Looks like we'll need to turn off 3G to save battery!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blueharvester, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. blueharvester macrumors regular

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    Having just read some of the reviews of the iPhone 3G it looks like the 3G drastically drains the battery. I think I will just turn off the 3G feature and use normal O2 network until I really need a fast connection. I do this with wifi too as I find when wifi is on the battery drains quicker.

    Is there any wonder there are screws at the bottom of the new iPhone 3G, I think Apple are anticipating a lot of battery replacements and therefore want to make it as quick and efficient as possible.
     
  2. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Dunno what am I paying ATT $20 extra for!:mad:
     
  3. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    if it is easy to change the battery, you may even start seeing some high density batteries appearing on ebay, like there are for most other phones - eg nokias
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    I am seriously considering not upgrading due to the shortened battery life. Hoping for more reviews before Friday.
     
  5. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    i believe you have a 14day return period as you're in the UK
     
  6. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    We all kind of expected this though? It's a 3G chipset.

    If it bothers you that much just turn off the 3G part when you don't need it, then you'll get better battery life than the original iPhone.

    Personally I'm in the car a lot and have a car charger, so it doesn't bother me.
     
  7. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    it would be nice if you could leave the iphone on the 2g network for calls, push email/notifications etc, BUT the iphone would switch to 3g for safari surfing, youtube, and other high-bandwidth requiring activities.

    i wonder if an app can be written for this? probably not as I imagine it's a low-level operating system thing.
     

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