The iPhone 8 and 8 plus batteries are smaller than the iPhone 7

The passage through the regulator of Chinese telecommunications gives us a new information on the capacity of the batteries of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. They will be smaller than those of their predecessors, but Apple assures that their endurance will not suffer.

After their visit to the TENAA, the Chinese telecom regulator, a document revealed the battery capacity of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The first relies on an accumulator of 1821 mAh, while the second relies on 2,675 mAh. Compared to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, this represents between 7 and 8% less capacity. Apple says the endurance of its new smartphones will be as good as that of the previous generation. The A11 Bionic chip is advanced as less energy-consuming, thanks in particular to its engraving in 10 nm – against 16 nm on the 7 and 7 Plus, which should make this decrease transparent. The use of an iGPU developed internally by Apple should also have positive consequences on energy consumption.

If the autonomy of the Plus version of the iPhone has always displayed good performance in the field, this is clearly not the case of the smaller. The autonomy is even often cited as the black dot of the iPhone 4.7 inches. Autonomy is often seen as one of the main issues for consumers when buying a smartphone. However, this seems to be less the case for the Apple iPhone. The American manufacturer rarely speaks of endurance for its toys and is content with fairly little, it seems.

A smaller purchase criterion for an iPhone

A study conducted by Kantar raises that the problem of autonomy is less important in the decision to buy an iPhone than it is for the purchase of a smartphone under another OS. It is understandable then that the American company does not do more harm to give his golden egg hen the performance of marathon runner.

It’s pretty regrettable all the same. Apple manages to offer a battery capacity / battery life ratio quite impressive compared to an Android terminal. The end-to-end control of the hardware and software enables it to perfectly optimize its machines. Imagine for a moment an iPhone with a battery of more than 3,000 mAh …

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