1. markhunsaker's Avatar
    It all depends on what you do. 3D gaming is a drain, so is browsing. I have been on my phone a lot today, playing a few 3D games, an hour of phone calls, 3 10 minute FaceTime calls, tons of browsing, a little YouTube, tons of texts and push email on. Five hours of usage with 14 1/2 hours of stand by with 30% remaining. I'm super happy with the battery life.
    07-22-2010 01:18 AM
  2. Jellotime91's Avatar
    It all depends on what you do. 3D gaming is a drain, so is browsing. I have been on my phone a lot today, playing a few 3D games, an hour of phone calls, 3 10 minute FaceTime calls, tons of browsing, a little YouTube, tons of texts and push email on. Five hours of usage with 14 1/2 hours of stand by with 30% remaining. I'm super happy with the battery life.
    That's pretty damn sweet.
    07-22-2010 01:42 AM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Yep... I'm sitting at 37% after 17 hours 23 minutes... and 5 hours 47 minutes of usage - phone calls, texting, twitter/facebook/rss, and some games. Much better than the first week or so.
    07-22-2010 02:21 AM
  4. rotchcrocket04's Avatar
    I'm thoroughly and 100% thrilled with the battery life. I thought my 3GS was sufficient but always left me wanting a little more on those heavier usage days. The 4 definitely has fulfilled that wish. It's probably one of the biggest reasons I can't go to another phone - they simply just cannot achieve battery life like this.

    The best I got so far was 5 hours and 23minutes usage and 1 day and 18 hours of standby with 10% battery life left. Not bad considering almost 2 days of standby.

    I must add - the iPad has spoiled me rotten for exceptional battery life though! Haha!
    07-22-2010 08:44 AM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm thoroughly and 100% thrilled with the battery life. I thought my 3GS was sufficient but always left me wanting a little more on those heavier usage days. The 4 definitely has fulfilled that wish. It's probably one of the biggest reasons I can't go to another phone - they simply just cannot achieve battery life like this.
    Wow, are you serious? Do you live under a rock? :o You can't leave the iPhone because no other phone can achieve battery life like the iPhone? My BlackBerry could go 2 days on a charge with heavy use - including game play, push services, etc. Heck my son's Droid gets better battery life than my iPhone4.

    That said, I am not bashing the iPhone at all, and the battery life is much improved... but don't get carried away with it... the battery life is better than any iPhone before, but there are other quality phones with battery life as good or better.
    07-22-2010 09:56 AM
  6. rotchcrocket04's Avatar
    Wow, are you serious? Do you live under a rock? :o You can't leave the iPhone because no other phone can achieve battery life like the iPhone? My BlackBerry could go 2 days on a charge with heavy use - including game play, push services, etc. Heck my son's Droid gets better battery life than my iPhone4.

    That said, I am not bashing the iPhone at all, and the battery life is much improved... but don't get carried away with it... the battery life is better than any iPhone before, but there are other quality phones with battery life as good or better.
    Lol ohhh k, I think there's a misunderstanding here.

    First, I said it's probably ONE of the biggest reasons. Not the only reason. Example: the Evo is an awesome phone... I'm sure that would be a very comparable phone for me to switch to... if I would be alright with a quarter of the battery life. It's literally terrible compared to the iPhone and anyone can tell you that.

    If it was all about battery life I'd go back to the old Nokia flip phones my parents (try to) use and get a week's worth of usage/standby out of them. That's obviously not my biggest concern.

    I'm not even going to comment on the Blackberry comment. That's comparing apples to oranges.

    Does your son have the Droid Incredible? Just for comparison sake - my friend has the Incredible which I also think is a really nice phone. However, he said he was able to achieve just about the same battery specs as advertised.

    Incredible - Usage Time: Up to 312Minutes/Standby Time: Up to 146Hours
    iPhone 4 - Talk time: Up to 7 hours on 3G/Up to 14 hours on 2G/Standby time: Up to 300 hours

    My biggest thing is the overall experience. I've been using the iPhone since day one 3 years ago, and have had every one since then. I've seen it come a long way and have thoroughly enjoyed the changes, updates, and revisions. My point I was trying to make is that to get a phone with equivalent battery life, a fantastic touch screen (b/c most Droid touchscreens aren't QUITE as accurate, very good, but not quite), an awesome OS, more Apps than I could possibly imagine, easy updates, good syncing capabilities, etc etc. I can't find all of these features on another phone out there. Every single Droid that comes out everybody dubs the newest "iPhone killer" and then 3 months later it's gone and no one knows anything about it. There isn't a "whole package" that's as good as the iPhone 4 and there surely has not been an "iPhone killer" yet... there's no attacking here that's just my point I'm trying to convey. :o
    07-22-2010 10:22 AM
  7. McIPhone's Avatar
    I'm averaging 48+ hours. I'm on my third battery conditioning cycle. The first two cycle last over 48 hours each. I'd say I'm doing more than moderate usage so I believe the 36 hours to be conservative.

