Speaker 1: In the event you have been a cellphone maker like Apple and will solely improve one factor on a cellphone, what would it not be? Cameras, processor, software program. Ooh, sturdiness. Look, I think about the answer is gonna be totally different for all of us. For me, it is undoubtedly the battery life. I’ve by no means met a single one who stated, Wow, I get an excessive amount of battery life on my cellphone. However I’ve undoubtedly met many individuals who’ve wished extra. And that brings me to the iPhone [00:00:30] 14 collection. I reviewed all of them. The 14, the 14 professional, the 14 promax, and the 14 plus. There are hyperlinks within the description, however one factor I used to be interested in was the battery life, particularly for the reason that iPhone 13 collection received such an enormous enchancment in battery life over the iPhone 12 collection. So over the previous few weeks I ran numerous drain and charging take a look at in addition to had actual life expertise utilizing every cellphone even with the at all times on [00:01:00] show. And listed below are my findings.
Speaker 1: A cellphone’s battery life lands at an attention-grabbing crossroads. You could have the bodily and chemical limits of recent lithium batteries, in addition to the intelligent software program and processing optimizations that intention to make these batteries extra environment friendly. Now, Apple would not disclose the scale of the batteries inside their telephones, and I form of want they did since you’d notice that the batteries they use are [00:01:30] comparatively small in comparison with Android telephones. And due to I repair it for the fastidious teardowns of the iPhone for this data. Now this is not about me shaming Apple, however exhibiting how a lot longevity they eek out of that battery by means of software program optimizations and the effectivity of their Aeries processors. The truth is, final 12 months’s iPhone 13, promax lasted longer on a single cost than any cellphone CNET has ever examined. That is greater than Theuse. Rog cellphone 5, [00:02:00] which is a gaming cellphone with a 6,000 milli hour battery.
Speaker 1: That is greater than the motog play a really low-cost cellphone with a 5,000 milli app hour battery. However the issue with battery testing is that it is arduous to check battery life between telephones even from one iPhone to a different. And people outcomes do not at all times mirror how battery life will probably be on your explicit cellphone in your every day life. So at CNET we run a number of totally different exams to present us an concept [00:02:30] in regards to the battery life and the charging velocity in addition to use the telephones in actual life. To provide you an concept of what you possibly can count on, clearly if you happen to’re a cellphone reviewer who lives in San Francisco and works at cnet, your outcomes is perhaps much like those I received, however most individuals aren’t, which is nice as a result of that will be a bit creepy. The primary take a look at I ran with every cellphone was an endurance take a look at for 45 minutes.
Speaker 1: I performed video video games. A few of them have been on-line, others weren’t. In addition to watching [00:03:00] movies scrolled by means of social media like TikTok and Instagram and made a video name Throughout that point, the iPhone fourteens battery decreased 10%. The 14 plus dropped 5%. The 14 professional misplaced 8% and the 14 promax went down 7%. 4 comparability. The final telephones I reviewed earlier than the brand new iPhones have been the Galaxy Z fold 4 and the Z flip 4. Once I ran the identical take a look at on the Z flip 4, it dropped 14% and the Z fold 4 with its big 7.6 inch display drain the [00:03:30] battery 18%. And remember that cellphone has two screens although actually solely one in all them is on throughout this take a look at. Now the following take a look at I ran is a charging take a look at and for half-hour I plugged in every iPhone and used the included cable that got here within the field in addition to quick charging brick.
Speaker 1: And I ought to say that the iPhone 14 collection helps 20 wat quick charging, however that is probably not quick, particularly in comparison with like one plus. What helps 65 wat quick charging. And for the reason that iPhones do not include an influence brick within the field, I purchased [00:04:00] a 20 wat plug bug from the corporate 12 South for this take a look at. And listed below are the leads to half-hour. The iPhone 14 gained 42%, the 14 PRO added 48%. The 14 Professional max gained 45% and the 14 plus added 43% for comparability to Galaxy Z fold 4 positive aspects 53%. However I ought to notice that that cellphone helps 25 wat wired charging. And that brings me to our video playback take a look at. Now [00:04:30] I have been with CNET for six years and even earlier than I joined to check a cellphone’s battery, they performed a video looped an airplane mode with a display set at 50% brightness in 2022.
