iPhone 3G Surfing Battery Test - Test your battery!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gladoscc, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. gladoscc, Jan 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012

    gladoscc macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    #1
    I've made a simple page that attempts to simulate web browsing without you having to do anything.

    It features some text, a large random image, and some javscript that creates ~3000 new lines, as well as doing some javascript computation. It should simulate average 3G behavior.

    It will automatically refresh the page once every 13 seconds from the start of the page load, and is designed so that Safari does not cache it.

    The strain on your 3G data cap should not be much, the HTML is only 2 kilobytes per refresh.

    You should:

    0) Charge your iPhone fully
    1) Set auto lock to never
    2) Close all background applications
    3) Turn off Wifi
    4) go to http://glados.cc
    5) Record the current time
    6) When your battery is at 50%, post here with how long it took for your 4S to drop to 50% battery during the 3G Surfing Battery Test.

    Apple claims 6 hours for 3G surfing. It should take 3 hours for your battery to drop to 50%.

    Make sure to post your device, and iOS version too.

    My results on a iPhone 4S running 5.0.1, it took 2 hours and 20 minutes for it to drop to 50%. Kinda disappointing.
     
  2. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Location:
    Seattle
    #2
    I've got better things to do with hours of my time!
     
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Location:
    Iowa
    #3
    I already know mine will be similar. I gave my 4 to my son when I got my 4S. We both run iOS 5.0.1 and his lasts more than twice as long as mine, and he uses his phone constantly. I'm just hoping this 5.1 build that's coming soon does something to help.
     
  4. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Location:
    Seattle
    #4
    I have a great solution, a battery case! I run all day and just don't worry about it.
     
  5. gladoscc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    #5
    It helps to know if your battery is defective or not.
     
  6. glis macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    #6
    I tested with my iPhone 4S running 5.0.1 and it took 24 minutes for a 10% drop in battery level. Extrapolating to 100% gives 4 hours of usage, which is what I usually get on 3G.
     
  7. braddick macrumors 68040

    braddick

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Location:
    Encinitas, CA
    #7
    OP states,
    "Apple claims 6 hours for 3G surfing. It should take 3 hours for your battery to drop to 50%."

    Not accurate. The first half of battery life doesn't necessarily equate to the exact same time during the second half.
    The true test would be to run the battery down to zero.
     
  8. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

    sulpfiction

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia Area
    #8
    ^^This...Battery consumption is weird.
     
  9. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Location:
    Seattle
    #9
    It gets me through a day, therefore it's fine with me!!!
     
  10. iceterminal macrumors 68000

    iceterminal

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Location:
    Dallas Tx.
    #10
    Stop making sense. You know thats not allowed in here.
     
  11. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Location:
    Seattle
    #11
    Oh geez! You're right, I forgot. Sorry! :p
     
  12. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    #12
    It helps if you go out and get a job so you have less free time on your hands.:mad:
     

Share This Page