Huawei trolls Apple by giving out free powerbanks at iPhone launch

Florence Fletcher
September 22, 2018

It is no secret that the new iPhone XS only has 2,658mAh battery (downgraded from the iPhone X's 2716mAh battery) compared to Huawei's P20 Pro, which boasts of a 4,000mAh battery. On the other hand, none of those who said they planned to buy the iPhone XR changed their mind when told how much that phone costs. One of these markets is Australia, and the guys who run the YouTube channel TechSmartt got their hands on one of each to put them through a combined drop test, which involves dropping them from different heights. The powerbanks were emblazoned with the words Here's a battery, you'll need it on the cover. The iPhone XS Max did have some ugly scratch marks, though. The display has about the same surface area as the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus, while the phone itself is only slightly larger than the regular iPhone 7 and 8.

Apple's new flagships started flying off UAE shelves on Friday, with a familiar face once again kicking off sales. If you decide later you want to see more of the ocean, you can adjust the background via the edit button. It's enough to outperform the recently-released Samsung Galaxy S9 (though the iPhone X A11 Bionic chip was faster, too - this one's just even faster than that). It's Apple's way of saying it's finally time to get over the fact there's no longer a headphone jack. People stood, sat and slept in the queue, hoping to be the first ones to own Apple's latest iPhone releases - the XS and the XS Max.

Camera components from the iPhone XS and XS Max.

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This year, many consumers ordered online so that they got their devices delivered on launch day.

Look for our review of the iPhone X and XS Max in the later part of next week. Each unit comes with a price tag of around $72.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the price of the iPhone XR.

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