iPhone 3G Battery Test (first full charge)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NiroshanMan, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

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    So i got my iPhone 3G 16gb Black on friday! Can't keep my hands off of it.

    As you know the iPhone out of the box has a nearly full battery, so as a test i finished charging it to the maximum and took it off charging to see how long itd last. Here are my results.

    Usage Time: 8 Hours 34 minutes
    Standby Time: 1 day 3 hours
    Call Time: 14 minutes
    Data: 50 mb in, 2 mb out

    Usage Specifics:
    -watched about 2 hours of video
    -listented to one hours worth of music on iPhone speakers (almost full volume)
    -3G on 15% of the time
    -Wifi on for 85%
    -Location services on 70% of the time
    -Used GPS for a solid 20 minutes
    -Listened to music through headphones for 45 minutes
    -Used apps for about 5 minutes
    -Push off
    -Bluetooth off
    -3G enabled all the time (but was used little since wifi was connected, but 3G appeared every time you woke it up)
    -Mail checked every 15 minutes
    -Looked at mail for 20-30 minutes
    -Went web browsing on wifi and 3G for 20 minutes
    -Called for 5-10 minutes
    -Texted for 2 minutes
    -Brightness on 25%
    -Connected to computer for no longer than 5 minutes to sync music and videos (may disturb this test but probably little effect)

    I think this is pretty decent, and i hope to see as good results or even better as the battery gets more used.

    I believe i took it off power around noon yesterday and it just died at 8pm today so it lived long.
     
  2. trunksu macrumors 6502

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  3. NiroshanMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thats what the iPhone said, idk how reliable it can be
     
  4. Macsterling macrumors regular

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    You must have got one with 2 batteries in it. I find it hard to believe that you doubled the battery life per Apple's Tests and I'm sure they did quite a few for several months. Very strange. In fact, I am a pretty heavy user and I never got 8 hours on my first gen iphone. I'm sorry to say this but I call BS big time about this battery life. There is no way you got just about 2 days worth of total usage and stand-by with everything you said you did. Anyone else think the same as I do?
     
  5. NiroshanMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im puzzled myself, as i said in the last post, idk how reliable the usage and standby times the iPhone says are. But the usage specifics are true and i did atleast have it without charging for a full day with that usage.
     
  6. Hardcoredan52 macrumors regular

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    I get roughly 5-8 hours usage pending on internet usage...
     
  7. Macsterling macrumors regular

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    I would like to see screen shots of both of these usages without showing it has been plugged since the last full charge. I have notice that the 3G charges a lot faster than the first gen. But getting 8 hours of use and over a day stand-by does not sound correct especially with the amount of Internet use you quoted.
     
  8. NiroshanMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As i stated above i plugged in the iPhone for no more than 5 minutes to sync the videos and music, so sorry it will say that it has been plugged in since the last charge.
     
  9. Macsterling macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A345 Safari/525.20)

    just charge it fully and then reset your stats under usage and take a screen shot after that one and see what it says. If you did it once you should be able to do it again. I'm not trying to call you a liar but if that is what ur getting and I use the phone similar if not less so I would just like to see it to know if I got a bad battery because I'm not getting close to that.
     

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