iPhone 12 Battery Life Explained – Here’s What to Realistically Expect!

We are sure you’re still gathering your impressions about the freshly announced iPhone 12 lineup. However, while reading about their colors and specs, make sure to pay attention to their batteries as well.

Having all those exciting features is – well, exciting! However, we’ll help you get a more definite picture of what to expect. So, let’s talk about the expected battery lives of this year’s iPhones.

iPhone 12 Lineup – Official Battery Specs

First, let’s take a look at the size of batteries (in terms of their capacities) found in the iPhone 12 / Mini / Pro / Pro Max. Check out the official numbers below. 

  • iPhone 12 Mini: 2,227 mAh.
  • iPhone 12: 2,775 mAh.  
  • iPhone 12 Pro: 2,775 mAh. 
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: 3,687 mAh.

Do iPhone 12 Models Have Smaller or Larger Batteries Than Last Year’s iPhones?

As always, it’s interesting to compare the latest iPhones to the previously released generation. With that said, let’s take a look at the battery sizes of the iPhone 11 lineup.

  • iPhone 11: 3,110 mAh.
  • iPhone 11 Pro: 3,046 mAh.
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: 3,969 mAh

As you can see, the iPhone 12 lineup comes with smaller batteries (in terms of their capacities) than the last year’s generation. However, this doesn’t mean that your iPhone 12 will come with shorter battery life. In fact, the complete opposite will happen. 

Make sure to keep on reading to learn more.

iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 11 – Battery Comparison

Apple doesn’t really talk about iPhone batteries in terms of listing their capacities. Instead, the Cupertino-based company tells you how many hours of usage to expect.

So, we’re going to take a look at the official specifications of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 lineups (we’ve compared the ‘Pro Max’ models of the two lineups). Take a look at the table found below.

iPhone 12 Lineup iPhone 11 Lineup
Video Playback Up to 20 hours. Up to 20 hours.
Video Playback (Streamed) Up to 12 hours. Up to 12 hours.
Audio Playback Up to 80 hours. Up to 80 hours.

Do iPhone 12 Models Come With Wireless Charging?

Yes, the entire iPhone 12 lineup is compatible with wireless charging. In fact, you can now choose from a wide range of ‘MagSafe’ accessories, so you can charge your iPhone even while it’s in a case.

Do iPhone 12 Models Come With EarPods & Adapters?

No, this year’s iPhone won’t come with EarPods. You also won’t find a power adapter – the iPhone 12 lineup comes with a charging cable only.

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