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Will Your iPhone Battery Last as Long if You Use 5G? This Study Has the Answers

The upgrade from 4G to 5G is one that most people in the world are really eager to participate in because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up vastly increasing the internet speeds that they can take advantage of. However, there are a few concerns that people might associate with 5G, such as the kind of impact that it might have on their battery life and iPhone users are especially worried about such matters.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the Wall Street Journal has just conducted a test that will put these matters to rest. This test involved four different devices, namely the iPhone SE, the iPhone 13 Pro, the iPhone 13 Mini as well as the iPad Air. It turns out that all of these phones had their battery drained far more quickly if they were using 5G.

The way this test was conducted was that each device had a series of YouTube videos playing on it with 5G turned on, and then it was conducted again with 4G being used instead. This resulted in every single device experiencing dramatically reduced battery life whenever 5G was toggled on. The iPhone 13 Pro’s battery lasted nearly 16 hours while using 4G, but this dropped to just under 12 and a half hours when 5G was being used.

What’s more is that this test didn’t even use the optimal form of 5G, but rather a different form of it that is not quite as fast but would regardless use a lot less battery life than its speedier counterpart. Hence, this more or less proves that 5G will reduce your battery life, but you should also remember that the test that was conducted really wasn’t all that perfect. There is a chance, however small, that other tests might prove otherwise, but at most they’d only be able to prove that the reduced battery life is somewhat less prominent than this test indicated.

H/T: 9to5Mac.

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