Apple iPhone 12/Pro battery life: poor performance under 5G network

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News on October 21st, foreign media Tom’s Guide conducted battery life tests on Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, and the results were not satisfactory. Compared with Android competitors, Apple’s new phones are at a disadvantage on the battery life rankings. , Especially under 5G networks. understands that the process of Tom’s Guide battery life test is as follows: Continuously browse the web with a screen brightness of 150 nits, and launch a new website every 30 seconds until the battery runs out. The website conducted this test on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro on 5G and 4G respectively, and the difference is very significant.

Apple iPhone 12/Pro battery life: poor performance under 5G network

The iPhone 12 lasted only 8 hours and 25 minutes on AT&T’s 5G network and 10 hours and 23 minutes on the 4G network. Last year’s iPhone 11 lasted an astonishing 11 hours and 16 minutes on the 4G network.

The iPhone 12 Pro performed better. It lasted 9 hours and 6 minutes on T-Mobile’s 5G network, and its running time on the 4G network jumped to 11 hours and 24 minutes . The iPhone 11 Pro lasts 10 hours and 24 minutes on the 4G network.

Samsung’s Galaxy phones generally last longer on 5G networks, but when their screens are set to a faster 120Hz refresh rate, battery consumption will be greatly accelerated. Samsung Galaxy S20 lasted 9 hours and 31 minutes on 5G, but it dropped to 8 hours and 04 minutes at 120Hz.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus lasted 10 hours and 31 minutes on 5G, which is nearly 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro. The running time of Samsung mobile phones under 120Hz dropped to 8 hours and 55 minutes, which is slightly worse than the running time of iPhone 12 Pro under 5G.

OnePlus 8T is another Android phone that exceeds the battery life of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. It delivered 10:49 and 9:58 results at 60Hz and 120Hz, both under the 5G network.

Google’s Pixel 5 is better than the iPhone 12 for nearly an hour, at 9 hours and 56 minutes; with a 90Hz refresh rate, it drops to 9 hours and 29 minutes, both of which far exceed the iPhone 12’s 8 hours on 5G 25-minute score.

Of course, the Internet surfing test of foreign media is only a way to measure battery life, and no one will go online for 10 or 11 hours. But this test does provide a way to compare battery life among multiple phones.

When you are not online, the smart data mode of iPhone 12 can automatically switch to 4G mode to help save battery life. But this will only start in certain scenarios, such as when you listen to music with the screen off.

In general, the battery life of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro suffers a lot from the 5G network. Switching to 4G network can save a lot of power.


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