iPhone 3G battery life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marclapierre13, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a

    marclapierre13

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    Any one notice that the battery life is worse?

    Battery Life:
    Talk time: Up to 5 hours on 3G;
    up to 10 hours on 2G
    Standby time: Up to 300 hours
    Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G;
    up to 6 hours on Wi-Fi
    Video playback: Up to 7 hours
    Audio playback: Up to 24 hours
     
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Well with 3G + GPS + nearly same form factor what did you expect?
     
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    but if they weren't going to include a bigger battery to make up for it, what stopped them from putting 3G into the 1st gen iPhones?
     
  4. Pantocrator macrumors member

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  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Seeing as how the new iPhone has two more hours of talktime on 2G (10 hours) than the old iPhone (8 hours) does, it's apparent they've done something to get more battery life out of it.
     
  6. macbookhamburg macrumors regular

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    the battery life would have been even worse ...
     
  7. marclapierre13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what is the difference exactly between 2g and 3g, and what goes the g stand for?
     
  8. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    True. I'm not that familiar with the specs so I'd presumed the thread starter is right about the battery life being "worse".
    In any case, I think it's marginal and they could have risked putting 3G in the first generation one:)
     
  9. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    These are the OLD specs


    Talk time: Up to 8 hours
    Standby time: Up to 250 hours
    Internet use: Up to 6 hours
    Video playback: Up to 7 hours
    Audio playback: Up to 24 hours

    so more talk (on 2G), more standby, same internet, same video, same audio
    Not to mention if you use internet on 2G it will last even longer than the old iPhone
     
  10. RobUM macrumors newbie

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  11. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    3g is just faster than 2g (there are many technical differences)
    and g stands for generation
     
  12. rayward macrumors 68000

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    3G is a battery hog. The expectation is that there'll be an option to turn it off and run on 2G, which gets you extended battery life when you need it. You can then fire it back up when you want to surf.
     
  13. marclapierre13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marclapierre13

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    Ya, i guess if you just switch it to 2g, it gets better battery life. If you are near a plug in, i guess it makes sense to switch it to 3g for faster surfing, then charge it back up.
     

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