According to news reports from Wccftech, PhoneBuff Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max conduct endurance tests and the results showed iPhone battery’s life longer, but foreign media also said the 120Hz refresh S20 Ultra Rate screens and 5G can bring a better experience, and naturally have to make a choice in terms of battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 5000mAh battery, is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, a 6.9-inch DAMOLED screen with a resolution of 3220 × 1440, a screen refresh rate of 120Hz, and runs Android 10. For comparison, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max battery capacity 3969mAh, equipped with A13 Bionic bionic chip, OLED screen size is 6.5 inches, resolution is 2688 × 1242, refresh rate is 60Hz, running iOS 13 system.
In order to be fair, before the test started, PhoneBuff calibrated the screen brightness and volume of the two phones. The difference is that the screen refresh rate of the two is different and the S20 Ultra supports 5G. Given the 120Hz refresh rate, the screen is a highlight of the S20 Ultra. So testers decided to retain this feature to participate in the test, and promised to test the battery life of the two screen refresh rates in the future.
The test is divided into multiple stages, which are 1 hour call, 1 hour text message, 1 hour Gmail mail processing, 1 hour web browsing, 1 hour Instagram browsing, 16 hours standby, 1 hour YouTube video playback, 1 hour Alto game, 1 hour Google Maps map browsing, 1 hour Spotify music playback, 1 hour Snapchat video shooting sharing, continuous background wake-up.
At each stage of the test, the iPhone consumed less battery than the S20 Ultra. The S20 eventually shut down without completing the Snapchat test. At this time, the iPhone had 17% of battery power left.
The test results are that the S20 Ultra keeps the screen on for 9 hours and 35 minutes, and stands for 16 hours, for a total of 25 hours and 35 minutes, while the iPhone keeps the screen on for 11 hours and 05 minutes, and also stands for 16 hours, for a total of 27 hours and 05 minutes.
From the paper results, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of the S20 Ultra, but foreign media believe that this has a lot to do with the difference between the screen refresh rate of the two. If Samsung’s screen is refreshed, the rate is set to 60Hz, and the results may be very different. After all, most of the screens are dynamic images during the bright screen process, especially during video and games, high refresh rates will increase more power consumption.
So for the battery test, iPhone 11 Pro Max wins and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra loses.