The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro experienced a battery capacity loss of two hours when its 5G feature is continuously used.
One of the major improvements that the new Apple iPhone 12 family brought is support for 5G connectivity. For some, 5G support is the deciding factor why they ordered the new iPhone 12. The feature, however, is not without effect on some of the iPhone's components. Recent tests showed that iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro's batteries suffered a capacity loss of two hours when 5G is continuously used.
The importance of 5G support stems from 5G technology's potential to handle millions of devices at extremely fast speeds, as well as its potential to transform the way of life of people around the world. The technology also promises to greatly improve mission-critical services which impact the security and safety of services today. This is the reason why Apple is bent on joining the 5G bandwagon with its latest devices, though the company may not have expected that using 5G continuously may result in a battery capacity loss of two hours for their iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
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Tests reveal that when there is continuous 5G usage, both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lose about two hours of battery life as compared to 4G. Experts say this is considerably more than those experienced by 5G android smartphones.
Since the available iPhone 12 models at present are only the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro, these are the devices that underwent the tests. Results show that continuous 5G usage substantially reduced the length of time that the batteries on the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro worked without recharging. Based on computations, the batteries on the two devices shed off around two hours.
The Tom's Guide team that performed the tests stated that the new tests revealed the iPhone 12 can run for 10 hours and 23 minutes without recharging when 4G is active, but only 8 hours and 25 minutes when using 5G. In the case of the iPhone 12 Pro, it worked for 11 hours and 24 minutes when using 4G, but when 5G is active, its total operating time is only 9 hours and 6 minutes. These tests show that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lose around two hours of battery life when there is continuous 5G usage.
Tom's Guide also found that the new iPhones save battery power by automatically switching from 5G to 4G at times. Nevertheless, for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro to lose approximately two hours of battery life when using 5G continuously can already create a big impact for users.