Apple 14 Pro Max was recently subjected to a battery test by a Chinese publication and they have published the test results. The test, which involved multiple Apple chargers, pointed to the maximum speed of charging achieved by each wall block, along with fully charging the top-of-the-line handset by a special charging brick. It should be noted that unlike Android smartphone makers, Apple does not disclose the battery capacity of its handsets or the time it takes for chargers to fully charge the company’s handsets.
In a recent test conducted by a Chinese publication chongdiantou, iPhone 14 Pro Max was charged with various chargers available in the market. These include Apple’s older 5W charger, the 18W charger that was bundled with the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the 30W charger available with 2020 smartphones, the 96W charger that comes with the 2019 MacBook Pro, and the 140W charger . 2021 MacBook Pro.
Before going straight to the test results, let’s take a look at the battery capacity of each smartphone in the iPhone 14 lineup. A recent report states that the iPhone 14 packs a 3,279mAh battery, the iPhone 14 Plus packs a 4,325mAh battery, the iPhone 14 Pro packs a 3,200mAh battery, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max packs a 4,323mAh battery. The tests were conducted with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Testing has shown that apart from the 18W and 20W chargers, which are limited to their maximum outputs, all other Bricks offer a maximum charging speed of 27W. This implies that to get the maximum charging speed, iPhone 14 buyers should charge their phones with Apple’s 30W USB Type-C power adapter.
The report mentioned above also claims that last year’s top-of-the-line offering, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, packs a 4,352mAh battery. It’s around the same battery capacity as what’s offered this year. When it comes to charging times, the publication calculated it based on the performance of last year’s top-end model with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
According to the report, the 30W charger can fully charge the iPhone 13 Pro Max in 2 hours and 9 minutes. It also mentions that the Apple 96W PD charger takes an hour and 49 minutes to fully charge the top model, which shows a difference of 20 minutes between them. The publication indicates that the iPhone 14 Pro Max should take the same amount of time to be fully charged by these power bricks.