Am I lucky?? or...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Raphy, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Raphy macrumors member

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    I'm getting pretty good life out of my battery but it sounds like others are getting around only 5 hours or so. I'm getting sometimes up to 8 hours before I have to charge it. Am I doing something right? What's the deal?

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    anyone know how to attach a pic from the iPhone itself onto here?
     
  2. Nanookfan macrumors member

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    I feel it mostly depends on the person and how they use there phone, ie how much surfing, texting, video, email, ect. that they do in a time period. For me, so far with the 3Gs I have been able to get about 2 days of "normal" use (for me) before I have to charge it again.
     
  3. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Did the actual hardware battery capacity of the 3Gs increase or are they just touting software power optimization?
     
  4. aidricksdad macrumors regular

    aidricksdad

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    yes it has a bigger battery but only a little biggger

    my 3gs has not got here yet but i charge my 3g all day till 6 pm and usually dont have to charge it till 9 am next morning but i am excited to see how much longer it will last
     
  5. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68030

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    I'm really surprised that Apple didn't put a 1400 or 1600mAh battery in the 3GS. Maybe it was a matter of size or heat ...
     
  6. ecks618 macrumors 6502

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    I was able to use mine all day, listened to music for a total of about 3-4 hours, using various apps during about half that time, texting and calling throughout the entire day with 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth and Push on. It got down to 5% at exactly 11:12pm after taking it off charge at 8:45am.
     
  7. Knoxville3G macrumors member

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    You're not the only one! Over the weekend after getting my 3G-S, I got 2 full days out of my first full charge! I kept the phone on EDGE and WiFi at my house, lots of texting, some surfing, and a few calls. I was HELLA impressed with that battery life. MUCH LONGER than my 3G in similar circumstances.

    Maybe I got one of the special ones with perfect batteries. :p
     
  8. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Heat is more of an issue, for things of this size...
     

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