plus was new was 17 hours standby and 12 hours usage. Could have gotten more standby, but I used my phone non stop. LOL
    I’m VERY pleased with my results.
    09-26-2017 03:48 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar


    This isn’t for a full day because I charged up after the update today. But I can honestly say I’ve been experiencing about 30-40% better battery life since I got this phone on Friday compared to my 7 plus. Wowzers. I’ve never ever experienced battery life like this on any smart phone ever. Smaller battery but much better battery life. This Bionic chip is very power efficient.
    09-27-2017 02:16 AM
  13. TripleOne's Avatar
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    This isn’t for a full day because I charged up after the update today. But I can honestly say I’ve been experiencing about 30-40% better battery life since I got this phone on Friday compared to my 7 plus. Wowzers. I’ve never ever experienced battery life like this on any smart phone ever. Smaller battery but much better battery life. This Bionic chip is very power efficient.
    That’s amazing!
    I only get 4-6 hours of usage time with heavy usage on my 7+
    09-27-2017 04:13 AM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    That’s amazing!
    I only get 4-6 hours of usage time with heavy usage on my 7+
    Yeah battery life on the 8 plus just murders the 7 plus.
    09-27-2017 10:13 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That’s amazing!
    I only get 4-6 hours of usage time with heavy usage on my 7+
    You should get more than that with the 7 Plus. I get 5 to 6 on my 2 years old 6s Plus with heavy usage. I don't pay much attention to battery usage or battery life. I usually upgrade before the battery dies. I'll be keeping my 6s Plus a 3rd year this time. May need a new battery at some point. But that's OK, I'll keep my 6s Plus as a back up.
    09-27-2017 10:55 AM
  16. TripleOne's Avatar
    You should get more than that with the 7 Plus. I get 5 to 6 on my 2 years old 6s Plus with heavy usage. I don't pay much attention to battery usage or battery life. I usually upgrade before the battery dies. I'll be keeping my 6s Plus a 3rd year this time. May need a new battery at some point. But that's OK, I'll keep my 6s Plus as a back up.
    I tend to use my iPhone a lot, which includes Clash of Clans and 70-80% brightness most of the time.
    09-27-2017 06:10 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I tend to use my iPhone a lot, which includes Clash of Clans and 70-80% brightness most of the time.
    Yeah. I've been using mine pretty much from around 5:30 am to midnight for 2 years. I do some intensive things, but have a lot in settlngs turned off that uses a lot of battery. Don't play battery intense games much. Mostly WWF and Trivia Crack. Keep my Brightness on 30%.
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    09-27-2017 07:37 PM
  18. donnation's Avatar
    I have to agree with everyone on here. I am absolutely blown away by the 8Plus battery life. Its incredible.
    09-27-2017 10:38 PM
  19. Garz's Avatar


    Here is my first full day on 11.0.1 with the 8 plus. Amazing battery. If I was in my 7 plus, I’d have about 20-25% with similar usage stats
    09-28-2017 03:11 AM
  20. tr1ad's Avatar
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a9e7a73d87.png

    Here is my first full day on 11.0.1 with the 8 plus. Amazing battery. If I was in my 7 plus, I’d have about 20-25% with similar usage stats
    How does it compare to the S8+?
    09-28-2017 03:51 AM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    How does it compare to the S8+?
    It’s better than s8 plus without a doubt.
    09-28-2017 09:48 AM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Battery life continues to be impressive. Actually even better.

    09-28-2017 11:47 AM
  23. violetjune's Avatar
    So why does my battery only show 47 min of usage when I start using my phone at 7 a.m. and listen all day pretty much to music, podcast and Sirius XM? I rarely turn it off until lunch. Shouldn’t it show as 7 hrs usage?

    09-28-2017 05:09 PM
  24. qbnkelt's Avatar
    So why does my battery only show 47 min of usage when I start using my phone at 7 a.m. and listen all day pretty much to music, podcast and Sirius XM? I rarely turn it off until lunch. Shouldn’t it show as 7 hrs usage?

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    I believe maybe because the screen is off?
    09-28-2017 05:39 PM
  25. violetjune's Avatar
    I believe maybe because the screen is off?
    That’s what I was thinking too, since I updated to IOS 11 it doesn’t show much usage now.
    When I was on IOS10 I always had hours of usage while listening to music at work!
    09-28-2017 07:03 PM
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