On iPhone 13 Pro, does ProMotion allow you to gain autonomy?


YouTube channel PhoneBuff, who had already shown in the past that the iPhone 12 Pro could be faster than Samsung’s Note 20 Ultra, this time focused on the autonomy of Apple’s new mobiles. More precisely, it is here the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro which enter into competition. Objective: to verify whether the arrival of ProMotion technology on the most expensive model reduces its energy consumption.

The ProMotion screen is the trade name given by Apple to the panels (most often manufactured by Samsung or LG) which sit at the front of their laptops when they have a refresh rate of 120 Hz. in particular to make the graphics more fluid during video game games. But that’s not all. Indeed, this component can also go down at a rate of 10 images per second only. In this way, the battery is supposed to be less strained. Verdict?

A difference, but not significant

For PhoneBuff, the result unfortunately does not seem as astounding as that announced by Apple. The brand ensures that its iPhone 13 Pro can last up to twenty-two hours (!!) in video playback, against three hours less for the “classic” iPhone 13. And yet: according to recent findings, the iPhone 13 Pro actually has a smaller battery than the iPhone 13.

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The tests carried out by PhoneBuff (which are obviously different from those of Apple, the precise content of which is unknown), meanwhile, ensure that the iPhone 13 Pro would in fact hold only nine minutes more than the iPhone 13. To do this, the director has made calls, launched the standby, consulted e-mails or visited websites and online apps.

The manufacturers, not always very honest!

Behind this disparity between the figures of Cupertino and PhoneBuff actually hides a rather daring marketing strategy. Indeed, when Apple announces for example that its iPhone 13 Pro Max is able to hold 95 hours of audio playback, such statistics should be qualified. Because it is quite possible that in order to arrive at this score, certain parameters, however usual, have been intentionally modified. Thus, the screen could have been switched off during the entire benchmark period. The sound, meanwhile, can come out of a device plugged in USB-C rather than directly from the speakers. Finally, the track probably comes from a file stored locally, whereas it is rather the streaming in 4G which prevails nowadays.

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max

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