When it comes to performance the newly launched iPhone 8 packs quiet a punch compared to the iPhone 7. But the one department that it lacks in is the size of the battery. Which according to the FCC listing is smaller than its predecessor.
According to FCC the iPhone 8 this time will be equipped with a 1821mAh battery compared to the iPhone 7, which comes with a 1960mAh battery. While the iPhone 8 Plus also gets shipped with a smaller battery at 2675mAh battery, compared to the 2900mAh on the iPhone 7 Plus.
According to Apple the battery life on the both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be same. Users wouldn’t feel any different between the two generations aside from the snappy performance that the A11 Bionic chip brings. Not to brag but Apple have always held up to its word. While the battery and stand by time have always been great on iPhone devices. Still for an expensive device a small battery size wasn’t necessary. Because it’s the most crucial part of a smartphone.
Compared to Apple, Android devices have always had bigger batteries inside. Which have always been above the 3000mAh mark. Even on their smaller displays, while phablet sized smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8+ carries an even bigger battery pack at 3500mAh. But when it comes to getting through the day, both Android and iPhone devices last about the same, even though iPhone devices are packed with a much smaller battery inside.
Though that is not the topic here as it would be nice to see a bump in battery size once, rather than shrinking it on a newer generation. Because at the end of the day a bigger battery would spare a couple more hours.
What do you think is Apple’s reason behind packing a smaller battery pack on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?