How long will an iPhone 3GS battery life last based on this usage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stanny, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    How long will an iPhone 3GS battery life roughly last based on this usage? Perhaps 10-15 minutes call a day, 5-10 minutes web surfing and mail checking, 10-20 minutes app gaming and other misc apps.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    It'll last the day. Actually you could probably squeeze a day and a half out of it, but you'd still be best charging every night. :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's too little, I don't want to be charging everyday. I thought I would get at least 2 days with that little usage of mine. Guess I'll go with something else.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Apple claim that it will last almost 2 weeks on standby, but from my experience of 3 different iPhones that is just a ridiculous exaggeration. Maybe if you disabled GSM/WiFi/Bluetooth it might last quite a long time, and turned the screen way down, and didn't use it at all, but realistically iPhones get 1-2 days max, even with minimal usage. I'd agree with you; look elsewhere if you need something with a good battery life. :) Preferably a non-smartphone, as none of them seem that great with battery life.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Or a smartphone that has a replaceable battery, and the option to get extended batteries. I use a Seido 2600 mah (about 2.5x stock capacity) battery in my Palm Pre and with the light usage the OP is talking about it would probably last him at least 4 days if not more per charge.
     
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    bobr1952

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    Well that is similar to my use--but my use is usually quite a bit more--and I regularly charge every other day. Roughly 30-40 percent usage a day.
     
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    Small White Car

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    So, what...you use your phone while you're asleep?

    I don't know about you, but I really don't care what my phone does at night.
     

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