Verizon iPhone Users: How much usage do you get from a charge?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shikari89, Feb 16, 2011.

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How much usage have you been getting with VziPhone charge?

  1. Less than 2 hours

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  2. 2-4 hours

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. 4-6 hours

    6 vote(s)
    12.8%
  4. 6-8 hours

    12 vote(s)
    25.5%
  5. More than 8 Hours

    26 vote(s)
    55.3%
  1. shikari89 macrumors member

    shikari89

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    Location:
    Oregon
    #1
    I saw this poll on another forum, but only with total battery life, not usage. I am pretty OCD when it comes to my battery and would like to know what kind of times others are getting.

    As of right now my battery reads...

    Usage - 2H 30M
    Standby - 12H 17M

    This is after some light wifi browsing, and an hour of music. My phone was also in airplane mode for 4 hours while at work. Is this good?

    How much usage have you been getting?
     
  2. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Jul 12, 2010
    #2
    If thats total for a full charge, I'd be concerned. The iPhone4 should get about 7 hours usage. I'm just glad that you understand the difference between usage and total time the phone is on.
     
  3. DoctorK4 macrumors regular

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    #3
    After taking mine off the charger yesterday I decided to see how low I could go...

    I went to bed last night at 10am with 49% and woke up this morning at 6am with 45%, so not too bad overnight.

    I have had wifi, bluetooth and push notifications on the whole time.

    With 45% of my battery left I have used:

    Usage - 3:34
    Standby - 22:57

    Most of my usage was over 3G (about an hour over wifi). I had one 20 minute call. Streamed Pandora for about 45 minutes.

    I'm pretty impressed. This is at least as good as my blackberry - probably better when you consider the Pandora streaming I couldn't do on the BB.
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

    GfulDedFan

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    Location:
    Indiana
    #4
    I don't really monitor usage. Who's to say what "normal" is. I go by how often do I need to charge my iPhone. I am finding that I usually need to charge it back up every other night since I've had it. Since I've waited 4 years for the Verizon model, my usage is probably a little strong right now with setup and tweaking and just the new toy syndrom. I have a feeling that I'll probably get more like 3 days once the newness wears off.
     
  5. iphoneIA macrumors regular

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    Jan 25, 2011
    Location:
    Iowa
    #5
    My batter life has been really good. I talk, text quite a bit, facebook, listen to music, play games. You can say I do it all in a given day. I unplug at 7 am and plug back it at 10 pm and I am usually down to about 50-60%. That is excellent IMO. Way better then my BB.
     
  6. patp Guest

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    Apr 10, 2008
    #6
    yeah thats about the same for me. In the honeymoon period with my phone and constantly fiddling with it. Full charge at 6:00 am and by end of day still looking at around 30-40%.
     
  7. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

    OMGbrandon

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    Location:
    Miami, FL
    #7
    So many liars here... more than 8 hours? lmao
     
  8. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

    OMGbrandon

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    Miami, FL
  9. whiteyanderson macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Hollywood, California
    #9
    Call me a liar then I suppose. As an experiment I decided not to keep mine on the charger and use it lightly to see how much I could squeeze out of it if the situation called for it.

    I've been using it with very brief browsing, very brief facebook, a few texts, a few calls. After 2 days I'm still at 10%.

    I'm trying to let it just run out so I can do a full charge on it now and it won't run down to 0%!

    Keep in mind, NO iPod, no intense apps or browsing or massive texting. At some point today the battery will finally run down. But, if I was stuck somewhere without a charger I could get a couple days of light use out of it.
     
  10. ulbador macrumors 68000

    ulbador

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    Feb 11, 2010
    #10
    Ha, I ran into this too. I was trying to run down my battery on my new Verizon iPhone so I could calibrate the thing.

    It would take FOREVER to get to 70%, then it would run from 70% to 15% in what seemed like an hour, then it would take FOREVER again to run down from 15%. Finally that last 10%, I just had to turn off the autolock and run a video wallpaper.

    It definitely seems better after calibrating, or at least more consistent.
     
  11. robby001 macrumors member

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    Oct 27, 2010
    #11
    Found mine was also better over time.
     

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