Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max still the battery champ in spite of 120 Hz display
Starting with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple has dominated smartphone endurance tests, handily outperforming its Android counterparts despite significant battery capacity disadvantages. It appears that trend continues with the iPhone 13 Pro Max, even though it finally features a 120 Hz display.
As revealed by tipster Ice Universe on Twitter, results published on Chinese social media platform Weibo show the iPhone 13 Pro Max edging out phones like the Redmi K40 and Mi 10S in battery endurance tests. The Mi 10S, for example, sports a 4780 mAh battery and a 90 Hz display, versus the iPhone 13 Pro Max's 4325 mAh battery and 120 Hz display. Phones like the Mi 11 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro, Asus ROG5 with much bigger batteries also finished way below the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
This isn't surprising, of course, as the combination of Apple's efficiency-focused software, the TSMC-made A15 Bionic, and the LTPO displays on the iPhone 13 Pro models essentially promise game-winning performance. It also helps that Apple chose to equip the phones with bigger batteries to counteract the higher power draw of its 120 Hz panels. For yet another year, Android phones will boast of the biggest batteries, while still falling behind in real-world endurance metrics.
iPhone 13 Pro Max 120Hz did not reduce battery life and became the No.1 in the battery life list, which is too incredible.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) September 21, 2021
Data from Weibo @ 小白测评 pic.twitter.com/WIR6OKEmif