With every new iPhone launch, Apple has a knack for captivating the audience with its keynote. The iPhone 15 series unveiled was no different. As always, Apple avoids revealing the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro specifications. We know that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro come equipped with a larger battery pack as opposed to its predecessor. Let us take a look at what it means for end-users like you and me.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Battery Capacity
Needless to say, a combination of factors such as battery capacity, chip efficiency and heat management decides iPhone battery backup. At the outset, the top of the top-of-the-line iPhone 15 Pro Max should sport the biggest battery. We no longer have to wait for battery capacity as iFixit’s detailed iPhone 15 teardown comes to the rescue.
iPhone 15 Series Battery Capacity
iPhone 15 Battery capacity based on the teardown.
- iPhone 15- 3,349 mAh battery.
- iPhone 15 Plus- 4,383mAh
- iPhone 15 Pro- 3,274mAh
- iPhone 15 Pro Max- 4422 mAh
Weirdly enough, the iPhone 15 Pro has a smaller battery pack than the base iPhone 15. And that’s despite the latter featuring a display with 120Hz refresh rates. It would be interesting to see how the iPhone 15 series battery would play out in real-world usage. And if you are confused about which new iPhone to buy, check out our article on best reasons to buy an iPhone 15 Pro Max.
How Long Does iPhone 15, and iPhone 15 Pro Battery Last?
Popular YouTuber MrWhosetheboss has lined up the latest iPhone 15 series alongside the iPhone 14 for a comprehensive battery check. The test involved an entire day of phone usage. It mimics typical usage such as Zoom calls, social media, Headspace, video streaming, gaming etc.
The iPhone 15 Plus topped the chart alongside the iPhone 15 Pro. Talking numbers, the iPhone 15 Plus lasted a staggering 13hr 19 min. Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro Max battery endured 25 hours of video playback.
Much to our surprise, the iPhone 15 Pro lasted for just 9hr 20 min minutes. As mentioned earlier, the higher refresh rate and smaller battery could be the culprit. Apple should have increased battery capacity on the iPhone 15 Pro, especially since it is a “Pro” model.
iPhone 15 Battery Backup Duration List
- iPhone 15- 10 hours
- iPhone 15 Plus- 13 hrs 19 min
- iPhone 15 Pro- 9hrs 20 min
- iPhone 15 Pro Max- 11 hrs 41 min.
It is evident from the test that the new iPhones offers a significantly better battery backup as opposed to the iPhone 14. Apple claims it uses 100 percent recycled aluminum and recycled rear earth elements.
The latest iPhones get three Charging Optimisation options. It includes Optimised Battery Charging, 80% limit, and None. The 80% limit automatically cuts off charging at 80%. What it does is enhance the battery’s health while reducing backup.
Apple has added a new and exclusive battery optimization feature for the iPhone 15 series. It learns your charging pattern and charges at 80%. And right before you unplug the iPhone charges to 100%. Thus avoiding overcharging and, eventually, battery deterioration.
New Battery Features on iPhone 15
The iPhone 15 is the first iPhone to feature a USB-C port. Contrary to popular belief, you can even use an Android USB-C charger. Thanks to reverse charging, you can use the iPhone 15 to charge accessories and even other iPhones. That said, unlike Android, the iPhone still misses out on reverse wireless charging. Which is your favourite iPhone 15 feature? Let us know in the comments below.