An iPhone 12 battery test shows that while using 5G data, the latest models take a huge hit on their battery-life.
Compared with 4G, the standard iPhone 12 model lost almost exactly two hours of battery life while using 5G, and things were even worse with the iPhone 12 Pro.
The two new models were put through their standard battery-life test by Tom’s Guide.
But this time, an extra element was added.
On 4G, the iPhone 12 handled 10h 23 m, but that fell to 8h 25 m on 5G, a 1h 58 m drop.
From 11h 24 m to 9h 6 m, the iPhone 12 Pro dropped even further, a fall of 2h 18 m.
Compared with Android 5G smartphones, the site was also compared, and the comparisons were mostly not successful.
Tom’s Guide states, however, that you will still need to manually switch.
The site acknowledges that the battery test for the iPhone 12 is a reasonably challenging one, so you may do better, but it also offers a strong basis for comparison between 4G and 5G, and against competitor models.
Early review of the iPhone 12 mainly reported that with the new models, 5G support is not the headline news: the bigger draw is the new design and camera upgrades.