Carrier 3G to EE 4G - Battery life? - iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Damolee, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Damolee macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    Hi folks,

    Just wondering if anyone can give me some sort of idea as to how 4G will effect my battery life?

    EE rang me tonight and have basically allowed me to upgrade to 4G without extending contract and for the same monthly cost. Would have been a fool to turn it down.

    I'm just wondering what the effect on battery life is likely to be?

    I average around 5 hrs over 3G atm but the signal is pretty poor at work. Apparently 4G coverage in that area is decent though.
  2. mrcheezit macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    It depends on how good the coverage in the area is. If it's good like you said, then your battery life will improve over 3G because it does not need to be connected to the network for as long as a slower 3G connection. But if it's bad, then it will constantly search for a connection causing worse battery life. Just try it out for a couple days and see what happens.
  3. TheProFTW macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2013
    Washington, DC
    Just accept it, you can disable LTE when you want to.

    LTE will probably lower the battery life a bit, but if you have bad 3G, chances of getting LTE there are close to none.

    Good luck!

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