    My son's unit, with much heavier usage, isn't getting anywhere near 36 hours.

    Mac
    07-22-2010 10:25 AM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    Lol ohhh k, I think there's a misunderstanding here ... there's no attacking here that's just my point I'm trying to convey. :o
    No harm, no foul ... and for the record, my son has a Droid X.

    FWIW, I have seen a tremendous improvement in battery life since I got my iPhone4... and I love the phone and am staying right here with is... but the battery life is not the reason (just saying)...
    07-22-2010 10:33 AM
  9. MrFadedGlory#IM's Avatar
    Well its a been a week since I got my iPhone 4 and Im always at 100% around 7am and my phone asses out around 10pm at night. Right now im at 24%....3 hrs of usage and 9 hours standby, i've been browsing a little today and playing a few games etc. no music or video playing, wifi is on, also in 3G. Still not digging this battery, Im used to my BB Bold 9700's battery that can go for days...
    07-28-2010 04:43 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    Usuage will not always acurately tell how well your battery is doing. When playing the iPod, it hardly eats battery compared to using apps and browsing. There are two different sides to the story
    07-28-2010 05:59 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    Well its a been a week since I got my iPhone 4 and Im always at 100% around 7am and my phone asses out around 10pm at night. Right now im at 24%....3 hrs of usage and 9 hours standby, i've been browsing a little today and playing a few games etc. no music or video playing, wifi is on, also in 3G. Still not digging this battery, Im used to my BB Bold 9700's battery that can go for days...
    Look at how small the screen is on the 9700. You really think you will get the same battery life with a much bigger display?
    07-28-2010 06:00 PM
  12. MrFadedGlory#IM's Avatar
    Look at how small the screen is on the 9700. You really think you will get the same battery life with a much bigger display?
    I was just saying that I am used to the longer battery life on my bold 9700 but do realize that there is a lot more going on with my iphone. Just hoping my battery gets better....maybe i have to tweek some settings. Im charging now and when its 100% I will let it sit overnight off of the charger and see what i get when i wake up

    UPDATE: WOW I was at 100% at 10pm last night and took it off the charger. When i woke up at 7am today it was down to 99%. Not bad. At least I know its not draining like some folks are reporting
    Last edited by MrFadedGlory; 07-29-2010 at 08:55 AM.
    07-28-2010 08:31 PM
  13. JamesC1119's Avatar
    I'm surprised. Are you using gps? I usually get 6-7 hours of usage over 3G (twitter, facebook, web browsing etc.). I leave location based services on and toggle wifi as necessary. I never use Bluetooth.
    07-28-2010 10:54 PM
  14. Moonbase0ne's Avatar
    I am surprised and happy with the battery life for iP4. I do alot of web browsing and messaging and a few games and the battery has held up quite well. I was thinking of getting one of those backup battery packs but I honestly don't think I need it. I needed it before with my other phone.

    But I am curious what do you do after a year or so of use And need a new battery, seeing as you cannot easily rmove the iPhone battery like on most phones.
    07-28-2010 10:57 PM
  15. ladytonya's Avatar
    I can go a whole day without charging my i4 if I don't play a lot of games. I keep WiFi and 3G turned on most of the time plus I have tons of push notifications and I keep location services on. The way I look at it, I have a charger at home, one at work, and one in the car. I rarely even use the one in the car but it's there just in case! The longest I think it's gone without charging during the day while being used periodically was around 12 hours. I thought that was pretty good! If I unplug it at night with 100% charge and it just sits in my purse all night, I usually wake up with a 99 or 100% charge. I'm happy with the battery performance so far, I just hope I'm not making my battery weak by overcharging it!
    07-29-2010 12:08 AM
  16. timberga's Avatar
    The battery life on my iphone 4 when I first got it was phenomenal! I was getting like 6.5 - 7.5 hrs usage.

