77 Hours in, still on first charge

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LachlanH, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. LachlanH macrumors regular

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    So apparently I must be a SUPER light user of smartphones.

    I got my phone thursday afternoon, charged it fully and took it off charge that night.

    It's now 9:45pm Sunday night, and I am at 4% battery after 3 Days 0 Hours of Standby and 5 Hours, 11 Minutes Usage including a 36 minute call. I took a half dozen photos, shot a 90 second movie and sent about 30 messages including 2 picture messages.

    To me, this is awesome battery life compared to my HTC Desire which would get around 40 hours of the same sort of use.

    Also hot damn LTE is fast... I managed 32Mbits indoors.

    Anyway, how much do you guys use your phone? I was worried about battery life after reading all the people saying it was poor, and maybe for heavy users it is, but it would seem I am a light user. Is my usage not typical?
     
  2. PerformaGuy macrumors member

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    Not watching online video, playing graphic intensive games or doing FaceTime calls are probably keeping your battery time high.
     
  3. LachlanH thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh for sure, but I never game on my phone. Such a better experience on the iPad.

    I think part of it is I don't catch public transport...I kind of imagine most usage happens while on a bus/train
     
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  6. pommie82 macrumors 6502

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    Listening to the radio via bluetooth headphones and using a pedometer and using location services doesn't half suck your battery about 110 minutes takes 60% and the occasional tweet too that on the iPhone 4s
     
  7. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    I think it is. My usage is about the same. Maybe two hours a day tops, but one hour screen time most days.
     
  8. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Nope, I've had similar. Actually with more usage. Got around 10 hours use, 3 days 1 hour standby.

    Iphone 5 battery is the best I've had on any smart phone.
     
  9. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Then it would have lasted years.
     
  10. Matt8045 macrumors regular

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    Full brightness no auto dim i go through the battery after a couple hours. But it charges way faster than my old iPhone so guess it balances it out.
     
  11. ogs123 macrumors member

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    If you let it go down to 4% or so every time, that great battery life won't last long. Li-ion batteries perform best when they are recharged often. You should recharge it every night.
     
  12. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

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    77 hours? I believe it if you dimm your screen to 10% brightness, not watching videos, not playing games, not surfing the web, LTE off. Sure if you use iPhone 5 like a generic dumb phone it's gonna stay on single charge very long, but seriously dude what's the point? iPhone is not intended to be used as a dumb phone only to make the longest possible stay on a single battery charge.... When used normally iPhone 5 battery is pretty crap.
     
  13. d123 macrumors 68000

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    I got 3 days standby without resorting to any sort of thing, brightness around 40-50%, youtube, Internet radio, music, email, calls, texting, bit of surfing ( no LTE, but 3G as that's what we have). No games though, my phone is a tool, not a toy.
     
  14. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Pic or it didn't happen ;)

    That's really crazy, though, congrats.

    I read an article about this new battery tech they're developing (finally!!). Apparently phones will last MONTHS on a charge, not days. Can't wait until that tech is out, lol
     
  15. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Nice, I'd like to see what the S3 can do.

    Got pics please? It's not hard to take a screenshot with the iPhone (press Home and Sleep at same time).
     
  16. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Sunday Night?? Its only Sunday morning?
     
  17. armoredsaint macrumors regular

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    i call BS and you're probably not telling us everything...
     
  18. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Other countries..... Not everyone lives in the US....
     
  19. 725032 Guest

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    This happens all the time. So many users assume we're all in the US... So many small minded people!
     
  20. d123 macrumors 68000

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    My last screenshot before I charged the other night.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    You're actually right with that one. You have more time to play with your phone when someone else is doing the driving. I have streamed Netflix, and remote control desktops while on the bus, and I can tell you, I've never ever been so productive with work before.
     
  22. AJAAY macrumors regular

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    As with any mass produced item. Your mileage is going to vary.

    It explains why on same model cars, some have a certain issue and others don't.

    The majority of iphones are going to have average battery life. Then there are some that will have horrible battery life (most likely defective), and then there are the ones who will have excellent to almost impossible battery life. It's just the way the cards are dealt.
     
  23. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It has much more to do with the perception and usage patterns of the individual user, rather than the batteries themselves.
     
  24. AJAAY macrumors regular

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    Not all batteries are created equal. No matter what type of usage it gets.
     
  25. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Sure, within a small percentage. I doubt it's human-noticeable (with the rare exception.)
     

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