The Latest iPhones – Battery Life Compared
When deciding what iPhone to buy next, battery life is most likely a deciding factor. No matter if you’re someone who is going to be camping and want other things to think about or someone who uses the phone a lot but don’t always have access to a charger. In the past years, smartphone companies have started making bigger and bigger phones, which means more space for a battery, but that doesn’t automatically mean more battery life. Bigger screens with higher resolution consume more energy, and phones have gotten a tiny bit thicker, which could be to keep up with the battery life in older models.
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As you’ll see in the table below, the battery life has increased in some models, but when you compare them to how much the battery capacity has increased, it proves that the phones are using more energy to do the same thing they used to do on a smaller screen.
I want to focus on Apple’s iPhones today. With the new releases of iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max, Apple has a big lineup of different phones with different battery sizes. Let’s take a look at how they compare.
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Some interesting takeaways about the latest iPhone-models
- Apple has changed the way they advertise battery life since last year. They now share video playback as streamed, instead of wireless.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max has the largest battery, by far.
- The iPhone 11 has better battery life than the iPhone 12 Mini since it’s a larger phone.
So which iPhone has the best battery life? The iPhone 12 Pro Max.
If you are looking to buy the iPhone with the best battery life in 2021, the iPhone 12 Pro Max should be your choice. If you feel like its screen size (6.7 inches) is too big for your hands, the iPhone 12 Pro (6.1 inches) is a great choice.
Something else to take into account if you’re thinking about buying an older model like the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is that since iPhone 8, all iPhones released support something called fast charge. This makes it possible to charge your phone from 0 to 50% battery in 30 minutes when using the right power adapter. You can read more about that here on Apple’s website.
Disclaimer: All information about battery sizes and battery life given in this article is taken from Apple’s website and has not been tested by thecampingnerd.com. Take into account that most companies advertise a slightly higher battery life than what users usually see in the real world. I wrote this article to give you a broad overview of what Apple has to offer in terms of battery life.