Speaker 1: The take a look at is fairly irrelevant, particularly with show brightness and refresh charges being far and wide. And that software program and chips now optimize for video playback and for most individuals, nicely most individuals watch streaming video. Why run this take a look at you say? Nicely, it permits us to [00:05:00] examine Apple’s claims in addition to the outcomes we received with the iPhone 13 collection working the identical take a look at. So here is what Apple claims. The iPhone 14 ought to make it 20 hours in video playback and for me it lasted 18 hours in 45 minutes. The 14 professional is rated at 23 hours video playback and lasted 20 hours. The 14 plus ought to final 26 hours and it lasted 25 hours. And the 14 promax is rated for 29 hours of video playback [00:05:30] and survived 26 hours and quarter-hour. These outcomes additionally come up brief in comparison with the iPhone 13 collection with the common 13 lasting 21 hours and 51 minutes, the 13 professional going 22 hours and 4 minutes and the 13 Promax scoring and excellent 31 hours in 19 minutes.
Speaker 1: I also needs to notice that the 13 mini lasted 18 hours in 19 minutes, which it is nearly so long as the common iPhone [00:06:00] 14. And with regards to actual life use, I discovered the outcomes to be about the identical. The 14 and 14 professional each constantly lasted by means of a day and I’d usually must cost it round 9 o’clock at night time, whereas the 13 and 13 Professional additionally made a day however would final until about 10, possibly even 11:00 PM And this was regardless of them having an extended display on time in comparison with the 13 and 13 Professional. Very curious. Now, the 14 plus and 14 Professional Max simply lasted a [00:06:30] day and a half for me and each received by means of two full days of a single cost a number of occasions
Speaker 1: Final. There have been quite a lot of murmurs in regards to the at all times on show on the 14 PRO and 14 promax and that these at all times on shows drain the battery. So I cost each telephones to 100% and left them on my desk with the at all times on show enabled. After six hours, the 14 professional dropped 4% and the 14 promax [00:07:00] misplaced 2%. I ran the identical state of affairs once more, however this time turned off the at all times on show and the 14 PRO dropped 4% and the 14 promax dropped 3%, basically the identical. Let me say this, Lynn, let me be very clear. For the reason that at all times on show is customizable, I can see the place some individuals may get barely extra battery drained from it than others. And I feel it actually simply will depend on how you could have [00:07:30] it arrange and what photograph is on that display. However this does not dissuade me from utilizing the at all times on show.
Speaker 1: So on the finish of the day, what does all this imply? What does it imply, Patrick? Nicely, let me inform you, the iPhone 14 collection will get good battery life, however in our take a look at it is undoubtedly a step behind the battery life on the iPhone 13 collection. Is that this one thing it is best to fear about for most individuals? No, I do not suppose it’s. And let me say, if you happen to’re an early adopter and you’re doing [00:08:00] a 12 months over 12 months improve, yeah, the battery life is like going from an a plus to an A minus. However if you happen to’re coming from an older iPhone, even like an iPhone 12 collection, you are gonna get a cellphone with a greater battery life together with a bunch of different enhancements. And if you happen to’re rocking an outdated cellphone, as an instance like an iPhone eight plus, that is gonna be night time and day distinction with regards to battery life.
Speaker 1: And whereas just about every thing else on the cellphone now, I do hope that Apple [00:08:30] does undertake sooner charging speeds for the iPhone sooner or later. Uh, possibly it isn’t on the degree that one Plus is doing, however I am going to take what I can get and that is the place my battery journey ends least for the second. And now I wish to hear from you. Do you could have a brand new iPhone? 14. 14 plus 14 Professional 14 promax. How has the battery life been to date? Tell us the feedback. Additionally, we do these Apple stuff movies each week. Additionally, tell us what you’d wish to see [00:09:00] in future movies. And final, do all of the YouTube issues like subscribe, and thanks for watching.