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iPhone 13 series batteries are up to 18% larger than iPhone 12 series’

iPhone 13 series batteries are up to 18% larger than iPhone 12 series’

by Vyncent ChanSeptember 29, 2021
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Aside from the camera upgrades and 120Hz displays, it seems that the iPhone 13 series also got larger batteries. As teardowns of the iPhones are appearing on YouTube, MacRumors managed to confirm the battery capacities for all the iPhone 13 devices.

Compared to the iPhone 12 series, we are looking at between 8% to 18% larger batteries. One interesting note is that while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro shared the same battery capacity, this year’s iPhone 13 Pro actually has a slightly smaller battery than the iPhone 13, presumably because of the beefier camera modules in the iPhone 13 Pro leaving little room for the battery.

In any case, here are the battery capacities:

iPhone 13 Series Battery Capacities

iPhone 12 mini: 2227mAh iPhone 13 mini: 2406mAh 8%
iPhone 12: 2815mAh iPhone 13: 3227mAh 15%
iPhone 12 Pro: 2815mAh iPhone 13 Pro: 3095mAh 10%
iPhone 12 Pro Max: 3687mAh iPhone 13 Pro Max: 4352mAh 18%

Apple has claimed that the iPhone 13 mini offers 1.5 hours longer battery life, while the iPhone 13 can deliver an extra 2.5 hours of use, as compared to their respective last-gen counterparts. The iPhone 13 Pro is also supposed to offer 1.5 hours more juice, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max is going to give you an additional 2.5 hours, versus their respective predecessors.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max display

Of course, while iPhone batteries are now quite significantly larger than their predecessors, it is still a far cry from what Android phones are offering. It really depends on how well Apple optimizes the software, especially when we now have more power hungry components like a 120Hz OLED panel in the iPhone 13 Pro series.


Pokdepinion: It’s pretty interesting how Apple can deliver decent battery life even with the relatively tiny batteries.

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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