Apple has recently officially launched the iPhone 12 line with a flat bezel design that reminds us of the iPhone 5. In addition, the new iPhone generation has also been drastically upgraded on the inside with new 5nm A14 chip and support 5G connectivity.
However, one aspect where the iPhone 12 Pro has been cut from the previous generation is the battery capacity. Specifically, the new iPhone only comes with a 2,815 mAh battery, slightly smaller than the 3,046 mAh battery of the iPhone 11 Pro. So in fact, the new iPhone has enough to meet a long day of use by users?
If fully charged, the battery on the iPhone 12 Pro can last up to a day and a half with not too heavy tasks like surfing the web, watching videos, … Many people have even done a comparison and expert test. More in-depth battery life on the iPhone 12 Pro and compared to the previous generation and other rival Android phones.
Note that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 have the same battery capacity – 2,815 mAh. Both phones use the A14 Bionic chip, so they’ll be equal.
iPhone 12 Pro battery life while browsing the web
In this test, the iPhone 12 Pro lasted longer than the iPhone 11 Pro that was released last year – almost 4 hours. iPhone 12 also beat its predecessor when it was over an hour.
But compared to competitors, the new iPhones aren’t too impressive or outperformed in terms of battery life. If compared to the Galaxy S20 or Pixel 5, the battery life is similar.
iPhone 12 Pro battery life when watching YouTube videos
In this test things get a lot more interesting. Normally, Samsung phones will outperform other competitors in terms of battery life watching videos on YouTube and so the Galaxy S20 and S20 FE outperforms the iPhone 12 Pro.
It is worth mentioning, despite having the same lower battery capacity than the two predecessors, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro did not perform too badly with about 6 hours and 30 minutes of continuous video playback and even the 12 Pro version. surpasses iPhone 11 Pro.
Battery life when playing graphically heavy 3D games
This is the test where the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro batteries are the most disappointing. Both the new iPhones can only last around 3 hours of gaming, which is a lot worse than the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
To check this result more closely, We tested various titles, from Call of Duty Mobile to Minecraft. In all titles, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are pretty hot and drain the battery pretty quickly. After stopping the game, the temperature of these two iPhones returned to normal and the battery drain rate also returned to normal. This page claims that the A14 Bionic chip seems to be having trouble saving power when handling game tasks.
If you’re a gamer, the iPhone 12 Pro is definitely not a smart choice no matter how powerful it is. Instead, the iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 will be better suited for the A13 Bionic chip that still gives the best quality in most games and especially the extremely impressive battery life.
Through the battery test, we can see that the battery life of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro is not too excellent. Both of Apple’s new iPhones give relatively little time when watching online video and especially playing heavy games. But if you don’t regularly use those tasks and mostly browse the web and surf FaceBook or don’t mind charging them overnight, then the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are quite attractive options.