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Galaxy S24 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro Max compared (video)

Galaxy S24 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro Max compared (video) The autonomy of iPhone 15 Pro Max and Galaxy S24 Ultra was compared on video (Collage: RBC-Ukraine)

YouTube channel PhoneBuff, which regularly conducts various tests of mobile devices, decided to analyze the battery life of the new Galaxy S24 Ultra, comparing it to the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

How the experiment went

It was interesting to observe the comparison: despite the slight advantage in screen size and resolution of the Samsung flagship (6.8” and 3120×1440 pixels compared to 6.7” and 2796×1290 pixels), its battery was also more capacious: 5,000 mAh compared to 4,441 mAh.

Using standard procedures, testing was conducted with two new smartphones with a maximum battery capacity of 100 percent. Both devices were fully charged, connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and both set to the same brightness and volume levels.

Then the same actions were performed on both devices for an hour: they made calls, exchanged messages in messengers, viewed mail, flipped the same pages in the browser and used social networks.

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In total, this amounted to 5 hours of active activities, after which the smartphones were locked and left for 16 hours - simulating the situation when the device is in a pocket or on a nightstand while sleeping. At this stage, the iPhone has 66 percent of charge left, and the Galaxy has 70 percent.

After the stage with the screen turned off, we moved on to active activities: both devices lasted for an hour while watching YouTube, playing games, using navigation in Google Maps, listening to music on Spotify, and recording videos on Snapchat.

Taking into account the 16-hour break, both smartphones successfully worked for 26 hours. At this stage, the iPhone has 16 percent of charge left, and the Galaxy has 20 percent.

In the remaining time, a switching test was conducted: successively opening the same programs on each smartphone, waiting for download, closing, and opening the next one again. After the completion of a full cycle, the programs were unloaded from memory and started all over again. The process continued until the devices were fully discharged.

Test results

As a result, the iPhone turned out to be the winner, showing a total working time of 27 hours and 45 minutes. Galaxy, albeit slightly, but conceded, lasting 27 hours and 43 minutes. The difference, of course, is insignificant and has no statistical significance. Still, the flagship iPhone remains unsurpassed right now.