1. TurdRon_FergusonBurgundy's Avatar
    I was surprised to read this:

    https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...tery-ram-specs

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonk.../#7a2bd461408b

    Especially in terms of the battery. I guess in China, Apple has to declare the battery capacities. The XS is 2658 mAh while the X is 2716.

    One thing Apple has to better is battery size, there has got to be away to fit bigger batteries into devices. I have an 8 Plus as my daily driver and it's great, don't get me wrong but when Samsung can fit a 3000 mAh battery into an S9, no reason why Apple can't do more than what they do.
    Last edited by TurdRon_FergusonBurgundy; 09-21-2018 at 09:47 PM.
    09-21-2018 10:28 AM
  2. sunrat39's Avatar
    It has more RAM
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    09-21-2018 10:50 AM
  3. btru82's Avatar
    It has a smaller but more efficient battery thanks to iOS 12 so you actually gain 30 minutes and it has 4gb ram vs 3gb ram
    09-21-2018 01:37 PM
  4. TurdRon_FergusonBurgundy's Avatar
    It has more RAM
    Yes, not sure why I added RAM. I read the article wrong and am updating the title to remove that. Cheers.

    Disappointing on the smaller mAh. While I understand how efficient iOS is, there is no reason why they cannot fit more mAh into these phones to provide more SOT between charges.
    09-21-2018 09:45 PM
  5. rebretz000's Avatar
    I'm a little disappointed in the smaller battery but as long as it get's me through the day I guess it's okay. But in all honesty 30 minutes more use time really isn't anything to brag about.
    09-22-2018 06:38 AM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    I kinda hope iPhone X gets more battery optimizations too since it has the slightly bigger battery. To me it really doesn't make sense to have the bigger battery and still lose to the phone with smaller ones. It isn't hard too because they own the iOS platform .
    09-23-2018 08:14 PM
  7. Wotchered's Avatar
    It has a smaller but more efficient battery thanks to iOS 12 so you actually gain 30 minutes and it has 4gb ram vs 3gb ram
    I don’t get that... surely the X’s performance will have upgraded with iOS 12 also, (not the memory obviously) so the smaller battery will lose in the performance stakes ?
    09-24-2018 06:37 AM
  8. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Smaller MAH but much better design. The XS features a single cell battery vs a double cell in the X, which allows for a more efficient battery. What people are also forgetting is the processor goes from a 10nm to a 7nm, which also makes it more efficient, resulting in better battery. On top of that, the software optimizations in iOS 12 should result in better results.
    09-24-2018 10:06 AM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    OP, do you mind sharing which Apple iPhone you're currently using?
    09-24-2018 10:17 AM
  10. TurdRon_FergusonBurgundy's Avatar
    OP, do you mind sharing which Apple iPhone you're currently using?
    Sure, no problem. I was on the X at it’s launch and then ultimately opted to go back to the 8 Plus. Currently using my Product Red 8 Plus as a daily driver. May I ask why?
    09-24-2018 10:21 AM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Sure, no problem. I was on the X at it’s launch and then ultimately opted to go back to the 8 Plus. Currently using my Product Red 8 Plus as a daily driver. May I ask why?
    Just curious. When I pull your name it doesn't give me your device info.
    09-24-2018 10:24 AM
  12. TurdRon_FergusonBurgundy's Avatar
    Just curious.
    Ok cool, no worries. It was also noted in the original thread post
    09-24-2018 10:25 AM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Ok cool, no worries. It was also noted in the original thread post
    Yes, I see that now. I personally think ALL Apple devices should come in Product Red.
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-24-2018 10:27 AM
  14. TurdRon_FergusonBurgundy's Avatar
    Yes, I see that now. I personally think ALL Apple devices should come in Product Red.
    Me too, I think an XS Max in Product Red would look amazing!
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-24-2018 10:29 AM
  15. Quis89's Avatar
    I'm not sure how much mah matters. iOS 12 in addition to the A12 processor improvements are said to make the device handle the battery more efficiently. So although the mah is lower, you won't notice it at all.
    kataran, Tartarus and Spencerdl like this.
    09-24-2018 11:01 AM
  16. TurdRon_FergusonBurgundy's Avatar
    I'm not sure how much mah matters. iOS 12 in addition to the A12 processor improvements are said to make the device handle the battery more efficiently. So although the mah is lower, you won't notice it at all.
    Right, but more mAh would simply give users more screen on time between charges. Something, I am sure everyone using an XS would welcome.
    09-24-2018 11:09 AM
  17. kataran's Avatar
    This sounds like the bigger is better debate 2.0

