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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:25 PM   #1201
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Traveling to india for 2 weeks with my unlocked iPhone 5. Is it easy to get nano-SIMs for iPhone 5 as a prepaid/pay as you go? Where? Airtel? Aircel?

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It is possible to get nano SIM's on a prepaid rateplan on Airtel. I did not go that route because of new identity proof regulations from the Indian government requiring a local government issued ID and taxpayer number to activate an account. But if you have friends or relatives willing to stick it out for you, its possible.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:45 PM   #1202
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just died and took a screen shot of when it turned back on.

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 06:52 AM   #1203
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just died and took a screen shot of when it turned back on.

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Wi-Fi is better than Cellular data. I want to see if your iPhone 5 can last up to 10 hours of usage on Cellular data
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:47 AM   #1204
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half day of cellular usage I was at a bit more than 50% with 4 hours usage (wifi OFF 3G/data ON) and that was with various web activities. No music etc.

8 hours standby.

Really impressed so far, better than my 4S.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:23 PM   #1205
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I can tell you compared to the Droid Charge I just got rid of the iPhone 5 is able to be used the same amount of usage during the day and when I get home from work I still have over 60% left. My CHarge would be dead with about 2 hours of work still left. I can also last 2 full days without charging if I only have light usage. The Charge would be dead at end of day even with minimal usage.

Right now I'm sitting at 2 Days 3 Hours Standby, 4 hours 9 mins Usage and I'm at 60%. That is good in my book. Oh and all in LTE and/or wifi.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:45 PM   #1206
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Here's my usage today, wifi off until I got home about 30 mins before (not used on wifi for more than 2-3 mins).

Used for spotify for about an hour earlier (offline playlists so not streaming and also Facebook/last fm scribbling was on).

After music listening etc it was 80%, since then I did light Facebook and texting, 3G on all the time. My phones new so it's probably just adjusting (wasn't like this yesterday).

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 09:57 PM   #1207
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Wi-Fi is better than Cellular data. I want to see if your iPhone 5 can last up to 10 hours of usage on Cellular data
I know 3G uses less battery than LTE, but here is my usage
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:13 PM   #1208
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I know 3G uses less battery than LTE, but here is my usage
And nearly 20% to spare... very nice. Can't go wrong with T-Mobile
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 06:50 AM   #1209
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I got the iPhone 5 yesterday. I charged it full, synced over the apps, added my e-mail accounts and calendars, set the brightness on about 20-25 % (no automatic adjustment). This is what I got after filming about four minutes (without flash)/taking a few pictures during dinner, a three minute phone call, some texting, some fly over with the map app and just general mucking about to try some of the features and such. All on fairly good 3G reception, about 100/5 MB received/sent.

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I've heard the battery life actually improves after a few cycles, so here's to that happening... Because this can't be considered normal...

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 07:32 AM   #1210
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:59 AM   #1211
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I'm having dreadful battery too - apple taking them back?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:01 PM   #1212
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Here are mine from the last 4 days. They are great, but the standby drain of 1-2% an hour at night when it doesn't do anything is bugging me for some reason
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 05:56 AM   #1213
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Took this after the phone started up after shutting down, I didn't use the phone very much over the past week though.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:07 AM   #1214
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Took this after the phone started up after shutting down, I didn't use the phone very much over the past week though.
Holy nut cracker! How did you do it? No wifi, no 3G..?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:32 AM   #1215
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12%

Usage: 6 hrs, 45 mins

Standby: 1 day, 22 hours

And I've been listening to TuneIn Radio for about an hour and it's a huge battery killer app.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:48 AM   #1216
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I'm getting TERRIBLE battery life . At this rate I'll have to charge after 4 days of usage. I'm going to return my phone and stop using Apple products. Absolutely TERRIBLE. Apple is going to the crapper after Jobs is gone. Do you think Apple will let me exchange? No, I will not stand for ****** products anymore... I will demand a full refund.

(yes ... /SARCASM).

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:01 PM   #1217
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Took this after the phone started up after shutting down, I didn't use the phone very much over the past week though.
This is absolutely INCREDIBLE!! Do you have wifi/bluetooth/3g/lte etc on or off?

