1. sicario666's Avatar
    I'm currently a galaxy s3 owner and I'm curious how battery life is with the iPhone 5. I know its 4g capable so that's the main reason I'm curious. As well as not having a replaceable battery. Throw me your results and thoughts. I understand the phone has a native 4g toggle, correct?

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    09-25-2012 10:36 AM
  2. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    Mine isn't too bad. Maybe slightly better than my i4
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    09-25-2012 10:41 AM
  3. pgood4's Avatar
    I also have a SIII, ATT variant. It's still early, but I would say the iPhone is quite a bit better than the SIII. I was running a custom kernel to optimize battery life on the SIII, but I'm still seeing much better performance on the iPhone, but again it's only been a few days. I have left the 4G on at all times and I have both work and icloud email set to push.
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    09-25-2012 10:43 AM
  4. Exxod's Avatar
    2 hours of this is just music use. The rest is LTE browsing (iMore app, iMore Forums app, FB, Twitter, Safari)
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    09-25-2012 10:47 AM
  5. stillzmatik's Avatar
    I find the battery life to be pretty good. I think most people don't take in to consideration the fact that they use a new phone more frequently because it is new.
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    09-25-2012 10:59 AM
  6. asuprice's Avatar
    I'm currently a galaxy s3 owner and I'm curious how battery life is with the iPhone 5. I know its 4g capable so that's the main reason I'm curious. As well as not having a replaceable battery. Throw me your results and thoughts. I understand the phone has a native 4g toggle, correct?

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    http://forums.imore.com/iphone-5-for...rking-you.html
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    09-25-2012 11:14 AM
  7. finn5975's Avatar
    I was an owner of the Galaxy S3 and currently am using the iphone 5. All things considered, my S3 would decrease at about twice the rate of what I am seeing the 5 decrease. Both phones I kept at maximum brightness so that accounts for much of the variation as the S3 obviously has a fairly larger screen and different screen technology. Also, I find the 5 charges VERY quickly using the new lightning cord.
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    09-25-2012 12:17 PM
  8. RichardC300's Avatar
    I feel like it's on par or slightly less battery life than my 4S. This is with taking into consideration that I do not use it more than I did my 4S.
    09-25-2012 01:21 PM
  9. vrs626's Avatar
    2 hours of this is just music use. The rest is LTE browsing (iMore app, iMore Forums app, FB, Twitter, Safari)
    I'm getting less than half of this. Browsing, email, text on LTE I'm near zero after 3.5 to 4 hours.
    09-25-2012 01:41 PM
  10. F34R's Avatar
    09-25-2012 04:53 PM
  11. jessedholm's Avatar
    With heavy lte usage id say its About the same as the 4s but screen brightness has to be cut back to the
    Halfway point.
    09-25-2012 06:11 PM
  12. LocoStrange's Avatar
    Posted this after working my 12 hour shift overnight on a different forum.. " Damn. Nice battery. Currently at 68% with 4 hours, 49 minutes of usage and 14 hours, 52 minutes of standby. Normally, with my 4S it would be close to 30% after work "

    Then...later that same day...

    'I was around 45% with 7 hr, 21 minutes usage. Stand by is 21 hr, 32 minutes.

    Not bad at all. My 4S would have been dead a long time ago. '
    09-25-2012 06:14 PM
  13. Exxod's Avatar
    I'm getting less than half of this. Browsing, email, text on LTE I'm near zero after 3.5 to 4 hours.
    Signal strength plays a key role in determining your battery's performance. The weaker the signal, the more power your phone has to put in its cell chip to maintain contact with the tower.
    09-25-2012 06:34 PM
  14. finn5975's Avatar
    So, about 6 hours of usage. There are so many variables. That's a nice thing about androids battery stats is the detailed breakdown. Some of this was 3G, some LTE, most wifi. Screen at 100% brightness. Some surfing, texting, streaming.
    Attached Thumbnails I5 owners. How's battery life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1348623255.617952.jpg  
    09-25-2012 09:37 PM
  15. Garz's Avatar
    I'm running LTE all the time. Battery is better than my 4S and HSPA+. Impressed.
    09-26-2012 12:18 AM
  16. vrs626's Avatar
    Signal strength plays a key role in determining your battery's performance. The weaker the signal, the more power your phone has to put in its cell chip to maintain contact with the tower.
    LTE with 4 bars
    09-26-2012 12:35 AM
  17. Exxod's Avatar
    LTE with 4 bars
    What about Location Services? What apps are using GPS?
    09-26-2012 02:26 AM
  18. TaliZorah's Avatar
    I had a GS3 before I had my Lumia 900 and now iPhone 5. I traded in the GS3 because I forgot how much I hated android and exchanged it for the L900. Then of course... got the i5. I have to say all have similar battery life. But I would say the iPhone 5 and L900 are a tie with the GS3 slightly behind.
    09-26-2012 06:37 AM
  19. squire's Avatar
    Some of the numbers I've seen here makes me believe that people that are getting 15 to 22 hours of stand by don't talk more than 20-30 minutes a day. So I included the screen shot of my cellular usage since launch day at 8:20 am.




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    09-26-2012 05:45 PM
  20. coltsbr's Avatar
    Almost a week now and the battery life is getting better. And I thought it was pretty good to start with.
    Attached Thumbnails I5 owners. How's battery life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1348714716.014551.jpg  
    09-26-2012 10:59 PM
  21. vrs626's Avatar
    Almost a week now and the battery life is getting better. And I thought it was pretty good to start with.
    Wow I wish I was getting battery life like that. Any particular settings that you've customized that have made a difference? Also are you on LTE?
    09-26-2012 11:06 PM
  22. iphonefizzle's Avatar
    I5 owners. How's battery life?-img_0018.pnghere is my battery life its great compared to all of my other phones.
    09-26-2012 11:58 PM
  23. LocoStrange's Avatar
    Some of the numbers I've seen here makes me believe that people that are getting 15 to 22 hours of stand by don't talk more than 20-30 minutes a day. So I included the screen shot of my cellular usage since launch day at 8:20 am.




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    Yesterday, I didn't plug my charger right and woke up to 55% life. According to my recent, I made about 1.5 hours worth of calls and left me at around 45%. Dunno. About 10% for more than 1 hour and heavy texting isn't too bad still
    09-27-2012 12:18 AM
  24. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Battery life on this phone is amazing compared to my Samsung Galaxy S3. I have to charge the S3 every twelve hours due to the use I put it through in an average day. With the iPhone 5, doing the same things, I could happily run it for well over a day and a half.
    09-27-2012 04:21 AM
  25. coltsbr's Avatar
    Wow I wish I was getting battery life like that. Any particular settings that you've customized that have made a difference? Also are you on LTE?
    I have dropped the screen brightness down to .25% or close to that. Auto brightness turned off.... Mail setting to fetch every hour with PUSH turned off. I do have location services turned on so far. I like to keep that on. So I have not messed with having that turned off yet. That's about it. Try that and see where you are at.

    Also conditioning the battery I think helps a lot. I know many people do not think that has anything to do with it but charging the battery up and letting it fully drain (down to 5 or 10%) before recharging it back up again will help how long it will hold a charge. You don't have to do that forever just the first couple weeks of having the device. I know the MFG's say that you don't have to do that but trust me it helps.

    Oh as far as LTE, I'm on WiFi most of the time. I'm only on LTE about 25% of my day.
    09-27-2012 09:59 AM
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