Apple recently released its Smart Battery Case for all the latest iPhones — iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. You can also use iPhone XS version with iPhone X. Over the past two weeks, I have been using one on my iPhone XS Max, and while it may just be another battery case, this is probably one of my favorite accessories for the iPhone.
The case itself is similar to what we get from Apple’s silicone cases. There is a soft microfiber lining inside with a soft-touch silicone on the outside. On the back, you will find the larger battery.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Smart Battery Case packs a two-cell 1,369mAh battery with an output of 10.1W. The case itself can charge with or without your device being inside and charges through its Lightning port at the bottom of the case, so no need for an extra cable to carry around.
Simply use the Lightning cable you use to charge your iPhone. It also supports Qi wireless charging and fast-charging. Fast-charging is one of my favorite features with this case because of the capability of being able to charge from 0-50% in around 30 minutes.
Keep in mind, you will need to have certain wall adapters and a new USB-C to Lightning cable. While Apple doesn’t go into detail on fast-charging, I did do some testing when charging this case. The case is designed to first charge your iPhone, then your case. This does depend on what charger you use though.
In my video review embedded below, you’ll find more elaborate information on what charger you may want to use to charge your case or both your iPhone and Smart Battery Case. You can also check out its smart features that you won’t get in other third-party battery cases.
Overall, the case has done its purpose and significantly extends the battery of my iPhone. The iPhone XS Max does have great battery life as is, but using this can put me through a day and a half before needing to charge my iPhone again.
Check out my full detailed review in the video embedded below.
If you are interested in the case, you can grab one from the following links:
- Buy: Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS (Black) – Works With iPhone X As Well: $129 | Original price: $129
- Buy: Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS (White) – Works With iPhone X As Well: $129 | Original price: $129
- Buy: Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS Max (Black): $118 | Original price: $129
- Buy: Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS Max (White): $129 | Original price: $129
- Buy: Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR (Black): $129 | Original price: $129
- Buy: Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR (White): $129 | Original price: $129
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