Absolutely STUNNING standby!

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12%

Usage: 6 hrs, 45 mins

Standby: 1 day, 22 hours

And I've been listening to TuneIn Radio for about an hour and it's a huge battery killer app.
Woah, very impressive! I am sure that something that my phone does irritates the standby time. Going to test airplane mode one night to check the drop.

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I'm getting TERRIBLE battery life . At this rate I'll have to charge after 4 days of usage. I'm going to return my phone and stop using Apple products. Absolutely TERRIBLE. Apple is going to the crapper after Jobs is gone. Do you think Apple will let me exchange? No, I will not stand for ****** products anymore... I will demand a full refund.

(yes ... /SARCASM).
This was not needed. I am not complaining about my battery life, but I am just trying to maximise it.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:20 PM   #1218
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My battery has been amazing. I got 10 hours of HEAVY HEAVY NON STOP USE.

I woke up at 6:30am used it NON stop until around 3:30 and it was at around 27% so that was 9 hours, I probably could have went another 2.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:47 AM   #1219
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:27 AM   #1220
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Those of you getting really high numbers, are you killing each app directly after use, or do you let it stay "alive"?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:19 AM   #1221
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Holy nut cracker! How did you do it? No wifi, no 3G..?
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This is absolutely INCREDIBLE!! Do you have wifi/bluetooth/3g/lte etc on or off?

Absolutely STUNNING standby!
I don't have any Bluetooth stuff so I keep it off all the time. I usually keep 3G disabled as I'm usually close a normal wifi network.

I was quite busy at work last week so I didn't get to use the phone much, only a few calls and texts during the week, and I browsed for maybe 20 minutes or so a day. From Friday afternoon to the around 7pm Christmas day I kept the wifi off for most of the time.

I wanted to see just how long the battery could last this time, and with almost 9 days I'm quite impressed.

I seem to get around 10 hours of usage on every charge but standby changes a bit. The lowest standby I've gotten so far is 2 days and 8 hours, but normally it hovers around 4 days or so.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:29 AM   #1222
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Got my iPhone 5 a few days ago, and after hearing all the buzz about how amazing the battery life is, mine is TERRIBLE! My iPhone 4S had "bad" battery life but it was doing much better than my iPhone 5! Put my iPhone 5 into "sleep" mode last night, at 95% battery, woke up today to 45%! Anyone know what caused this 50% drain while doing nothing? LTE was on but would that really cause such a drain, even if it wasn't being used by any apps?

Might take it back to the Apple store for a replacement, also came with scratches (like all the others )
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:34 AM   #1223
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This was not needed. I am not complaining about my battery life, but I am just trying to maximise it.
My post wasn't directed at you... I was just having a little /rant fun . But glad to see your battery life improving. I find the biggest factor in cellphone life to be how far you live from the cellular tower. My iPhone buddies with the SAME phone get 1/4th as much life as I do because they don't live next to a tower like I do.

Edit: anyone else seeing a page 50 for this thread, yet when you click on it, it brings you to page 49? :P
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:37 AM   #1224
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Got my iPhone 5 a few days ago, and after hearing all the buzz about how amazing the battery life is, mine is TERRIBLE! My iPhone 4S had "bad" battery life but it was doing much better than my iPhone 5! Put my iPhone 5 into "sleep" mode last night, at 95% battery, woke up today to 45%! Anyone know what caused this 50% drain while doing nothing? LTE was on but would that really cause such a drain, even if it wasn't being used by any apps?

Might take it back to the Apple store for a replacement, also came with scratches (like all the others )
There is NO reason, outside of a defective battery/phone, that you should be using 50% battery in standby overnight.

Take it back.

I only lose 2%-5% over the course of 8 hours on standby during the night.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:46 AM   #1225
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There is NO reason, outside of a defective battery/phone, that you should be using 50% battery in standby overnight.

Take it back.

I only lose 2%-5% over the course of 8 hours on standby during the night.
Thanks, would the Apple store replace it if it's one from my carrier? Had to buy it at an unlocked price for a locked phone because of the way my carrier did upgrades Do I take it to Apple or my carrier for a replacement?
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