iPhone 12 Pro Max ranks fourth place in DXOMark’s new battery test

In a new battery test conducted by DXOMark, Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max ranked in fourth place, behind Oppo Discover X3 Neo, Wiko Energy U30, and Samsung Galaxy M51 in the worldwide ranking. When compared to smartphones sold in the United States, iPhone 12 Pro Max ranked first place beating competition like Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, OnePlus 8T, Google Pixel 5, and Mi 10T Ultra 5G.

iPhone 12 Pro Max ranks fourth place in DxOMark's new battery test

iPhone 12 Pro Max ranks fourth place in battery test, beating Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

DXOMARK based this thorough battery analysis on autonomy, charging, and efficiency.

DXOMARK has developed its Battery testing protocol, and we described in general terms the kinds of tests we perform so as to score smartphone battery performance for autonomy (how long a charge lasts, a.k.a. battery life), charging (how long it takes to recharge), and efficiency (how effectively the device manages its battery during charge up and discharge).

iPhone 12 Pro Max ranks fourth place in battery test, beating Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Based on the new criteria, iPhone 12 Pro Max was ranked fourth out of the initial seventeen devices tested with an overall Battery score of 78. The smartphone offers 2 days and one hour of battery life. The device takes up to 2 hours and 57 minutes for a full charger and only 57 minutes to reach an 80% charge.

With an overall Battery score of 78, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max puts in a respectable performance that lands it in the top four in our database so far. While it has an average score for Charging, and an above-average score for Autonomy, it is the current score leader for Efficiency thus far (but as ever, numbers alone don’t quite tell the whole story).

According to the report, iPhone 12 Pro Max offers good charging time until it reaches 80%. After it hits that mark, it charges slowly when compared to other high-end smartphones on the market like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Oppo X3.

Although it cannot compete at all with the Find X3 Pro’s astonishing sub-score of 104 (achieved via its 65W charger), the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max isn’t too far behind the Snapdragon version of the Samsung S21 Ultra in our full charge testing.

iPhone 12 Pro Max ranks fourth place in battery test, beating Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Pros
● Provides 2 days of autonomy in moderate usage (49 hours)
● Considerably lower power consumption (discharge) than the competition

Cons
● Low total charging efficiency
● Very slow charging after 80% to reach full battery capacity

Check out the battery review here.

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