Due to its small size, the iPhone mini from Apple has the shortest battery life of all iPhones in the iPhone 12 series. However, Apple has not provided any public information about the battery capacity. However, a government filing from Brazil suggests that the iPhone 12 mini has a battery capacity of 2,227 mAh.
The same regulatory information states that the iPhone 12 has a 2,815 mAh battery that is smaller than the iPhone 11’s 3,110 mAh battery.
The regulatory information comes from ANATEL, the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency, which certifies new electronic devices. The listing was found by the Brazilian side TecnoblogThe website claims to have found documentation for all four new “iPhone” models. However, information on the battery capacity of the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max has not yet been disclosed.
A battery certification leak earlier this summer also indicated that the iPhone 12 mini would have a battery capacity of 2,227 mAh, but the same leak stated that the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro would contain 2,775mAh batteries, which is not compatible with the ANATEL Information matches.
There’s a chance the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have different battery capacities, so the 12 Pro may have the rumored 2,775 mAh battery, making both certification leaks accurate. The earlier certifications also indicated that the iPhone 12 Pro Max would have a 3,687 mAh battery, but it’s not yet clear whether this is correct.
Apple apparently uses smaller batteries in this year’s “iPhone” series than last year, as the “iPhone 11” Pro had a 3,046 mAh battery and the iPhone 11 Pro Max a 3,969 mAh battery. Compared to these models, the new iPhones have a similar battery life thanks to the efficiency improvements introduced by the A14 Bionic chip.
According to Apple, the desiPhone 12 mini battery lasts up to 15 hours for standard video playback, up to 10 hours for streaming video playback and up to 50 hours for audio playback.
Both the iPhone 12 and ProiPhone 12 offer up to 17 hours of video playback, up to 11 hours of streaming video playback and up to 65 hours of audio playback, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max lasts up to 20 hours of video playback. Up to 12 hours for streaming video playback and up to 80 hours for audio playback.