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Apple iPhone XS Smart Battery Case

Apple iPhone XS Smart Battery Case

from  $129+
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Apple is back in the battery case game, and of all the company's new smartphones, the iPhone XS stands to benefit the most. With one of Apple's new Smart Battery Cases installed, the XS runs for several hours longer without a hitch, and it's not uncommon to see the accessory basically double the phone's battery life. The downside to all this is that the case makes the small XS feel noticeably heftier, but thankfully, the total package never feels downright cumbersome. A similarly priced power bank might make more sense for some, but if all you care about is protecting your XS while avoiding power outlets, this is probably the best you can get for now.

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Pros
  • Gives the XS a much-needed battery boost
  • Integrates well with iOS
  • Doesn’t feel overly cumbersome
  • Works with the iPhone X
  • Supports fast charging
Cons
  • Adds significant weight to a small phone
  • Difficult to remove from pockets
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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85
 

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User Reviews

10
Dianne
Worked ok, ok for the first month. Now it won't take a charge. Don't waste...read more
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