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Tom’s Guide’s iPhone 11 Lineup Battery Comparison: Who Came in Second Place?

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A new test has determined which of Apple’s flagship smartphones last the longest when compared to one another.

When Apple first announced the iPhone 11 lineup, one of the most attractive features of the phones was the increased battery size in each model. While Apple’s website states that the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max offer increases of 4 and 6 hours, respectively, compared to their predecessors, there isn’t a comparison to one another.

According to a new battery test from Tom’s Guide, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has, unsurprisingly, the longest battery life of the three models, averaging a run time of 11 hours and 54 minutes. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus, one of the Pro Max’s main competitors, came in at 11 hours and nine minutes in a similar test.

Coming in a second place was the iPhone 11, surprisingly beating out its Pro counterpart with an average runtime of 11 hours and 16 minutes, likely due to the efficiency of its LCD screen.

In last place is the iPhone 11 Pro with an average run time of 10 hours and 24 minutes. Despite having a larger battery than the iPhone 11, its OLED screen likely contributed to its lower run time.

For their tests, Tom’s Guide set all iPhone screens to 150 nits of screen brightness and then continuously surfed the internet over 4G LTE, “typically using T-Mobile’s network for consistency.” The test automatically loaded a new website every 30 seconds until the phones’ batteries drained completely.

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