Apple recently released the iPhone 12 series which happens to be the company’s first 5G series. These smartphones improve in some areas especially the 5G and OLED display for all models. However, if you are buying these phones, know that you will not have a charger nor an earpiece in the box. At Apple’s press conferences, it usually tells the performance of its batteries but never the battery capacity. This was the case with the iPhone 12 series. However, the first information on the iPhone 12 series battery capacity is now available.
In the iPhone 12 series, the smallest iPhone 12 Mini has the shortest battery life. According to MacRumors, Brazil’s regulatory documents show that the iPhone 12 Mini has a battery capacity of only 2227 mAh. In addition, the document shows that the iPhone 12 uses a 2815 mAh. Of course, these smartphones use batteries that are smaller than the iPhone 11’s 3110mAh battery. This information is from ANATEL, the Brazilian national telecommunications agency that certifies new electronic equipment.
The battery certification information exposed this summer shows that the iPhone 12 Mini will use a 2227mAh battery. This correlates with information from Brazil. However, the iPhone 12 exposure of 2775 mAh battery does not match with ANATEL’s information. MacRumors are speculating that the iPhone 12 Pro may arrive with a 2775 mAh battery while the iPhone 12 Pro Max should use a 3687 mAh battery.
iPhone 11 uses a bigger battery
Compared with last year, the battery used by Apple in the iPhone 12 series has a smaller capacity. The battery capacity of the iPhone 11 Pro is 3046 mAh while that of the iPhone 11 Pro Max is 3969 mAh. However, due to the efficiency improvement brought by the A14 Bionic chip, the battery life of the new iPhone does not change relative to the previous generation.
According to Apple, the iPhone 12 Mini can play video for up to 15 hours, streaming video for up to 10 hours, and audio for up to 50 hours. The iPhone 12 can play video for up to 50 hours. It can also stream video for up to 11 hours and audio playback up to 65 hours.
Although the Bionic A14 comes with power consumption efficiency, one of the issues with 5G is power consumption. Presently, in the Android camp, a 3000 mAh battery is not considered as average. The new average for Android phones is about 4000 mAh. Most Android flagships use above 4000 mAh battery capacity. We will have to wait for detailed reviews of the iPhone 12 battery performance.