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Check out this iPhone 11 battery comparison

What you need to know

  • Tom's Guide has produced a battery comparison of the iPhone 11.
  • They tested the iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max,
  • As expected, the Pro Max won by a significant margin.

Tom's Guide has just posted the results of its iPhone 11 battery test in a bid to determine which of Apple's new flagship smartphones will last the longest. When Apple announced the new iPhone 11, one of the most exciting updates was the increase in battery life. Apple's own website purports that the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max offer increases of 4 and 5 hours respectively on the previous iPhone XS. Of course, the Max/Plus version of Apple's iPhone has always led the pack when it comes to iPhone battery life due to its much larger form factor.

With that in mind, Tom's Guide's test pits all 3 new iPhones against each other. The phones were each set to 150 nits of brightness, and then made to continuously surf the web over 4G LTE on T-Mobile (no doubt looking at Untitled Goose Game memes)

As expected, the iPhone 11 Pro Max was the clear winner. The battery averaged a run time of 11 hours and 54 minutes (Galaxy Note 10 Plus scored 11:09 in a similar test).

In second place was the iPhone 11, which lasted 11:16. This is likely due to the efficiency of the iPhone 11's LCD screen. Even though the 11 Pro has a larger battery than the iPhone 11(3046mAh vs 3190 mAh), it only manged to score an average of 10:24, a marked drop off in improvement compared to both the 11 and the Pro Max.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

2 Comments
  • Odd that every battery test says something different. My real world test of the pro and my daughter's 11 says the pro last longer if used by a tech professional vs an 11 used by a college student. Should I post my results? Lol
  • I am happy with my pro 11 battery life for day to day use, but am very hopeful Apple with release the rumored battery case soon for traveling.