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    Default IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    The big issue is that the battery life is no good, i cannot get 5 hours out of my iPhone 5, make it hard when you are on the road all day.

    the other issue is that the reception is not as good as the 4s.

    in short if you have the 4s do not upgrade
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    im not sure why your battery life isnt as good as mine and everybody else.i can get it all day without charging with heavy use.heres some tips on how to improve ur battery.
    How to fix battery life issues with iOS 6 or iPhone 5 | iMore.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyscraper0426 View Post
    im not sure why your battery life isnt as good as mine and everybody else.i can get it all day without charging with heavy use.heres some tips on how to improve ur battery.
    How to fix battery life issues with iOS 6 or iPhone 5 | iMore.com
    It's not "everybody else". A lot of people are having issues with battery life, although I'm sure it'll get fixed eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertpavlovic View Post
    The big issue is that the battery life is no good, i cannot get 5 hours out of my iPhone 5, make it hard when you are on the road all day.

    the other issue is that the reception is not as good as the 4s.

    in short if you have the 4s do not upgrade
    Restore your iphone as new, if this doesn't help exchange it, I'm getting around 7 hours of heavy usage.... which is a lot better than the ip4
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by robertpavlovic View Post
    The big issue is that the battery life is no good, i cannot get 5 hours out of my iPhone 5, make it hard when you are on the road all day.

    the other issue is that the reception is not as good as the 4s.

    in short if you have the 4s do not upgrade
    I could not disagree with the above more. Battery life is fine and so is reception. What may be your issue is that you are in a weak LTE area and your phone is working more to grab that signal. Try turning off LTE and see if anything changes for you.
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    What do you use your phone for? Streaming video all day? With one bar of LTE...?
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by robertpavlovic View Post
    The big issue is that the battery life is no good, i cannot get 5 hours out of my iPhone 5, make it hard when you are on the road all day.

    the other issue is that the reception is not as good as the 4s.

    in short if you have the 4s do not upgrade
    I have to agree with Jeremy, especially since you stated that you are on the road all day and especially if you travel to various cities and/or states.
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    Default IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    I'm loving my battery life on the 5. Also reception has been outstanding so far as well.


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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by robertpavlovic View Post
    The big issue is that the battery life is no good, i cannot get 5 hours out of my iPhone 5, make it hard when you are on the road all day.

    the other issue is that the reception is not as good as the 4s.

    in short if you have the 4s do not upgrade
    I disagree whole heartedly with this post.

    My battery life has been perfect, especially considering the battery pig that is LTE...my reception is a WORLD better than any other iPhone i have ever used (i do not get dropped calls anymore ANYWHERE in the Atlanta area...this was not true with any of the other iPhones).

    I'm on the road for about 85% of my working day...3 days a week for 14 hours, and 1 day a week for 6 hours. And while i do have the luxury of being able to charge my iPhone whenever i want really, I've let it sit running hot spot tethering and music through my radio without charging and the battery life has been superb (all things considered).

    In short, if you want an iPhone 5, don't listen to this guy's opinion. And to the OP, you're pretty new to the site to be trying to force feed advice.
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    Default IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Like others have said:

    1. Restore as new
    2. Don't restore your backup
    3. After the restore as new, use as is for a day or two
    4. See if LTE is any better
    5. Failing that turn LTE off
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    My battery is so much better on i5 than the 4S. Couldn't disagree more.
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    [rant]dear lord....ANOTHER negative thread on the i5 is this, that and the other thing ....jeez. if you dont like the iphone, get SOMETHING else [/rant]

    sorry, i cant stand seeing many more of these threads anymore!
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    I actually find it a huge improvement in battery. I did restore from my 4S backup but on the first charges battery didn't last long but i completely discharged the battery before a full charge, now as i use it find that the battery has improved from the first days.
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    Default IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    My battery life is better & LTE signal has been outstanding.

    Not really sure what you're talking about here.


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    Default IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Over nine hours usage and 15 stand by show me a 4s that does that ... It's obvious either your phone has issues or your in weak coverage area with LTE
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    Over nine hours usage and 15 stand by show me a 4s that does that ... It's obvious either your phone has issues or your in weak coverage area with LTE

    I'm still on my 4S - the most i've gotten so far was 8h37m usage with 2days1hr standby with 7% left. I'm looking forward for when i (finally) do move onto the i5 that i'll get this plus with my battery life!
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    Default IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Battery life and call quality is better for me than my 4s was. You must be in weak LTE areas as other people have suggested. Restore, set up as new, try again. That and try disabling LTE to see if it helps.
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    Default IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    I have great battery life too! Even better then that piece of crap Gs3 I had to use until my real phone came.
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    Default IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    My battery life and reception is far superior on my 5 than my 4s. So pleased right now.
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    First two day of usage convinced me I didn't need to bother... I don't even look at the battery anymore. Charge it every two-three days or so. I'm no power user, of course, but I do use it whenever I feel like it, which is quite often nevertheless.
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    My i5 battery lasts one to two days. My i5 has better reception than my 3GS and my 4s.

    I use phone, email and web surfing.
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    [rant]dear lord....ANOTHER negative thread on the i5 is this, that and the other thing ....jeez. if you dont like the iphone, get SOMETHING else [/rant]

    sorry, i cant stand seeing many more of these threads anymore!
    You know you don't have to read every thread let alone comment on it!
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by plt3121MarineAlways View Post
    You know you don't have to read every thread let alone comment on it!
    Actually, I tend to agree with Pink's observation... and we seem to get a lot of these "drive by" posts... folks who come in and take pot shots at Apple, or their latest device... but never bother to stick around and try to find answers... or even ever post here again... OP is pretty typical - nothing specific or quantifiable, and no follow up to explain or seek help...
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    You're right. I guess that drive by post was about anyone not having so many posts on here. I've learned a lot on sites and forums like this. Most of the time I just read cause there is nothing I could offer that someone with more experience hasn't already stated. Anyway I apologize if anything I said offended anyone.
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    Default Re: IPHONE 5 Is'nt as good as the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by plt3121MarineAlways View Post
    You're right. I guess that drive by post was about anyone not having so many posts on here. I've learned a lot on sites and forums like this. Most of the time I just read cause there is nothing I could offer that someone with more experience hasn't already stated. Anyway I apologize if anything I said offended anyone.
    My comment about the "drive by" was not directed at you... there have been several similar threads started by people for whom that was their first and only post... in this case, it was the OP's ONLY post on the entire site... he didn't even stick around to see if anyone offered any help at all.

    That said, there are many here who, like Pink (and others) who do try to help... and sometimes our annoyance with the "drive by" behavior comes out in a comment.

    And please don't take any offense, as it was not intended... we all started with our first post... stick around, read a lot and post when you do have something to offer... it's how you learn and how you become a part of the community.
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