Movies/Video - Battery Life?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by erickufrin, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. erickufrin macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    I have an upcoming trip to hawaii, and want to use my newly purchased iPhone to watch movies on the flight...

    Im going to rip 5-6 movies, and would like to watch at least 2 on each flight - 9hrs each way to/from chicago...

    My question is, can I expect to be able to watch 2 full length movies on a single charge?? 4to5 hrs of video...

    If the quality of the video matters to answer the question, I am using the latest version of DVDFab and doing DVD to Mobile - and selecting the iPhone as the destination device.

    Also, if it matters, I will be using the headphone splitter so me n my girl can watch/listen at the same time...
  2. WhiteNoiseMaker macrumors regular


    Apr 22, 2007
    Apple says:

    Battery Life

    Talk time - Up to 8 hours
    Standby - Up to 250 hours
    Internet use - Up to 6 hours
    Video playback - Up to 7 hours
    Audio playback - Up to 24 hours

    So you should be ok
  3. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    2 days ago I made a cross country flight (Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix) and watched the following:

    No Country for Old Men: 2 hours 01 minutes
    Star Trek Enterprise episode: 43 minutes
    Star Trek Voyager episode: 42 minutes
    Listened to music: 30 minutes
    Talked on phone pre-flight: 15 minutes

    Total video time: 3 hours 26 minutes

    Total usage: 4 hours 11 minutes

    Battery showed roughly 60-65 percent remaining when I landed.

    I think you'll do quite well with two or even three movies!
  4. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2006
    Yes, this guys reportings sound accurate. I have experienced this long of playtime as well watching video on the iPhone...Just make sure you are using headphones and not speaker for the sound since that speaker is such a power whore.
  5. erickufrin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008

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