Apple introduced the new iPhone 12 last week and many users are already starting to have their hand’s new Device. 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 iPhone batteries 12 are neither bigger nor better than those of predecessors.
iPhone 12 battery loses 2 hours of autonomy with the 5G on
In a test done by the folks at Tom’s Guide, the worst was confirmed. The autonomy of the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lose 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 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 5G. Already with the same use in the 4G network the iPhone 12 survived 10 hours and 23 minutes.
The iPhone model 12 Pro had an autonomy of 9 hours and 6 minutes in 5G. In the 4G network the iPhone 12 Pro held up 11 hours and 24 minutes.
These tests were done with a use of an internet browser that opened a different website every 30 seconds. The network in question was AT&T in the US.
The 5G is still far from being commonplace in Portugal, 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.