The iPhone 12 and iPhone Pro battery shed around 20 per cent more battery over 5G as compared to 4G networks, according to a new report. Tom’s Guide conducted a battery test and found that iPhone 12 lasted for 2 hours and 25 minutes on AT&T’s 5G network, and 10 hours and 23 minutes on 4G. iPhone 12 Pro meanwhile, lasted 9 hours and half an hour on T-Mobile’s 5G, and 11 hours 24 minutes on 4G. In contrast, Android phones such as the OnePlus 8T, Google Pixel 5, and Samsung Galaxy S20 series all performed better than Apple’s most up-to-date flagship mobiles.
To run these battery evaluations as it did for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Guru $119,900, Tom’s Guides surfs the web continuously at 150 nits of display brightness and launches a new site every 30 minutes, before the battery drains.
The iPhone 11$49,999 lasted 11 hours and 16 minutes on 4G from the battery test, which will be over the iPhone 12 on precisely the same network. The iPhone 11 Pro$79,999 lasted 10 hours 24 minutes over 4G; the iPhone 12 Guru, performed, with 11 hours and 24 minutes.
OnePlus 8T$42,999 outlasted both, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional. It ran for 10 hours 49 minutes in 60Hz and 9 hours 58 minutes on 120Hz, both over 5G. Google Pixel 5 lasted 9 hours 56 minutes, nearly an hour more than the iPhone 12, but fell to 9 hours and 29 minutes when the screen was put to a quicker 90Hz refresh speed.
Even though Samsung Galaxy phones work better over 5G, the report notes that they shed juice when their screens are put to the 120Hz refresh rate. Samsung Galaxy S20 lasted 9 hours 31 minutes on 5G but dipped down to 8 hours 4 minutes at 120Hz.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, nevertheless, lasted 10 hours 31 minutes over 5G — over an hour more than the iPhone 12 Pro. However, it slipped to 8 hours 55 minutes at 120Hz.