Battery test of the iPhone 14 Pro Max shows great progress

In a new test, the iPhone 14 Pro Max clearly beat last year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max in battery life.

Tom’s Guide took a close look at the iPhone 14 Pro Max and also carried out a battery test. The aim was to come as close as possible to a real usage scenario. The results are particularly impressive when compared to the direct predecessor (iPhone 13 Pro Max).

The 13 Pro Max from the previous year already achieved a sovereign battery life of 12 hours and 16 minutes. The new iPhone 14 Pro Max clearly exceeds this value with 14 hours and 42 minutes. This puts Apple’s latest flagship in second place in Tom’s Guide. The ROG Phone 6 Pro has the top position – a gaming smartphone with a top Qualcomm chip, but a rather mediocre display resolution.

“Anecdotally, the iPhone 14 Pro Max did quite well in terms of endurance. After charging to almost 90% and then making calls from 1:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. Downloading apps, playing music and taking photos and videos only dropped the phone battery to 60%.”

– Tom’s Guide –

It was already known in advance which battery sizes Apple had installed in the 14 lineups. Compared to the predecessors, larger batteries are used everywhere – with the exception of the 14 Pro Max. Therefore the 2.5-hour jump here is particularly surprising.

This year, only the “Pro” models received the new A16 Bionic SoC. It should be significantly more energy-efficient than the A15 Bionic from last year. That, along with a new LTPO display that can lower refresh rates down to 1Hz, could explain some of the extra battery life. But that much extra runtime is still impressive. As a 13 Mini ( test ) user, I’m a bit jealous.

What are your thoughts on the iPhone 14 Pro Max and do you even need that much battery life if you still charge every night? Let us know in the comments!