That’s still impressive, especially considering some of the iPhone’s larger rivals have substantially larger batteries and don’t get nearly as much life out of them. Apple has always worked some magic with battery life by making its software and chips work seamlessly together.
But lower battery life remains tradeoff of the iPhone 12 Mini. Sure, you’re getting the same screen, camera, chip, software and other features for $100 less, in a 5.4-inch package. But when your buddy with the bigger phone is at 20% and you’re at 5%, you might be rethinking whether the smaller phone was the right choice.
But Apple is promising the same battery life on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro as the iPhone 11. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has a whopping 20 hours of battery life.
The cheapest phone in the lineup is the iPhone 12 mini, which starts at $699. The top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099. It has Apple’s biggest ever smartphone display at 6.7 inches.