2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-04 23:58
Apple never mentions battery capacity in product descriptions for marketing reasons. Instead, on the company's website, you can read how long the iPhone can work in one mode or another and compare the indicators with other models.
The duration of the battery life is one of the most significant technical characteristics of any smartphone, which means that when choosing a gadget, it is important not only to find out the battery capacity of the model you like, but also to compare the real indicators.
Again, Apple does not release official battery capacity numbers for its devices, and the numbers below are results from third-party experts (such as iFixit). These data may differ slightly in one direction or another with an acceptable margin of error.
Battery capacity comparison for iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone SE 2, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 11 Pro Max - 3,969 mAh
- iPhone 12 Pro Max - 3,687mAh
- iPhone XS Max - 3,174mAh
- iPhone 11 - 3 110mAh
- iPhone 11 Pro - 3,046mAh
- iPhone XR - 2,942mAh
- iPhone 7 Plus - 2,900mAh
- iPhone 12 Pro - 2,815mAh
- iPhone 12 - 2,815 mAh
- iPhone X - 2,716 mAh
- iPhone XS - 2,658mAh
- iPhone 8 Plus - 2,675mAh
- iPhone 12 mini - 2,227mAh
- iPhone 7 - 1,960 mAh
- iPhone 8 - 1,821 mAh
- iPhone SE 2 - 1,821 mAh
Compare battery life of iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone SE 2, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus (Apple data)
In fact, the battery capacity of the iPhone is much lower than that of most competitors, however, the Apple developers compensate for the small number of amp-hours with software optimization and competent module layout. As a result, the latest iPhones in practice last much longer than most Android gadgets with 3500+ mAh batteries.
In the chart above, you can see that the iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the flagship of 2018, the iPhone XS Max, have the highest rated battery capacity. In addition, the current flagship smartphones lead the championship in practical indicators of battery life.
IPhone battery life during video and audio playback, h
iPhone 12 Pro Max - 20 and 80 hours;
iPhone 11 Pro Max - 20 and 80 hours;
iPhone 11 Pro - 18 and 65 hours;
iPhone 12 Pro - 17 and 65 hours;
iPhone 12 - 17 and 65 hours;
iPhone 11 - 17 and 65 hours;
iPhone XR - 16 and 65 hours;
iPhone XS Max - 15 and 65 hours;
iPhone XS - 14 and 60 hours;
iPhone 8 Plus - 14 and 60 hours;
iPhone 7 Plus - 14 and 60 hours;
iPhone X - 13 and 60 hours;
iPhone 12 mini - 15 and 50 hours;
iPhone 7 - 13 and 40 hours;
iPhone 8 - 13 and 40 hours;
iPhone SE (2020) - 13 and 40 hours.
If we compare the net work time when watching online video and playing online audio, then the evolution of Apple processors and auxiliary modules can be clearly traced - even with a decrease in battery capacity, the autonomy of gadgets increases according to the chronology of their release, thanks to more energy efficient chips.
TOP iPhone with the best battery in 2020 (current models)
1. iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max
2. iPhone 11 Pro
3. iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12
4. iPhone XR
5. iPhone XS Max
6. iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone XS
7. iPhone X
8. iPhone 12 mini
9. iPhone SE 2, iPhone 8 and iPhone 7
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