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PhoneArena Battery Test Results

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PhoneArena Battery Test Results
We at PhoneArena take battery life testing seriously: we put all phones that we review through some rigorous testing.

This has allowed us to build a database of all the phones that we have tested in the last few years and on this page you will find all the results summarized in a table.

Here is our process: we make sure that all phones are tested without a SIM card and all conditions are equal as much as possible. One important step to ensuring 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 ensures comfortable use indoors as the most common use case.

Our first test is the Web browsing battery test over Wi-Fi. It loads up the same set of webpages on all of the phones and then scrolls up and down to simulate real-world use. This is the lightest of our tests as it doesn't put a big load on the processor.

Our second test is the YouTube video streaming battery test. We load up the same video playlist on all of the phones. This is a more intense test that uses more resources, and it provides a valuable and different perspective on battery life that those who watch a lot of video on their phone will appreciate.

Our third test is the 3D Gaming battery test. In this test we load up the same 3D game environment on all of the phones and ensure that all the phones run at the same graphics settings. While the other two tests stress the CPU of a phone, this one also puts a significant load on the GPU and it is particularly useful for gamers.

Our tests are cross-platform, meaning you can compare the results of an iOS device to an Android one. With this in mind, here are the scores for each brand: 


Apple iPhones



Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 10h 23 min
18h 52 min
10h 29 min
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 8h 26 min
14h 44 min
8h 5 min
Apple iPhone 13 8h 15 min
13h 43 min
7h 28 min
Apple iPhone 13 mini 6h 20 min
12h 33 min
5h 49 min
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 8h 37 min
14h 6 min
8h 1 min
Apple iPhone 12 Pro 6h 48 min
12h 35 min
6h 46 min
Apple iPhone 12 6h 38 min
12h 33 min
6h 46 min
Apple iPhone 12 mini 5h 10 min
10h 56 min
5h 10 min
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 8h 58 min
12h 54 min
7h 30 min
Apple iPhone 11 Pro 6h 27 min
8h 41 min
6h 38 min
Apple iPhone 11 7h 13 min
11h 26 min
7h 37 min
Apple iPhone XR 5h 50 min
11h 8 min
4h 35 min
Apple iPhone XS Max 5h 25 min
8h 33 min
No data
Apple iPhone XS 4h 42 min
7h 49 min
No data
Apple iPhone SE (2020) 4h 45 min
9h 5 min
4h 59 min

The new iPhone 13 series comes in four flavors and just as you would expect, the largest 13 Pro Max model has the highest battery life, but what you may not expect is just how much of an improvement it is compared to earlier iPhones. This one is a true 2-day champion, and with moderate use, it can even last 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 considerable improvements to battery life. Compare the new iPhone 13 family versus older iPhone in the chart above.

Samsung Galaxy phones



Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 7h 27 min
13h 17 min
10h 13 min
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 8h 52 min
14h 43 min
5h 3 min
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 8h 27 min
10h 50 min
6h 5 min
Samsung Galaxy S21 7h 36 min
7h 47 min
4h 14 min
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 9h 9 min
10h 2 min
8h 15 min
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 7h
9h 33 min
5h 9 min
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 7h 17 min
11h 58 min
6h 38 min
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G 10h 29 min
10h 2 min
7h 43 min
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 9h 53 min
8h 30 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy S20 10h 20 min
7h 45 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 8h 2 min
11h 38 min
7h 48 min
Samsung Galaxy Note10 7h 45 min
10h 43 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8h 56 min
10h 33 min
8h 7 min
Samsung Galaxy S10 7h 18 min
8h 9 min
5h 35 min
Samsung Galaxy S10e 7h 50 min
9h 26 min
6h 35 min

The new Galaxy S22 series is out and we have already put them to the test. Keep in mind that the models that we tested use the Samsung Exynos processor.

Earlier, the Galaxy S21 trio of phones (we have also tested the Exynos models) performs well in our tests. The S21 Ultra has the highest battery life in the series thanks to not only the largest physical size but a more frugal display that can vary its refresh rate from 10Hz to 120Hz depending on the circumstances.

A pleasant surprise in the chart is the affordable Galaxy S20 FE which features a powerful processor and lasts a long time on all of our tests, a great value for the money.

Google Pixel phones


Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Google Pixel 6 Pro 9h 10 min
13h 13 min
4h 19 min
Google Pixel 6 11h
14h 8 min
6h 7 min
Google Pixel 5a 10h 46 min
15h 6 min
10h 46 min
Google Pixel 5 8h 49 min
11h 26 min
No data
Google Pixel 4a 5G No data
No data
No data
Google Pixel 4a 6h 48 min
9h 27 min
4h 51 min
Google Pixel 4 XL 7h 17 min
10h 3 min
No data
Google Pixel 4 No data
No data
No data
Google Pixel 3a 6h 30 min
9h 48 min
No data
Google Pixel 3a XL 8h 14 min
9h 54 min
No data

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro series are a brand new start for Google, as they combine multiple years of work on the first ever 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 big batteries, and you can compare how they last again earlier Pixels in the chart above.

