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iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4

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  • Keja3600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to spyd4r)

    you are right that charge rate is fine,but keeping it hooked to the outlet all day kills it after a while

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to Keja3600)

    i thought trickle charging prevented that.. I could be wrong here.

    Keja3600 wrote:

     

    you are right that charge rate is fine,but keeping it hooked to the outlet all day kills it after a while

  • Jameson! Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to spyd4r)

    Nail on the head spyd4r.    LiON batteries have no memory and it's more harmful to deep cycle them than it is to keep them charged up all the time.   

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    i dont know if i believe that entirely.. i used my iPod 3rd gen everyday for music on my way to and from work.. i would charge that every night even if it was only down a bit... battery was still fine after 2 years..

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    ur actuyally damaging your battery worse by constantly charging it so good luck on that

  • Keja3600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to spyd4r)

    in theory yes,in reality not that much but what do i know huh it does allow your battery to stay at its fully charged state.but it is NOT the ideal use for your battery

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to Keja3600)

    You've shown us what you know.....   It ain't much!  

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    in theory yes,in reality not that much but what do i know huh

  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to Jameson!)

    Agreed.

     

    Keja- stop acting like a 4 year old!! It's ridiculous and a waste of time and space on a public forum. Jeez! You wonder why people are thinking that you are a young fool because you are acting like one!

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    APPLE! Look what you're making us do to each other!

  • Keja3600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    seriously guys,get a life,jameson buddy you know what you read on wikipedia or something,so you just charge ur phone all day long ,and you alwayslooking,if u dont like what i post then dont reply,who are you to say whats a waste huh,you should change ur name to alwayslookingforattentiononaforum.i only react to the crap you guys reply on my posts.u might think ur so great and smart and god knows what,but you know what,ur just arrogant a'holes who have no life besides this.u know the word HATERS?plz guys dont reply to me anymore im tired of ur ****.oh and believe me,in real life you wont talk that crap.you only do that stuff online because anywhere else punks like you work at the bottom,live at the bottom and are on the bottom of the social ladder,so keep on feeling like the king of the forum no life-having *******

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to Keja3600)

    31 years old?   Really?   You've gotta be pulling our collective legs..........  

    Keja3600 wrote:

     

    seriously guys,get a life,jameson buddy you know what you read on wikipedia or something,so you just charge ur phone all day long ,and you alwayslooking,if u dont like what i post then dont reply,who are you to say whats a waste huh,you should change ur name to alwayslookingforattentiononaforum.i only react to the crap you guys reply on my posts.u might think ur so great and smart and god knows what,but you know what,ur just arrogant a'holes who have no life besides this.u know the word HATERS?plz guys dont reply to me anymore im tired of ur ****.oh and believe me,in real life you wont talk that crap.you only do that stuff online because anywhere else punks like you work at the bottom,live at the bottom and are on the bottom of the social ladder,so keep on feeling like the king of the forum no life-having *******

  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to Keja3600)

    Keja: you are a JOKE. Looking for attention! What are you even talking about? You're like a nasty 13 year old girl. Most inportantly you're a joke and your comments and opinions on this matter that we are talking about are a waste of everybody's time. THAT'S the truth. Now I'm done with you. Thanks.

  • Keja3600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for that,if u would only mean it now and stay the f out of my posts *****

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    It's days like this that make you wish these forums were a bit more tightly moderated.......   

  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to Jameson!)

    Yep! Agreed. You should have to be 18+ to post. What a mess! Anyway spyd4r let us know how your usage holds up.

  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 1:53 PM (in response to holdrege)

    At this point.. I have to really assume that everyone has this horrible battery life. On twitter if you search IPhone Battery.. Every second somebody else is saying "what the ****???" Insane

  • MR_WIN_0880 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to holdrege)

    The battery drainage is pretty mucgh the ssame for all iphone 5's.  The only ones with an actual issues are the ones drainning a crazy amount on standby, but for those who have ok standby battery drainnage, but those who experience a massive depletion during use, its pretty much normal for the iphone 5.  I have done 2 exchanges and have read many people who have done multiple exchanges as well.  Its totally a software/hardware issue of all the iphone 5's out there.  So those who are a bit OCD, like i was,  and think their own phone is defective, relax its not. 

     

    For those who are showing 11-12 hours usage.  That is defintely with mp3 playback .  Mostly everyone i know who have an iphone 5 get the same usage depending on use.  If its heavy usage, constant calling, texting, browsing, its 4-6 hours give or take LTE or wifi.,  On light to moderate use, its like 8-9 hours give or take, whatever settings.  I have easliy done 2 1/2 days stanby and about10 hours usage on pretty light to moderate use but also got only like 5 hours of use with constantly messing with the phone.

     

    So there is no point to keep exchanging your phone looking for one that has a perfect battery   hopefully this is something that apple can and will address, but it doesnt seem likely as of now.  I think for those of us who decide to continue on with this iphone will just have to deal wth the medocre battery.  I know most smart phones on this level all consume battery at a high rate, but shame on APPLE for advertising those specs knowing the majority of us will never come close to reaching those hours.   I know many of you demand more from your phone according to your lifestyle, business etc... but as long as the phone gets me through the day meaning like 12-14 hours stanby/usage combined i am ok.... Defintely would be nice to go 3 days without a charge, but realistically thats not gonna happen, atleaste with IP5.

     

    Will this make me never buy future iphones?? probably not.  But this is a definite stepdown for APPLE in the smart phone sector.  They will very likely lose many loyal iphone users.  From my experience, alot of my friends who use android, s3 in particular, love it.  As they will admit that style wise, iphone does look alot better, but performance wise, s3 is as good or if not a bit better, i guess that depends on persoanl preference.  I prefer iphone, but I am not super tech savvy, i guess i am just accustomed to how the iphone runs and do like the look of the phone. 

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