1. toemasuxsempai's Avatar
    I consider myself a power user. If I did this on my iphone I get maybe of 5-7 hours max. So whatever they did, they made the mini battery life pretty damn good. I'll take the reduce clock speed for godly battery anytime. Apple really needs to up the battery life for the iphone IMO.

    If they make a bigger screen phone, I predict quad core 64 bit with 12 hours of battery!

    Also I didn't charge the battery, I connected the mini to the pc to update my photos library. So I'm not fudging battery life...
    Attached Thumbnails they made the mini battery life pretty damn good.-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1384443153.082598.jpg  
    11-14-2013 10:36 AM
  2. pgood4's Avatar
    I've only had mine for a day, but yesterday I used it for about 3.5 hours reading and downloading my magazine subscriptions and generally getting everything setup again. When I checked the battery this morning I was at 82%. Not a bad start and definitely pretty good from my perspective.
    11-14-2013 12:08 PM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    I consider myself a power user. If I did this on my iphone I get maybe of 5-7 hours max. So whatever they did, they made the mini battery life pretty damn good. I'll take the reduce clock speed for godly battery anytime. Apple really needs to up the battery life for the iphone IMO.

    If they make a bigger screen phone, I predict quad core 64 bit with 12 hours of battery!

    Also I didn't charge the battery, I connected the mini to the pc to update my photos library. So I'm not fudging battery life...
    They did increase the battery by 1/3 so the results don't surprise me
    11-14-2013 01:22 PM
  4. Chris Parsons's Avatar
    Good to know, can't wait to get one for myself.
    11-14-2013 01:26 PM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    I consider myself a power user. If I did this on my iphone I get maybe of 5-7 hours max. So whatever they did, they made the mini battery life pretty damn good. I'll take the reduce clock speed for godly battery anytime. Apple really needs to up the battery life for the iphone IMO.
    One can't really compare the smaller sized battery that is in the iPhone with the larger size battery in the iPad Mini. The fact that the battery is larger in the Mini is the reason why you are seeing such great battery life... On a side note since you mentioned the iPhone battery, my iPhone 5S battery is pretty darn good with 11 hours of usage and 1 day of standby time.
    11-14-2013 02:31 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    They did increase the battery by 1/3 so the results don't surprise me
    Yeah but a lot of that battery increase is going to powering the more power hungry retina screen.
    11-14-2013 03:29 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    Yeah but a lot of that battery increase is going to powering the more power hungry retina screen.
    Oh ya for sure imagine using that battery in the mini 1 .. I would be sold lol
    11-14-2013 03:33 PM
  8. toemasuxsempai's Avatar
    I just find it weird that the ipad air has similar battery life, but a larger battery when I was using it.
    11-14-2013 10:01 PM
  9. taz323's Avatar
    Oh ya for sure imagine using that battery in the mini 1 .. I would be sold lol
    Me too.
    11-15-2013 12:52 AM
  10. Peligro911's Avatar
    I just find it weird that the ipad air has similar battery life, but a larger battery when I was using it.
    Also a bigger retina screen
    11-15-2013 02:18 AM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I just find it weird that the ipad air has similar battery life, but a larger battery when I was using it.
    The iPad Air's battery has a larger retina screen to power and also slightly higher CPU clock speed. Also although Apple is only advertising 10 hours on the iPad air, if you look in the battery thread on the forum, there are some of us getting 15+ hours.
    11-15-2013 08:17 AM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    The iPad Air's battery has a larger retina screen to power and also slightly higher CPU clock speed. Also although Apple is only advertising 10 hours on the iPad air, if you look in the battery thread on the forum, there are some of us getting 15+ hours.
    I agree. With the first charge on my iPad Air I got 13.5 hours of usage and 14 hours after the second charge. The iPad Air has awesome battery life.
    11-15-2013 08:24 AM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    I agree. With the first charge on my iPad Air I got 13.5 hours of usage and 14 hours after the second charge. The iPad Air has awesome battery life.
    I only get about 7 or so on my Air but I would get a ton more if I stopped playing my online game ( Modern Combat )not gonna happen lol it sucks the battery down quick but it's understandable I know I get more if I do other things besides game.
    11-16-2013 04:57 AM
  14. French's Avatar
    My usage is VERY close to yours...though I tend to have 2 days of standby, but getting about 11 hours of usage. The other day I was 4 minutes shy of 12 hours when it shut down. I'm on and off mine multiple times during the day and also spend time reading/downloading magazines, watching youtube, and just general reading of zines/news/rss feeds. And surfing the web. So not quite sure I'd say I'm a power user, but I take it with me everywhere and use it off and on all day and night. Probably why I get the extra day of standby over you. But anyway, I agree...I'm very happy with the battery life.

    I consider myself a power user. If I did this on my iphone I get maybe of 5-7 hours max. So whatever they did, they made the mini battery life pretty damn good. I'll take the reduce clock speed for godly battery anytime. Apple really needs to up the battery life for the iphone IMO.

    If they make a bigger screen phone, I predict quad core 64 bit with 12 hours of battery!

    Also I didn't charge the battery, I connected the mini to the pc to update my photos library. So I'm not fudging battery life...
    11-23-2013 09:13 PM
  15. toemasuxsempai's Avatar
    they made the mini battery life pretty damn good.-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1385356873.999430.jpg

    2 weeks with the mini and the battery is still consistent.
    11-25-2013 12:22 AM
  16. French's Avatar
    I'm curious...roughly what brightness are you set at? I just realized that you are actually getting better battery life than I am. Not that I'm complaining...I'm happy with 10 - 12 usage and a couple of days standby with each charge.
    11-25-2013 08:03 AM
  17. DougFNJ's Avatar
    So far I have been very satisfied with battery life. For some reason the first gen Mini suffered a bit, after 2 hours surfing reading and working that one would be down to half life. This mini with retina has been used heavier and seems to be lasting twice as long.
    11-26-2013 11:12 AM
  18. zdn1042's Avatar
    Battery life is one of the most important factors for me in choosing a tablet. So it's nice to see a lot of positive feedback about the retina Mini's battery. Can't wait to get one!
    11-28-2013 01:28 AM
  19. kancharlaraj's Avatar
    Safe to say I'm impressed...
    11-28-2013 09:15 PM
  20. melbsteve's Avatar
    they made the mini battery life pretty damn good.-image.jpg

    pretty sure other Tablets would need a recharge soon, my Mini hasn't even reached halftime. really sweet.
    11-29-2013 03:29 PM
  21. venturin88's Avatar
    I've been really impressed with how little battery is used when it sits in standby. Just using it for a couple hours after work every night I can go a week without charging it. My Nexus 7 (2013) had to be charged every 2-3 days with similar usage.they made the mini battery life pretty damn good.-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1385858576.473996.jpg
    11-30-2013 07:43 PM
  22. nj1266's Avatar
    More than two days of usage 😆😆😆


    Sent from my iPhone 7
    12-14-2013 12:30 AM
  23. Briannawilks's Avatar
    I agree I use it with my brightness almost all the way turned up and the battery life is still outstanding


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    12-20-2013 12:50 PM
  24. lui22's Avatar
    I agree I use it with my brightness almost all the way turned up and the battery life is still outstanding


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    But WITH the battery all the way down. My PlayBook would last a week with the same screen settings, and using it just the same. This last me about a day
    12-22-2013 06:05 PM
  25. fluppyboy's Avatar
    Good battery life? No kidding! The battery life on my new rMini is outstanding:

    01-03-2014 09:28 AM
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