iPhone X is not as powerful as Apple Claims

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Chinese regulatory TENAA again reveals the battery and RAM, or random access memory, specifications of the iPhone X, Apple’s new high-end smartphone that is due out in coming weeks.

According to screenshots of the filing, the handset apparently contains 3 gigabytes (GB) of RAM which is same as of iPhone 8 Plus, a measure of data storage that relates to a device’s ability to perform multiple tasks at once, and a 2,716 milliamp-hour (mAh) battery, a measure of a battery pack’s capacity for electrical charge. For comparison, the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus had bigger batteries (2,915 mAh and 2,900 mAh, respectively).

If the leaked specs are true, the iPhone X’s battery just barely edges out that of its closest sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus, which Apple debuted on the same day earlier this month. That phone, which costs approximately $200 less than the $999 iPhone X, has a 2,675 mAh battery.

Despite having an apparently smaller battery than past generations of Apple phones, the iPhone X’s battery is said to last two hours longer than those in the iPhone 7 series. If Apple will justify this statement by saying that iOS 11 will provide battery life improvement than iOS 11 will be available for iPhone 7 as well, whereas screen size of iPhone 7 is smaller than iPhone X so I don’t think iPhone X could lost 2 hours more than iPhone 7.

The improvement can likely be chalked up to overall improvements in the phone’s internal technology, such as its general performance, we could confirm this once phone will be out.

Unlike the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X has a presumably more power-hungry OLED—organic light emitting diode—display. How much this factors into the model’s battery life remains to be seen.

It’s worth noting that the iPhone X has half the RAM of its biggest competitor, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 (3 GB vs. 6 GB). Prospective shoppers shouldn’t take this to mean that the rival phone is necessarily better at multitasking, however, since other factors are at play, like the tightness of integration between the device’s software and hardware.