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Apple reveals the battery capacity of iPhone 13 series but still behind Android

At the Apple’s Event, the company didn’t reveal the battery capacity of the iPhone 13 series. Even though the company detailed out every specifications and camera improvements, it deliberately held back the info about the battery of the iPhone 13.

Usually, we have to wait for teardown videos to show us the actual battery capacity inside iPhones. But this year, the narrative is quite different as the details of iPhone 13 batteries have surfaced even without a teardown video. But how does the iPhone 13 battery compares to its Android counterpart? Let’s find out.

In an information shared by Apple to Chemtrec, the battery capacity of the iPhone 13 is included. Chemtrec is a US government agency dealing with chemicals and hazardous materials. The guys over at 9to5Mac was quick to get these information and shared it online.

The iPhone 13 battery capacity was not in the regular mAh but WHr (Watt-hour) which is quite different. But calculating the mAh from WHr gives us the table below showing the actual battery size of the iPhone 13 series.

It’s important to note that all the iPhone 13 series saw a battery boost when compared to its predecessor the iPhone 12 series. For example, the iPhone 13 Pro Max packs a 4,410mAh (16.75Whr) battery and this is about 18% bigger than the battery capacity of the previously released iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 13 Pro got a 3,155mAh (11.97Whr) battery and this is about 11% bigger than what is inside the iPhone 12 Pro of last year. With its 3,268mAh (12.41Whr), the iPhone 13 saw an impressive 15% boost in battery. And the iPhone 13 mini comes with a 2,506mAh (9.57Whr) which is 9% bigger than the battery inside the iPhone 12 mini.

Apple iPhone 13 Battery capacities

MODELWHRMAH
iPhone 13 Pro Max16.75Whr4,410mAh
iPhone 13 Pro11.97Whr3,155mAh
iPhone 1312.41Whr3,268mAh
iPhone 13 mini9.57Whr2,506mAh

These numbers might be really impressive to Apple iPhone users and it’s a good thing that Apple decided to increase the battery inside the iPhones this year. But, Android users won’t be too impressed given that Android flagship smartphones have been enjoying bigger battery capacity.

At an average, Android phones come with 4,500mAh and 5,000mAh battery. In some cases, some Android phones rocks 6,000mAh and 7,000mAh battery. Another reason why Android users might not be too impress is fast charging technology.

Android phone now have up to 120W fast charge which tops up battery in no time. The discussion of which OS between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android offers better battery performance, can be left for another day.

While Apple has improved its battery capacity, Android phones still have bigger battery capacity and more charging technology. Apple iPhones are still behind Android when it comes to battery capacity and charging technology.

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