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    Yesterday was the first full day with my phone. I couldn't believe how the battery lasted! It lasted longer than my BlackBerry!

    I charged it fully, took it off at 7am. By 9pm it was at 20%. It said 8 hours of use and ~14 of standby.

    And that's with a lot of downloading too.
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    Oh yeah, I noticed. Since I got this phone. If I start using it at night and forget to plug it in, I can actually wake up and start using it again. It will not have the overnight deaths that the 5 had.

    Keep going Apple!
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    the battery life is crazy good on the 5C. I thought I lived the life with my 4S getting 8hrs of usage with over a day standby, but my 5C has proven to be stellar compared to that !! I got my C on Friday, it was around 65% (4pm-ish), I set it up as new so I was busy re-downloading apps & settings between Friday and Saturday...all while using iTunes radio as well. Some was LTE, but most was wifi - i drained the battery till it shut off, and that wasn't till late Saturday afternoon around 5pm !! Going from there I did a full uninterrupted charge to 100% - done about 7pm Saturday evening. From there I finally plugged in Monday morning @17% left and my usage for that cycle was 9h 23m with 1day 11hrs standby !!

    I'm very impressed with the battery life indeed !!
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    Wishing I can get some solid reads of usage, but the damn thing reboots every so often that it resets the stats.... Annoying!!!!
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    That's a very detailed recollection. I remembered with the 5, just driving to work, you had to bring the charger out as SOON as you got to your job in the morning.

    Not with the 5C, you don't have to bring out the charger as much. The battery life could be better, but it's not as bad as it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Wishing I can get some solid reads of usage, but the damn thing reboots every so often that it resets the stats.... Annoying!!!!
    John, I'm sorry to hear your having this issue but it's the reason why I held off updating to .3. I'm glad when I got my 5C on Friday it had .2 on it.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Auturi View Post
    That's a very detailed recollection.
    Hi Auturi - idk if you were directing this at me, but whenever I upgrade my iOS version OR in this case change to a new phone I keep a record of my stats for about a week, maybe 2 weeks so I get an idea of what to "expect" from the battery life on the device
    That's why I was able to detail my above post with all that info




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    No worries.. Update will be out to address said issues... Only have to wait lol
    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinkChameleon View Post
    John, I'm sorry to hear your having this issue but it's the reason why I held off updating to .3. I'm glad when I got my 5C on Friday it had .2 on it.






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    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    No worries.. Update will be out to address said issues... Only have to wait lol
    Oh I know....but I'm sure it's frustrating.


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    I am running .3 on my 5c that I purchased Friday so is my wife neither of us have seen a single reboot and we are both getting stellar battery life. Coming from an HTC one I'm surprised on how well this phone manages it's battery it lasted easily 5 hours longer than my HTC would with double the screen on time.
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    I came from a Galaxy Nexus so my battery life has been stellar. But that's purely anecdotal. I wouldn't really know what good life on iOS is yet.
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    How is heat compared to the 5 do you think? I thought the 5 used to get pretty hot.

    What have you found on the 5c?
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    I have not noticed any hearing up of the 5c. I've had it about a week now.
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    Me either. The iPhone 5 used to get really hot when I played games.

    I'm very satisfied with the battery life though. It just keeps going and going!
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    I noticed a dramatic standby performance increase when I started beta testing iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 ... I really enjoy the improved battery performance.
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    the battery life is just outstanding !! this usage is 95%wifi - 5%LTE. iTunes Radio, phone calls, iMessage/text, task/reminder app and some emails.
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    Default Re: 5c battery life surprise

    Hi all, I'm so envious of your excellent batt lives on your 5c. My 5s batt life has deteriorated after a month of use. I can barely go above 13 hr standby with 5 hr usage. Is the 5c batt still good after a month of use?
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    Default Re: 5c battery life surprise

    One thing I can say about this phone is I'm with the rest of y'all: The battery life is awesome. I went an entire day yesterday without a charge and that was even after using iTunes radio in the barn for about 2 hours as I was cleaning stalls as well as Hay Day checks and playing Candy Crush some. I figured with it being LTE, the battery would drain faster, but it's amazing how long it lasts.

    My only gripe about the battery is how slow it charges on non OEM cables.
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    The battery life of my iPhone 5C is awesome its double from my previous iPhone 4S. Happy to upgrade here.


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    Apple radio drains my battery really quickly!!!
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    Yup! Best battery life of any device I have owned!
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    I got myself a 5C over the holidays and was planning on selling it again in a couple of weeks (I just really wanted to get my hands on it for longer than a few minutes) and too am very impressed with the battery.

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    My iPhone5 battery seems to be slightly battered by now and hardly makes the 6 hrs active usage... that taken into account I was really astounded with the battery this morning. Moreover I can definitely tell the cameras have been slightly refined. Altogether there are some good reasons to maybe reconsider my initial plan. The 5C is a beautiful device, and that's coming from a guy who also owns a silver/white 5.
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    5C has been incredible as far as battery life goes for me. Far better than my BB Z10, but that isn't a surprise. The difference is that I've had a Pebble and a Jawbone Up24 connected to my 5C constantly and I've still been able to get at least 12 hours, if not more, out of the device. Does anyone know how the 5C battery compares to the 5S?
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    my girlfriend owns a 5S and that battery life is suprisingly underwhelming. It might not be representative (having said that we went to an Apple Store and got it scrutinised, apparently the battery is fine) but her phone hardly makes 5-6hours active usage. And that's with many features switched off. So in my experience the 5S battery can't keep up with the C but that's just two of billions of devices compared, don't know how they stack up in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melbsteve View Post
    my girlfriend owns a 5S and that battery life is suprisingly underwhelming. It might not be representative (having said that we went to an Apple Store and got it scrutinised, apparently the battery is fine) but her phone hardly makes 5-6hours active usage. And that's with many features switched off. So in my experience the 5S battery can't keep up with the C but that's just two of billions of devices compared, don't know how they stack up in general.
    So I want to know if you've decided to keep your 5C or sell it like you mentioned in a previous post?
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