How's your iPhone 5S battery faring?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spazma7ik, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    If you had an iPhone 5, how does it compare? Or just in general, are you impressed?

    So far for me it's either on par or slightly worse than my iPhone 5 :/

    I've calibrated it too, but we'll see if it improves over a few cycles.

    How 'bout yours?
  2. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2012
    Yep. Wait for the battery to sort itself out. Your 5S is rushed out of production basically, the battery should be new and everything. let it charge for a few cycles before commenting, maybe a week or 2.

    As for mine, it was great out of the box, if not slightly better. I had an 8hours use in a workday for the 5 and now the 5S is giving me about 9hours+, close to 10! Pleasantly surprised. But yes, my LTE is enabled but im always in an area of strong signal so this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. My display is also set at half brightness though. But since the iPhone 5S's display is rather bright enough at half brightness indoors and also usable outdoors, its good enough.
    Push notifications are set off for all apps though, except Twitter and Whatsapp. On the other hand mail is set to fetch emails every 15 minutes. Had about 2 emails active.

    On the other hand as for usage, Im the average guy who uses his phone to browse the web for news etc, messaging, checking emails (only check if it was pushed), about 5-10 calls received/made a day.

    Thats all I think regarding factors that affect my battery life. Oh yes in case I forgot, I turned off background app refresh though - pointless .
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    it's supposed to be a tiny little better...
    if you see less it means you are using it more since it's new toy. Prob playing w/ touch-id lol
  4. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    I wouldn't expect miracles.

    But if you need double the battery life there's always mophie cases.
  5. spazma7ik thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
  6. businezguy macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    Why do Mophie cases get such a bad reputation. I've never owned one, that's why I'm asking.
  7. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    They're fugly!
  8. gCloud macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    United Federation of Planets
    Slightly worse than the 5 so far, 3G seems to destroy it.
  9. Bill P. macrumors regular

    Bill P.

    Sep 24, 2007
    My sense is that the battery seems to be lasting longer.
  10. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    I heard even though the 5S has a bigger battery, the battery will still be similar to the 5 because of the processing power.

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