Is this normal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ctt713, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Ctt713 macrumors member

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    Hey all I just got my first Iphone (3gs 32gb) and am new to the forums. I have been reading a ton of threads about battery questions and problems and they have all been pretty extreme i.e. having 10 hour standby usage. Well I don't have that much of a problem but I was wondering if anyone could tell me if its just me or I should exchange my Iphone. I am sitting at 27% battery life after 3 hrs 48 min usage and 7 hrs 32 min standby. I have wifi and push off but i do have 3g on and my screen brightness is only a little over half way. 95% of the usage has been text messages with a little 3-4 minute video. It just doesnt seem right my sisters 3g can go all day with 40% or more battery life left and I am having to charge once-twice a day. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. natwii60 macrumors newbie

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    yea that seems about normal if your using it for almost 4 hours with about 27% left. with that much left you'll get at most 1 hr more of usage depending on what features you use. i get that on both my new 3gs and my old 3g. i average 4.5hrs usage with phones calls, many texts, internet and music without headphones.
     
  3. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    That's standard.
    You're just using your phone a lot.
     
  4. Ctt713 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dang ok i was hoping it was my battery because I wouldn't think just texting would be as battery intensive as surfing the internet or playing games.
     
  5. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Either way, you're still downloading data over 3G.
     
  6. cobalt135 macrumors regular

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    Using only 3G I could see this happening depending on signal strength and stuff. Apple only lists up to 5 hours talk time on 3G. Yeah, you were texting but like JBaker said it is still data over the network.
     
  7. Ctt713 thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't think about the data part of it that would make sense since I have received a little over 6 mb
     
  8. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    How many txt messages are we talking about?

    Each msg requires the phone to fire up the power-hungry 3G transmitter (assuming 3G is enabled, which you do have enabled). A few messages won't make a difference. A lot will.

    I ask because some people will send 100++ texts a day. :D
     

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