Is this acceptable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lomax-g, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. lomax-g macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011
    I got my new iPhone 4s the other day, and have charged/discharged it a couple of times and still the battery is VERY poor imo.

    Went to bed at 100%, and put it in airplane mode with an alarm.

    6 hours later and it's dropped to 98%.

    Then upon switching off airplane mode, I checked email, facebook and whatsapp messages.
    Battery dropped to 83%.

    After a 13 minute call, it has dropped 77%.

    Current stats:
    Usage: 1 hour 41 mins
    Standby: 10 hours 20 mins (6 hours on airplane mode)

    Should I make an appointment at the genius bar?
    or are these stats satisfactory enough that I should wait for an update?
  2. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    MacRumors IS the genius bar .... search is your friend. ;)
  3. lomax-g thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011

    I know there's a batterygate thread, but doubt my question would have been answered in that thread, which is why I started my own.

    Back to the topic, the more I think, 7% for a 13 minute call doesn't seem right!
    Based on this, I'll probably get around 3 hours talktime.
    This is less than half of Apple's quoted 8 hours!
  4. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    At that rate when your battery runs out you will have well over 6 hours usage and 40 hours standby. That sounds a lot better than what some people have reported. Though I am not sure how accurately that usage reflects how long you were actually using the phone.
  5. lomax-g thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011
    Definetly not getting over 6 hours usage.

    Yesterday when I checked at 16%, my usage was only 3 hours 50 mins!
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Exactly. People start posting about partial usage.

    They need to run the battery down the entire day. Try two or three episodes and should get back to us.

    For the OP, your usage is typical. I am at 77% now on 1 hour 21 minutes usage and 3 hours 12 minutes of standby. I know the phone will make it till about 9-10PM each night. I usually end up with 6 hours 30 minutes-7 hours 15 minutes of actual use, and about 15 hours of standby (standby time is included with the usage time). So my phone will last me from 5AM till about 9PM on m most days.

    Not great but better than many other phones.

    I am sure if I start disabling many things it will be better.
  7. lickitysplit macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2010
    Just to compare my phone is at 27% with 5hrs 39min usage and 1 day, 8hr standby.
  8. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    I am at 75% with 33 min of usage and 10 hours 34 minutes of standby.

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