5g kills iPhone 12?

Whether you buy the iPhone 12 series or not, the brand-new iPhone is an exciting mobile phone. Paying homage to the classic industrial design, the strongest performance and photos so far, and the standard global 5g network support, Apple has once again refreshed the comprehensive product strength of high-end mobile phones. < / P > < p > surprisingly, after the official launch of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 pro, many consumers began to feed back on the use of the new model. Among these problems, the most popular one, which became the topic after the press conference, was that the iPhone 12 series did not achieve the expected endurance performance, which was significantly backward compared with the previous generation of iPhone 11 series. < / P > < p > in addition to the objective reasons for the decline of battery capacity, the high power consumption caused by 5g network is also an important reason for shortening the service life. It is not easy to wait for the iPhone 12 supported by 5g network, but will be affected by 5g? < / P > < p > for comparison, the iPhone 11 series is 8.1 mm thick and 8.3 mm thick. Samsung, which has a better figure control in Android camp, also has a thickness of 8.1 mm for its latest flagship Galaxy note20 Ultra. Among domestic brands, Xiaomi 10 ultra and Huawei mate 40 PRO +, which have top-level imaging systems, are 9.45mm and 8.8mm respectively. < / P > < p > we are not the first day to use electronic products. We all know that the battery capacity is directly proportional to the battery life. Naturally, we have doubts about Apple’s battery capacity reduction. There was another voice that Apple had made the iPhone 12’s endurance consistent with the previous generation through 5g / 4G intelligent switching capability and hardware and software technologies such as A14 chip in 5nm process. However, the expectation was broken. < / P > < p > the main reason for the huge gap in endurance performance is 5g, which is the main selling point of iPhone 12. Meanwhile, Toms guide also conducted the endurance test under 4G network, and the results were not unexpected: the iPhone 12 can last for 10 hours and 23 minutes, and the iPhone 12 Pro has increased to 11 hours and 24 minutes. After the 5g connection was turned off, the battery life was directly increased by 2 hours. As the iPhone 12 series is Apple’s first generation 5g mobile phone, the possibility that Apple has not been fully optimized can not be completely lost. However, the Android high-end phone endurance test conducted at the same time has denied this conjecture. The galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +, pixel 5 with battery capacity above 4000mAh also have 8-9 hours of battery life. They are also 5g mobile phones. The test results of Android high-end machines also answer another question about the iPhone 12 series, “why doesn’t Apple insist on high-end screen swipe?” With the one plus 8t with better endurance performance, the four Android models have different endurance gaps between 60Hz and the highest refresh rate. The 60Hz of Samsung mobile phone provides an extra hour and a half of battery life. The high refresh rate has a real impact on the endurance. < / P > < p > after buying a 5g mobile phone, it seems that 5g has to be turned off in order to maintain its service life. It seems that this is not quite reasonable, and we should be prepared to deal with it. In an interview recently, kaiann drance, vice president of marketing of apple, said that in addition to providing intelligent data mode to switch back to 4G when unnecessary, apple is working with operators to complete the service life of iPhone 12 series under 5g network. < / P > < p > originally, Apple had known for a long time that the follow-up flights of the iPhone 12 series would be significantly reduced if 5g was opened, but it still released the product without any measures, and finally slowly expressed its need for continuous improvement? Objectively speaking, this is not the case, but Apple has not done enough. < / P > < p > 5g brings higher bandwidth and lower delay, and also brings considerable increase in power consumption. Timely charging of mobile phones has become a way to cope with high power consumption. < / P > < p > the iPhone 12 has adjusted its charging specifications to support wired 20W PD fast charging and MagSafe connected 15W wireless fast charging. If you just look at the past iPhone charging specifications, it is indeed “over speed”. But don’t forget, this is based on the fact that the maximum cable fast charging power is unchanged and the overall fast charging capacity lags behind the mobile phone market. < / P > < p > compared with the popular wired fast charging of more than 50W and wireless fast charging of more than 30W in Android camp’s high-end computers, iPhone 12 is nothing: take charging to 50% power for example, it takes 30 minutes for wired state and 1 hour for wireless state, which can only be said that it has entered the threshold of fast charging, but there is still a long way to go. < / P > < p > software optimization is also an effective way. The power-saving mode of IOS helps