1. KingBuick's Avatar
    I might be upgrading from the 7 Plus to either the XS Max or XR next month. One of my biggest concerns when it comes to upgrading is battery life. Right now my 7 Plus can last a full day with certain settings disabled and less than a day with every setting turned on. According to official specs, the XS Max lasts about the same as the 7 Plus and the XR lasts two hours more. These specs are on average.

    For those of you who upgraded from a 7 Plus or 8 Plus to the XS Max, is the battery life better, the same, or worse? I asked this question a few months ago in the XR forum on here and everyone there says that the XR can easily last more than a day.

    The display is another concern for me. OLED vs LCD. I have tested both the XR and XS MAX our and both displays seem suitable to me, however the XS Max is slightly better with HDR and Dolby10.
    12-24-2018 06:09 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hopefully, members who are currently using an iPhone XS Max will reply soon. Tis the season so responses may not come as quickly as one would like so please be patient. Thanks.
    12-24-2018 07:15 AM
  3. KingBuick's Avatar
    Hopefully, members who are currently using an iPhone XS Max will reply soon. Tis the season so responses may not come as quickly as one would like so please be patient. Thanks.
    Thank you for your response. I will await replies from users of the XS Max.
    12-24-2018 11:51 AM
  4. fredriks's Avatar
    I upgraded from a IPhone 8+ to a Max. Battery life with Max seems better for me, have no problem to manage 2 days on one charge
    12-24-2018 03:51 PM
  5. KingBuick's Avatar
    I upgraded from a IPhone 8+ to a Max. Battery life with Max seems better for me, have no problem to manage 2 days on one charge
    That’s excellent! My 7 Plus was perfect on iOS 10.3.3, then it took a hit on iOS 11 and even more on iOS 12.
    12-25-2018 04:21 AM
  6. fredriks's Avatar
    That’s excellent! My 7 Plus was perfect on iOS 10.3.3, then it took a hit on iOS 11 and even more on iOS 12.
    OK, had one issue with my Ip 8+ and that was a app store battery drain. Had this issue for a while but it fixed itself. Otherwise my Ip8 + had a great batterylife. With Ip8 + and now with my Max I have totally changed my battery charging rutin. Never charge overnight now days, charge it when I can during the day just to topp it up if needed.

    With previous phones I always charged overnight just to be sure it would survive all day, don't need to do that anymore and its great.
    12-25-2018 05:10 AM
  7. Snoweagle's Avatar
    I have both 7 Plus and XS Max, the XS Max definitely has better battery life. Mine with moderate use can easily last two days.
    12-25-2018 11:35 AM
  8. imwjl's Avatar
    My Max beats my 7 Plus in a number of ways that includes battery life.
    12-25-2018 05:49 PM
  9. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I'm still getting more than a day on one charge with my 7 Plus with everything on and some Pokémon Go playing.
    12-25-2018 06:38 PM
  10. kargurin's Avatar
    I have wireless chargers laying around from the time I owned Android phones. I’m going to stow them because they just take up space now. I also owned the 6 and 7 Pluses and the Max is very similar in battery life. I’m at 66% right now with typical use at the end of the day.
    12-27-2018 11:05 PM
  11. KingBuick's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for your comments. It looks like I might have to wait a little longer to upgrade. I will most likely get the Xr because the price of the Xs Max is too much for me.
    12-28-2018 08:54 AM

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