2.1 Battery life and Video only

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rotobadger, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    There has been much talk of battery statistics with varied usage. Can anyone give an idea as to how much battery life is being used with video only (or nearly only) on the 3G phone? I ran a test earlier today:

    Started with a fully charged phone and ran video with headphones and volume set at 25 percent for 2.5 hours and used about 50 percent of the battery. Brightness was at about 50 percent as well.

    Does that seem normal in comparison to other folks' experiences? It seems that it was a huge drain in my opinion.

  2. NDimichino macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    New Jersey
    I have a first gen, but I watched the Departed, which is about two and a half hours long, phone started nearly fully charged, with headphones, volume at about 25% and the brightness at about 10%.

    When I finished watching it I would say I had about 85% of my battery left.

    I never watched a whole movie on it, so I was pleased with that.
  3. rotobadger thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007

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