Normally I do not do Battery tests on beta versions as they are known for bad battery, but I thought it would be good to have results to measure future versions against.I will be doing this test a bit different this time. First I will only be running this battery test on the iPhone SE 2020 and the iPhone 11. I will run the test twice, first on iOS 13.5.1 and then on iOS 14.0 Beta 1. Unfortunately I somehow lost the video of iOS 13.5.1 so will only be showing the results not the video. This time I only waited 24 hours between the update to run the test on iOS 14 Beta 1. Normally I wait 5 days for the battery life to stabilize, but thought I would give it a go just after 24 hours. The settings of the devices are as usual : Screen brightness to 25%, auto brightness disabled, and both devices at 100% battery health. As mentioned iOS 13.5.1 video was lost, but I still had the history of those tests in Geekbench 4.
How Geekbench works :
Geekbench 4 battery scores measure the battery life of a device when running processor-intensive applications. It provides a consistent workload to the device, and generates a Geekbench score by evaluating the amount of work that it is able to do while the battery is discharging and the amount of time it takes for the battery to discharge.
The battery benchmark can be run in Full Discharge mode, from 100% to 0% battery level, to provide a high level of confidence in a device’s battery performance. The battery benchmark can also be run in Partial Discharge mode, for 3 hours. If the battery benchmark is stopped after 10 minutes, by the user or by the battery reaching 0%, then the result will be saved and can be uploaded. Battery benchmark scores gathered by any method except the Full Discharge mode provide a medium level of confidence in a device’s battery performance, and longer tests are more reliable.
When comparing scores, remember that higher scores are better, and double the score indicates double the performance.
Music by Niwel (see credits below)
Track 01 : Virtual Trip
Track 02 : Summer Breath
Track 03 : Panavi
Niwel is a french music producer.