iPhone SE 2020 Battery Health


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can anyone please tell me if 96% battery health is acceptable or what is, for a ‘like new’ iPhone SE 2020 64gb unlocked? Circa £250 1 year warranty.

PS have had a partial answer but I need some definitive information before my return window closes.


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"A normal battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles when operating under normal conditions"

Bear in mind the current owner's usage has resulted in 4% reduction to battery health. Your usage may mean the rate of change will differ. On the other hand Apple's retail and support network in the UK means a battery change option is easy to access 😎


As above, it depend on the previous owners usage. You don’t know how long they’ve been using it, but if the phone is a good price, buying at 96% isn’t a problem at all


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Sounds lightly used to me. I got an SE 2020 at launch and it’s down to 88% now.

At that point it lasts a normal day, but light struggle on a heavy useage day. For example travelling so taking a lot of photos, navigating and looking things up.

At 88% there had been no unexpected shutdowns.

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