Apple’s latest premium models are powered by smaller batteries than their rival flagship models; iPhone 14 Pro Max features 4324 mAH and iPhone 14 Pro features 3200 mAh batteries. The Cupertino tech giant claims that its A16 Bionic chip delivers faster performance and improves battery efficiency which allows it to use smaller batteries.
To find out which flagship smartphone gives the best battery performance, YouTuber @PhoneArena ran an extensive browsing and video streaming battery test on 2022 high-end models with the largest batteries from Apple, Google, and Samsung.
And like last year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max, the new iPhone 14 Pro Max outshined all competition. Here are the detailed battery test results.
iPhone 14 Pro Max gives up to 6 hours more browsing time than its rivals
For the test, @PhoneArena used the six flagship smartphones available in the market with larger batteries.
- Pixel 7 Pro – 5000 mAh
- Pixel 7 – 4355 mAh
- Pixel 6 Pro – 5000 mAh
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – 5000 mAh
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 4323 mAh
- iPhone 14 Pro – 3200 mAh
He ran a web browsing test through a simulator on all smartphones till each phone’s battery died. Pixel 6 Pro was the first mobile to run out of battery followed by Galaxy S22 Ultra only after 5 minutes. iPhone 14 Pro Max was the last.
- Pixel 7 Pro: 14 hours and 19 minutes
- Pixel 7: 13 hours and 56 minutes
- Pixel 6 Pro: 13 hours and 13 minutes
- Galaxy S22 Ultra: 13 hours and 17 minutes
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 19 hours and 5 minutes
- iPhone 14 Pro: 16 hours and 18 minutes
Next, he ran the same video streaming test on all smartphones. In this test, iPhone 14 Pro delivered the most video streaming time.
- Pixel 7 Pro: 9 hours and 39 minutes
- Pixel 7: 9 hours and 13 minutes
- Pixel 6 Pro: 9 hours and 10 minutes
- Galaxy S22 Ultra: 7 hours and 27 minutes
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 11 hours and 0 minutes
- iPhone 14 Pro: 9 hours and 14 minutes
Even with a smaller battery than Galaxy S22 Ultra, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 6 Pro, the iPhone 14 Pro Max delivered up to 6 hours of web browsing time and up to 3 hours of video streaming time.
Furthermore, the test reveals that iPhone 14 Pro offers better battery life than Galaxy S22 Ultra, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 6 Pro.
Recently, Google and Samsung have been taking a dig at Apple for not offering a new foldable design and introducing features like a 48MP camera, Crash detection, Always-On display, and others much later. But tests like these reveal that Apple’s competitors need to focus more on performance than marketing.