Disabling LTE for More Battery Life?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by theturtle, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. theturtle macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2009
    Do you guys think disabling LTE would result in noticeable battery increase?

    I really don't care about LTE so if disabling it can result in me getting more out of my phone thats the way to go but im curious on whether or not apple calibrated the power options so well that being on LTE will take the same juice as being on 3g.
  2. PedroDias, Sep 22, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012

    PedroDias macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2012
    it shouldn't, because apple uses this new chip where the battery consumption is very low. i think it uses the same chip for 3g and 4g
  3. chrisu91 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    LTE - 8hrs battery life
    3G - 8hrs battery life

    According to Apple, disabling LTE shouldn't make a difference.
  4. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    I dont believe this....most phones on the LTE network tend to search more for the best signal thus resulting in battery drain
  5. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    The LTE and CDMA/GSM (3G) radios are on the same qualcomm chipset. Which in itself is brand new to the industry, has better performance and efficiency. I think it's also 32nm die also. Thus, switching it off probably wouldn't effect your battery life, unless.

    1. You live in an area on the border of LTE/3G and it's constantly switching back and forth.

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