Battery life and signal strength
Hey guys, not sure how everyone else is but I gotta say this iPhone 5 battery life on LTE and overall radio strength is superior to most devices out there. I'm not a loyalist to any brand. I'll try any device and over the past year I've had the rezound, nexus, gs3, 4s and 4 just gotta say I'm pleasantly surprised at the performance so far. And usually it gets better over the first couple weeks. But even on day 2 my battery life is awesome and I'm getting LTE in place where my nexus and gs3 would barely get 3G. The criticism of Samsung radios is valid. Even Moro does better than theirs. And to think apple was able to do this with such a thin and light device. Hope everyone else is getting good performance.
- 09-22-2012, 11:30 AM #2iPhone Intermediate
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It's has been quite excellent so far. I was able to get through my day yesterday, 2:30pm-2am, on the factory charge (phone was at 90% out of the box). This includes 2-3 hours of LTE browsing as well.- iPhone 5; Black & Slate, 16GB
- iPod touch 4G; 8GB
- iPhone 4; 8GB
- MacBook Pro; 13" (custom, early 2012)
"You'll always be two steps behind me."
- 09-22-2012, 11:32 AM #3
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- 09-22-2012, 11:53 AM #7
Wonderful battery life...Signal strength is impressive. I'm getting better reception than my 4S in places where it struggled with 3G."Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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- 09-22-2012, 12:40 PM #10
When you're on WiFi, the cell radio remains active as some services continue to use it for data even though you're on WiFi; iMessage is one of those services. I don't know if it continues to use LTE when it's on WiFi or if it falls back to 3G.
- 09-22-2012, 12:58 PM #11
I do notice that when I turn my screen back on, I see the WiFi symbol come back on from LTE. Almost like it was turned off when the phone is locked. Not sure why its does that. Even Apple says browsing with WiFi uses less power than your cell network.
I'm not sure how the radio works exactly but iOS is pretty energy efficient where it only switches a radio on when it's needed. Unlike other OS you have to toggle or have apps do it for you. iOS manages these things pretty well on it's own. Again, not sure how it works, but I wouldn't be surprised if data radio are turned off until wifi is turned off.
- 09-22-2012, 02:00 PM #14
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