If you’re upgrading from an iPhone 13 Pro Max to an iPhone 14 Pro Max you can expect your battery life to last for around 2.5 hours longer, according to numbers shared by Tom’s Guide.
In their tests the new iPhone managed to last considerably longer than the handset it replaces.
The tests put the new iPhone through its paces to see how long it would last on a single charge, with the new iPhone 14 Pro Max taking its spot in second on the leaderboard, behind only the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro. That handset lasted for around 15.5 hours on a charge, while iPhone 14 Pro Max gave up after a little more than 14.5 hours. The iPhone 13 Pro Max ran for a little more than 12 hours.
However, as promising as that is, Tom’s Guide did find one problem — the slow charging of Apple’s iPhones. This isn’t specific to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, however, with all modern iPhones topping out at 20W. That’s poor compared to the competition.
Unfortunately, the iPhone 14 Pro Max sticks with 20W charging, so there are faster charging phones out there. Charging a drained iPhone 14 Pro Max, we got to only 42% in 30 minutes; Apple claims you can hit 50%, so we’ll be retesting and updating this review. By comparison, the Galaxy S22 Ultra got to 58% in 30 minutes with its 25W charger, and the OnePlus 10 Pro reached 93% and got to 55% in 15 minutes, benefitting from 65W charging speeds.
You’ll of course need to buy your own charger as well, with Apple not shipping one in the box. However, the battery time is impressive considering the newer model has a slightly smaller battery than iPhone 13 Pro Max. We can likely put the better battery performance down to that improved A16 Bionic chip.
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