Cupertino giant Apple revealed the iPhone SE 3 at Tuesday’s Peek Performance event. Overall, it retains the same design that dates back to the iPhone 8 albeit with A15 Bionic and 5G. However, in this post, we’ll see the main deciding factor in purchasing the iPhone SE 3 and that’s the battery. Let’s see how much better is the iPhone SE 3 battery life compared to iPhone SE 2 and iPhone 8.
Same battery with better endurance, thanks to the A15 Bionic
We believe Apple has retained the same 1821 mAh battery in the iPhone SE 3 but according to the company’s claim, things apparently seem to have improved over its predecessor. Let’s get the numbers to do the talking then and find out. Considering the new SE 3 has the same overall footprint as the outgoing model, we doubt if Apple has upped the battery size.
In comparison to the iPhone SE 2, the SE 3 brings up to 2 more hours of video playback and up to 10 hours extra audio playback time. This is impressive for those coming from an iPhone SE 2 and that means the A15 Bionic chipset is good in terms of optimization.
Battery life: iPhone SE 3 vs iPhone SE 2 vs iPhone 8
|iPhone SE 3||iPhone SE 2||iPhone 8|
|Video Playback battery life (hrs)||15 hrs||13 hrs||13 hrs|
|Audio playback battery life (hrs)||50 hrs||40 hrs||40 hrs|
|Video streaming battery life (hrs)||10 hrs||8 hrs||-|
As customary as it is nowadays, Apple does not include a charging brick with the iPhone SE 3. All that’s there in the box is the device itself along with the Apple USB-C to USB-C cable and some user guides.
You may pre-order iPhone SE 3 on March 11 with sales commencing a week later on March 18.