battery life 3gs vs 4 ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dean04, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. dean04 macrumors newbie

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    Talk time: iphone 4
    Up to 7 hours on 3G;
    up to 14 hours on 2G

    Talk time:iphone 3gs
    Up to 5 hours on 3G;
    up to 12 hours on 2G

    Standby time:
    Up to 300 hours for both how can this be the same ? anyone thanks ?
     
  2. dmize31287 macrumors regular

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    When you go into standby, its the same as hibernation basically. Considering the better battery life, my guess is that the multitasking in the 4 while being in standby may bring it down to the 300 hour mark.
     
  3. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    Because of the new hardware, different processes require different amounts of power. It is not a 1:1 ratio.
     
  4. Gigzz macrumors regular

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    The battery life of my 3GS is awful. If the 4 is more inline with what I'm seeing from my iPad, I'll be a happy traveller.
     
  5. dean04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    The battery life of my 3GS is fine.
     
  7. Savor Suspended

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    If I can get at least over 10+ 2G talk time and over 30+ hours worth of music, I'm content. This iPhone matches the longest hours of the bigger and latest iPods.

    I used to talk to my girlfriend for 5-10 hours and I remember hating to charge it after 3-4 hours again with my Nokia N82. Now its battery life is crapping out on me and the indictator is no longer accurate. A new phone is practically mandatory for me to get because of my current one's unreliability.

    Battery life is very important to me. I can talk on the phone for hours without knowing 2-3 hours have passed. Most Androids are packing faster chips in their phones, but they are obviously taking a hit on battery the faster they become.

    I hear the iPad has excellent battery life. So glad Apple added the A4 chip to their latest iPhone. This A4 chip is supposed to be energy efficient, so I like my chances that the battery life should be great especially if you compared it to the other Snapdragon-driven Android phones out there.
     

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