Battery Life - very simple test (LTE/3G vs. Wifi)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NauticalDan, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. NauticalDan macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2010
    I just can't see how anyone could get 8 hours LTE or 8 hours of 3G browsing.

    I did a simple test. I used Tune In radio to run an internet radio audio stream. Every 3% I changed between Wifi to LTE to 3G and timed how long it took to drain 3% of the battery. Here are the results:

    Wifi: 24 min
    LTE: 7 min
    3G: 8 min
    Wifi: 28 min
    LTE: 8 min
    3G: 7 min
    Wifi: 25 min
    LTE: 7 min
    3G: 7 min

    I know it's not a scientific test, but it's as pure a test as I could think of. Anyone else have similar results?
  2. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    I don't think streaming audio would be classified as "browsing". If their definition is just literally browsing web sites, then the only time you'd be downloading was during the page load. This would be constant traffic.

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