100 less hours standby on 4S ?!?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by quantumphysics, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. quantumphysics macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    I understand that it's a faster processor but that's quite a dip in standby life! no?

    Talk time:
    Up to 8 hours on 3G
    Up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)

    Standby time:
    Up to 200 hours

    Talk time:
    Up to 7 hours on 3G
    Up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)

    Standby time:
    Up to 300 hours
  2. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    This is why I believe they didn't go with a 4in screen with 4G. Sealed battery and apple has always been proud of the batt. It's a hurdle I don't think they've figured out yet.
  3. reck macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2011
    A 4in inch screen would give them more room to fit an even bigger battery and give us more battery time.
  4. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    I never judge a phone by its standby time, since your phone is almost never in standby. I'd rather have the measure of higher talk time and actual activity rather than seeing the standby time.
  5. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Calm down, so you can not use your iPhone 4S for 4 days less than the iPhone 4....who cares
  6. j4bles macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2011
    the F is this? Mine is sitting on my desk right now....standing by. And does so for most of my 8 hour shift at work.
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    OMG, between that and the 4S is heavier, I'm going Android. :rolleyes:
  8. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Does it receive emails or any other notifications while it's sitting there? If the answer is yes, then it's not in standby.
  9. j4bles macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2011
    Wow, really? You're really going to argue this? So you're phone is in "anticipation" mode then, they should add that line item :rolleyes:

  10. Krandor macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2010
    an 8 hour shift isn't anywhere near 200 or 300 hours. I really don't think the drop in standby time is something most people would notice.
  11. j4bles macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2011
    I realize that. DeusInvictus7 is stating that our phones never go into a standby mode.
  12. ADAADW macrumors member

    May 5, 2009
    Im kind of worried about this because battery life is very important to me. Coming from a blackberry with an incredible battery life im concerned the iphone 4s will really lack in this department. I realize blackberry and iphone are 2 different things but right now i have to charge my blackberry once a week if that. As you said before a 1/3 dip in standby is pretty big and i would want standby to increase/stay the same over going down any day.
  13. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I charge my iPhone 4 every day and sometimes a couple times too because I use it a lot. I'm guessing the drop in standby time isn't going to matter to me. Or will it?
  14. SooneratND macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    I don't understand this stat... what exactly is the 4s doing on standby that the 4 isn't? Especially if they are both running ios 5? What is the difference?

    Perhaps the 4s battery is actually smaller than the 4, but the increased efficiency of the A5 processor allows it to get away with the smaller battery during active use?
  15. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    I never said that it doesn't GO into standby, I just said that, at least for me, it's rare that it stays in standby long enough to make a difference in battery life.
  16. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    200 hours or 300, that is still a very long time. If you take, say, 8 hours of standby in a workday (as quoted above), thats 2.6% of 300 hours, or 4% of 200 hours. So the difference between the iPhone 4 and the 4S is 1.4% battery life. Don't worry about it.
  17. GubbyMan macrumors 6502


    Apr 3, 2011
    The difference is probably iCloud. The 300h standby time was mesured with iOS 4 without iCloud. iCloud uses alot of background processing even when iPhone is not being used.
  18. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    I don't get how talk-time can go up and standby can go down... Something tells me this will mean that during "normal usage" (i.e. games, web browsing, etc), this thing won't last as long...
  19. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Battery life claims are usually based on best condition, so I guess we would see a battery life drop in 4S.
  20. JMC08 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2011
    It's pretty funny that people are defending a decrease in battery life period, let alone for the same exact phone. Just another reason why this is an awful upgrade.
  21. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    That doesn't make much sense.. are you sure this isn't a typo? Shouldn't it be more or less the same?
  22. antonchigurh macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2011
    The decrease could also have something to do with Siri and the fact that it will need to run in the background constantly.
  23. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2008
    Now I'm confused; wasn't an increase in battery life mentioned in the Keynote?
  24. Huliodude macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2010
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    Seriously, how is reduced standby time an upgrade? After delaying the release of the new iPhone, the 4S is disappointing.

    I'd have gladly ponied up the money for that tapered design larger screen iPhone 5 that was rumored.

    Now that Jobs is gone I can see Apple turning into just another company. Today's iPhone was just the beginning.
  25. eemsTV macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2011
    I'm pretty impressed that it has a nice battery life for having dual-cores.

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