We at PhoneArena take battery life testing seriously: we subject all phones we review to a rigorous series of tests.
As a result, we have built a database of all telephones that we have tested in recent years and on this page you will find all the results summarized in a table.
This is our process: we make sure that all phones without a SIM card are tested and that all conditions are the same as much as possible. An important step to ensure that is that we set the brightness level of phones to a fixed level of 200 nits using specialized display color meter and professional software. This is a brightness level that provides comfortable indoor use as the most common usage situation.
Our first test is the surf battery test over wifi. It loads the same set of web pages on all phones, then scrolls up and down to simulate real-world usage. This is the lightest of our tests as it doesn’t put a lot of strain on the processor.
Our second test is the YouTube video streaming battery testing. We load the same video playlist on all phones. This is a more intensive test that uses more resources, and it offers a valuable and different perspective on battery life that those who watch a lot of video on their phone will appreciate.
Our tests are cross-platform, meaning you can compare the results from an iOS device to an Android device. With this in mind, here are the scores for each brand:
The new iPhone 13 series comes in four flavors and as you might expect, the largest 13 Pro Max model has the longest battery life, but what you might not expect is how much improvement it is compared to previous iPhones. This one is a true two-day champion and with moderate use it can even go three days off the charger, which is an incredible feat in a modern phone. But you also have battery improvements in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13, and even the tiny iPhone 13 mini now gets a significant improvement in battery life. Compare the new iPhone 13 family to the older iPhone in the chart above.
Samsung Galaxy Phones
The new Galaxy S22 series is out and we’ve already put them to the test. Keep in mind that the models we tested use the Samsung Exynos processor.
Previously, the Galaxy S21 trio of phones (we also tested the Exynos models) performed well in our tests. The S21 Ultra has the longest battery life in the series, not only thanks to its largest physical size, but also thanks to a more energy-efficient display that can vary the refresh rate from 10 Hz to 120 Hz, depending on the conditions.
A pleasant surprise in the list is the affordable Galaxy S20 FE with a powerful processor and long life in all our tests, a great value for money.
Google Pixel phones
The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro series are a brand new start for Google, as they combine several years of work on the very first Google-made chip, the Google Tensor, as well as the first new sensor in Pixels in years, and finally, a very different and stylish design. Both phones also come with large batteries and you can compare how they last, rather than Pixels in the chart above.
OnePlus and Oppo phones
We recently tested the OnePlus 10 Pro, the company’s 2022 flagship that comes with a bigger battery than ever, and it scored above previous models.
Motorola phones are known to offer excellent value for money and some also have incredible battery life.
Sony has focused its efforts on the Xperia line, where it brings camera innovation and tries to outdo market leaders Samsung and Apple.
After Huawei was banned from using Android and Google Services, and after LG exited the market in 2021, Xiaomi has emerged as the fastest-growing company, surpassing even Apple as the second largest phone manufacturer and aiming for it in the future. sell more phones than Samsung.
Asus has always tried to make something different, something that stands out. Be it the Zenfone series or the ROG gaming phones, it certainly achieves that.
LG has decided to stop the smartphone market at the beginning of 2021, which means that it will no longer make new phones.
Foldable phones are trying to make a dent in the smartphone space and we’ve benchmarked the most popular models. Please note that we run our benchmarks on the main screen only.