May 22, 2022

Here’s how iPhone 13 battery life compares to iPhone 12 and 11

Battery life gets a solid improvement with the iPhone 13 lineup– a minimum of on paper. Now that Apple has formally exposed its new smartphones and specifications, lets take a look at how iPhone 13 battery life compares to iPhone 12 and 11

iPhone 13 battery life vs iPhone 12 and 11.

The four iPhone 13 designs feature the exact same iPhone 12 style with flat sides. But with the iPhone 12 gadgets having a thickness of 0.29 inches (7.4 mm), the iPhone 13 lineup is just a touch thicker at 0.30 inches (7.65 mm). That includes a larger battery in addition to brand-new cam modules.

Compared to the iPhone 11 lineup that was 0.32 or 0.33-inches (8.3/ 8.13 mm) thick, the iPhone 13 is still slimmer at 0.30-inches.

At a high level, Apple stated throughout its iPhone 13 keynote that in a day, “a lot of users will experience”:

1.5 hours longer battery life on iPhone 13 mini than iPhone 12 mini

2.5 hours longer battery life on iPhone 13 than iPhone 12

1.5 hours longer battery life on iPhone 13 Pro than iPhone 12 Pro

2.5 hours longer battery life on iPhone 13 Pro Max than iPhone 12 Pro Max

Battery for video playback
19 hours
17 hours
17 hours

Battery for audio playback
75 hours
65 hours
65 hours

iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro

Battery for audio playback
55 hours
50 hours

iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 13
iPhone 12
iPhone 11

All battery estimates from Apple listed below feature the “up to” qualifier on all of its specifications pages.

iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 12 mini

Battery for video playback
17 hours
15 hours

Battery for video playback
22 hours
17 hours
18 hours

However keep reading below for more battery life specs.

Battery for audio playback
95 hours
80 hours
80 hours

Notably, iPhone 13 Pro Max and 13 Pro can see as much as 28 hours and 22 hours for video playback, respectively, offering rather a boost compared to the 12 Pro Max and 12 Pro.

Battery for video playback
28 hours
20 hours
20 hours

Battery for audio playback
75 hours
65 hours
65 hours

Looking more closely, iPhone 13 may provide even better battery performance than that. Here is iPhone 13, 12, and 11 battery life compared by video playback and audio playback (not streamed) based on Apples tech specifications.

Apple states that the iPhone 13 battery enhancements were enabled in big part to the new A15 Bionic chip and a bigger battery.

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