Battery Life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iadam09, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. iadam09 macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    I was just comparing iPhones on Apple's website and noticed that the iPhone 4S has about 100 hours less standby time than the 3GS and iPhone 4. Isn't it supposed to have a better battery life?
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I noticed that earlier, b/c my iPhone 4 shows standby: 300 hours on a full charge...:confused:
  3. pittman87 macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    A non issue to me. 200 hours is something like eight days. If you're going to be away from your phone for eight days you should probably turn it off. And you're not going to get anywhere near 200 standby hours on a single charge if you'e using it daily.
  4. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    It's due to software, not hardware. If you use your iPhone, iPhone 4S will get you better batter life than 4. If you leave it and do nothing for days on end, then iPhone 4 is better for you.
  5. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Totally agree. Couldn't have said it any better myself...
  6. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    Do you really plan on letting your phone idle around for 200 hours of no use to get that number?
  7. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Read this thread it explains how the real life drop in standby time is so small its stupid to even think about...

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