I never had a battery problem, but the results and stats you mention are pretty much what I have gotten all along. I have nothing shut off to speak of, as it's pretty much at the default settings. I didn't do a restore from backup, but instead started from scratch, and synced from the cloud.
The other stuff went on manually, and I saved no texts messages, or anything else from the old iPhone. Personally, I can't see putting old stuff back on a new phone. I also checked to see which apps would not work before I installed them.
It works very well, and I get the advertised run times. Siri works a treat.
I've done the part: FIRST ATTEMPT , at 4PM, now it's 8PM and I've all the evening trying to waste the battery, it was in 50% and I'm trying to get 20% to do the second part. I've been listening podcast with the speaker, surfing the net, playing games, facebook, twitter... and the battery seems to be better!
It's soon to say it, but I think my battery is normal now. I'll do the second part and I'll tell you!
Can you guys post some usage hours rather than saying I used the iPhone "intensely"?
Go to Settings->General->Usage->(scrool to bottom)->Time since last full charge:
Post your current percentage, and how many hours of usage/standby it shows.
Here is mines:
Do you think this is normal:
This is without 3G, just WIFI, and normal cell connection. Haven't made a call, or SMS.
wow! this is awesome, it's soon to say nothing but...
and 100% battery.
You can say "this is normal", well...5 hours ago, this was impossible! because my battery never reached 100%, and 3 minutes after disconnect it, it always drop 4-5%!!!
I'll inform you tomorrow but I think this is really good!
Better than it was....
New 4s and have done the following:
Restored once. Drained until dead twice.
Have location services on for maps, reminders, Siri & weather.
All location services>system services off except mobile network search.
iCloud & Gmail email accounts both set to fetch every 30 minutes.
Using reminders for diary and calendar events in notifications.
Went to bed last night with phone at 100% charge - 0 minutes usage and 0 minutes stand by.
Now this morning after using Siri for three instructions, receiving 15 emails and making a call for about 10-15 minutes, this is what I now have:
81% battery left
Usage 2 hours 51 minutes
Stand by now 13 hours 4 minutes
Not bad but it could still be better, so hopefully an update from Apple will correct things fully.