The iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra meet again in a new 7-way flagship phone battery drain-test video
With its 5,000mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra launched with claims to competitive daily runtimes. However, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has managed to overcome it at least once before in videos by well-known tech vloggers. Now, South African creator TechNick has decided to see if similar outcomes would result from this channel's take on the smartphone battery life test.
This consisted of an apparently standardized regime of video loops broken up by occasional camera-app activations, benchmarks and other demanding active screen tasks, with added regular temperature tests and time-calls. The latest episode in this TechNick series also stands out as it included the latest flagships from 3 different BBK Electronics brands: the OnePlus 10 Pro, OPPO Find X5 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro.
They lined out alongside the Pixel 6 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Galaxy S22 Ultra, which appeared in its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered form for the best comparison with most of its rivals in this test. In addition, it would also make the results from the 10 Pro and Find X5 Pro particularly interesting as the 2 units in this test run on the same Android skin (ColorOS 12.1), have the same 5,000mAh battery and the same 6.78-inch LTPO 2.0 display.
Accordingly, in a slightly surprising twist, the new OnePlus flagship beat its OPPO cousin into 2nd place, by 25 minutes of extra screen-on time and with the lower peak temperature. As for the iQOO 9 Pro (which runs Vivo's OriginOS Ocean instead), it was doing relatively well for itself with its smaller 4,700mAh battery and slightly larger screen.
The The iQOO 9 series will debut alongside a more compact 120W GaN chargerphone even managed to keep pace with the S22 Ultra - until about 5.5 hours into the test, that is, when it started to overheat following back-to-back AnTuTu and 3DMark runs, subsequently burning through its remaining battery life until it reached 0% and the highest peak temperature of the 7 phones at 6 hours. Hopefully, TechNick let it cool down again before juicing it back up with its 120W power brick.
This meant it failed to beat the Xiaomi 12 Pro into 6th place, even though it has the smallest battery capacity (at 4,600mAh) of the bunch. The Google phone then took 5th place, followed by the S22 Ultra in 4th. Therefore, it was the iPhone 13 Pro Max' day yet again, making it to 8 hours of screen-on time in this new video.