iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 5S Battery Life, According to Apple

Apple announced today that the iPhone 5S battery life will be “equal to or greater” than the battery life found on the iPhone 5, the previous version of the iPhone that was discontinued today in favor of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.

At its iPhone event today, Apple announced a new iPhone 5S, a device that will not only be replacing the iPhone 5 as the company’s flagship, but will be replacing the iPhone 5 on shelves alongside the iPhone 5C.

The company detailed many of the iPhone 5S’ features including its improved camera, A7 processor, and champagne gold design. It also confirmed another huge iPhone 5S feature, iPhone 5S battery life.

The iPhone 5S release date is confirmed by multiple sources for September 20th.

The iPhone 5S should have the same amount of battery life as the iPhone 5.

Apple today confirmed that the iPhone 5S battery life will be on par, or better, than the iPhone 5. The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery likely won’t be a massive upgrade over the iPhone 5, based on Apple’s language, but iPhone 5S buyers can expect the same great battery life that owners of the iPhone 5 found when picking up the device last year.

Specifically, Apple says that the iPhone 5S will offer:

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  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 250 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

In comparison, the iPhone 5 battery life looks like this, according to Apple:

  • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 225 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

In other words, according to Apple’s stats, the battery life is exactly the same. With the screen size and resolution unchanged from the iPhone 5 and a new more efficient processor in the A7, we should see high quality iPhone 5S battery life when the device arrives later on this month.

The iPhone 5S retains a design similar to the iPhone 5 and it will be coming to shelves alongside the iPhone 5C in just a few short days. It will also be coming with 4G LTE for several American carriers, expected to include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

  

Comments

  1. dandan says

    Is this a joke? “iPhone 5S buyers can expect the same great battery life that owners of the iPhone 5 found”
    The iPhone 5 battery life is terrible.

  2. Kaysif (@Kill_Kayt) says

    10 hours on LTE? I just spent 10 minutes on LTE on my iPhone 5S and it killed 4% power. 4 goes in to a 100 25 times… 10 times 25 is 250… 250 minutes on LTE… thats a little over 4 hours… not 10.

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