One full week with iPhone 4...
And I love this phone. I have a hard time putting it down, and I'm addicted to downloading apps - much to the chagrin of my fiance. I've dropped three calls - but I expect that will be better once I get my case.
The only thing I'm not crazy about is the battery life. I've lost 10% in an hour and all I have done is read and send a few messages in WhatsApp, checked my email, and the Facebook app. I drain the batter in less than 24 hours. Admittedly, I only get between 1 to 2 bars here at work, so maybe it's the low signal that's sucking on my battery? I don't know. It's not that big a deal - I can always just get into the habit of plugging it in at night, I just wish the battery life was better. I had been waiting for the Blackberry Torch to come out and I thought, well, if the Torch comes out before my 30 days are up and it's a really awesome phone, maybe I'll return my iPhone. But after the reveiws I've read - that's not going to happen. Even if the battery life is better on the Torch, I'm really pleased with how my phone works and all the awesome things I can do on it. Oh and I wish I could read .ics files when I get a meeting invite. I'm really hoping they fix that sometime in the near-ish future.
- 08-06-2010, 08:50 AM #2
Your battery will get better with a few weeks of charging. I was at 89% after 14 hours. Granted, I have my email set to push and I only got about ten emails and 20 texts in that time. Other than that I didn't touch it when I got home from work I play Knights Onrush (so addicting) and browsed the net, twitter and facebook for several hours and when I went to bed, my battery was at 60%.
The Torch looks nice but the screen isn't a high resolution, the internals are pretty much the same as the Bold 9700, so I will pass.
- 08-07-2010, 12:55 PM #3
I too was waiting on the Torch but the final specs are very disappointing, IMO. I just don't understand why RIM would use tech for their flagship phone that is 1 or 2 years outdated already. Also, I'm not liking the App memory. The battery life is great I heard but I am more than happy with the battery life on iP4. And the fact that they are still using the screen resolution of there phones of 2 years ago was very suprising.
I'm also curious as to how much the phone will begin to slow down once you start adding alot of apps to it.
- 08-07-2010, 04:18 PM #4
I'll keep monitoring my battery life and see how it goes. My last resort is a restore, but hopefully battery life will only continue to get better.
- 08-07-2010, 05:49 PM #6
- 08-08-2010, 11:26 AM #7iPhone Newbie
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I've had my iPhone for a week also and I love it as well. I've been a Blackberry user for 3 years and I wanted to give the iPhone a try because of my love for Apple products and new gadgets. I don't think I'll be going back to the Blackberry anytime soon.
I, too, had battery issues. BUT, I've found through other forum threads that if you charge your phone to 100% and then drain it down to 0% without a charge in between (charge cycle: do this a couple times) and the battery life improves substantially. They say you're supposed to do one of these charge cycles at least once a month. So, far I've seen a noticeable improvement.
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I have had no problems with battery life, I actually find it to be quite good on the iP4. I have always charged my phones at night, it's the easiest way to be sure that the charge lasts the entire day. With my last phone, a Samsung Delve (VERY bad touchscreen phone that did absolutely nothing!), I had to keep a charger at work because it would die around 4:00 if I didn't charge it after checking email at lunch. With the iPhone, I check my email constantly, check Twitter and Facebook apps, harvest my crops and accept gifts in Farmville, read forum posts, and take my turn in usually multiple ongoing Words With Friends games. Obviously I switch back and forth between apps a lot and I get great life with this thing. I love it!