Introducing PhoneArena Battery Score: an easier way to learn about battery life on your phone

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Introducing PhoneArena Battery Score: an easier way to learn about battery life on your phone
At PhoneArena, we have been running extensive battery tests on every new phone that has arrived for review in the past five years. With a database of more than 300 tested smartphones (and more on the way!), we are ready to introduce new tools, so you can see all the smartphone battery info in one glance, as well as a new total score number.

We call all of those new tools the PhoneArena Battery Score.

You will already see it for devices we have reviewed in the past year, and we will be adding it to older device reviews and, of course, all future devices will have this new score. You can see how it looks right below:

PhoneArena Battery Score Widget


Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
( 4422 mAh )
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Battery Life Estimate
7h 25m
Ranks #9 for phones tested in the past 2 years
Average is 6h 35m
Browsing
19h 20m
Average is 15h 16m
Video
9h 45m
Average is 9h 57m
Gaming
9h 36m
Average is 7h 37m
Charging speed
25W
Charger
53%
30 min
2h 1m
Full charge
Ranks #71 for phones released in the past 2 years
Wireless Charging
15W
Charger
29%
30 min
2h 36m
Full charge
Ranks #16 for phones released in the past 2 years

As you can see, you have the PhoneArena Battery Score first. The number is expected to give you a good estimate of real-world battery use, or "screen time" for your device.

It is derived from our three battery tests that we do for every phone we review.

A quick reminder, these are the:
  • Web Browsing test: a script cycles through a set of webpages, scrolls around each page before loading up the next one  
  • Video Streaming test: we stream full-screen video
  • 3D Gaming test: we run a 3D game with fine-tuned graphics and video settings

All of these tests are conducted under the same brightness level on each phone (we set the brightness to an exact number before the start of testing, and we are using a professional colorimeter to ensure accuracy). Also, all tests are run over a Wi-Fi connection.

Additionally, you can see where each phone ranks among all devices we have tested, so you can easily say if it's a top battery performer or not.

Right below, each of the battery test results, you can also see the average score for the category, again there so you can easily see how one specific phone compares to the industry average.

And finally, after our battery test results, you can find information about the charging specs and charging speeds for both wired and wireless charging to complete the picture.

PhoneArena Battery Life Comparison


Of course, battery numbers on their own are of limited use, and we have a number of tools for direct battery life comparison.

You can find these in our reviews, and very soon, we will launch a new page where you will be able to see the results from all phones we have tested and apply filters to easily see a specific comparison you are interested in.

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Web Browsing(hours)Higher is better
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max19h 20 min
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra20h 6 min
Google Pixel 8 Pro15h 51 min
OnePlus 1218h 14 min
Video Streaming(hours)Higher is better
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max9h 45 min
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra8h 18 min
Google Pixel 8 Pro10h 32 min
OnePlus 1213h 37 min
3D Gaming(hours)Higher is better
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max9h 36 min
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra6h 28 min
Google Pixel 8 Pro6h 42 min
OnePlus 127h 46 min

Our battery testing takes a significant amount of time and effort, and we hope you appreciate the detailed information it provides in better assessing the ever-changing smartphone industry.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions about the PhoneArena Battery Score in the comment section below.

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