so i've been reading about the battery life optimization. now i'm wondering if the 10 hours that's possible for the phone is only under these condition. what if i keep my push email on all the time and data retrieval on all the time, how much will that affect the 10 hour reported time? i'm sure i'm not the only one that needs/wants data to be always on and push email to be always on so i'm wondering for those iphone4 users, how has that affected their battery life? thanks.
- 10-11-2011, 09:45 PM #2
If you have data on all the time you most likely won't see the 10 hours. Nobody is sure exactly what you will see because it depends on a lot of factors but I am sure you will be able to easily make it through a day with data and push email on all the time.
- 10-11-2011, 09:50 PM #3
for anyone that has the verizon iphone, are you able to turn off data and leave other functions of the phone open like texts and calls? i know that's doable in android but not sure with iphone. my main draw for switching is the battery life. i hate seeing 20% at the end of the day because what if i have to go elsewhere?
- 10-11-2011, 10:16 PM #5
- 10-11-2011, 10:30 PM #6
The reviews have hit and here's one excerpt from thisismynext. Everything I've read from people who've tested both iPhones and Android phones indicate that the iPhone has the best battery life among all smartphones.
Even after a heavy day of use (about 16 hours of making calls, browsing, downloading apps, syncing, listening to music, game playing, and more), I still had juice on the phone when I plugged it in before bed. The 4S is more than capable of going through a full business day without needing a charge, and if you’re a lighter user, you’ll rarely have to worry about it.
- 10-11-2011, 10:54 PM #7
- 10-11-2011, 11:10 PM #8
- 10-12-2011, 02:03 AM #9
- 10-12-2011, 02:57 AM #10iMore Expert
- 775 Posts
10 Hours is very possible if you are smart with turning certain things off and on when you need or don't need them. From fetching email, to location services, talking on Edge, using wifi instead of 3G. If you look at battery specs you will see.
Talking on Edge/2G
Using the net with WiFi - 10 hours is possible
Talking on 3G
Using the net with 3G - 6-8 hours is possible.
With battery doctor opened and my phone at 94%, its showing I can talk for 16 hours on 2G and surf the net for 10 hours and 20 min on wifi.
- 10-12-2011, 06:39 AM #11
- 10-12-2011, 06:45 AM #12iPhone Intermediate
- 250 Posts
I'm interested to hear what you guys say about 4S battery life. My iPhone 4 could lose power pretty quick, but I was using a lot of features like push notifications and location services. Now, the iPad 2 is a different story. I can play on this thing all day and barely use 30% of my battery power. I can literally go 2 days without charging it, using it almost constantly.
I hope the 4S shares similar strength. I'd be anxious to know.
- 10-12-2011, 06:57 AM #13
- 10-12-2011, 07:37 AM #14
The biggest single battery drain on the iPhone is the screen. You can easily add hours on to the battery lifetime by turning down the brightness and keeping auto brigjtness on. I keep my brightness at about 30-40% and easily make it through the day.