Iphone XS Max Battery Life: How Long Does It Last

Last Updated on February 12, 2022 by Kennedy

Trying to figure out about iphone xs max battery life and how it last per a full charge? What you are looking for it right here. If you’re a hardcore phone user, that is you love playing mobile games, the iPhone xs max battery capacity is a good buy for you.

In iPhone, the xs max and the iPhone pro max have the best battery life, a capacity of 3174mah and 4000mAh respectively. The iPhone xs max battery life can last for a whole day, even playing online games or watching videos on YouTube.

Released in September 2018, with a large 6.5 inches display of a super retina OLED capacitive touchscreen, makes the iphone xs max to be among the best smartphones with nice and crisp display. Watching videos, playing high end games, browsing the net on the phone is soo sweet and enjoyable.

But what we are looking into is the iphone xs max battery life, how long can it go for a day or two. This is my analysis on the battery capacity of the XS Max.

Iphone Xs Max Battery Life

Iphone xs max battery life

Battery life is one feature that people look into when looking for phone to buy, you can’t imagine yourself charging your phone every one hour, carrying a portable charger or even lowering your phones display, or turning off WiFi or mobile data in order to save some battery percentage.

Back in the days of the iphone 6 and 6plus, I do all these things just to get the best battery life out of my iPhone 6plus, and at the end, i had to buy Anker Portable charger.

So this test is based on two categories of the phone users we have, one is for an average phone user, while the other is for hardcore phone users. I run some tests on the xs max using this two categories which you may fall into, so how long do you think the battery life of the xs max will take through. Let’s find out;

For An Average User 

When i say an average phone user especially when it comes to smartphones, it means someone who will only use his or her phone for a maximum of six hours in a day. An average person area of interest in a smartphone is just browsing the internet to read some news, chat on whatsapp or check his or her Facebook page or listen to music.

Mobile internet data or WiFi is not always turned on except for when the need arises. This type of phone usage helps to save battery life in a mobile phone and so as to the xs max. If you fall into this category and with the iphone xs max battery life being 3174mAh, the phone can last up to 22hrs or even more than that.

To run the test as an average phone user, i charged the iPhone xs max from 0 to 100% a day before and i started the test on 12am dot. Browse some few websites, did some chatting, checked my Pinterest, Facebook and twitter, and these for a maximum of one hour and turned off the mobile data.

After three hours passed, turned on my mobile data to see if there’s any chat notifications and browse the net again. Played some offline games and watched YouTube videos, these for a maximum of two hours, thirty minutes. I continued like this till 11pm in the night, when i checked the battery percentage, i was amazed that 65% still remain.

Being an average phone user will make your iPhone xs max battery life last longer, especially if WiFi or mobile data is turned off and there’s no apps running in the background.

For a Hardcore User

I must say that i fall into this category, but have to testify that the iphone xs max battery life really surprised me a lot. Having used android phones with strong battery life and my experience with the iPhone 6 and 6plus, i never expected iphone xs max to last that long.

In the user category, some usually say that hardcore phone users are addicted to their mobile phones. A user might find it difficult keeping his or her phone down for a minute, but it doesn’t necessarily mean such. This category isn’t for those who are addicted to smartphones, but rather who games a lots with their phones, browse and download from the internet steadily, use social media apps often, play lot’s of music both offline and online etc. A hardcore user may spend up to 12 hours before dropping his or her phone down for a minute or two.

Have you ever tried playing pubg mobile game on your smartphone, as an online game, it will only take just six hours of game play and your battery runs flat. Even the likes of call of duty game or fifa mobile game does the same thing.

So when you combine playing both online or offline gsmes, streaming videos on YouTube, listening to online and offline music, browsing the internet or downloading of files from your iPhone xs max, how long do you think the battery will last.

However, having done a test for it, a full charge iphone xs max battery capacity lasted only 12hrs of full usage without turning of my internet mobile data.

Let me summarize the whole write up. On average usage, the iPhone xs max last for a maximum of  good 22hrs, while on the hardcore aspect of it, the phone will last for a maximum of 12hrs before the battery goes flat.

Iphone xs max features a non-removable Li-Ion 3174 mAh battery, with a fast battery charging 15W: 50% in 30 min, a USB Power Delivery 2.0 and a Qi wireless charging. The smartphone doesn’t have the fastest fast charging, but when you realized that it is a 2018 phone then you’ve to say it is a good one.

Having said earlier that with the large display, the Super Retina OLED capacitive touchscreen, and the resolution which is 1242 x 2688 pixels makes gaming, videos or browsing to be sweet on the smartphone.

Iphone xs max battery capacity

In terms of gaming, the iPhone xs max packed a very high processor, a Hexa-core of 2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest, with a GPU of 4 core graphics. High graphics games works flawless on this smartphone without any bit of lagging.

IPhone xs max doesn’t have an external slot for storage, that is no micro SD card slot. Seriously the 64GB of the phone isn’t enough if you’re a hardcore phone user, but you know that the larger the internal memory, the higher the price. Price of an iPhone xs max 64GB isn’t the same with that of 512GB, the later costs a lot in my country.

The internal memory and ram are; 64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM respectively. A 4GB iPhone xs max works faster than my Samsung galaxy s10 plus which is 8GB of ram. In terms of camera, the Samsung galaxy s10 plus really beats it hands down though it isn’t that much noticeable for some.

The camera specs are a 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, a 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom, and also it featured a dual camera of 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard) and SL 3D camera.

Days are gone when iphone features a 3.5mm jack and radio, you can’t see such in their recent phones from 2017 upwards. In as much, they offers a Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer in the iphone xs max.

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Hmmmmm the really surprised how the price is actually going down and down, you can even get it at the rate of $630, though this isn’t affordable for some users. This is where i draw the curtain on the iphone xs max battery life and capacity, your suggestions and questions are welcomed.

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