1. Joey4u615's Avatar
    Just went through my first full day with the iPhone. I thought it would be a good idea to share and compare our battery results.

    So far, my iPhone 4 seems like its pretty much on par with my Blackberry Bold. I expect the battery life to get a bit better as the week goes on and after a couple of complete discharges.

    What are your results?

    02-08-2011 08:57 PM
  2. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    I'm sure it'll get better! I haven't put mine down since it arrived!!
    02-08-2011 10:41 PM
  3. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Using it from 100% all day substitute teaching I browsed these forums a good bit and looked up a few things on Google as well as checked e-mail and text and make a number of phone calls and when I charged it after the day around 5ish it was at 53%. Can't complain.

    My worry is battery longevity. If we are always charging these things, how long will that capacity last? A few months? A year? Would that be worth getting AppleCare for?
    02-08-2011 10:46 PM
  4. tcoche's Avatar
    If we are always charging these things, how long will that capacity last? A few months? A year? Would that be worth getting AppleCare for?
    Thats one of the reasons why I took the full replacement insurance with VZW. It also extended my warranty out another year to 2 years rather than 1 year.
    02-08-2011 10:53 PM
  5. cruiz1022's Avatar
    4GB of data ? What do you do on your phone!? Lol
    02-08-2011 11:03 PM
  6. Entertainment72's Avatar
    The iPhone battery gets better with time; a good practice at the beginning is to let it drain pretty much all the way to then fully charge it.
    02-08-2011 11:34 PM
  7. wboyle3's Avatar
    So this is my third full cycle and I must say, it has already surpassed my old Droid. Hopefully Entertainment72 is right and it'll get even better with time!
    02-09-2011 02:30 AM
  8. Sosai X's Avatar
    My results on my first full day:

    13% battery remaining.

    Time since last full charge:
    Usage - 5 hours, 30 minutes
    Standby - 16 hours, 31 minutes

    Call Time:
    Current Period - 29 minutes
    Lifetime - 29 minutes

    Cellular network data:
    Sent - 21.4MB
    Received - 408MB


    Maybe my expectations were too high, but so far I'm not entirely impressed. In fact, my Blackberry Storm 1 (shudder) had far better battery life.
    02-09-2011 05:53 AM
  9. DX9's Avatar
    You guys have to remember you have a very high resolution screen. Having that on alot causes drain as well as 3G. I only use 3G when needed and I also have the luxury of connecting to Wifi all the time at my office. I get over 8hrs usage on a full charge and my iPhone 4 is jailbroken. I have 3G on about 30% of the time. No point on me having it on when I don't need it.
    02-09-2011 06:01 AM
  10. Gee-Air-Mo's Avatar
    My results on my first full day:

    13% battery remaining.

    Time since last full charge:
    Usage - 5 hours, 30 minutes
    Standby - 16 hours, 31 minutes

    Call Time:
    Current Period - 29 minutes
    Lifetime - 29 minutes

    Cellular network data:
    Sent - 21.4MB
    Received - 408MB


    Maybe my expectations were too high, but so far I'm not entirely impressed. In fact, my Blackberry Storm 1 (shudder) had far better battery life.
    But did you enjoy using your blackberry Storm? Most people who get an iPhone for the first time don't realize that it is a small computer. It will get better with time, but you will use it more than your last phone.
    02-09-2011 06:05 AM
  11. Sosai X's Avatar
    But did you enjoy using your blackberry Storm?
    For e-mail and text messaging, absolutely - it's superior to the iPhone in those areas.

    Of course the iPhone is far more fluid, stable, and fun.

    I'll certainly be keeping the iPhone if the battery life turns out to be better than I've experienced so far, but if not I may have to re-evaluate this purchase.

    Wish me luck!
    02-09-2011 06:16 AM
  12. MacGuy76's Avatar
    Just went through my first full day with the iPhone. I thought it would be a good idea to share and compare our battery results.

    So far, my iPhone 4 seems like its pretty much on par with my Blackberry Bold. I expect the battery life to get a bit better as the week goes on and after a couple of complete discharges.

    What are your results?

    I would agree! It should get better with more use.
    02-09-2011 07:07 AM
  13. nyc_rock's Avatar
    You guys are getting pretty standard results. In my experience, the Iphone has longer battery life than any Android device. The main reason is that the Iphone really does nothing in the background. Android phones are constantly updating widgets, facebook, twitter etc. The iphone will last forever in standbye mode. Great device. Enjoy.
    02-09-2011 07:42 AM
  14. Joey4u615's Avatar
    4GB of data ? What do you do on your phone!? Lol
    I don't think that's accurate because according to my account on Verizon I've used nowhere near that amount. It would be impossible for me to use that much data in a month, let alone a day based on how I use my phone. Was stumped by that for a while but there's really no way I used that and my usage on my Verizon Wireless account seems much more accurate.
    02-09-2011 07:51 AM
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