Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The iPhone 15 battery: is it better or worse compared to previous models?

One of the new features of the recently announced iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro are the improvements in the autonomy of each and every one of the new models. Apple, specifically, stated during its keynote that The iPhone 15 has “a battery that lasts all day”. It did not detail, however, how much they improved compared to the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro. Now, after the announcement, we already have more specific data.

According to the company, the battery of the iPhone 15 is now larger, and the processors are more efficient compared to their predecessors. On its website, Apple states that The iPhone 15 Pro Max can reach up to 29 hours of video playback. It is the model with the most autonomy of the four versions presented on September 12. The iPhone 15 Pro, on the other hand, offers up to 23 hours of video playback.

The iPhone 15 Plus, another of the devices with the most battery life, reaches up to 26 hours of video playback. While iPhone 15 offers up to 20 hours of video playback, being the model with the least autonomy of the four. All of them, remember, have a USB-C connector and fast charging of up to 20 W. They also include the possibility of charging via MagSafe with up to 15 W. These are the details that Apple offers about the battery life of all models .

iPhone 15 iPhone 15 Plus iPhone 15 Pro iPhone 15 Pro Max
Video playback 20 hours 26 hours 23 hours 29 hours
Audio playback 80 hours 100 hours 75 hours 95 hours

The batteries of the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro compared to other iPhone models

Curiously, the battery life of the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro is exactly the same as that of the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro. We must keep in mind, however, that this year’s models have new features that may impact battery consumption. Therefore, that extra capacity and those efficiency improvements in the processor may have made the iPhone 15 continue with the good durability that previous models already offered.

Regarding the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, however, there are important differences. In fact, the battery life of some models grows up to 9 hours. This is the case of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which offers, we reiterate, up to 29 hours of video playback compared to the 20 hours of the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 15 Pro Max iPhone 14 Pro Max iPhone 13 Pro Max iPhone 12 Pro Max
Video playback 29 hours 29 hours 28 hours 20 hours
Audio playback 95 hours 95 hours 95 hours 80 hours

He iPhone 15 Pro, For its part, it offers up to 6 more hours of video playback compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, whose battery lasts up to 17 hours.

iPhone 15 Pro iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 12 Pro
Video playback 23 hours 23 hours 22 hours 17 hours
Audio playback 75 hours 75 hours 75 hours 65 hours

The battery of iPhone 15 Plus It is exactly the same as that of its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Plus. He iPhone 15on the other hand, has up to three more hours of video playback compared to the iPhone 12.

iPhone 15 iPhone 14 iPhone 13 iPhone 12 iPhone 15 Plus iPhone 14 Plus
Video playback 20 hours 20 hours 19 hours 17 hours 26 hours 26 hours
Audio playback 80 hours 80 hours 75 hours 65 hours 100 hours 100 hours

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