After the first reviews for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro emerged yesterday, a new report by Tom’s Guide reveals the extent of battery life reductions when using 5G.
The report outlines a test wherein the iPhone surfs the web continuously at 150 nits of screen brightness, launching a new site every 30 seconds until the battery drains. Interestingly, the test was run on an iPhone 12 and 12 Pro both over 4G and 5G.
Using 5G, the iPhone 12 lasted just eight hours and 25 minutes, while the iPhone 12 Pro lasted nine hours and six minutes. When using 4G, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro perform better enduring for ten hours and 23 minutes and 11 hours and 24 minutes, respectively. This means that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro’s battery life drains around 20 percent faster when using 5G in this artificial benchmark.