I’ve been using an iPhone 13 Pro Max as my primary device for several months now. It is a terminal that corresponds to what we can expect year after year from Apple: better cameras, more speed, a slightly more refined design. But there is one aspect that has completely changed the way I see this iPhone. And that’s the gigantic battery it has.
iPhone 13 Pro Max, a really huge battery
The iPhone 13 Pro Max battery is one of those things that completely changes how you use the device. Unsurprisingly, it’s the model with the longest battery life in Apple’s history. And that’s why I no longer charge the iPhone to 100% every night.
As seen in the graph, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has the longest battery life of the iPhone in all three main sections. Specifically, 25 hours of video streaming, 28 hours of local playback, and 95 hours of wireless audio. Only in hours of streaming doubles the autonomy of the previous iPhone 12 Pro Max.
If we look at the hardware detail, the battery of iPhone 13 Pro Max is 4352 mAh. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro Max had 3,687 mAh and the iPhone 11 Pro Max topped it at 3,969 mAh. The differences in capacity from 11 to 12 did not imply, according to Apple, differences in autonomy on these three variables.
All this translates into a real change in the experience of this iPhone. The one that is not visible until months have passed and that you get used to over the weeks.
Goodbye constant charging, hello two-day battery life
It took me a while to figure it out, but I haven’t charged this iPhone 13 Pro Max to 100% for several weeks now. I no longer obsessively watch the battery percentage or calculate if I will have time to get home with the battery life I have. It’s a thing for the past.
It’s a combination of factors in my daily use. The first is due to the fast charge, which allows me to have an acceptable autonomy for the whole day in just half an hour. Now I usually charge the iPhone up to 60% or 80%, with a duration of about a day and a half.
In this screenshot we see how I charged the iPhone up to 65% last Sunday at 10:23. At 4:06 p.m. the following Monday, the iPhone 13 Pro Max battery was down to 2%. I usually don’t rush much and when the first or second battery level alert pops up, I put it on charge. But you can see how it lasted a day and a half without a problem.
My daily use is normal, without big battery-hungry sessions. I play LEGO Star Wars: Battles several times a day, browse Safari and use Twitter. The only trick I use is to turn on airplane mode while I sleep, which suspends consumption for 6 or 7 hours.
Undoubtedly, this iPhone is amazing when it comes to battery life. Lately I’ve been considering leaving the Pro Max model and resorting to a more contained model. But the truth is that the battery continues to play an important role in this decision.