iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro lose more battery on 5G: report

According to a new report, the battery on the iPhone 12 and iPhone Pro lose around 20 percent more battery than 4G networks over 5G. Tom’s Guide ran a battery test and found the iPhone 12 lasted 8 hours and 25 minutes on AT & T’s 5G network and 10 hours and 23 minutes on the 4G network. The iPhone 12 Pro lasted 9 hours and six minutes on T-Mobile’s 5G and 11 hours and 24 minutes on the 4G. In comparison, Android phones like OnePlus 8T, Google Pixel 5 and Samsung Galaxy S20 performed better than Apple’s latest flagship phones.

To perform these battery tests as for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, Tom’s guide continuously surfs the Internet with 150 nits of screen brightness and starts a new site every 30 seconds until the battery is empty.

The iPhone 11 lasted 11 hours and 16 minutes on 4G in the battery test, more than the iPhone 12 on the same network. The iPhone 11 Pro lasted 10 hours and 24 minutes over 4G. The iPhone 12 Pro did better with 11 hours and 24 minutes.

OnePlus 8T overtook both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. It ran for 10 hours 49 minutes at 60 Hz and 9 hours 58 minutes at 120 Hz, both over 5G. The Google Pixel 5 lasted 9 hours 56 minutes, almost an hour longer than the iPhone 12, but dropped back to 9 hours and 29 minutes when the screen was set to a faster 90Hz refresh rate.

Although Samsung Galaxy phones perform better than 5G, the report found that they lose juice when their screens are set to the 120Hz refresh rate. The Samsung Galaxy S20 took 9 hours 31 minutes at 5G, but dropped to 8 hours 4 minutes at 120 Hz.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus took over 5G 10 hours 31 minutes – more than an hour longer than the iPhone 12 Pro. However, it slipped to 8 hours 55 minutes at 120 Hz.


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