iPhone 12 Loses Two Hours of Battery Life When On 5G [Report]

iPhone 12 Loses Two Hours of Battery Life When On 5G [Report]

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The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro take a big hit in battery life when using 5G, according to a new report from Tom's Guide.

The site tested the new iPhones by surfing the web continuously at 150nits of screen brightness, launching a new site every 30 seconds.

The regular iPhone 12 lasted just 8 hours and 25 minutes over AT&T's 5G network. Last year's iPhone 11 lasted a whopping 11 hours and 16 minutes over 4G. To compare, we switched the iPhone 12 to 4G-only, and it endured for 10 hours and 23 minutes.

The iPhone 12 Pro fared a bit better, lasting 9 hours and 6 minutes minutes over T-Mobile's 5G network. That runtime jumped to 11:24 over 4G. The iPhone 11 Pro lasted 10:24 over 4G.

These times are behind the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G at 9:31, the OnePlus 8T 5G at 10:49, and the Google Pixel 5 at 9:56.

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iPhone 12 Loses Two Hours of Battery Life When On 5G [Report]

iPhone 12 Loses Two Hours of Battery Life When On 5G [Report]

Raas al Ghul - October 23, 2020 at 12:52am
Doesn’t the new iPhones have that smart switch feature where it uses 4G LTE when 5G is not needed or something? I’m not in the US but from online speed tests Verizon is a lot faster in the USA than other carriers there
PaladinLV - October 21, 2020 at 7:08pm
"launching a new site every 30 seconds. " And this is considered a real life test of how a NORMAL person uses their phones? GET-A-LIFE!
NoGoodNick - October 21, 2020 at 4:31pm
I wonder what Verizon’s 5G battery life will be, 1 hour and 20 minutes?
NoGoodNick - October 21, 2020 at 4:29pm
That’s disappointing, but expected. Looks like we’ll need a new Control Center switch to flip 5G on and off, depending on the desired content. But the most disturbing detail are the models tested, since their version of 5G is barely faster than traditional 4G. I wonder what Verizon’s 5
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