Is this normal during a phone call

Laidbackal

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I was on a call for 53 minutes and my battery percentage went down from 100 to 80% is this normal or about the average.
 

Laidbackal

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Dec 22, 2011
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I know from being on here apple stats are wrong just wanted to see how other peoples phone were.
 
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Laidbackal

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By wrong I mean they are only done in ideal locations.

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No edge on sprint 4s.
 
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lordofthereef

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Sprint doesn't have edge ?
Edge is a GSM technology.

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I know from being on here apple stats are wrong just wanted to see how other peoples phone were.
By wrong I mean they are only done in ideal locations.
Even a comparison to others isn't going to be a good one as you didn't really say anything about what you reception was like and what else your phone was doing in the background. In short, if your reception is poor and/or you were getting pushed emails and other notifications I would say your battery life is fine.

Also, were you using a bluetooth headset? A corded headset? Were you on wifi?
 
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Laidbackal

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No the max is about 2 hours lol and yeah I was just curious because I was talking for almost an hour and drop down from 100 to 80.
 
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cyks

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Why? What do you want to hear?

Considering you didn't have peak signal, you won't get what Apple claims and, if you were on WiFi with ANY app running in the background fetching email, location services, or anything else, you could expect even lower times.

All things considered, I don't see how (roughly) 5 hours of talk time is unreasonable on a single charge.
 
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ValerieDurden

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Not necessarily. In an area where there is 5 bars of 3G would probably save more battery than the same area with only 1-2 bars of EDGE. Especially if you're moving around.
I almost always have 5 bars on EDGE at my home, 3G inside my house is hit or miss usually at 1-2 bars if that so I typically get much better talk time and reliability on EDGE. Granted cellphone service in my home is terrible on either AT&T and Verizon, it's a huge deadzone however if I go outside of my house I get 5 bars on 3G so not much I can do. :p
 
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JAT

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It's about reception. I just spent a week at a camp pretty far from major cities or highways. Just on the edge of any signal area. Made zero phone calls, but had it with me, turned on, charged to full each night.

One day I left the phone in airplane mode all day. Battery was in the 90s at 5pm.

Another day I left it in normal mode. From 7am to 9pm I dropped to under 10% battery with zero calls or data usage. This was for the phone constantly swapping (trying to) between bad 3G signal and bad 2G signal on Verizon. Every now and then I would see it found enough signal to receive notice of emails. I think one or two people did call or text that day, but I had no signal to receive, just got notice later. I could almost watch the battery % drop just by staring at the home screen.

Very little usage of any kind both days since there was no real signal and we were busy with non-electronic activities, mainly just checking the time on the lock screen.

Oh, I have a 4 on Verizon.
 
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