Tests show iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro batteries last two hours less with 5G

Last week Apple presented its new flagship model and those of Cueprtino gave a great space to talk about the new 5G technology, which promises high speeds in data transfer. Now thanks to tests performed For the iPhone 12 line it was agreed that with continued use of 5G, both the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro lose about two hours of battery life compared to 4G, and that is significantly more wear and tear. the battery than with 5G Android phones.

New tests of the only iPhone 12 models available, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, show that using 5G significantly reduces the time your batteries can function without recharging.

IPhone 12 battery reduction

According to Tom’s Guide, the new tests show that the iPhone 12 lasts 10 hours and 23 minutes with the use of 4G, but only 8 hours and 25 minutes with 5G. Similarly, the iPhone 12 Pro tested using only 4G recording 11 hours and 24 minutes, but with 5G it was 9 hours and 6 minutes.

That’s a difference of 118 minutes for the iPhone 12 and 139 minutes for the iPhone 12 Pro. Tom’s Guide tests were of continuous use on 4G or 5G, and use in the real world will be significantly less continuous. Outside of testing, the iPhone 12 range works to conserve battery power by going from 5G to 4G LTE at times.

iPhone 12 battery

However, losing around two hours of battery life by using 5G is a considerable reduction. This reduction is also compared to 5G Android phones.

Tom’s Guide did not replicate the same conditions with Android phones, it did not drain its batteries on 4G and separately on 5G. Instead, it further tested the impact of choosing faster screen refresh rates.

A very fast 5G but that reduces the battery

However, as a broad example, the test figures still show that Apple lags behind. The Google Pixel 5 (at 60Hz) lasted 9 hours and 56 minutes on 5G. That’s 91 minutes longer than the iPhone 12 and 50 minutes longer than the iPhone 12 Pro.

Undoubtedly the arrival of this new 5G technology will benefit the consumer by reducing loading and unloading times, but if we consider that in some countries the infrastructure to support these speeds does not yet exist, we must wait for the telephone operators to gradually incorporate this new technology.

If you want to know more about the first results of the speed tests with the iPhone 12 using the 5G network in the United States, click here to read our full note.