Apple introduced the new iPhone 12 last week and many users are already getting their hands on the new equipment. However, not everything is a bed of roses.
For example, Apple did not disclose about possible improvements in autonomy over last year’s models. This is because the batteries of the iPhone 12 are neither bigger nor better than those of its predecessors.
IPhone 12 battery loses 2 hours of autonomy with 5G on
In a test done by Tom’s Guide people, the worst was confirmed. The autonomy of the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro loses an average of 2 hours of autonomy when connected to a 5G network.
Apple made the 5G a “big deal” on the iPhone 12. However, users who will use the 5G with the iPhone 12 will have to carry a powerbank in their pocket.
In practical terms, the iPhone 12 lasted an average of 8 hours and 25 minutes connected to the 5G. With the same use on the 4G network, the iPhone 12 survived 10 hours and 23 minutes.
The iPhone 12 Pro had an autonomy of 9 hours and 6 minutes in 5G. In the 4G network the iPhone 12 Pro lasted 11 hours and 24 minutes.
These tests were done using a web browser that opened a different website every 30 seconds. The network in question was AT&T in the USA.
5G is still far from commonplace in UK, however, smartphone manufacturers are beginning to prepare for future adoption. Let’s just hope that Apple’s system will bring about considerable improvements. Because I would prefer to have 2 more hours of autonomy instead of being connected to a 5G network.
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