- 06-25-2010, 07:58 AM #2iPhone Intermediate
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I recieved mine yesterday and took it home and it charged while I synced it with Itunes. This was around 5 o'clock, I played around with it for most of the night and did not charge it over night and this morning I am probably sitting around 80% charge left. Battery life seems to be much better.
- 06-25-2010, 08:25 AM #3
I fully charged mine and took it off the charger around 3pm yesterday. I have been using the he'll out of it in an attempt to run the battery down. I didn't charge it overnight as well as leaving Wi-Fi on an apps running to try to kill the battery some more. It's 8:30am now and I'm at 40%. That's pretty impressive in my book. I'm completely satisfied with battery performance so far.
- 06-25-2010, 08:28 AM #4
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- 06-25-2010, 09:08 AM #11
Well, now that I think about it I don't know if any of the apps were actually "running" or just paused. I had at least 20+ apps in my apps tray. I don't think that stuff like the messaging and settings apps were running, but I did have multiple web sites opened as well as a game and some other apps. I will do more precise testing and get back to you.
- 06-25-2010, 09:29 AM #12
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- 06-25-2010, 10:12 AM #14
The reception issue is firmware related, it happens on iPhone 3G and 3GS as well with 4.0 installed.
Apps are not running in the background unless they are playing audio, voip calling, gps, task-completion etc etc...
Any app that isn't doing one of the backgrounding APIs isn't running, it's in saved state and really doesn't effect the battery or speed.
- 06-25-2010, 10:22 AM #15
You guys have to remember that since this is a new phone the battery performance is awesome! But after a while it'll get decrease. I remember my 3G would go a day and half with out a charge. Now, I have to charge it by afternoon.. But hey, you never know since it a larger battery.
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- 06-25-2010, 12:58 PM #19
Earlier in the week I think Google Sync was having some issues which caused some major batter depletion. Im still testing. I have my Personal Gmail set up as exchange (contacts,Cal, mail) and work email, google apps acct, set up as IMAP. Battery has definitely been better than my 3G.
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- 06-25-2010, 07:00 PM #22iMore Intermediate
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36 hours sounds excessively high to me (unless they weren't doing anything on it. We'll see.). I think it'll take a few cycles before we find out the real time. Usually it takes the software a few full drain/full charge cycles to best estimate battery life.
For my 3G, it used to die around 7 to 8 hours after a full day of playing MP3 podcasts for me (less if I played video podcasts). The iPhone 4 needs to exceed that.
- 06-25-2010, 07:07 PM #23
My first full day of using a fully charged 4. I used my phone a little more than normal today. I streamed quite a bit of Pandora over 3G today, played a few games, and used productivity apps more than I usually do. This phone was in my hand the entire day. I pushed it really hard and didn't recharge once.
It's now a little after 7pm CST and I have 35% battery left. My 3g would have been dead by noon. I am very pleased with the battery life.
- 06-25-2010, 10:07 PM #24iMore Intermediate
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funny i made a post like this at 12am but not a look? i guess i need a better title
if you post a pic like the one in "my" post we can kinda see how well it did. i can say i used all my apps for 20 hours with no proof you know
Last edited by iVenom; 06-25-2010 at 10:13 PM.
- 06-26-2010, 01:34 AM #25