The industry knows that 5G base stations consume a lot of power. Although some people have suggested that 5G chips consume a lot of power on the mobile phone, it has never been confirmed before. Recently, an executive of a mobile phone company said on Weibo that if the 5G function is turned off, it will be better. The battery life proves that 5G mobile phones are equally power-hungry.
The executive of a mobile phone company said that from the perspective of an engineer, the power consumption of the mobile phone will increase after the 5G SA is turned on. Under normal circumstances, the power consumption increases by about 170mA, while some areas (estimated to be areas with poor 5G network coverage) consume The power is increased by 300mA. Such technical terms may be difficult to understand. He directly said that battery life may be reduced by 20%-30%.
The power consumption of 5G mobile phones is too high because 5G mobile phones need to increase 5G radio frequency and 5G antennas. Generally speaking, 5G mobile phones have more antennas than 4G mobile phones, which leads to a significant increase in the power consumption of 5G mobile phones. At the same time, the current 5G network coverage is not perfect. , China’s two 5G networks, each 5G network has only more than 400,000 base stations, while China Mobile built 700,000 4G base stations in 2014, and the coverage of 5G base stations is much smaller than 4G, which leads to the power consumption of 5G mobile phones. Obviously too high.
In order to ensure the endurance of 5G mobile phones, the current 5G mobile phones generally use 4000mAh high-capacity batteries, which also shows that mobile phone companies generally recognize that 5G mobile phones will consume much more power than 4G. However, as an executive of a mobile phone company mentioned above It is said that even a large-capacity battery cannot ensure a better endurance, which is why he suggested that if the endurance is really important, it is recommended to turn off the 5G function.
In fact, since the commercialization of 5G, the problem of serious power consumption of 5G base stations has received widespread attention. In order to ensure the power supply of 5G base stations, even various localities have issued relevant policy support to ensure the construction of power supply infrastructure for 5G base stations. It can also be seen from this that 5G Excessive power consumption of base stations has caused the existing power supply network to be insufficient to support the operation of 5G base stations and have to re-lay the power supply system for 5G base stations.
Subsequently, the three major operators even revealed that electricity bills have soared due to the high power consumption of 5G base stations, and the high cost makes them unaffordable, and they have to shut down 5G base stations during idle periods. Some analysts pointed out that the power consumption of 5G base stations is 3-5 times that of 4G base stations. In addition, the density of 5G base stations far exceeds 4G. If a 5G network covering the whole country is built, the electricity bill will be as high as 200 billion, which will eat up the three major operators. Profit.
This information proves that the power consumption of 5G base stations is terribly large. Nowadays, executives of mobile phone companies have come forward to explain the serious power consumption of 5G mobile phones. It is recommended that users simply turn off the 5G function if they consider battery life. It can be seen that 5G base stations and mobile phones consume power. They are all too outrageous, which makes all parties quite dissatisfied.
Faced with such a situation, it is no wonder that this year’s 5G boom is obviously not as good as last year. In the first four months of this year, operators built less than 30,000 5G base stations per month on average, which is significantly lower than last year’s average of 50,000 per month; and the Chinese market in 2020 Only 308 million mobile phones were sold in China, far lower than the historical peak of nearly 450 million mobile phones. It shows that 5G has not effectively stimulated consumers’ desire to purchase mobile phones. There are actually two 4G mobile phones, namely iPhone11 and Redmi 9A, showing that many users still choose 4G.