iPhone 7 Plus battery life: See how the latest phone compares to past models

Source: Shutterstock
Source: Shutterstock

The iPhone 7 Plus' battery is the longest-lasting, best battery in the iPhone's history, according to Apple. That's good news for consumers: Battery life is the number one reason people are upgrading to the latest device, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey

The folks over at TechRadar just put that to the test to determine which phone — the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone 7 Plus — has the best battery life. Unsurprisingly, they died in the order they were released: The iPhone 6 Plus' battery died first, followed by the iPhone 6s Plus; the iPhone 7 Plus lasted the longest.

To perform the test, TechRadar set the brightness on each phone at the highest level, connected them all to the same Wi-Fi network, turned on Bluetooth and ran a website script to simulate web browsing for two hours. Then they played the game Real Racing 3 until each phone died. Sounds fun.

After the first hour of web browsing, the iPhone 7 plus had 75% battery, the iPhone 6s plus had 72% and the iPhone 6 Plus had 66%. After two hours, the 7 Plus was down to 52%, the 6s Plus was at 47% and the 6 Plus had dwindled to 37%. 

Source: YouTube

In the end, the iPhone 6 Plus' battery lasted 3 hours and 34 minutes, the 6s Plus lasted 3 hours and 54 minutes and the 7 Plus lasted 4 hours and 15 minutes. 

Of course, these numbers aren't really reflective of the phone's battery life under normal use. It will last a lot longer than 4 hours and 15 minutes if you're using your phone wisely

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Alexis Kleinman

Alexis is the editor of The Future Is Now.

MORE FROM

New York politicians used NYC Pride to stand with LGBTQ people in their fight against oppression

Politicians used 2017 New York City Pride to assure LGBTQ people that they would stand for their rights.

Car slams into Eid celebrants in UK, injuring 6; police say terrorism isn't suspected

Police say they believe an Eid celebrant was behind the wheel of the car that injured six outside a mosque.

Oil truck explodes in Pakistan, killing at least 153

The deadly fire broke out as residents rushed to collect the leaking oil from the overturned tanker.

Will Justice Anthony Kennedy retire at end of Supreme Court term? Here's what we know.

Rumors that the 80-year-old swing justice may leave the bench are fueling fear of a second Trump pick on the nation's high court.

3 states and D.C. allow same flammable building materials behind Grenfell Tower fire

The causes of London's Grenfell Tower are similar to the justifications used to waive fire regulations in the U.S.

New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade would receive the education.

New York politicians used NYC Pride to stand with LGBTQ people in their fight against oppression

Politicians used 2017 New York City Pride to assure LGBTQ people that they would stand for their rights.

Car slams into Eid celebrants in UK, injuring 6; police say terrorism isn't suspected

Police say they believe an Eid celebrant was behind the wheel of the car that injured six outside a mosque.

Oil truck explodes in Pakistan, killing at least 153

The deadly fire broke out as residents rushed to collect the leaking oil from the overturned tanker.

Will Justice Anthony Kennedy retire at end of Supreme Court term? Here's what we know.

Rumors that the 80-year-old swing justice may leave the bench are fueling fear of a second Trump pick on the nation's high court.

3 states and D.C. allow same flammable building materials behind Grenfell Tower fire

The causes of London's Grenfell Tower are similar to the justifications used to waive fire regulations in the U.S.

New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade would receive the education.