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XR battery life...yours?

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Going on 4 days with mine and no problem getting 12 hours of heavy use and still have 20% battery left at the end of the day. I always have a charger wherever I go but haven't been using the chargers since I picked up the XR.

That's the thing that makes me laugh about all the battery life conversation. It's not about how many hours you can get from a full charge, it's about getting from charger to charger. Unless your going somewhere without electricity for a long time any phone will do well. Wireless charging makes it even easier. Top the phone off in the office, in the car, at home, etc. Rarely do I have to worry about battery life.
 

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That's the thing that makes me laugh about all the battery life conversation. It's not about how many hours you can get from a full charge, it's about getting from charger to charger. Unless your going somewhere without electricity for a long time any phone will do well. Wireless charging makes it even easier. Top the phone off in the office, in the car, at home, etc. Rarely do I have to worry about battery life.

Everyone is different when it comes to this. For me, I prefer not to have phones that I must put on the charger daily. It's different when you must versus when you want to just because.
 

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Everyone is different when it comes to this. For me, I prefer not to have phones that I must put on the charger daily. It's different when you must versus when you want to just because.

I get it. We all certainly have to take our needs and wants into consideration when choosing a product. For me though, I plug my phone in on the way to work, on the way home and at night. I never, ever have to worry about battery life and it's easy as pie.
 

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I get it. We all certainly have to take our needs and wants into consideration when choosing a product. For me though, I plug my phone in on the way to work, on the way home and at night. I never, ever have to worry about battery life and it's easy as pie.

Yeah I believe it for you. That's what makes this choice hard for me. I like it small but nice battery life, like the SE was when it launched.

Trust that a few weeks ago, I considered the idea of getting a battery case for my 7 Now as a student with classrooms with weak reception, it's interesting. I'm not on my phone in class of course but I check during our break and before class.
 

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Yeah I believe it for you. That's what makes this choice hard for me. I like it small but nice battery life, like the SE was when it launched.

Trust that a few weeks ago, I considered the idea of getting a battery case for my 7 Now as a student with classrooms with weak reception, it's interesting. I'm not on my phone in class of course but I check during our break and before class.

Even though my daily is the X, I still have my SE. Love that little bugger!
 

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So far I have found the battery life exemplary...on par or better than my LG V30 which was the best battery of any phone I have owned! Used the XR all day yesterday and went to be with 48% left!
 

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Knowing the Xr is a battery champ I don’t fret much about whatever the difference may be with my XS Max. I can plug in to and from work or at my desk if I want so most the time my battery is never less than 50%. That said, the fact that one may have to charge the Xr less often means less charge cycles and a longer overall battery life, possibly. At least that’s how I see it. ...but so far I don’t keep a phone longer for even that to be a factor.

But still having a device that easily lasts 1.5-2 days is very impressive.
 

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Knowing the Xr is a battery champ I don’t fret much about whatever the difference may be with my XS Max. I can plug in to and from work or at my desk if I want so most the time my battery is never less than 50%. That said, the fact that one may have to charge the Xr less often means less charge cycles and a longer overall battery life, possibly. At least that’s how I see it. ...but so far I don’t keep a phone longer for even that to be a factor.

But still having a device that easily lasts 1.5-2 days is very impressive.

I agree with you on it being impressive. Haha I believe that for you. I plan to hang out with it for a while so what you said is a gain to me.
 

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Battery life is great on the iPhone XR!!! I play Pokemon Go, which is a battery hog. I would have to frequently charge my iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 when I was using those to play. Actually, with my 7, I was keeping it on the charger when I was working a temp job at the United Nations earlier this year. My XR has been chugging along nicely even after I get back from playing for a couple of hours. With the 7, it got to the point where I would have to charge it after playing at the park with my friend for an hour and a half. A few weeks back, I found my iPhone 7 all the way down to 8% before I finally plugged in the charger and we had only been playing for probably just under 2 hours. This past Sunday was the first time I met my friend to play with this new iPhone XR. I didn't once have to charge in the 3 hours we were there. I even went back out after she drove me back to my neighborhood to play a bit more and still had more than 50% battery left when I got back home. :yes:

Oh, I forgot to add one thing I found notable about the battery... Two days this week, my iPhone XR slid off the wireless charging pad I have. Noticed that in the morning and dreaded having a nearly dead battery. Well, I still had 54% and 61% battery each time, so that's pretty impressive! Both times, the battery was lower when I'd put it on the charging pad, but I guess it slid partially off fairly quickly. Still not bad to still have that much juice after that happened.
 

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Well since we are both women it's nice to be able to get another woman's opinion haha. I love the X form factor but always wanted something slightly larger. I used to have a 7 plus and hated how big and clunky it was but the 4.7" screen was just way too small for me. I got the max when it came out and literally used it for 6 hours, it was gigantic and I couldn't even use it due to the size.

The XR is an awesome size it's not too big not too small...in my opinion. The cons of it to me are
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4. Portrait mode can only work on people. I use my X a lot to take portrait photos of my dog, food and whatever else I want. There is no limitation.

Actually I was able to get a pretty good shot in portrait mode of my cat. Just had to fiddle with the f-stop a bit.
 

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The battery life in my iPhone XR is amazing. I take it off the charger at 7:45 am and use it all day pretty heavily and go to bed with 81% battery left in the tank. I haven't had a phone with this great of battery life since the Pixel 2 XL, and I've owned every major flagship device that has come out since then.
 

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The battery life in my iPhone XR is amazing. I take it off the charger at 7:45 am and use it all day pretty heavily and go to bed with 81% battery left in the tank. I haven't had a phone with this great of battery life since the Pixel 2 XL, and I've owned every major flagship device that has come out since then.

Your XR only uses 19% after being on it all day?
 

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Mine has been great from the start. I actually swapped from the Max as I thought the phone was a little to big. I find the batteries almost identical!