    If Apple can optimize there software to the point where it will run all day on a button battery I’ll be all for it. That way they can throw in the Microwave I’ve been wanting so I can heat up my Burrito while I’m surfing social media
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-24-2018 11:10 AM
  18. TurdRon_FergusonBurgundy's Avatar
    Just curious. When I pull your name it doesn't give me your device info.
    Yeah, use Tapatalk and signed up for several forums that I wanted to follow and be a part of. I never went in and added my device info because I use so much different tech.

    Phones: 8 Plus & Note 8 (8 Plus being the daily driver)
    Tablet: iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd Gen), Tab S3
    PC: MacBook Pro and Surface Pro

    Big time tech geek here lol.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-24-2018 11:12 AM
  19. TurdRon_FergusonBurgundy's Avatar
    This sounds like the bigger is better debate 2.0

    If Apple can optimize there software to the point where it will run all day on a button battery I’ll be all for it. That way they can throw in the Microwave I’ve been wanting so I can heat up my Burrito while I’m surfing social media
    I do not personally have an XS but I do know 3 people who purchased launch devices. All 3 said are heavy users and said they would welcome more battery. 1 came from an X, 2 came from 8 Plus. I know I would welcome more battery too.
    09-24-2018 11:14 AM
  20. Quis89's Avatar
    Right, but more mAh would simply give users more screen on time between charges. Something, I am sure everyone using an XS would welcome.
    Sure. I personally get a full day out of my X. As long as the device offers that, for me personally, I wouldn't be concerned. But I understand everyones uses vary. I've also got the ability to charge at my desk, in my car and at home. So honestly, battery life isn't something I'm ever too concerned with. And when I travel I have a charging case and a charging block. Never know what might happen.
    09-24-2018 11:14 AM
  21. Speedygi's Avatar
    Sure. I personally get a full day out of my X. As long as the device offers that, for me personally, I wouldn't be concerned. But I understand everyones uses vary. I've also got the ability to charge at my desk, in my car and at home. So honestly, battery life isn't something I'm ever too concerned with. And when I travel I have a charging case and a charging block. Never know what might happen.
    What's your usage like? Do you watch alot of videos or play alot of games?
    09-24-2018 06:49 PM
  22. Quis89's Avatar
    What's your usage like? Do you watch alot of videos or play alot of games?
    I'm at work for most of the day so not much video or gaming. I'm streaming podcasts and music consistently for around 6 hours at work as well as during my 15 minute commute. iMessage and WhatsApp chats throughout the day as well. Light emails in the evening in addition to chats. 1-2 phone calls and 1-2 FaceTime calls throughout the day also. Occasional Youtube video as well.
    09-24-2018 09:18 PM
  23. shadowboxer8's Avatar
    I had the 7 plus and upgraded to the XS (not the max). I don't do a lot with my phone at work so I make it the entire day without having to recharge. Take it off the charger at 8AM and don't get home until like 10Pm and the phone still has 50-60% left of battery life. I use it mostly for music, social media browsing, checking emails, youtube videos, a few texts and calls. So it's not bad for me but I hear the Max and XR have superior battery life though.
    10-04-2018 08:18 AM
  24. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I do not personally have an XS but I do know 3 people who purchased launch devices. All 3 said are heavy users and said they would welcome more battery. 1 came from an X, 2 came from 8 Plus. I know I would welcome more battery too.
    For sure I’d like to have more battery life out of my iPhone Xs.
    It’s good, but far from my previous 8 Plus.
    10-05-2018 07:03 AM
  25. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I had the 7 plus and upgraded to the XS (not the max). I don't do a lot with my phone at work so I make it the entire day without having to recharge. Take it off the charger at 8AM and don't get home until like 10Pm and the phone still has 50-60% left of battery life. I use it mostly for music, social media browsing, checking emails, youtube videos, a few texts and calls. So it's not bad for me but I hear the Max and XR have superior battery life though.
    From 8AM to 10PM browsing, listening music and watching YouTube videos ? And you still have 60% battery ?!?
    Hardly believable...

    I usually take it off charger at 7AM and by 10PM the phone has 20% battery left if I’m lucky.
    10-05-2018 07:48 AM
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