Many iPhone 13 leaks that preceded Apple’s launch event last week claimed all four new iPhones would feature larger battery capacities than their predecessors. Apple confirmed that on stage. The new batteries allow the smaller models in each iPhone 13 pair to last 1.5 hours longer than their predecessors. The bigger models last 2.5 hours longer than their predecessors. It was also apparent from the keynote that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro will have different battery sizes and battery estimates, despite featuring the same design.
In the days that followed, we saw the actual battery capacities for all four iPhone 13s. Indeed, the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro feature larger batteries. This brings us to the first iPhone 13 reviews, which confirm that battery life has received a noticeable upgrade.
iPhone 13 battery life upgrade beats the mini
The iPhone 13 lasted for almost two days on a charge in engadgets review. The iPhone 13 mini outlasted the iPhone 12 mini, surviving nearly a whole day on light use. Wired also pointed out the noticeable battery improvements on the regular iPhone 13. However, the review says the iPhone 13 mini battery is still disappointing, despite the upgrades.
Separately, The Verge said the battery life on the regular iPhone 13 is “excellent.” The blog noted that the iPhone 13 lasted from 7:00 AM to midnight in an intensive day that included 5 hours of screen time. The phone lasted until the second day on a day with lighter usage.
According to toms guide review, the iPhone 13 lasted 10 hours and 33 minutes in its standard test. The test involves forcing the phone to surf the web on 5G with the screen brightness set at 150 nits. The iPhone 12 scored 8 hours and 25 minutes in the same test. The Galaxy S21 reached 9 hours and 53 minutes.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the absolute best
According to the vergers iphone 13 pro review, the battery life is incredible. The blog says the iPhone 13 Pro lasted “from early morning to 11:00 PM with 20 percent remaining.” That’s with more than 4 hours of screen time with very heavy use. Less intense usage resulted in the battery lasting for 7 hours of screen time.
Separately, the wall street journal further confirms that claim, saying that battery life is “two days on the ginormous iPhone 13 Pro Max. Two. Days.” The Journal review said that all four models lasted for at least an hour longer than their predecessors. Further gains are possible after turning off 5G connectivity. But it’s the Pro Max that can go on for more than a day with ease.