a large number of iPhones avoid frequent use of mobile power, and can support a day of home recharging. For the intelligent data mode of iPhone 12 series, you can automatically switch to 4G network in daily use. Only a large number of downloads and other scenarios will return to 5g state. < / P > < p > this seems reasonable, but we are not sure whether Apple’s switching algorithm is accurate and usable, and we won’t doubt whether 5g doesn’t exist at all. Although there are two modes to choose, i.e. giving priority to 5g and only using 4G, it will fall into the crisis of giving up two hours of battery life and thinking of “5g is useless”. Apple may be able to do more than work and regret. From the point of view of the dismantling contents, some models do not have three camera and millimeter wave antennas, but have the space filled with plastic parts. In fact, they have the opportunity to plug in larger batteries to improve the service life. Maybe in order to ensure the reuse rate of parts under multiple models, we finally failed to see that result. < / P > < p > the research and development workload and parts cost of this generation of iPhones are indeed not small: from 2017 to 2019, Apple released three iPhones in the autumn conference, but this year it was upgraded to four, and the corresponding millimeter wave version should be prepared, which is actually equivalent to at least eight mobile phones. < / P > < p > the iPhone 12’s battery life has reached a new stage. Why does Apple prefer to compromise on different levels of hardware and software, and put 5g support above battery capacity and corresponding endurance? < / P > < p > the first is the market environment. Since the global 5g network business began in early 2018, almost all new high-end mobile phones have provided 5g support, and the iPhone 12 is hardly an exception. The mobile phones launched in the second half of 2020 do not support 5g, which is very unfavorable for marketing and network support. Moreover, people have been waiting for 5g iPhone for more than two years. < / P > < p > secondly, as an important business partner of apple, operators need 5g network support. The iPhone 12 inherits the tradition to provide 5g network support with the most frequency band, covering the most regions in the world. It seems to be for the convenience of global users, but in fact, the most beneficial is the operator: the most popular smartphone supports 5g, so the network utilization rate and related revenue will rise. < / P > < p > of course, there is also a beauty problem. IPhone 12 abandons the mellow edges and corners of iPhone 6 and returns to the flat fuselage created by iPhone 4, which has higher requirements for thickness. If you increase the battery capacity and thicken with the body, then the lightweight feel at 7.4mm will not exist, and Apple may not be able to put it. < / P > < p > the body shape change of Android camp is to adapt to 5g power consumption demand. It is true that the thickness and weight of Android camp are getting thicker and heavier, but they have come to the capacity of more than 4000mAh, and they have developed a new selling point such as high refresh rate. If you are impressed with the data above, you must know that the 120Hz Android flagship will perform better than the iPhone 12 in the 5g network. The problem with < / P > < p > 5g is more than just endurance. Whether it’s sub-6ghz or millimeter wave, all media in China, the United States and other countries find that 5g experience in the second half of 2020 is still not perfect. Several iPhone 12 reviews have found that the relatively continuous 5g network coverage in big cities is rare now, and it often falls back to 4G after being connected for a while. < / P > < p > the heating associated with high power consumption can not be ignored. Several users who have bought the iPhone 12 series have said that the new mobile phone has a high fever that can be perceived. This is not an example. Even Li Nan, a former senior vice president of Meizu, has publicly expressed that the fever is more obvious. The autumn and winter season may be fine, but when the flowers bloom in spring, it may be more than just scattered and mentioned. < p > < p > at this stage, 5g is a little hard to please. All parties have made more concessions, but the return obtained is not small compared with the expected. Apple and operators are embarrassed. 5g, which was originally the biggest selling point, has become the biggest slot point. However, it has to be compensated by various methods. It seems that the process of the global 5g era will not be as painless as switching from 3G to 4G. < / P > < p > how Apple solves the problem of battery life under 5g network may affect the long-term sales performance of iPhone 12 series. If the optimization is still not feasible, I’m afraid it can only be solved by increasing the battery capacity of the next generation iPhone. With Apple’s stubborn temperament, it may not be reasonable for a single generation to abandon the light design and embrace the big battery, but it is also the best way to restore public praise. Older posts →

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