iPhone 13 Pro Max: Battery Review

If you decide to spend extra money for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, among your top considerations is its longer battery life. Inside, there’s a 4,352mAh battery, which has the largest capacity among other iPhone 13 models. If you use the Pro Max for regular purposes, it would simply last for a long time. As comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has 3,867 mAh battery, while the 11 Pro Max has 3,969mAh battery. The extra longevity should be an extra appeal for owners of iPhone XS Max, which has only 3,174mAh battery.

iPhone 13 Pro Max

With the iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can browse for 18h 52m when browsing at 60Hz refresh rate, 10h 23m for continuous YouTube streaming and 10h 29m for 3D gaming at 60Hz. As comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro Max lasts for 14h 6m for browsing at 60Hz, 8h 37m for YouTube streaming and 8h 1m for 3D gaming at 60Hz. For busy professionals who want to avoid running out of battery life for near continuous use of their phone, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is definitely the most suitable choice. For YouTube streamers or content creator, it is also helpful to use variants with more than 256GB of internal storage. Any avid gamer would love playing games for more than 10 hours each day. Compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the improvement in battery life is between 20 percent and 30 percent. For people with average consumptions, they can use the iPhone 13 Pro Max for two days. Unless you have nothing to do and use the 13 Pro Max continuously, it’s hard to drain its battery in a day. It seems that the battery life improvement is designed for the ProMotion display with 120Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, the Pro Max is somewhat disappointing in terms of charging feature. Users needs to spend extra money, because there’s no charging brick in the box and you need to buy it separately.

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Unfortunately, the iPhone 13 is the first Apple’s smartphone with Type-C USB port, so it is not possible to use older charger from iPhone 11. But if you have iPad Pro (2021) or iPad 10.2 (2021), you can use its charger for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The positive side is that the iPhone 13 Pro Max seems to have a 20W fast charging. It takes more than 2 hours to charge the 13 Pro Max and it is quite unfortunate that Apple doesn’t officially announce fast charging feature for its brand-new flagship. Overall, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is one of the top flagships in the market today. Other than its impressive battery life, the photography can capture photos better and its new features are more versatile than ever. With the ProMotion display comes with the 120Hz refresh rate, which makes gaming very enjoyable to do. The fact that the iPhone 11 Pro Max is aging really well, this also means that the Pro Max will remain usable and functional for many years to come. The A15 processor is arguably the fastest in the mobile market and it is able to handle any game or app smoothly.