I5 owners. How's battery life?

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sicario666

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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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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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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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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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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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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.
 

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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. '
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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Almost a week now and the battery life is getting better. And I thought it was pretty good to start with.
 

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