iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. Google Pixel 7 in the battery test: A clear winner

Sony unveils new PS5 Pro controller DualSense Edge

Which smartphone lasts longer: the iPhone 14 Pro Max or the Google Pixel 7? On paper, the Pixel smartphone has the edge. But can it also pass the battery test? PhoneBuff put that to the test – with a surprising result.

Apple is known for putting smaller batteries in its iPhones than many Android smartphone manufacturers. However, iPhones often make up for the differences with optimally coordinated hardware and software. The YouTube channel PhoneBuff wanted to find out whether this is also the case with Apple’s current flagship model, the iPhone 14 Pro Max – and had it compete against Google’s current top model, the Pixel 7, in the battery test.

iPhone 14 Pro Max is clearly ahead of the Pixel 7

According to the technical data, the Pixel 7 has the edge: 5,000 mAh compared to 4,323 mAh for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Both smartphones also have a 6.7-inch display with similar resolutions and refresh rates.

And yet: In the many realistic tests by PhoneBuff – including telephoning, surfing, social media use, playing videos and music as well as gaming – Google’s Chip Tensor G2 in combination with Android 13 is less energy-efficient than Apple’s A16 Bionic with iOS 16.1 . In all individual tests, the iPhone 14 Pro Max performed better than the Google smartphone. When the Pixel 7 turned off due to lack of power, the iPhone’s battery indicator was still at 21 percent.

See also  Radeon RX 6950 XT: EKWB announces compatibility with AMD's new top model

Specifications aren’t everything

So there was a clear winner: the iPhone 14 Pro Max had an active usage time of 11 hours and 44 minutes plus 16 hours of standby, the Pixel 7 had 9 hours and 41 minutes of active usage plus 16 hours of standby. The day-to-day performance of a smartphone cannot be judged solely on the basis of its technical data.