Endurance testing refers to tests typically done to find out whether an application can withstand the processing load it is expected to have to endure for a long period. During endurance tests, memory consumption is observed to determine potential failures.
The Xiaomi 12S continues to surprise reviewers even as the devices are being delivered to them, as it is demonstrated in one of the most recent performance review videos to go viral online that the Xiaomi 12S Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra outperform Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max in a screen-on-time (SoT) endurance test.
The Xiaomi 12S series of handsets are not only the world’s first to feature Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, but they also proudly display their new cooperation with Leica in the smartphone camera industry. The 12S Ultra is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor coupled with an innovative head dissipation system that might just rival the Apple A15 Bionic chip inside the iPhone.
Xiaomi wins screen time with the12S Pro and Ultra
On the 3DMark Wildlife Stress Test benchmark, it can be seen that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 found on Xiaomi 12 and 12S Ultra outperforms all other Android flagships in raw CPU and GPU performance, including the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on the Realme GT 2 Pro and the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC on the Redmi K50 Pro. The 8+ Gen 1 SoC however is still behind the Apple A15 Bionic SoC on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Stability-wise, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is also a major upgrade from the 8 Gen 1, as it now can perform within the same league as 2022 flagship SoC chips like the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 and Apple A15 Bionic chipsets.
Next is the smartphone endurance test, and here is where the results get spicy, the 12S Pro and Ultra manage to dethrone Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max as the overall smartphone endurance champion!
Xiaomi 12S Pro and 12S Ultra smartphones reaching an incredible 7 hours and 50 minutes, and 7 hours and 47 minutes of screen time, respectively. In this way, both Android smartphones surpassed the previous record holder, the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max with its 7 hours and 42 minutes of screen on.
The SoT endurance tests consisted of mixed usage with gaming on Genshin Impact, WeChat messaging, voice calls, video calls, web browsing, TikTok and also video streaming, each task took around 30 minutes of usage until the battery was depleted.
Still, we now know that the 12S Pro and 12S Ultra are a massive jump in terms of power efficiency and battery endurance compared to the 12 series launched back in December 2021, now they can even surpass the current flagship smartphone market leaders like the Apple 13 Pro Max.