OnePlus & Oppo phones


Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
OnePlus 10 Pro 10h 47 min
13h 33 min
9h 9 min
OnePlus 9 Pro 9h 16 min
11h 29 min
No data
OnePlus 9 9h 16 min
11h 29 min
No data
OnePlus 8T 8h 48 min
10h 54 min
5h 15 min
OnePlus 8 Pro 9h 15 min
10h
No data
OnePlus 7T Pro No data
No data
No data
OnePlus 7T 8h 32 min
9h 22 min
No data
OnePlus Nord 2 5G 9h 25 min
13h 13 min
No data
OnePlus Nord 8h 49 min
11h 10 min
7h 19 min
OnePlus Nord N10 No data
No data
No data
OnePlus Nord N100 No data
No data
No data
OPPO Find X5 Pro 11h 31 min
No data
8h 46 min
OPPO Find X3 Pro 7h 27 min
No data
No data

We have most recently tested the OnePlus 10 Pro, the company's 2022 flagship that comes with a bigger battery than ever, and scored above previous models.

Motorola phones


Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Motorola Edge 30 6h 53 min
8h 50 min
5h 21 min
Motorola Edge+ (2022) 8h 33 min
No data
5h 16 min
Motorola Edge 20 Pro 10h 6 min
No data
No data
Motorola Edge 20 9h 41 min
8h 45 min
No data
Motorola Edge 20 Lite 11h 3 min
12h 49 min
7h 36 min
Motorola Moto G60s 8h 46 min
No data
No data
Motorola Defy (2021) No data
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G100 8h 28 min
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G50 11h 25 min
No data
No data
Motorola edge+ 9h 48 min
No data
No data
Motorola edge 10h 29 min
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G8 Power 8h 55 min
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G8 9h 14 min
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite 11h 24 min
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G8 Plus 7h 8 min
No data
No data

Motorola phones are known to offer excellent value for the money and some of them also feature incredible battery life.

Sony phones


Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Sony Xperia 1 IV 6h 32 min
10h 42 min
5h 36 min
Sony Xperia 10 IV 17h 28 min
21h 20 min
10h 43 min
Sony Xperia PRO-I No data
7h 20 min
6h 13 min
Sony Xperia 1 III 6h 5 min
9h 4 min
7h 2 min
Sony Xperia 5 III 11h 26 min
10h 16 min
6h 36 min
Sony Xperia 10 III 11h 33 min
14h 40 min
11h 2 min
Sony Xperia 1 II 8h 59 min
8h 40 min
7h 51 min
Sony Xperia 5 II 9h 8 min
9h 39 min
4h 45 min
Sony Xperia 10 II 10h 58 min
No data
No data

Sony has focused its efforts on the Xperia line, where it brings camera innovation and tries to outdo market leaders Samsung and Apple.

Xiaomi phones


Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Xiaomi 12 Pro 9h 9 min
No data
7h 40 min
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra 8h 7 min
8h 58 min
9h 9 min
Xiaomi 11T Pro No data
13h 26 min
11h 15 min
Xiaomi Mi 11 6h 38 min
9h 40 min
7h 33 min
Xiaomi Mi 11i 9h 23 min
10h 38 min
No data
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G 20h 28 min
No data
9h 50 min
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G 12h 17 min
No data
12h 36 min

After Huawei was banned from using Android and Google Services, and then after LG exited the market in 2021, Xiaomi has emerged as the quickest growing company, even surpassing Apple as the second largest phone maker and aiming to sell more phones than Samsung in the future.

Asus phones


Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Asus ZenFone 8 Flip 8h 18 min
No data
No data
Asus ZenFone 8 11h 23 min
No data
No data
Asus ROG Phone 5 13h 2 min
No data
No data
Asus ROG Phone 3 10h 41 min
No data
No data
Asus ZenFone 7 Pro 14h 28 min
No data
No data

Asus has always tried making something different, something that stands out. Whether it is its Zenfone series or the gaming ROG phones, it definitely achieves that.

LG phones


Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
LG Velvet 8h 35 min
No data
No data
LG Wing 8h 41 min
No data
No data
LG V60 ThinQ No data
No data
No data

LG has decided to quit the smartphone market in early 2021, so it is no longer making new phones.

Budget phones


Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G 7h 45 min
15h 45 min
5h 28 min
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G 8h 18 min
15h 26 min
7h
Samsung Galaxy A72 9h 19 min
13h 42 min
7h 51 min
Samsung Galaxy A71 11h 38 min
11h 32 min
12h 46 min
Samsung Galaxy A52 8h 30 min
12h 36 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy A51 8h 35 min
11h 35 min
6h 40 min
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G 11h 26 min
18h 45 min
10h 32 min
Apple iPhone SE (2022) 4h 28 min
11h 53 min
4h 28 min
Apple iPhone SE (2020) 4h 45 min
9h 5 min
4h 59 min
Google Pixel 5a 10h 46 min
15h 6 min
10h 46 min
Google Pixel 4a 6h 48 min
9h 27 min
4h 51 min
Google Pixel 4a 5G No data
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G Stylus 7h 20 min
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G8 Power 8h 55 min
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G8 9h 14 min
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite 11h 24 min
No data
No data
Motorola Moto G8 Plus 7h 8 min
No data
No data
Nokia 5.3 9h 47 min
No data
No data
Nokia 7.2 7h 29 min
No data
No data
Nokia 6.2 7h 51 min
No data
No data

Foldable phones



Video Streaming Higher is better Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 6h 58 min
8h 15 min
5h 20 min
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 7h 10 min
10h 13 min
7h 32 min
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 7h 10 min
6h 43 min
5h 12 min
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6h 40 min
8h 26 min
7h 46 min

Foldable phones are trying to make a dent in the smartphone space, and we have benchmarked the most popular models. Note that we are running our benchmarks on the main screen only.
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