iPhone 12 mini, minimum autonomy – iGeneration

Fans of small smartphones will be served with the iPhone 12 mini and its 5.4-inch screen – which would have been called a giant at the time of the first iPhone, but let's move on! If this model benefits from a technical sheet similar to the iPhone 12, except for the size of the screen of course, its small size will not offer it a crazy autonomy. This was to be expected, Apple still not being able to bend the rules of physics according to its will: even with all the possible software subterfuge, to have a big autonomy, at one point it requires a big battery.

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IPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

We will see what the first disassemblies of the iPhone 12 mini will have to reveal about the capacity of the smartphone's battery. In the meantime, we can rely on the estimates given by Apple: the device is the least well endowed in terms of autonomy in the 2020 range, and if we except the somewhat unusual iPhone SE 2020, we must go back to the iPhone XS to find equivalent levels (the XS was not a thunderbolt level of autonomy).

Video playback Video streaming Audio playback
iPhone 12 mini Up to 15 hours Up to 10 hours Up to 50 hours
iPhone 12 Up to 5 p.m. Up to 11 hours Up to 65 hours
iPhone 12 Pro Up to 5 p.m. Up to 11 hours Up to 65 hours
iPhone 12 Pro Max Up to 20 hours Up to 12 hours Up to 80 hours
iPhone 11 Up to 5 p.m. Up to 10 hours Up to 65 hours
iPhone 11 Pro Up to 6 p.m. Up to 11 hours Up to 65 hours
iPhone 11 Pro Max Up to 20 hours Up to 12 hours Up to 80 hours
iPhone SE 2020 Up to 13 hours Up to 8 hours Up to 40 hours
iPhone XS Up to 14 hours Up to 60 hours
iPhone XS Max Up to 15 hours Up to 65 hours
iPhone XR Up to 16 hours Up to 65 hours

Since we are talking about autonomy, the new MagSafe charging roller has a charging power of 15 watts, which the new iPhones are able to handle. The previous ones could not exceed 7.5 watts. Apple uses its own wireless charging protocol: placed on a standard Qi charger, the 2020 vintage will not do better than the previous models (7.5 watts maximum).

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Belkin's MagSafe station.

Apple opens MagSafe to third-party manufacturers: Belkin has already announced a compatible charging station (read: MagSafe, the future star of iPhone 12 accessories).

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