PhoneArena Battery Test Results

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



Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 120Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 14h 6 min
No data
8h 37 min
8h 1 min
No data
Apple iPhone 12 Pro 12h 35 min
No data
6h 48 min
6h 46 min
No data
Apple iPhone 12 12h 33 min
No data
6h 38 min
6h 46 min
No data
Apple iPhone 12 mini 10h 56 min
No data
5h 10 min
5h 10 min
No data
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 12h 54 min
No data
8h 58 min
7h 30 min
No data
Apple iPhone 11 Pro 8h 41 min
No data
6h 27 min
6h 38 min
No data
Apple iPhone 11 11h 26 min
No data
7h 13 min
7h 37 min
No data
Apple iPhone XR 11h 8 min
No data
5h 50 min
4h 35 min
No data
Apple iPhone XS Max 8h 33 min
No data
5h 25 min
No data
No data
Apple iPhone XS 7h 49 min
No data
4h 42 min
No data
No data
Apple iPhone SE (2020) 9h 5 min
No data
4h 45 min
4h 59 min
No data

The new iPhone 12 family comes in four flavors and just as you would expect, the largest 12 Pro Max models, has the highest battery life, while the tiny 12 Mini is considerably below the average. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models have identical chips and battery size and their battery life is mostly identical overall. Compared to the iPhone 11 series, however, our tests show that the iPhone 12 Pro Max lasts a bit less than last year's 11 Pro Max, not least due to Apple actually using a smaller battery cell. 

Samsung Galaxy phones



Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 120Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 16h 7 min
14h 43 min
8h 52 min
8h 40 min
5h 3 min
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 12h 11 min
10h 50 min
8h 27 min
8h 36 min
6h 5 min
Samsung Galaxy S21 9h 6 min
7h 47 min
7h 36 min
7h 9 min
4h 14 min
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 12h 28 min
10h 2 min
9h 9 min
8h 29 min
8h 15 min
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 11h 57 min
9h 33 min
7h
7h 17 min
5h 9 min
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 11h 58 min
No data
7h 17 min
6h 38 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G 12h 23 min
10h 2 min
10h 29 min
9h 12 min
7h 43 min
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 12h 40 min
8h 30 min
9h 53 min
8h 26 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy S20 12h 12 min
7h 45 min
10h 20 min
7h 43 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 11h 38 min
No data
8h 2 min
7h 48 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy Note10 10h 43 min
No data
7h 45 min
No data
No data
Samsung Galaxy S10+ 10h 33 min
No data
8h 56 min
8h 7 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy S10 8h 9 min
No data
7h 18 min
5h 35 min
No data
Samsung Galaxy S10e 9h 26 min
No data
7h 50 min
6h 35 min
No data

The Galaxy S21 trio of phones (we have tested the Exynos models here) 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


Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 90Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
Google Pixel 5 12h 40 min
11h 26 min
8h 49 min
6h 51 min
No data
Google Pixel 4a 5G No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
Google Pixel 4a 9h 27 min
No data
6h 48 min
4h 51 min
No data
Google Pixel 4 XL 10h 46 min
10h 3 min
7h 17 min
8h 4 min
No data
Google Pixel 4 No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
Google Pixel 3a 9h 48 min
No data
6h 30 min
No data
No data
Google Pixel 3a XL 9h 54 min
No data
8h 14 min
No data
No data

The Google Pixel 5 is a big step up for Pixel phones that used to have disappointing battery life. The compact Pixel might just be the longest lasting compact phone that we have ever tested.

OnePlus & Oppo phones


Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 90Hz (hours) Higher is better Browsing test 120Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
OnePlus 8T 10h 54 min
No data
No data
8h 48 min
No data
5h 15 min
OnePlus 8 Pro 10h 54 min
No data
10h
9h 15 min
10h 33 min
No data
OnePlus 7T Pro No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
OnePlus 7T 10h 9 min
9h 22 min
No data
8h 32 min
8h 48 min
No data
OnePlus Nord 11h 36 min
11h 10 min
No data
8h 49 min
No data
No data
OnePlus Nord N10 No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
OnePlus Nord N100 No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
OPPO Find X3 Pro 11h 6 min
No data
9h 19 min
7h 27 min
9h 27 min
7h 50 min

The OnePlus 8 Pro is one of the longest lasting phones we have tested for video playback and gaming thanks to an efficient Snapdragon chip and a well thought out design.

