1. jor-el's Avatar
    I got the Droid1 the day it came out. It has become a lil glitchy as of late. I am thinking of trying the iphone but one thing that has me a lil concerned is the fact that I cant change the battery. I am a heavy user and regularly need to pop in my spare. How does the current iphone4 do with battery use? I know it may be different on vzw vs att but it should be in the same ballpark as far as usage, or am I way off?

    matt
    01-31-2011 07:18 PM
  2. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    I just bought an iPhone 4 dock with emergency battery. It comes with a spare pack that you can plug into the bottom of the iPhone for an extra 3 hours of talk time. The battery times are listed on the apple site, but in all reality the life from what I hear is:

    3-4 days with LIGHT use
    1-1.5 days with regular use
    .75-1 day with heavy use
    01-31-2011 07:24 PM
  3. lcargile's Avatar
    If the battery on the iPhone is anything remotely close to the battery on the iPad, then we should be good. I was wondering the same thing myself. But, honestly Apple has a really decent track record for the battery life of their products. iOS (for the most part) is not necessarily a power hungry OS unless coerced by the user to be so (constant multitasking and multiple power draining apps running in the background.). I will say this, I use the garbage out of my phones during the day. I had a Blackberry Storm 2 and by the end of the day it was only about 3/4 dead. I went to the Droid 2 about 3 months ago and I can barely make it through the day on a solid charge. The way I see it, I can only go up from here. But I know for a fact that Apple products handle their battery usage very efficiently. Speaking of which...is it Feb 3rd yet?!?!?!
    01-31-2011 07:33 PM
  4. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    I know a few people with iphone 4's on at&t and they get better battery life than I do with most of the droid's I had so I am happy it is not abysmal like on the HTC phones
    01-31-2011 08:47 PM
  5. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    3-4 days with LIGHT use
    1-1.5 days with regular use
    .75-1 day with heavy use
    And really that's what I get with my Blackberry right now, which is "known for good battery life".

    So if those use times hold up on the Verizon iPhone, I'll be stoked!
    01-31-2011 09:23 PM
  6. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    The iPhone 4 battery life is better than any high end media-centric device and that includes all the Android devices. I've had all versions of the iPhone and the 4 was tremendous. It was totally unexpected because when I had the 3GS I would always have to charge throughout the day. But iPhone 4 has excellent battery life.
    01-31-2011 09:45 PM
  7. S.meezy#CB's Avatar
    The iPhone 4 battery life is better than any high end media-centric device and that includes all the Android devices.
    What about my underclocked and undervolted Droid2? (...any, you say?)

    OP: if it is "bad" there are plenty of ways around this... Morphie Juice Pack, external rechargeable battery packs, etc etc ad infinitum... Everyone makes accessories for this phone, and there shouldn't be a problem at all
    01-31-2011 09:59 PM
  8. jor-el's Avatar
    Thanks. I went from a Curve to a Storm to the Droid1 and I had decent battery experience with all 3. But there were days when I need a charge or extra battery. I will look into the dock. thanks. Im ready for the 3rd now!
    Last edited by kal-el; 02-01-2011 at 04:32 PM.
    02-01-2011 04:27 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    Thanks. I went from a Curve to a Storm to the Droid1 and I have decent battery experience with all 3. But there were days when I need a charge or extra battery. I will look into the dock. thanks. Im ready for the 3rd now!
    If you think the Storm has decent battery life, then you will love the iPhone 4 battery life
    02-01-2011 04:31 PM
  10. beto89's Avatar
    The iPhone 4 battery life is better than any high end media-centric device and that includes all the Android devices. I've had all versions of the iPhone and the 4 was tremendous. It was totally unexpected because when I had the 3GS I would always have to charge throughout the day. But iPhone 4 has excellent battery life.
    +1
    I remember that my old iphone 3g would last me all day with heavy usage. All the android phones I've had are not extremely bad, but definitely drain faster than the iphone. Apple is very good with battery life and durability on their products.
    02-01-2011 06:53 PM
  11. JakePleasants's Avatar
    If you think the Storm has decent battery life, then you will love the iPhone 4 battery life
    Took the words right out of my mouth.

    +1
    I remember that my old iphone 3g would last me all day with heavy usage. All the android phones I've had are not extremely bad, but definitely drain faster than the iphone. Apple is very good with battery life and durability on their products.
    My iPhone 3G's battery was also fantastic. One of the longest lasting phones I've had.
    02-01-2011 07:19 PM
  12. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    What about my underclocked and undervolted Droid2? (...any, you say?)

    OP: if it is "bad" there are plenty of ways around this... Morphie Juice Pack, external rechargeable battery packs, etc etc ad infinitum... Everyone makes accessories for this phone, and there shouldn't be a problem at all
    Yes. I underclocked my EVO and the battery was still not as good as the iPhone 4. If I have to underclock a device and lose processing power to gain battery life then I'm going to get another device.
    02-01-2011 07:34 PM
  13. iSRS's Avatar
    Coming from a palm pre plus. Doing nothing chews through battery life like there is no tomorrow.
    02-01-2011 07:38 PM
  14. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Coming from a palm pre plus. Doing nothing chews through battery life like there is no tomorrow.
    Try an EVO with the 4G on
    02-01-2011 07:41 PM
  15. iSRS's Avatar
    Try an EVO with the 4G on
    Guessing that is one of the "compromises" that Tim Cook alluded to that Apple wasn't willing to make...
    02-01-2011 08:16 PM
  16. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Guessing that is one of the "compromises" that Tim Cook alluded to that Apple wasn't willing to make...
    Yeah battery life is terrible on 4G. It's one of the features not even worth using. I just don't like having to toggle things on and off to preserve battery life. So for the entire 5 months I had the EVO the 4G probably was on a couple times for a few mins.
    02-01-2011 08:29 PM
  17. Entertainment72's Avatar
    I've heard and know of people with EVO's with literally 2 hours of life between charges, insane.
    02-01-2011 08:57 PM
  18. iSRS's Avatar
    I've heard and know of people with EVO's with literally 2 hours of life between charges, insane.
    But, Hey! It's fast!*

    *under certain conditions
    02-01-2011 09:12 PM
  19. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    But, Hey! It's fast!*

    *under certain conditions
    That's like the fact that AT&T has the fastest 3G coverage available.*

    *In the 3 sq/mi that AT&T has coverage. xD
    02-01-2011 09:18 PM
  20. sting7k's Avatar

    My iPhone 3G's battery was also fantastic. One of the longest lasting phones I've had.
    The battery on the iPhone 4 is even better. Had the 3G for 2 years and noticed the difference immediately after upgrading last summer. I thought the 3G had a pretty good battery too.
    02-01-2011 11:53 PM
  21. S.meezy#CB's Avatar
    Yes. I underclocked my EVO and the battery was still not as good as the iPhone 4. If I have to underclock a device and lose processing power to gain battery life then I'm going to get another device.
    I miss the Evo, but having to charge it at the end of the work day (and not getting great/much/any service) caused me to bring it back... oh well... my D2 runs fine underclocked and to get 2 days out of a charge consistently (gotten as much as 5 days) texting and on the internet... well... haha a couple mhz here, a couple days there
    02-02-2011 12:02 AM
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