Is the 5c better then the 5s?

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  1. ventana macrumors regular

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    I got the 5s and the battery sucks. My and my gf both have phones that drain so fast. 10% in an hour with minimal use. 5% with 4 songs using the regular iphone music app. Surfing the internt 1% every 2 minutes. Its just horrible. Is the 5c better on battery life? Im thinking about downgrading because I cannot stand this. I think its the processer, the CPU and the better graphics card in the 5s that's making it drain faster.
     
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    No, I get much much battery life than this on my 5s. Something else is going on.
     
  3. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    i turned everything off and we are both still getting horrible battery life. my 5 lasted so much longer. at least it seemed like it.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Battery life should be similar on the 5c and the 5s. They should both be slightly better than the iPhone 5.

    iOS 7.1 may bring some battery improvements to the table.
     
  5. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    so you wouldnt suggest downgrading to the 5c? Everyone on other forums say it was the best thing that they did.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If you want to? I don't have any issues with either of our iPhone 5s.

    How's your wireless service where you're located? Could a poor LTE signal be killing your battery? My wife had that problem with Verizon where she worked, once she switched to AT&T, her battery improved.
     
  7. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    You can try it. The 5c is still an excellent phone but I wouldn't give up my 5s.
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Take the brightness off the maximum and if your battery life is really bad take it to apple they will probably hand you a new one.
     
  9. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have att and the reception is good. And I have auto brightness on. Just doesn't seem like its as good as the iphone 5 was. The reasons I listed about the 5c possibly being better is that possible? Like not as big of a processor CPU and graphics card? Could those make the 5c last longer?
     
  10. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    That doesn't seem right
     

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    My buddy had 9 hours standby and 1:45 and was at 83
     
  12. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I had the 5. Now I have the 5s. The battery life is massively improved.

    I'd recommend trying a restore. If that doesn't help, have Apple run diagnostics on the battery. With similar usage, the battery on the 5s should be as good if not better than the 5 and 5c. Beyond that, the improvements in camera, processor and Touch ID make the 5s more than worth it.
     
  13. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    I brought it to apple and they said nothing was wrong and I have done a restore probably like 5 times already.
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Those numbers look fine to me.
     
  15. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could my 5 seemed better cause it was jail broken? Or maybe cause I was used to a routine of always putting it on a charger when at home? Just my battery has gone down 4 percent just posting these replies
     
  16. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Yeah I agree. What's your brightness at? I usually keep mine like this
     

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    Post a screen shot of what brightness is right now. Don't you change:)
     
  18. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    Auto brightness
     

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  19. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    If thats 1hour 36 minutes of screen on time OP then the phone is more then fine.
     
  20. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    First screen shot was form 7:17 that one is from 7:44 in that Time it dropped 2%. That's not that bad.

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    How often do you double press the home button and close the apps?
     
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  22. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    No I guess just wait for 7.1
     
  23. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why did my 5 last longer? I could browse the internet a lot and didn't seem to go down. And listening to music drains fast!!
     
  24. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Is it Internet from the Internet like iTunes Radio? I also noticed that music from the Internet drains the battery fast. But hey if you use your devices the battery goes down

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    Was your 5s ever anywhere real hot like 90+ degrees
     
  25. ventana thread starter macrumors regular

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    No it would be regular music from stock music app. My phone gets hot sometimes
     

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