LG phones


Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 120Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
LG Velvet 11h 7 min
No data
8h 35 min
9h 56 min
No data
LG Wing 10h 9 min
No data
8h 41 min
8h 31 min
No data
LG V60 ThinQ No data
No data
No data
No data
No data

Motorola phones


Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 120Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
Motorola edge+ 12h 31 min
No data
9h 48 min
8h 28 min
No data
Motorola edge 11h 9 min
No data
10h 29 min
7h 36 min
No data
Motorola Moto G8 Power 15h 54 min
No data
8h 55 min
11h 34 min
No data
Motorola Moto G8 13h 56 min
No data
9h 14 min
7h 4 min
No data
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite 12h 32 min
No data
11h 24 min
11h 2 min
No data
Motorola Moto G8 Plus 12h 54 min
No data
7h 8 min
No data
No data

Sony phones


Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 120Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
Sony Xperia 1 II 8h 40 min
No data
8h 59 min
7h 51 min
No data
Sony Xperia 10 II 11h 28 min
No data
10h 58 min
6h 9 min
No data
Sony Xperia 5 II 13h 38 min
9h 39 min
9h 8 min
5h 43 min
4h 45 min
Sony Xperia 1 No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
Sony Xperia 10 No data
No data
No data
No data
No data
Sony Xperia 10 Plus No data
No data
No data
No data
No data

Xiaomi phones


Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 120Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
Xiaomi Mi 11 10h 40 min
9h 40 min
6h 38 min
10h 17 min
7h 33 min

Asus phones


Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 120Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
Asus ROG Phone 5 13h 40 min
13h 17 min
13h 2 min
10h 49 min
6h 20 min
Asus ROG Phone 3 12h 10 min
No data
10h 41 min
7h 48 min
No data
Asus ZenFone 7 Pro 11h 16 min
No data
14h 28 min
4h 47 min
No data

Budget phones


Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better
Apple iPhone SE (2020) 9h 5 min
4h 45 min
4h 59 min
Google Pixel 4a 9h 27 min
6h 48 min
4h 51 min
Motorola Moto G Stylus 13h 5 min
7h 20 min
5h 41 min
Motorola Moto G8 Power 15h 54 min
8h 55 min
11h 34 min
Motorola Moto G8 13h 56 min
9h 14 min
7h 4 min
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite 12h 32 min
11h 24 min
11h 2 min
Motorola Moto G8 Plus 12h 54 min
7h 8 min
No data
Nokia 5.3 11h 53 min
9h 47 min
7h 27 min
Nokia 7.2 8h 20 min
7h 29 min
No data
Nokia 6.2 8h 6 min
7h 51 min
No data
Sony Xperia 10 II 11h 28 min
10h 58 min
6h 9 min
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 14h 18 min
10h 43 min
7h 34 min
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 14h 30 min
12h 17 min
10h 56 min
Samsung Galaxy A51 11h 35 min
8h 35 min
6h 40 min
Samsung Galaxy A71 11h 32 min
11h 38 min
12h 46 min
Samsung Galaxy A20e 10h 9 min
7h 51 min
6h 9 min
Samsung Galaxy A10 13h 2 min
9h 27 min
7h 40 min

Foldable phones


Browsing test 60Hz Higher is better Browsing test 120Hz (hours) Higher is better YouTube video streaming (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 60Hz (hours) Higher is better 3D Gaming 120Hz (hours) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 7h 5 min
6h 43 min
7h 10 min
9h 9 min
5h 12 min
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 8h 26 min
No data
6h 40 min
7h 46 min
No data

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