APPLE has been accused of “significantly overstating” the battery life of some of its iPhones.
Which? says it tested nine models and found they all fell short of the time claimed.
AP:Associated Press Apple has been accused of ‘overstating’ iPhones battery performance
The consumer champ looked at the battery life of more than 50 mobiles across five brands.
It said the iPhone XR was the worst performer — lasting 16hrs 32mins.
Apple claimed it could last for up to 25 hours in some use cases.
Testing involved charging new independently-bought phones to full battery and seeing how long they lasted when making continuous calls.
Apple stood by its own measurements, arguing that lab-based tests often did not reflect how a battery performs in the real world.
Performance can be affected by factors such as a phone’s connection to data or wifi networks, other apps in use, and the weather.
Which? said the HTC phones it tested offered a shorter battery life than claimed — around five per cent less.
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But the watchdog said Samsung, Sony and Nokias performed better than the makers reported.
HTC said differences in set-up and test environments “may result in some variation to stated talk time”.
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