Iphone 4 owners - Please advise

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cc999, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. cc999 macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    Here is my dilemma,

    I had the iphone 3GS and used it as a business phone when my company changed over to MS Exchange. Worked perfectly and I loved the phone. The problem was with push on I would barely get 6 hours before I needed a charge, I gave the phone to my son and bought a Blackberry Bold 9700. The battery life on that is unreal. At the end of a full day heavy use I still have 30-40% power.

    I miss the iphone and now want to sell my 9700 and go back to an iphone4 for business/pleasure. Here is my million dollar question. Will the iphone 4 last a full day on a charge after broken in? Once I sell the 9700 and get the iphone 4 there is no turning back. Please advise truthfully. Are there any sales reps out there with the new iphone 4?

    Thanks in advance,
    Charlie C
  2. GFSarah macrumors regular


    Jan 19, 2009
    North Carolina
    I can't promise anything specific because there are so many variables (not the least of which is the frequency of emails being pushed), but the battery is said to be 40% larger than before. So far I'm seeing improved battery life -- enough to correlate to 40% larger battery.
  3. cc999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008


    Do you have business emails being pushed? Do you last a full day on overnight charge?

  4. coelacanth macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Of course the battery life deeply depends on your usage, but assuming you'd do a typical BB use (lots of email, text, some web browsing), you'll have no problem and probably you can go a couple days without a charge.

    Again, it's very subjective and I don't know how you'll use your phone, but iPhone 4 battery life is noticeably better than older iPhones and a LOT better than Android phone (Nexus One in my case). My last BB was the original Pearl. It's too long ago I don't remember the battery life on it.

    Just as a reference point, I could get full day of use no problem with playing podcasts (including video) and music streamed via 3G and Wifi and to Bluetooth wireless headset, some phone calls (also via BT), some texting, 4 email addresses with 2 push (mobileme, exchange) and 2 fetching with 30 min interbal on a weekday.

    I can't ask more.
  5. leesweet macrumors demi-god


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    My 3GS lasted about 12 hours with Exchange push, Bluetooth (on all the time), and perhaps 30 minutes of calls, along with dozens of texts each day. I'd like to know what sort of signal you got or whatever else was going on to have your battery die in half that time.

    In any case, the 4 should be better for you, definitely.
  6. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    I don't have trouble with battery life on my 3G with Exchange set to "Push"... actually it works really well for both my email and calendar. Actually since I set it up, I haven't had any battery life issues to motivate me to try turning it off (i.e. If I start the day with a full charge, I have no trouble making it through the day, even with heavy usage).

    It was a long time ago on my 2G with the 1.x software, but I remember having lots of trouble with battery life and having to turn off auto-fetch on my POP3 and IMAP accounts. I haven't tried auto-fetch since.
  7. cc999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008

    So I am safe to assume that the IP4 will last a full day?
    I am in sales and traveling so in my car I am in and out of 3G service.

  8. ClutchThese macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
    yeah, youll see a huge difference. This ip4 is amazing. I used mine for approx 30 hours with pretty heavy usage. i charged it for the first time this morning around 11 oclock and i still have 90% right now(10hrs later)!!! granted i've used it much less than yesterday, but its worth noting.
  9. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    Like others have said, your mileage may vary. But for what it's worth, I've noticed a considerable improvement in battery life (over my 3GS). Nothing groundbreaking, but I'm happy with it.
  10. coz macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Same here. I've been using it more than usual since it's new and getting 35+ hours per charge roughly. About 5x my old 3G which was a little beat! I'm psyched!
  11. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Ad mentioned there are a lot of things you can do to reduce the draw on the battery, but to be sure I bought the wife a 12 V charger for the car. There are also cases that contain a battery for extended use.

    Personally, I don't use bluetooth so it is always turned off. If I'm not using wifi I turn it off. If I'm not going to use data I'll turn off 3G. With all that said, if I don't turn anything off I get at least a full day with normal use.
  12. detroit1 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    i dont have the phone yet but if for some reason it didnt last you could always get a car charger
  13. cc999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008

    I'm convinced!
    Just placed order from Apple Store due by July 14! I can't wait!
    Any chance I will get it earlier? It says will ship by July 14?

    Charlie C

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