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