    Lately I'm not getting even close and today its even worse! Here are a few data points I took. My usage isn't always exactly the same day to day but my patterns are fairly consistent.

    Usage: 6 hr, 50 min Standby: 17 hr 44 min 1% remaining
    Usage: 7 hr, 30 min Standby: 17 hr 52 min 9% remaining
    Usage: 7 hr, 2 min Standby: 18 hr 24 min 12% remaining
    Usage: 7 hr, 30 min Standby: 15 hr 40 min 3% remaining
    Usage: 7 hr, 33 min Standby: unknown 1% remaining
    Usage 6 hr, 23 min Standby: unknown 19% remaining
    Usage 6 hr, 36 min Standby: 15 hr, 5 min 3% remaining
    Usage 4 hr, 16 min Standby: 17 hr, 0 min 37% remaining
    Usage 5 hr, 28 min Standby: 18 hr, 13 min 14% remaining
    Usage 5 hr, 5 min Standby: 18 hr, 17 min 19% remaining
    Usage: 5 hr, 1 min Standby: 17 hr, 40 min 10% remaining

    I wish Apple had an "app" to figure that out.....

    - whats using battery
    - averages of battery life between full charges
    - etc.

    Any thoughts? Anyone experiencing similar issues?
    07-29-2010 01:58 AM
  17. sharky2006's Avatar
    @mrfadedglory

    you cant base battery comparisons between a BB 9700 or a BB of any kind with an iPhone, you should base it off of something that is similar like... a Nexus One or HTC desire or a Galaxy.
    07-29-2010 01:59 AM
  18. frozinwater's Avatar
    Has anyone seen a DRAMATIC drain in battery life using their phone on 3G as opposed to 2G? I don't just mean in terms of internet browsing but in general, will I suffer major battery drain having my phone on 3G as opposed to just leaving it on 2G. Thanks in advance.
    07-29-2010 07:27 AM
  19. MrFadedGlory#IM's Avatar
    @mrfadedglory

    you cant base battery comparisons between a BB 9700 or a BB of any kind with an iPhone, you should base it off of something that is similar like... a Nexus One or HTC desire or a Galaxy.
    Yes I understand that. I am just not used to such battery drain, this is my first ever iPhone. I love it though, im just gonna have to get a car charger or something to keep it from dying by 9pm-10pm every night. I mean if I have to leave work at shoot straight out somewhere for the night my phone is as good as dead without a car charger lol
    07-29-2010 08:58 AM
  20. rotchcrocket04's Avatar
    Last weekend I was thoroughly impressed with my battery life - once again. I spent the whole weekend with my g/f so I would consider my usage reasonably below average. With that said, I got 5 hours, 5 min Usage and 2 days, 16 hours Standby.

    64 hours of Standby while getting over 5 hours of Usage out of the phone is fantastic. Once again - I'm thrilled.

    3G on, Wifi off, Loc. Services on - what else did I forget? Lol
    07-29-2010 11:35 AM
  21. rotchcrocket04's Avatar
    Has anyone seen a DRAMATIC drain in battery life using their phone on 3G as opposed to 2G? I don't just mean in terms of internet browsing but in general, will I suffer major battery drain having my phone on 3G as opposed to just leaving it on 2G. Thanks in advance.
    You'll definitely notice more life out of the phone if you turn 3G off. However, I don't think I would classify it as a "dramatic" difference. See my previous post ^ about the usage I got while using the phone less than usual. I had 3G turned on the whole weekend.
    07-29-2010 11:38 AM
  22. mpaquette's Avatar
    I'm really impressed with my battery life so far. I spend my day in a pretty strong 3G coverage area. Have Mobile Me and an Exchange account set to push. Use WhatApp quite a bit during the day. Toss in some web browsing, Twitter and I'm typically at 60-65% by the time I put my phone on the charger around 11:30 PM.
    07-29-2010 11:43 AM
  23. frozinwater's Avatar
    Oh ok thanks alot. I think i will have it enabled while I'm at work and just wi-fi when i can. I was just worried. Thanks again.
    07-29-2010 01:29 PM
  24. Taco50's Avatar
    My battery life is much better compared to 3GS. I had trouble making it through a full day. Now I can make it through the day with pretty heavy usage no problem.
    07-29-2010 10:51 PM
  25. Joshyy-Rey's Avatar
    even if an app isnt fetching data in the the backgrund or active is it still killing battery? should I kill it out of multitaksing?
    07-30-2010 12:39 PM
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