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Old Jan 12, 2013, 06:02 AM   #1
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Excellent battery

For all those that say the battery life on the iPhone 5 is rubbish I think it's great look at this

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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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I agree. But it also depends heavily on what apps you are running...Etc. If you are watching movies I can guarantee you will not be getting the numbers you show. On the other hand if you are listening to music with the screen off you will get ridiculous battery life. But overall yes the battery is pretty good on the 5. I consistently average between 7-8 hours of total usage. Sometimes less, sometimes more depending on what I'm doing.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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And the final result



Normal usage I would say
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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And the final result

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Normal usage I would say
Mine is very similar to that and is by far the best I've had on any of the iPhone models. Very happy with it.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:33 PM   #6
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In the OP’s screenshot I noticed that the battery life was 4 out of 5 bars - Signal plays a huge role in determining your phone’s battery life. If you were getting 1 or 2 bars of reception most of the time (or even worse, cutting in and out of signal) then your battery life would be MUCH worse. And most of the people who are complaining probably have that sort of signal.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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Yeah do have full signal at home
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 03:46 PM   #8
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Anytime someone posts a picture of their usage hours on their phone, I take it with a grain of salt. It really depends on what type of tasks you're running on your phone, how many apps you're multitasking with, and your last battery charge cycle.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 03:56 PM   #9
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Can the people in this thread provide a real usage breakdown measured by an app like Android phones provide out of the box? Because the single usage numbers provided here are meaningless as to what it is for. Apple includes anything it does as usage even if you are not using the phone, like checking for notifications or syncing with contacts or itunes stuff. It greatly inflates the usage numbers shown.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:00 PM   #10
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Can the people in this thread provide a real usage breakdown measured by an app like Android phones provide out of the box? Because the single usage numbers provided here are meaningless as to what it is for. Apple includes anything it does as usage even if you are not using the phone, like checking for notifications or syncing with contacts or itunes stuff. It greatly inflates the usage numbers shown.
I agree. One thing I miss about my android days is the detailed battery usage statistics. I used my i5 to play a game called "the room" yesterday, and it burned out after 3 hours or so. Maybe even shorter. Browsing on the other hand, or music (also anything else where the screen is turned off) returns excellent battery life.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:07 PM   #11
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I'm impressed so far
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Impressed doing what? That doesn't tell us anything useful.
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I still fail to see how people are getting almost 10 hours. I do light stuff and can only get 6-ish / 6.5 hours.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:29 PM   #14
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I literally have mine in my hand most of the time I message calls using speaker phone and web it does get used a lot and always find the battery more than acceptable
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:32 PM   #15
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I am still on iOS 6.0 and have great battery life also. I will not update unless the jailbreak requires it.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 06:07 PM   #16
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Impressed doing what? That doesn't tell us anything useful.
Internet browsing and some instant messenger messages
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I think mine is doing pretty good. All I really did was a couple txt messages, tweets, listen to music and some light browsing. So not that bad.

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Not bad, pretty heavy usage as well.
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Wifi and 3g it's bad or good ??
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Wifi and 3g it's bad or good ??
Where's wifi? And there's no 3G they're both the same screenshot??
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I still fail to see how people are getting almost 10 hours. I do light stuff and can only get 6-ish / 6.5 hours.
I have had better stats than this. I don't do a lot of heavy stuff. I do a clean install once a month and drain the battery fully once a week.
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I have had better stats than this. I don't do a lot of heavy stuff. I do a clean install once a month and drain the battery fully once a week.
Seems like a lot of hard work... It should just work!
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Seems like a lot of hard work... It should just work!
Yeah really. Why would I want to restore my device every month? Too much trouble for good battery life.
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Seems like a lot of hard work... It should just work!
I get what you're saying, although it's no work at all for me

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Yeah really. Why would I want to restore my device every month? Too much trouble for good battery life.
For battery life? I don't care about battery life, I care for a fast, snappy and responsive phone. I don't mind doing these things.
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