Between the Pixel 7 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, there could initially be a bit of a debate. Indeed, Google has chosen a 5,000 mAh battery with a significantly larger capacity than that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is only 4,323 mAh. All this for the same screen size and overall similar benefits, until the fact that both models embed in both cases an ultra-optimized homemade chip.
And yet, it seems that Apple keeps, in this test as in almost all the other comparisons between the latest iPhones and the latest pixels, a clear advantage. At the end of the autonomy test of PhoneBuff resumed at the end of the article, the iPhone 14 Pro Max still had 21% battery. This translates into more than 3 and a half hours of battery life in addition to messaging applications according to the channel.
3 hours less
Overall, according to PhoneBuff, the iPhone 14 Pro Max lasted 27 hours and 44 minutes, including 11:44 hours of active use and 16 hours of standby time. The Pixel 7 Pro lasted comparatively much less time despite its XXL battery, with a total of 25 hours and 41 minutes – including 9:41 hours of active use and again 16 hours of standby time.
How can this large discrepancy be explained? There are clearly several factors that come into play. And it starts with the software: indeed, With the iPhone 14 Pro Max Apple can rely directly on the latest iOS 16.1 version available – and therefore on a software layer better optimized for the material.
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The in-house chip integrated by Apple on this A16 Bionic model is just without comparison on the market. In addition to being extremely powerful, it is engraved using the latest available 4nm process, which allows it to be much more efficient than the Tensor G2 which is based on a 5nm manufacturing process.
Difference in fineness of engraving and optimization?
The fineness of engraving plays a huge role in energy expenditure. And when we add to that the open aspect of Android – which is therefore a system less designed around hardware optimization than the iOS system of iPhones – it is therefore normal to observe a clear difference. the iPhone 14 Pro Max in a more favorable light.
In the end, as our test shows, the Pixel 7 Pro is a good smartphone, but it does not necessarily seek the number 1 spot in all areas. Still, battery life is a real factor that can tip the scales for many customers.
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