iPhone 4s Battery life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by trevorplease, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. trevorplease macrumors regular

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    Am I the only one that noticed that on the Apple webpage, standby time is cut by a whole third.

    iPhone 4: 300 standby hours
    iPhone 4s: 200 standby hours

    I'm no battery expert, but isn't these numbers disappointing?
     
  2. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    I'm no battery expert either... but has anyone even come close to having 300 hours in standby with the iPhone 4? I can maybe see getting that with a virgin iPhone in Airline mode, but that's about it.

    300 hours is 12.5 days, or nearly 2 weeks! I can't make it through 2 days of light use.
     
  3. 15danielp macrumors regular

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    Yeah thats very disappointing. Standby time is the most important factor in battery life. A phone is literally on standby for the most time rather then any other activity.
     
  4. trevorplease thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly.

    So what I'm trying to say is it iPhone 4's battery life translates to 2 days of light use... What will the iPhone 4s's one translate to?

    As my iPhone 4 is now, I have to charge it once or twice a day already.
     
  5. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I also don't get how the Wi-Fi usage has dropped from 10 hours on iPhone 4 to 9 hours on iPhone 4S, while the 3G talk time has increased from 7 hours on the iPhone 4 to 8 hours on the iPhone 4S?
     
  6. JWSandi macrumors regular

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    If I can make it thru a single day with light usage w/o having to recharge I am happy...

    Yeah those estimates of S/B hours make me giggle a bit... :rolleyes:
     
  7. camperdown9 macrumors regular

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    Lets just hope Apple are just being more honest with regards to the standby time, rather than it being reduced.

    With maybe 1 or 2 40 min calls I can just about get through a day on an iPhone 4 hope its not less than this on iPhone 4s


    Alex
     
  8. 15danielp macrumors regular

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    I suspect that the new 3G chip is much more efficient. The wifi chip is the same. While the A5 processor requires more power.
     
  9. Juan007 macrumors 6502a

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    This is the only disappointment of the iPhone 4S. The difference might be iOS5 and overhead for notifications, etc.

    Hopefully someone will do a scientific test with iPhone 4 IOS4 vs IOS5 so we can get to the bottom of this.
     
  10. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I think the iPhone 4S has a more realistic battery life.

    Kind of like when the MacBook Pro 2010 was launched it had 10hrs of battery, and the 2011 version had 7hrs.
     
  11. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Get out of here with Your sound logic and reasoned response....

    But take this gold star with you.
     
  12. utl768 macrumors 6502

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    as long as it can get through one day with heavy usage itll be fine
     
  13. Kenjhee, Oct 5, 2011
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    I'm confused (OK, that isn't hard to do). Anyways, I just watched Phil Schiller cooing about the best battery performance in an iPhone yet, and (of course) the industry leader in overall battery technology.

    No?
     
  14. tann macrumors 68000

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    I noticed this too. I'm hoping I can get from 7AM to about 10PM with light - moderate use. Am I wishfully thinking?
     
  15. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like it, but we get more talk time! :eek: Kinda weird here, but I don't talk much, but I do everything else tho lol.
     
  16. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I sure as hell hope you'd be able to. Because I use my iPhone 4 a lot so if you cant get through a day with light- moderate use then I definitely won't be able to with heavy use
     

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