iPhone 4 battery was much better than iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ApplesAOranges, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. ApplesAOranges, Feb 10, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013

    ApplesAOranges macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2011
    I´m regretting that I upgraded to iPhone 5. I´m running out of battery all the time. It´s so frustrating to keep charging the phone all the time. Even Apple´s site state in the specs that iPhone 4 had better battery life, so it is a fact. Also the charging takes much much longer, probably due to the new lightning connector.

    I mean WTF Apple? :mad:
  2. Davejprince macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2012
    The Netherlands
    This is 100% *********.
    Capacity - usage x time unit is battery life.
    Your usage is wrong, the battery is fine.
  3. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2009
    You may have gotten a defective battery. Usage times on my iPhone 5 far exceed those of my old 4.
  4. ApplesAOranges thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2011
    iPhone 4 standby time: 300 hours
    iPhone 5 standby time: 225 hours

    Straight from Apple´s specs. That´s like live over 3 days more standby time and I definitely have noticed it!!!

    I probably have to charge the iPhone 5 two times a week. With iPhone 4 it was about once in a week and my usage has not increased, the opposite in fact.
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Battery life on my iPhone 5 is very close to what I had on the iPhone 4. Almost the same. Very impressive considering it has LTE always on too.
  6. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    If your charging your iphone twice a week then you are really not using it at all and should probably go back to a dumb phone.

    LOL, and after reading it again now its even more comical that your complaining about charging a phone TWICE a week :confused::rolleyes::confused::rolleyes:
  7. Prime85 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
  8. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Not really sure if this is a serious thread. You have to charge twice a week!! Wow....... :confused:
  9. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
  10. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2008
    Well iPhone 5 does use LTE and the iPhone 4 only 3G.
  11. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    The iPhone -iPhone 4 contained 300 hours of battery life. The iPhone 4S & iPhone 5 has 225 hours of battery life. The next iPhone can not have anything less the 2000.
  12. ApplesAOranges thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2011
    Well it´s true that I don´t use it very much, ´cause I´m totally bored with iPhone and iOS. Mainly use it for phone, text, email, Facebook, news.

    I guess it´s funny when the iPhone loses it´s appeal. I just don´t get the humor in that.

    But the fact still remains, iPhone 4 had better battery life.
  13. emma777 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2012
    India, New delhi
    Have to agree! Battery life is iPhone 5 biggest issue IMO. Can't even make it to 5PM with a full charge without making any call or playing games. Only my job emails in push! Will call Apple to see if I can get a replacement because this seem like an issue to me..:(
  14. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    Apple values thin devices at all costs. Battery life is a secondary consideration.
  15. Twixt macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2012
    I am charging my 3GS 2 to 3 times a DAY...
  16. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I had and have both and I think yes the 4S was a little better, but it did not have the CPU speed the 5 does, so when you factor in the 5 is faster and larger screen it needs to push out more energy, so maybe a tad difference, however for the most part doing the same exact thing on a daily basis I get the same battery life. When I play a game on the 4S the battery drains quicker then on the 5 for some odd reason, however I have a Mophie PowerJuice Pack 6000mah battery pack, you get almost 4 whole charges on your IP5 out of a single Mophie charge, so I rarely have to worry about power.

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