Why the iPhone 13 should have a larger battery, but a shorter runtime

Apple will probably use larger batteries for the iPhone 13 this year. That sounds good at first, because it should actually increase the running time. In this article, I’ll explain why this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.

Apple probably installed larger batteries in the iPhone 13

It won’t be long before Apple will come around the corner with the iPhone 13. Autumn is always the time when the new models are introduced. Last year there was a new design with the iPhone 12 and 5G, this year should be done again larger batteries are added. The following sizes have already leaked:

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 4,352 mAh (iPhone 12 Pro Max: 3,687 mAh) = 665 mAh additional
  • iPhone 13 Pro / iPhone 13: 3,095 mAh (iPhone 12 Pro / iPhone 12: 2,815 mAh) = 280 mAh additional
  • iPhone 13 mini: 2,406mAh (iPhone 12 mini: 2,227 mAh) = 179 mAh additional

Why do I now claim that the Term will not be higherwhen the batteries get bigger? Quite simply because Apple is supposed to install a 120 Hz display on two of the smartphones. From my own experience, I can say that using the 120 Hz mode affects the runtime of a smartphone by up to 20 percent. Apple is limited in the capacity that can be upgraded due to the size of the iPhones. There is more space in the iPhone 13 Pro Max, so there should be room for a 4,352 mAh battery. The runtime should therefore remain unchanged there despite the 120 Hz display. With the iPhone 13 Pro, things are getting tighter. About 10 percent more capacity should hardly be enough to keep the runtime that the iPhone 12 Pro currently achieves.

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The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini also get larger batteries, but should still come with 60 Hz displays. Cell phone runtimes could even increase there. Apple’s 120 Hz mode works dynamically in the iPad Pro, is not always active. So it depends entirely on the application when the maximum refresh rate is used. When measuring the battery life of the new iPhone generation, it could be even more dependent on what you do with the cell phone.

In this Video you can see what the current iPhone 12 can do:

Without 120 Hz it is no longer possible for me

As soon as you’ve used a device with 90 or 120 Hz, you actually don’t want to go back to 60 Hz. That’s why I’m glad that Apple finally wants to take the step with the iPhone, too Bring representation to the next level. We can only hope that the battery life does not suffer too much. Currently I am still skeptical due to my experience with Android smartphones, but I would like to be taught better.

Note: The opinions expressed in this article are solely the views of the author and are not necessarily the position of the entire GIGA editorial team.

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