When Apple launched the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max earlier this month, it boasted about their improved battery life. The iPhone 11 Pro offered 4 hours longer battery life than the iPhone XS while the iPhone 11 Pro Max lasted five hours more than the iPhone XS Max. But how do these new iPhones compare to flagship Android devices like the Galaxy Note 10+ and Huawei Mate 30 Pro?
In terms of battery capacity, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the Galaxy Note 10+ both come with bigger 4500mAh and 4300mAh batteries compared to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro has a 3190mAh battery while the bigger 6.5-inch has a 3969mAh battery. This gives the Android flagships an advantage over the iPhone 11 Pro but then iOS is known to be more power-efficient than Android.
As a battery drain test by YouTuber Mr. Whosetheboss shows, the iPhone 11 Pro Max outlasts the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the Galaxy Note 10+ in the battery life department. The iPhone 11 — successor to last year’s iPhone XR — performed worse than the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. That’s a bit surprising since last year’s iPhone XR’s battery life was better than both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
The iPhone 11 lasted for 5 hours and 2 minutes, while the iPhone 11 Pro managed to last for 6 hours and 42 minutes in the test. As for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, it lasted for a staggering 8 hours and 32 minutes.
In comparison, the Galaxy Note 10+ lasted for 6 hours and 31 minutes — almost two hours less than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro somewhat managed to rival the iPhone 11 Pro Max and came in close at 8 hours and 13 minutes.
The only saving grace for flagship Android devices is that they charge noticeably faster than the iPhone 11 Pro series. Apple does bundle an 18W USB-C fast charger with the new iPhone 11 Pro series but their charging speed is still noticeably slower than the Galaxy Note 10+. The latter ships with a 25W charger and charges from 0-100% in just an hour while the Huawei Mate 30 Pro comes with a 40W power brick.
What do you think about the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro’s battery life based on this comparison?