Iphone 4 battery makes me sad :(General


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  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    10 hours of surfing via wifi, with a screen/resolution/CPU processor comparable or better than the DINC's

    that is probably 4 or 5 times better than the DINC. if I surf non-stop, I MIGHT get 2 hours of web surfing

    sigh

    that is really the ony thing about the Incredible that sucks: the battery. even the extended use battery I got isn't close to the Iphone
     

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  2. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

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    Battery life is a bit subjective and many factors play a role, so just because that is what is listed, doesn't mean you will actually achieve that.
     
  3. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have tested Apple battery claims before and have found them to be very accurate
     
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    sail4fun201 Well-Known Member

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    Apple's battery life claims are usually BS. Besides, you can easily beat that if you have an extended battery and are smart about it. And if your extended runs out, grab another battery and pop it in there. Let's see that on an iPhone.
     
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    lol I am not sure about this. My friend with his 3gs came to my house and we were both downloading apps, etc. and his phone was down to 27% after 3 hours of usage. All battery claims are over rated, they are never what they are said to be.
     
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    ssddyakno Well-Known Member

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    Let's be honest, the iphone's battery NOW puts the droid inc battery to shame. That's the one thing people with iphones ask and I answer honestly. Yes, your battery is better.
     
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    Read above post because this is not true.
     
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    My father has one that I use - the battery life isn't something to tout - same as most smart phones.
     
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    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    wiretap and makewayhomer,

    Since you folks are relatively new here, I'd like to explain that bickering is one the things that is taken very seriously here. Consider this a warning to stop before action is taken by the MODs. You don't want that. As it stands I'm going to request your tit for tat be deleted.

    Let's all get along.. We are free to express personal opinions. We are not free to shun others for expressing their feelings about their phones, if we don't agree with them.
     
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    Yeah but we can replace the battery. If you even try to do that with the Iphone they will come and kindap you in your sleep and put you in I-Jail.
     
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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    that sounds great, but was my post out of line?
     
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    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I mean, it's really easy to test, I have done this.

    charge your Ipod/iPhone to full, start playing music or video, get results. I have done this. I have found Apple claims to be very accurate.

    have you done this?

    I have the Seido. it increased my time by 30%. Iphone 4 battery is still at least 300% as good. 300%!!! thats a lot.
     
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    MrTissues Well-Known Member

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    I have tested Apple battery claims with my MacBook and my iPod Touch 2G and I have found them to be very INaccurate.
     
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    I will have to say, in terms of testing an iPhone, that is quite unscientific if that is how you did so. Again, I state that there are alot of factors that come into play in terms of battery life. I will give you two simple elements: heat and radio signal. How "accurate" a rating is, is so ambiguous that they tend not to give a full representation of battery life.
     
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    Problematic/inflammatory posts deleted. Play nice or go find another sandbox...fair warning. Cheers!
     
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    Cheers mate
     
  17. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thats not how I tested an Iphone - it is how I tested an Ipod 30g Video and an Ipod Touch. so there were no radio issues.

    for my old Iphone, I could tell you that their video claims were also extremely close to as stated. I used it watch movies on overseas flights and got what was promised wrt video playback life

    in both cases, I got at least as much as the stated claims for Mp3 and video playback.

    so when people say "apple lies about their battery claims", my guess is they are just repeating what they have heard from heresay and havent actually tested it themselves. I used to be one of those people, tested it, and found exactly what Apple stated was true
     
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    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

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    Gotcha. I cannot comment on the iPods as I've never had any issue with them, however I can say that with the iPhone, it is all over the place, and for the most part very inconsistent with the rated life.
     
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    Anonimac Your mom goes to college. VIP Member

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    On a "non-disciplinary"/non-mod note, i'm hating life after today's announcement of iPhone battery life. I'm hoping for a drastic improvement in the Dinc after the first batch of bug fixes from Verizon as was the case with my Droid.

    Cheers!
     
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    IMO, Froyo will give our batteries a nice boost as they have with the Nexus One.
     
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    When I got my 3G a couple of years ago, I could get nearly two days out of it on a single charge. Even after two years, I could get more than a full day out of it, and I used it as my main car music player, used the browser frequently, and had exchange push mail on it.

    With the same usage pattern in the Incredible, I can't go a full day. It's not quite 5 PM right now and my battery is at 40%.

    There's no doubt in my mind that HTC skimped on the battery in a bad way. I'm not really upset by it; after all, I paid $149 for my INC while I paid $299 for my 3G. Add the cost of an extended battery and the INC is still less. However, I'm concerned that even an extended battery won't give me the battery life I need, which to me means that I don't have to charge it until I actually go to bed at night.
     
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    Anonimac Your mom goes to college. VIP Member

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    I'm sure you're right, but i'm also hoping for a fix-up OTA update to address the first batch of bugs. Recent apps defaults and loses your actual apps, music player track skip, grounding, FM Tuner problem, bluetooth headset does not remember volume from previous session, etc, etc, etc... Those fixes should be independent of Froyo.
     
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    I got an extended battery and I use mine all day without charging. The only exception is when I'm using GPS navigation which is brutal, but I'm in the car then so meh.
     
  24. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I could see that your signal strength plays a huge role, sure

    but Apple is a major company who is very forthcoming about their battery claims. Wifi, video, music, etc. if they were wildly over inflating these, you would think that a major media outlet or someone would have called them out on it by now.

    but in all the tests I have seen under controlled conditions, I see their claims as accurate
     
  25. MisterMixelpix

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    Reason the iPhone's battery is better: lack of multitasking.

    At work I have eBuddy, Facebook, and Touiteur open at all times, and then will surf/download/text pretty heavily, in an area with a shoddy connection. Today at the end of my day (7am to 3pm) I had about 40% of my battery left. Admittedly I didn't use it QUITE as much as normal, but I was still doing a fair amount of stuff. If I turn off the various social apps, my battery life skyrockets.

    And these companies DO overinflate their claims because they test them under very, very controlled circumstances. When they say an mp3 player can get 24 hours of battery life, that's 24 hours at 50% volume of constant playing with the display turned off. So yes, you CAN get the claimed battery life, but not with "normal use".

    Honestly it's like expecting to get highway gas mileage in the city.
     

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