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    Default 4S Worse Standby and Heavier

    Apple's comparison page is showing the 4S rated at 200hrs standby compared to 300hrs iPhone 4. It is also showing the 4S weighing in at a whopping 4.9oz (140g) vs 4.8 (137g).

    Does the A5 weigh more and require more power in standby mode?
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    I do not think 0.1oz more makes it "whopping"...

    The 100 hours reduced standby time is worrying, but do any of us ever really leave our phone alone for 200 hours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CVCONDE View Post
    Apple's comparison page is showing the 4S rated at 200hrs standby compared to 300hrs iPhone 4. It is also showing the 4S weighing in at a whopping 4.9oz (140g) vs 4.8 (137g).

    Does the A5 weigh more and require more power in standby mode?
    I would assume that the A5 processer requires more power in standby mode. It is a dual core processor. There was a battery bump, so it only makes sense that the reason for less stand by time is the A5 processor. As long as it gets you thru a day, does it really matter. aAnd 3 gram weight difference. It is probably because the battery is bigger. No one will be able to tell a different between the weight of the 2 without a scale.
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    "Thinner, lighter, faster"... nope.. It's "heavier, same size, and faster"..

    Innovation!
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    Sounds like the battery management isn't so great, yes its a dual-core but still apple normally has excellent power management. I wonder if its the dual-mode GSM/CDMA in standby that is the real power drain. Is it possible to turn off GSM (or CDMA) if you are in the US on the opposite carrier? I know you can turn off these features in Android world phones where you can't get US GSM access so why bother having it look for that signal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    Is it possible to turn off GSM (or CDMA) if you are in the US on the opposite carrier? I know you can turn off these features in Android world phones where you can't get US GSM access so why bother having it look for that signal.
    I currently have a Bold9650 going to the 4s and Blackberry's have that option. As for the 4s having it: "My sources say: Let's hope so".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVCONDE View Post
    Apple's comparison page is showing the 4S rated at 200hrs standby compared to 300hrs iPhone 4. It is also showing the 4S weighing in at a whopping 4.9oz (140g) vs 4.8 (137g).

    Does the A5 weigh more and require more power in standby mode?
    Whopping??
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    Quote Originally Posted by XM_JDM View Post
    Whopping??
    haha.. that was my exact reaction...
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard View Post
    "Thinner, lighter, faster"... nope.. It's "heavier, same size, and faster"..

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    Where is the iPhone 4S marketed as such?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Where is the iPhone 4S marketed as such?
    He's comparing to Apple's marketing for the iPhone 4 an for countless other products they sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellotime91 View Post
    He's comparing to Apple's marketing for the iPhone 4 an for countless other products they sell.
    But if you're going to take a shot at the product...wouldn't it make sense to use actual marketing for that product? And not something else? (especially when the marketing terminology he's using actually did apply to the products it was used to represent?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    But if you're going to take a shot at the product...wouldn't it make sense to use actual marketing for that product? And not something else? (especially when the marketing terminology he's using actually did apply to the products it was used to represent?)
    The comparison to previous and commonly used Apple marketing is very obvious. I don't think it matters.
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