1. M_A's Avatar
    ... as of now I am using an iPhone 7 plus. I would like to buy an iPhone SE 128GB as a backup phone. My only concern is the battery life of the SE: What are typical standby and usage times of your SE?
    03-25-2017 03:40 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Hi there

    The article below compares the SE to the 6s Plus, and says it's not quite as good, but it can't be with the difference in size, but still better than the non-plus 6s. So it's not gong to compare to the Plus but will still be good for a phone of that size.

    iPhone SE review: One month later | iMore

    Hopefully some real-world experience will have some info for you!
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    03-25-2017 06:29 AM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Yeah the SE has nice battery life. I always get a day and some. I only get a little less than a day when I have really heavy use. I have had my SE since launch essentially. With iOS 10, battery has taken a hit for sure but it's still enough to get a day and maybe an hour or two.
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    03-25-2017 08:19 AM
  4. bcandiolo's Avatar
    Forgot to plug my charger,
    Still battery life on my SE is wonderful.

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    03-26-2017 07:41 AM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    Forgot to plug my charger,
    Still battery life on my SE is wonderful.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...91b8b7ee6e.jpg
    Wow, that's nuts for such a small phone!
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    03-26-2017 02:04 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Forgot to plug my charger,
    Still battery life on my SE is wonderful.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...91b8b7ee6e.jpg
    You must not use your phone all that much with 45 hours standby time. The usage is what counts the most. It looks pretty normal to me. Almost 7 hours with 18 % left. You could've squeezed another hour or two in there. Even more if the standby time wasn't so much.
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    03-26-2017 04:05 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    You must not use your phone all that much with 45 hours standby time. The usage is what counts the most. It looks pretty normal to me. Almost 7 hours with 18 % left. You could've squeezed another hour or two in there. Even more if the standby time wasn't so much.
    With 7 hours use on my 6s I don't have near the standby time when I hit 18%. I'll see how it does today and post a screenshot.
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    03-27-2017 04:43 AM
  8. eespanol's Avatar
    04-07-2017 08:23 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    04-07-2017 09:31 PM
  10. anon(10210323)'s Avatar
    I received my SE about 2-1/2 weeks ago. It's getting pretty heavy usage, because (after all) it's a new device and I'm playing with it a lot ---- I charge it overnight and it starts the day at 100%. At the end of each day the battery is at about 30 to 40 percent. This is very similar to my Galaxy Note 4's battery life, but with a lot less usage.
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    04-08-2017 12:33 AM
  11. eespanol's Avatar
    Which device and how old is it?
    1 month old iPhone SE
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    04-08-2017 07:04 AM
  12. eespanol's Avatar


    Battery life worsened after update to 10.3.1
    04-09-2017 09:17 AM
  13. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    Initially mine did as well, but has leveled off. How long has it been since you updated?
    04-09-2017 09:40 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That's only a 10 minutes difference. In the first you checked at 50%, the second at 49%. Mostly it's going to be what you do on the phone that makes a difference. It's going to vary some, regardless of which OS you're on. It looks fine to me. Don't get too caught up in worrying about battery. The main thing to consider are the 3 big users of battery. Location services, push notifications, and screen brightness.
    04-09-2017 10:41 AM
  15. eespanol's Avatar
    How's my battery life?
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    04-10-2017 06:24 AM
  16. eespanol's Avatar
    04-10-2017 09:48 AM
  17. eespanol's Avatar
    Battery getting better and better each day.


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    04-11-2017 08:25 AM
  18. jrdatrackstar1223's Avatar
    I get around the same usage as @eespanol. Mine started off worse as well, but now I average 4 hours of usage before I am at 50%. A while ago, I use to be able to get to around 45 mins of usage before my percentage would drop from 100% to 99%. I think it was either 10.0.1 or maybe even iOS 10 where it would hover around 30 mins usage time before I would drop to 100%.
    04-11-2017 02:01 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can get a more accurate result if you let it go to 1% before you check it.
    04-11-2017 03:14 PM
  20. eespanol's Avatar
    You can get a more accurate result if you let it go to 1% before you check it.


    There you go
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    04-11-2017 06:01 PM
  21. impaler's Avatar
    ... as of now I am using an iPhone 7 plus. I would like to buy an iPhone SE 128GB as a backup phone. My only concern is the battery life of the SE: What are typical standby and usage times of your SE?
    Nothing scientific, but my 8 month old SE CRUSHES my old 6s, even when it was new. Someone I know with a 7 can't make it through the day. Even on a heavy day for me, I have plenty of battery life left at night. It has the longest lasting battery of any iPhone I've had (had original, 3G, 3GS, 4s, 5s, 6s).
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    04-15-2017 06:02 AM
  22. anon(10210323)'s Avatar
    Nothing scientific, but my 8 month old SE CRUSHES my old 6s, even when it was new. Someone I know with a 7 can't make it through the day. Even on a heavy day for me, I have plenty of battery life left at night. It has the longest lasting battery of any iPhone I've had (had original, 3G, 3GS, 4s, 5s, 6s).
    My experience is the same. I'm a new SE owner, and it's my first iPhone -- therefore it is getting a lot of use because not only am I learning and playing with the phone, but I am also learning iOS and the Apple culture too. In the four weeks I've had the phone, the worst day I ended at 21% battery. On average I end up with between 40% and 50%.

    I think the SE will get excellent battery life because it's driving a smaller screen than all of the other smartphones, Apple or not.
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    04-15-2017 08:47 AM
  23. impaler's Avatar
    That's what all reviews state. Less pixels to light up results in less drain.
    04-15-2017 10:53 AM
  24. mogelijk's Avatar
    One added thought, you can add a battery case, for times you want the phone to last longer, and still have a relatively small phone even with the case on.
    04-15-2017 03:50 PM
  25. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Here's my T-Mobile SE. I think it's about two weeks old now. I'm not using it as my daily yet because I still have my main phone numbers sim in my 6S+ and that is my daily.

    Battery life-img_9961.png
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    04-16-2017 08:54 PM
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