He who has the biggest can also last the longest? At least this sentence is not true for smartphones, as the two professional models of the iPhone 14 recently proved impressively. Although their power storage is among the smaller models, they triumph in the latest battery test – Google and Samsung, on the other hand, embarrass themselves with their latest flagships.
Apple’s competition consistently installs batteries with more capacity, which also applies to Google’s new smartphone models. But how do the new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro fare against Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, and how does Samsung’s current flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra fare? A current battery test on YouTube from PhoneArena provides answers.
Battery test: iPhone 14 Pro (Max) vs. Google Pixel 7 (Pro) and co.
First, the initial situation, i.e. the capacity of the installed power sources in an overview:
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 4.323 mAh
- iPhone 14 Pro: 3.200 mAh
- Galaxy S22 Ultra: 5.000mAh
- Pixel 7 Pro: 5.000 mAh
- Pixel 7: 4.355 mAh
- Pixel 6 Pro: 5.000 mAh
Apple’s professional smartphones visibly have the smallest batteries, while the Pixel 7 Pro, the older Pixel 6 Pro, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra have a much bigger power source. Does this mean the race is over for Google and Samsung and Apple can pack up? Probably not, as the following result impressively documents. In the first part of the test, each phone was put through a simulator to reproduce typical Internet surfing. The runtimes speak for themselves:
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 19 hours and 5 minutes
- iPhone 14 Pro: 16 hours and 18 minutes
- Pixel 7 Pro: 14 hours and 19 minutes
- Pixel 7: 13 hours and 56 minutes
- Galaxy S22 Ultra: 13 hours and 17 minutes
- Pixel 6 Pro: 13 hours and 13 minutes
Although Apple’s phones have the smallest batteries, they clearly outclass the competition. This is an embarrassment for Google and Samsung.
It doesn’t get any better for Google and Samsung
Things do not get better in the second part of the test, where a YouTube video is played until the inevitable end of the power supply. Even though the Pixel 7 Pro runs just past the iPhone 14 Pro, it still cannot beat the iPhone 14 Pro Max:
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 11 hours and 0 minutes
- Pixel 7 Pro: 9 hours and 39 minutes
- iPhone 14 Pro: 9 hours and 14 minutes
- Pixel 7: 9 hours and 13 minutes
- Pixel 6 Pro: 9 hours and 10 minutes
- Galaxy S22 Ultra: 7 hours and 27 minutes
Apple’s performance is pretty impressive. It is not just the size of the battery that matters. Details like the highly efficient A16 Bionic SoC under minimum load, the perfect coordination with the in-house operating system, or the new dynamic display with a minimum refresh rate of 1 Hz ultimately make the difference.