Telkom confirms smartphone battery drain problems on LTE

MyBroadband recently conducted battery life tests using four Nokia 5 smartphones to determine if battery depletion was worse on Telkom Mobile when connected to its LTE network.

The tests followed multiple complaints from Telkom Mobile users regarding high battery drain when LTE was enabled.

Users reported the issue across multiple smartphones, including Android and iOS devices.

To identify if there was an issue, we inserted a SIM from each major network into a Nokia 5 – with LTE enabled – to test their battery life.

The same Google account was used across all the test devices, and all settings – such as screen brightness and Data Saver – were checked prior to testing to ensure consistency.

The tests showed a large difference in battery usage between Telkom Mobile and the other operators, despite similar signal strengths.

This matched the reports from MyBroadband readers and forum members, and hinted at increased

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