Each year, Apple and Samsung engage in a continuous cat-and-mouse game as they try to compete with each other with their respective flagships. Every September, Apple launches its new line of iPhone and usually sets a new standard for smartphone performance in several different metrics. A few months later, Samsung responds with a new line of Galaxy premium models. Currently, the performance difference in the iPhone and Galaxy models is not as big as it used to be, but that does not mean that there are no significant differences that are worth highlighting.
Of course, it is clear that one of the most important features in a smartphone today is the battery life, especially considering how often we remain stuck to our devices every day. As a result, even an incremental improvement in battery life, year after year, can be a godsend to many.
Everything you said, the YouTube channel PhoneBuff Recently, we set out to see how Apple's giant XS Max iPhone matches the equally complicated Galaxy S10 Plus from Samsung when it comes to a long battery life. Now for sure, one can easily see the battery life advertised on the website of Apple and Samsung, but it is no secret that use in the real world does not always perfectly match the specifications listed online. Remember, battery life information posted online is usually the result of test conditions designed to produce the most impressive results.
To overcome the advertising numbers, PhoneBuff recently conducted an old-fashioned battery test by placing the iPhone XS Max against the Galaxy S10 +. It's a classic battle of flagship and that's how the test unfolded. As a fast point of interest, the XS Max has a battery of 3,174 mAh, while the S10 Plus has a 3100 mAh battery.
The test itself involved some common day-to-day tasks one can do with a smartphone, including making a 1-hour phone call, text messaging, email browsing, and more. When the dust subsided, the iPhone died a little before Galaxy S10 Plus, but still managed to stay for 24 hours in a row. The S10 Plus, meanwhile, managed to stay for almost 25 hours.