iPhone 6 LTE Battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Smokey_Rasta_SA, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Smokey_Rasta_SA macrumors newbie

    Smokey_Rasta_SA

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    Hi Guys,

    New to the forums so welcome me in :)

    I have had my iPhone 6 64GB since early this year and absolutely loving it.

    I have been primarily using 3G since its rather battery efficient compared to the LTE Bandwidth. I was thinking though, what is the use of having this technology if I am not going use it? Ridiculous ...

    I quickly read two articles regarding the phones battery consumption when on LTE, they say that is pretty battery friendly than before thanks to new technologies and its on par with Wifi battery usage.

    I want to know how true this is :/

    I will be self evaluating it during the course of the week but i want to know from the Apple community,

    Thanks
    Nick
     
  2. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    Using only 3G rather than LTE will NOT save you battery. LTE is extremely battery efficient. If anything, using only 3G will kill your battery faster for many non-obvious reasons, which would take long to get into so I'll stop there, haha. LTE is insanely fast and is about 99% as battery efficient as wifi.
     
  3. Smokey_Rasta_SA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Smokey_Rasta_SA

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    Thanks for the information.

    Wouldn't it be wiser to stay on 3G if your town hasn't got a substantial LTE Network in place? So ill constantly be switching between bandwidths, killing my battery further.

    I would rather be on the speedy LTE since I get 60Mbps download and 10Mbps Upload :)
     
  4. emilioestevez Suspended

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    3G keeps the radio active far longer since it takes longer to download the data to your device. 4G is pretty much instant and then the radio returns to normal.
     
  5. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    exactly. IF you don't have LTE coverage your phone will use 3G and use LTE when available :)
     

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