Although the battery life of the iPhone 13 series has generally improved, the charging aspect is still “not enticing” and shows no progress. The wired fast charge is up to 20W, and the magnetic wireless fast charge (Magsafe) is up to 15W. Also, Apple’s official website confirmed that, like last year’s iPhone 12 mini, the maximum wireless charging power of the iPhone 13 mini is just 12W. The reason is simple, the iPhone 13 mini/12 mini has a small body and relatively poor heat dissipation.
According to reports, the battery capacity of this year’s iPhone 13 mini, 13/13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max are 2406mAh, 3095mAh, and 4352mAh, respectively. Relative to the previous generation 2227mAh (iPhone 12 mini), 2815mAh (iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro) and 3687mAh (iPhone 12 Pro) Max), all the models come with an increase. This means that under the same conditions, the charging time of the iPhone 13 series will also increase slightly. According to the measurement of the technological aesthetics, with a 20W charging head, the iPhone 13 Pro Max can be charged up to 50% in 35 minutes. However, it takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to fully charge. This is quite disappointing in a smartphone industry where most flagships get a full charge within 30 minutes.
Apple iPhone charging power is well behind the competition
Android users are already used to high charging power as well as wireless reverse charging. However, these are features that iPhones may not be getting any time soon. As of now, the highest charging power in the Android camp is 120W. Furthermore, the Android camp also has up to 50W wireless fast charging and up to 10W wireless reverse charging. What do we have on the iPhone 13 series?
Well, the top model iPhone 13 Pro max supports 20W wired fast charging. This flagship also supports 15W MagSafe wireless charging and 7.5W Qi magnetic fast wireless charging. We can see that there is no reverse wireless charging.
One of the iPhone’s biggest competitors is the Galaxy series. The latest Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 25W fast charging capacity. This flagship also supports 15W Qi/PMA wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. We can see that in terms of charging capacity, the iPhone 13 and Galaxy S21 are basically the same. However, the Galaxy S21 has an edge over the iPhone 13 with its 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
The likes of Xiaomi are already at 10W reverse wireless charging and 50W wireless charging. Xiaomi is at 50W because of the restriction in China. The Chinese manufacturer actually has a 100W wireless charging technology. However, the Chinese government considers wireless charging above 50W unsafe.