AnandTech -- Apple iPhone 4S: Thoroughly Reviewed

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  2. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah, the battery was a great improvement.
     
  3. ap3604, Oct 31, 2011
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    FINALLY!

    Anadtech is the only guy I trust 100% when it comes to reviews.

    His findings about the battery life make me smile :)
     
  4. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    Are you ***** kidding me Apple? Battery is only 1430 mah?
     
  5. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    There's only so much room in the little thing.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I'm in it for the pictures! This should help me decide what color I like :)
     
  7. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Great review. Certainly covered all the technical items that once read through and understood, should eliminate many of the "concerns" posted about. Especially in terms of battery life.
     
  8. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah, after I read that Im convinced I no longer have a battery issue.
     
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    good, battery seems to be good

    iOS 5 needs some improvement to get stable battery life.
     
  10. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Arent these the guys who mistakenly posted charts comparing the 4s to everyone else using different standards?
     
  11. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahaha. Seriously!!!!
     
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    as the review covers, it really depends on your use and what you're doing with your phone.

    Mine shows 16.5hrs of standby and I've logged 5hrs of usage yet still have 30% battery left.

    I've had over 3hrs of phone calls, a number of texts, I manually check my email from 5 different accounts all the time and I used it for 26 pictures tonight with the kids trick or treating. Little bit of surfing and some app browsing as well.

    I'm pleased with the results. Especially considering I rarely go more than 8hrs in a day without access to a plug to charge it. When I do, I carry a small 1000Mah battery backup charger. More than enough to take a low powered phone back to several hours of use.
     
  14. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    :confused:

    Only the most scientific battery life tests of any reviewer alive :rolleyes:
     
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    iPhone 4 had 1420mAh, 3GS had about 1200mAh and they did just fine. The problem is iOS 5 not the hardware.
     
  16. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    No no, the 11% I'm sitting at right now is perfectly fine. My 4 probably would have been at 60% right now.
     
  17. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    My use is similar to my 4, that hasn't changed, that's my benchmark. They can do all the Scientific tests they can pull out of their asses, anyone who works in science, like i do, will tell you it doesn't always translate into the real world results.
     
  18. buddybd macrumors 6502

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    I just got through reading that, one amazing review no doubt. I absolutely agree with his comments on design changes
     
  19. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I hear ya. Just thought I'd share what I'm seeing. Right now I'm up to just over 6hrs of use as I had another call or two tonight. Approaching 19hrs of standby and I ripped off about two dozen more photos playing with some apps. 19% left.

    So in my world, it's actually performing better than my 3Gs ever did just based on my own usage.

    Good luck working with it.
     
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    Yeah I'm not near that. I was at about 5hrs of usage and 13hrs of standby and was at 4%.
     
  21. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    They didn't include the Samsung Nexus Prime? :confused:

    In CPU benchmark, the new Samsung Nexus Prime is beating the iPhone 4S. I haven't seen GPU benchmarks yet though.
     
  22. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    I am not much better 5:35 and 16:30 at 3%.
     
  23. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Probably because the phone isn't actually officially out yet?
     
  24. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    The Prime is not out yet. What CPU benchmarks are you talking about? The gpu is definitely much weaker in the prime though. It uses the sgx540 which is about 3x slower than the sgx543mp2 in the 4s
     
  25. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    I agree that the review was a great read :)

    Anandtech always has reviews that I have to read 3 - 4 times in order not to miss anything since he covers a vast amount of material.

    The whole "batterygate" thread was making me wonder if the battery issues some were having were caused by faulty hardware or software? Well Anandtech is the one guy I would 100 % trust in his review on battery life. After reading his review I feel that any issue with battery life is on the software end (fixable w/ an update) instead of the hardware (not fixable) which makes me very happy :D

    You mean how it really doesn't make sense from a product standpoint to completely re-design every year and how most companies might do this early on in a products life but once it gets established they tend to keep the design around for a couple generations?
     

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