Who's had more than one 4s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by himynameiscody, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2011
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    Did you notice any difference in battery after switching? When can we expect a software update? This is my first iphone btw
  2. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I have, problem with buzzing coming from the earpiece. Second one was perfect, not had enough time to make a proper judgement call on the battery.
  3. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    I got a warranty replacement on my 4S for bad battery life.

    Replacement unit has the same problems.

    Currently at 24% after 3 hours and 7 minutes of 3G internet browsing (should be 6 according to Apple)...
  4. Cdaddy112 macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    I returned my sprint 4S (horrible data speeds) and got a new AT&T one, the battery life on my 2nd phones is a hundred times better, I'll have 3 or 4 hours of heavy use and 10 hours of standby and still be around 60% battery.
  5. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Bear in mind batteries can work in weird ways. It could be the next 24% is a lot slower to drain.
  6. Captain America macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2011
    Right now I'm:

    1hr 48min usage
    5hr 5min standby

    Seems a bit excessive to me as the most intensive thing I've done is play some Crime City, which is nowhere near a graphically intensive game.
  7. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Unfortunately it didn't :(

    Took screenshots of every single % change & usage time (99 total) while browsing the web so that I can show the genius and get a replacement...

    Total usage time while on 3G browsing: 3 hours 57 minutes (with an extra 9 minutes of standby). This should be 6 hours according to Apple...

    **And of course this is already with battery calibration (0 ->100%) and every single setting that draws power (siri, location, ping, auto brightness, etc)**
  8. Captain America macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2011
    That blows. You shouldn't need that much evidence to convince the "genius" that you need a new one though. It seems that this problem is widespread enough that they should already be aware of it. But better safe than sorry I suppose. Just hope he doesn't say it died so fast because you kept taking screenshots lol.
  9. WoodrowCall macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2010
    Memphis, TN
    I returned my first for having a faulty camera, got a new one and haven't had any problems at all. I've never noticed a battery issue; I think it's 90% forum hysteria really. It's like realizing you have ADHD after a drug has been invented to treat it. I did disable Location Tracking for Ping and take off Weather from my Notifications, but I've always done that. I don't need hourly weather reports.
  10. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Is that 3 hours and 7 minutes of straight 3G web browsing or is that a combined total?
  11. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Straight 3G web browsing.

    The same way that Anandtech does it: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3794/the-iphone-4-review/13. 50% fixed brightness, reloading web pages every 20 - 30 seconds.

    Using his method the iPhone 4 got 6.5 hours of 3G web browsing :eek:

    Both my 4S's... under 4 hours :(

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