Selecting a new smartphone often boils down to one crucial factor: battery life. With the recent debuts of the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, the tech community and everyday users find themselves in a quest to determine which device can endure the demands of their hectic lives. Fortunately, a recent real-world battery drain test has provided valuable insights. In a comprehensive comparison by ZoneofTECH, these flagship smartphones went head-to-head to unveil which one emerges as the longevity champion under identical usage conditions.S24,S24,S24
The showdown kicked off with both smartphones fully charged, and an Uber ride set the stage for the day. Early on, it became apparent that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s battery exhibited a slightly faster decline compared to the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This initial observation foreshadowed a day filled with diverse digital demands.
A rigorous test involved streaming an episode on Netflix, revealing that while the iPhone offered a more vibrant viewing experience, both phones demonstrated similar battery depletion rates. This phase underscored not only the efficiency of the devices’ batteries but also the quality of their displays.
Throughout the day, both the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra experienced decreasing battery levels, though at different rates. High-demand activities, such as video recording and using navigation apps at Liverpool’s landmarks, notably impacted the devices’ battery lives. Interestingly, there were instances where the Samsung surpassed in battery longevity, showcasing its resilience during intensive use.
After a full day of capturing photos, navigating, streaming, and gaming on the return train ride, the results were clear. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra outlasted the iPhone 15 Pro Max by approximately 50 minutes, with final battery percentages of 8% for the iPhone and 13% for the Samsung. This outcome marks a significant victory for the Galaxy S24 Ultra in this real-world battery endurance test.