iPhone 11 Pro Max bests Galaxy Note 10+ and Huawei Mate 30 Pro in battery life testing

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iPhone 11 Pro (Image credit: Joseph Keller / iMore)

What you need to know

  • The test pitted Apple's new phones against the competition.
  • Various apps were used to conduct the test.
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max was the overall winner.

A new YouTube video by Arun Maini shows that iPhone 11 Pro Max's battery can outlast Samsung's Galaxy Note 10+ and Huawei's Mate 30 Pro.

When Apple took the wraps off its new iPhones earlier this month it was quick to note the battery life improvements we should expect. It claimed iPhone 11 would last around an hour longer than iPhone XR, iPhone 11 Pro around four hours longer than iPhone XS, and iPhone 11 Pro Max around five hours longer than iPhone XS Max. Now it seems the new phones are lasting longer than the competition, too.

The test involved launching and running multiple apps including Instagram, the Camera app, and some games to try and replicate a normal day of usage. Whether that's actually a real world test is up for debate, but the results do speak for themselves. Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max came out on top followed by the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

That result might surprise some given the batteries in play. Apple gave iPhone 11 Pro Max a 3969 mAH battery while the Huawei Mate 30 Pro packs an impressive 4500 mAh part. The combination of iOS and the optimizations of Apple's A13 chip is likely the reason iPhone 11 Pro Max won out.

We'd suggest checking the video out to get the full picture of how things went down, but if you're looking for the king of battery life, iPhone 11 Pro Max is where it's at.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.