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iPhone 14, Pixel 7 & Samsung S23: Which one has the Best Battery Life

December 06, 2022

As mobile phones become more powerful, their battery lives become worse. Not that the batteries themselves are worse but simply the power consumption is much greater and batteries can’t keep up. Today, it is a miracle if a phone “survives” a full day on a single charge. But how do the top flagships compare in this segment?

iPhone 14

This September, Apple presented a series of gadgets with its new generation of cell phones, the iPhone 14 series. But instead of giving clear information about the batteries of these phones, the presentation mentioned a few vague “test results”, which may or may not be true. With so many modern Apple smartphones available today, as well as other flagships, comparisons are inevitable. And now we have something very important – the battery capacities and unbiased test results.

• iPhone 14: 3.279 mAh

• iPhone 14 Pro: 3.200 mAh

• iPhone 14 Plus: 4.325 mAh

• iPhone 14 Pro Max: 4.323 mAh

A YouTube channel known as Mrwhosetheboss compared each iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 to see which device had the longest battery life, that is, which one can be used longer without recharging. In short, the test also included the iPhone 12 and iPhone SE. Ultimately, it was the most expensive device that won out. In addition, the Pro Max version managed to stay connected for more than 9 hours and “won” this test that revealed how long the battery of the iPhone 14 lasts. Here are the results:

• iPhone 14 Pro Max: 9 hours, 31 minutes.

• iPhone 14 Plus: 9 hours, 23 minutes.

• iPhone 14 Pro: 7 hours, 49 minutes.

• iPhone 14: 7 hours, 15 minutes.

• iPhone 13: 7 hours, 13 minutes.

• iPhone 12: 6 hours 48 minutes.

• iPhone 13 mini: 6 hours 36 minutes.

• iPhone SE: 4 hours 52 minutes.

These results did not quite match what Apple told us during the presentation. Nevertheless, the battery life is slightly, just slightly better than with the previous series.

Pixel 7

As with the iPhone 14 series, another independent tech-savvy team – DXOMARK, has inspected the battery details of both Pixel 7 models and the results are a bit disappointing. If you are one of the users who like to listen to music, you are not going to like what has been discovered about the autonomy of these Google smartphones.

The Google Pixel 7 has a 4,355 mAh battery with 30W fast charging. Its overall score is 98 points, it has 93 autonomy points, 103 charging points, and 100 efficiency points. Its autonomy is enough for two days only if you have your mobile on and do nothing on it. However, when you start listening to music, you will find that the battery will drain faster than normal.

Charging this Google smartphone will take you approximately 2 hours, so it won't get you out of trouble quickly in case your battery runs out in the middle of the day. Its wireless charging is quite slow since if you charge it for 5 minutes you will only have 2 hours and 43 minutes of battery life.

These data place it in 17th place in the high-end ranking and 89th overall, so it should improve a lot in this regard.

The Pixel 7 Pro battery doesn't improve that much either. The fast charge of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is the same as that of the basic model, however, its battery life is a little higher since it has 5,000 mAh. The general score it has is 102 - 105 in battery life, 102 in charging, and 92 in efficiency.

Its battery lasts approximately 2 days and 3 hours if you don't use it, so it has a few hours more than the base Pixel 7. To charge it to 100% it will take 2 hours and 9 minutes, and its wireless charging with 5 minutes will give you only 2 hours and 34 minutes of battery life.

This mobile only surpasses the basic Pixel by one position in the ranking of premium phones, occupying position 16, and is ranked 77 in the global ranking.

In conclusion, even if it improves the results a bit with the previous Google Pixel 6 Pro series, it is a great disappointment for a model that has its own processor and receives Google updates before anyone else. Undoubtedly users expected more from this series.

Galaxy S23

As the presentation date of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series approaches, new rumors about this family of devices that will come to become the great rival of the iPhone 14 do not stop emerging. For example, the phone was leaked on GeekBench showing its full potential. Now, thanks to Ice Universe, one of the best-known leakers and with a hit rate that makes its publications highly taken into account, the Samsung Galaxy S23 will improve its battery thanks to a trick.

As he has revealed through his Twitter account, the Galaxy S23 will have a 3900 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S23+ will have a 4700 mAh battery - a 200 mAh improvement over previous versions. But there is a system devised by Samsung that will help increase the autonomy of the Galaxy S23 series. We are talking about the new 'Light Mode' performance profile, a system that we already saw in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and that helps to scratch a few extra hours of screen on.

The ‘light mode’ prioritizes battery life over performance. It reduces the power of the processor a little to guarantee a longer battery life. As the well-known leakster indicates, this drop in performance was hardly noticeable to the user, although power consumption will be significantly lower, so battery life will increase compared to previous versions.

It should be remembered that this ‘light mode’ has nothing to do with the well-known energy-saving mode that we have seen so far and that it does significantly reduce the performance of the phone.

If you have this Light Mode activated when running games, you will not notice a loss of performance since through the Game Booster tool, the Samsung Galaxy S23 will take out its full potential so that you can enjoy the best gaming experience.

And since both models will see improved battery capacities over the previous versions, in addition to software improvements, we can expect better battery autonomy than what the S23 series offers.

Final Words

So, which one has the best battery life?

3) The last place is reserved for Google’s Pixel 7. It’s generally the weakest phone of the three and the battery life has been an issue for these phones for years. No improvements this time either.

2) In the middle is Apple’s iPhone 14. Yes, its battery capacity cannot be compared to other Android phones since iPhones have unique chipsets and phones operate slightly differently. However, In comparison with Samsung, Apple always lags behind a bit.

1) We can definitely expect Galaxy S23 to have the best battery life on the market when it comes out. The S22 series is already on top, and the next one will be even better.