Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup came with a few surprises when it was unveiled in September. However, it wasn’t just the designs which surprised. According to Apple, the next-generation A13 Bionic processor in the phones is 20% more powerful than its predecessor, so users could experience big performance improvements once again in the newest iPhone series.
However, did the improvement have any impact on battery life? To find that out, the Phonebuff Youtube channel has recently published the results of its latest battery test and the winner is obvious.
For those unaware of the Phonebuff test, a robotic arm, automated chatbot and custom scripts are used to keep things fair and real-world smartphone usage is simulated as much as possible. The test is comprised of a number of 1-hour sessions where the phones are observed as to how efficiently they handle phone calls, emails, browser usage and other things. And to get the clear understanding of battery life, the phones are put through a 16-hour standby test.
The test starts with a phone call test, where both devices go through a 1-hour phone call. The result shows that the iPhone battery has dropped by only 1%, compared to a 5% drop for the Note 10+. The story is similar for the next series of testing. Emails, messaging, browser comparisons, using Instagram on both devices — the iPhone 11 Pro Max battery beats the Note 10+, with the former’s 4000 mAh battery performing better than the Note 10+’s bigger 4300 mAh version.
The test ends with comparing both phones’ browser usage and how much Instagram usage impacts the battery and it finds that the iPhone is still around 8 percentage points ahead. The rest of the testing follows pretty much the same trajectory. For example, after the full 16-hour standby test, the iPhone battery has only dropped 6%, compared to a 10% drop for the note.