Re: How is your iPhone 5 battery life?
I generally have no problem with my phone lasting a day, though I will be giving this phone the ultimate test when I start taking the bus to class this semester. Generally the bus ride (about 3 hours including transfer times) is fairly draining on my battery. My signal is crap in many of the areas I go and there isn't 4g just 3G (and bad 3G) . Where I live I have pretty damn good lte signal. When in town, I have no problems with battery life. When I was in DC for vacation when I first got this phone, I also had no problem with battery life (no wifi for 3 days). The only time I ever have problems with battery life is in the city my family lives and the city my school is in. I can still last a day but I'm usually down to the last 10 percent at bedtime. When I am at home I can be anywhere from 30-90 percent. It just depends how much I used the phone. I think I have only had it die on me once and I've forgotten to charge it overnight twice and it lasted through the second day as well!
There are some important things to remember with your batter
- usage times aren't the only factor in usage, it depends on the apps your using. Videos (especially streaming, 3d games, and GPS are battery drainers. Limit these when possible.
- certain apps constantly use GPS even when you don't think they are. These apps include some mapping, weather and other apps. It's important to know this and make sure the apps that use these features are closed. Also note the difference between the mapping app and reminders. It's ok to have an app know the location, but certain apps drain far more juice as they pull more location data, particularly because the GPS is an aGPS chip and uses data. If your in a good signal area you may not notice battery drain at all. However, in bad signal, you will notice fairly quickly)
- signal itself plays the largest part in battery drain. I can use LTE in my city all day and still have 40-50 percent battery with 6 hours of usage if not more at bedtime. However I can have 10-15 percent battery with 2 hours of usage when in 3G areas that aren't so great (which, with sprint, seems to be all their 3G!) I will say this phone has the best battery life I've ever had as most of my devices died at 10-12 hours while my iPhone usually still has plenty of juice left at bedtime.
If you have bad battery life, check signal in your area and your carriers reliability, if its sprint, your in for a bumpy ride!