This iPhone 11 Pro Max review graph tells all about its record battery life

This iPhone 11 Pro Max review graph tells all about its record battery life
During its iPhone 11 keynote presentation, Apple mentioned that the new handsets have greatly improved battery life across the board. This time around Apple wasn't satisfied with just optimizing the hardware and software, but actually put bigger battery packs inside.

Made by Amperex, they sport different, high-voltage chemistry, with the biggest capacity percentage increase going to the most expensive iPhone 11 Pro Max. This one carries the highest capacity 3500 mAh pack on an iPhone ever, all the while it sports a more efficient A13 processor, and a more frugal OLED screen generation.

This may still seem a puny upgrade compared to Android phones that now routinely chase the 4000 mAh mark but let's not forget that Apple designs all three components - the battery, the operating system, and the hardware package, so it can juice out a lot more out of such integration. 


The result? 20 hours of video playback on a charge, according to Apple, which is a record for the iPhone franchise, and Apple is quick to point out how many more hours you can get out of the new Pro models compared to their predecessors.


Say what you will about Apple's marketing claims, but when it comes to battery life, its stats are pretty spot-on. Moreover, the first iPhone 11 family reviews are trickling down the pipe, and all who spent a few days with the phones now report a significant increase in battery life in day-to-day iPhone-ing. We'll be reporting on our own battery life tests soon but we found this anecdotal evidence out of TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino the most telling:


Although elaborate, this is still an observational reporting, mind you, and the phone in question is the 11 Pro, not the record-holding Max version. For this one, however, there is now a tangible evidence to back up Apple's credulity-straining battery life claims for the new iPhones.

As if re-christening his Twitter account to Pro Max wasn't funny enough, a Russian tech blogger posted his battery drain chart stats towards the end of a day spent reviewing the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and they are nothing short of breathtaking. For an iPhone, that is, as Android users with phones like the P30 Pro can routinely get even higher mileage from their flagships. 

Long story short, the Russian translation here states that the iPhone 11 Pro Max lasted a full review day on a charge with higher than moderate usage, and still had 35% left shortly before midnight. As you can see, that's with the whopping 9 hours of screen-on time, too, and some capacity left to tide you over a full night of sleep, and get you to work the next day, too.  

To top it all off, that's been with "gaming, an hour of YouTube, and recording loads of video." If you have been looking for finally an iPhone that has great battery life, the Pro Max is your thing, apparently.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Display 6.5 inches 2688 x 1242 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A13 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3969 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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