Will iPhone 5S have more battery life?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    The one thing that would make me upgrade to 5S would be better battery life. It´s all I ask. The battery is horrible in iPhone 5. It was a huge downgrade from iPhone 4´s battery. Even Apple´s own specs shows this. I can no longer be in peace that my battery will last the whole day. I use to have no worry at all. Sometimes I don´t want to even listen to music or browse the web when I´m out, just so that the battery won´t run out on me.

    So I don´t really get what Apple is doing, I guess thinness wins? But I sincerily hope they will give us more battery life and never downgrade that again! :mad:
     
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    Looon

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    Buy one of the Mophie cases that adds extra battery
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I get decent battery life with my 5. I get about 7 hours of usage. My 4S couldn't even come close to that usage. My 4S got between 5 and 6 hours of usage.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That´s because 4S had a worse battery life than iPhone 4.

    iPhone 4 has had the best battery life of all iPhones. Apple´s own specs even show this.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Well, 4 got about the same as my 4S. Maybe slightly better, but no where near my 5.
     
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    PNutts

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    What are you referring to?
     
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  8. macrumors regular

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    good idea, but will it be better if the phone's battery life is long enough.:D
     
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    I get better Battery on my 5 then my 4 and much more then my 4S :cool:

    Who knows what the 5S will have, i don't really care though as i wont be getting one.
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    There's one big difference: iPhone 4 got these results on iOS 4, iPhone 4S got these results on iOS 5, iPhone 5 got these results on iOS 6.

    What I am saying is that with iOS 5 we got a new notifications system and a new lock screen. Nowadays, the screen lights up regularly for notifications of all kinds. On iOS 4, the screen usually only lighted up for messages and incoming calls. Few 3rd party apps produced notifications. Nowadays, you'll get a notification and the screen will light up for not playing a game for an hour "hey, come back and play our game, we miss you".

    I bet you can achieve 300 hours of stand-by time when you turn all notifications off except for messages and calls.
     
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    ZombiePete

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    You're being pretty selective in the stats you're comparing; the iPhone 5 is the better of the bunch in every battery life spec except standby time. 225 hours is a long time for my phone to be sitting around and doing nothing, so I'm not sure how upset about that I would be if I had a 5 (I have a 4 currently; waiting for the 5S or whatever comes out next).

    Considering the improvements in size, network connectivity, processing power, software features, and usage time...a 75 hour drop in standby time to "only" 225 hours seems like a pretty good compromise to me.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Yes, I agree with you. Mophie cases that adds extra battery could make things easier.
     
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    Shrink

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    Yes, it will have more battery life.

    Since no one but the Apple engineers know, everybody else who tries to answer your question really doesn't know anything...except me.

    Only I know, unlike anybody else outside Apple, because I have a telepathic connection to the battery developers at Apple.

    So, there will be a major improvement in battery life.

    Trust me on this...

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    I've never actually see any iPhone 5 with standby time of 12-13 days (312) hours.....
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    In airplane mode it might. :rolleyes: :p
     
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    R.Stoychev

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    Morphie 5S case :D, totally agree with you and I think that we can only guess what the 5S battery will be :rolleyes:
     
  17. macrumors P6

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    iPhone 4 battery life has been OK at best in my experience (dealing with a few of the phones over the last couple of years), iPhone 5 battery performance has been at least somewhat better (again, dealing with a few of the phones over the past few months, so far).
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    Simple answer.....No.

    Why? Because they are not going to change the design IMHO. It will be the same weight and thickness. It will have an improved processor and camera (no more purple hue problem). They might increase the screen's ppi, but I think it will be a minor upgrade overall.

    I still think the iPhone 6 with iOS 7 will be significant upgrade. Probably a 4.5 inch screen, again better processor, possibly better battery. But remember, to increase the battery life they will almost have to put a larger, heavier battery in the phone and Apple just loves to have a light device. That said, iOS 7 and a better, more efficient processor could help increase battery life.
     

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