What is the most important thing for you when buying a smartphone? Performance? Or maybe cameras? Or screen size? All these are important parameters, but they together mean nothing if you can’t move away from the outlet with a new smartphone. You can install an arbitrarily powerful processor in your phone, but if the charge percentages melt before your eyes, then you will never be able to take advantage of all its advantages and unleash its full potential. That is why the test battery life is especially important for every smartphone, especially if it’s a flagship.
The PhoneArena portal has collected several flagships on Android: Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 6 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. And he compared the fresh iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with them. Let’s look at the results and determine which smartphone lasts the longest.
iPhone 14 Pro Max – battery life
Any autonomy test should start with information about the battery capacity in order to understand which values are compared with each other. Unfortunately, Apple does not provide official data on the batteries of its smartphones, so you have to focus on those obtained during the analysis of these devices:
- iPhone 14 Pro – 3200 mAh.
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 4323 mAh.
- Pixel 7 – 4355 mAh.
- Pixel 6 Pro – 5000 mAh.
- Pixel 7 Pro – 5000 mAh.
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – 5000 mAh.
As you can see, the iPhones on this list have the smallest batteries. Even the most big iPhone 14 Pro Max falls short of the tiny Pixel 7. You can watch the full video here:
The autonomy test was carried out in two stages. The first attempted to replicate typical web browsing. Actions were performed until the devices were discharged to zero. The second stage consisted of a cyclical YouTube video playback at the highest possible screen brightness. Taking into account the fact that it is not easy to set the average brightness values to the same level, then using the maximum one is the most correct solution in such a test. In this case, the video was spinning in the same way as in the first stage – until the full discharge of each smartphone.
Look at the web surfing results:
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 19 hours 5 minutes.
- iPhone 14 Pro – 16 hours 18 minutes.
- Pixel 7 Pro – 14 hours 19 minutes.
- Pixel 7 – 13 hours 56 minutes.
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – 13 hours 17 minutes.
- Pixel 6 Pro – 13 hours 13 minutes.
The result of the test may surprise you a little. Smartphones with the smallest batteries – iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max showed the best results among the presented flagships. We can only conclude that, despite all the glitches of iOS 16 and the problems of new firmware, software optimization is at a good level. Google should learn from Apple how to bring the operating system to perfection.
When playing the video, the following results were obtained:
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 11 hours.
- Pixel 7 Pro – 9 hours 39 minutes.
- iPhone 14 Pro – 9 hours 14 minutes.
- Pixel 7 – 9 hours 13 minutes.
- Pixel 6 Pro – 9 hours 10 minutes.
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – 7 hours 27 minutes.
Surprisingly, the last place on this list is the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which has one of the largest batteries among smartphones. New iPhones confirm their superiority over Android flagships and in this test. In fact, if Google does a little work on optimization, it will be able to compete on equal terms with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 Plus – uptime
We recently reviewed the battery life test of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 lines. Let me remind you that in that test, the longest-lived device turned out to be iPhone 13 Pro Max. Then he was 32 minutes ahead of the nearest pursuer in the face of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. That is, if last year Apple flagship participated in the PhoneArena test, then, most likely, it would have outstripped all the smartphones presented above.
It is unfortunate that this test was not tested regular model iPhone 14 and an enlarged iPhone 14 Plus. If the small iPhone 14 could still be missed, because the small screen and battery would not have been too outstanding, then the absence of the iPhone 14 Plus was a little disappointing. Given that the hardware in it almost completely repeats the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the screen refresh rate is lower, we can assume that iPhone 14 Plus should last a little longer than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. And with participation in the test, I would be ahead of the rest of the devices.
But the iPhone 14 Plus has its own problems. The demand for it is so low that almost no one buys it. And Apple stopped production of new items two weeks after the release. In any case, the number of mAh batteries is not an indicator of battery life. Not the last role is played by software optimization and how much load you give your smartphone. As you can see, in the case of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, there is no problem with this. Apple has done a good job in this direction.