Battery Specialists: Battery Requirement for 3G?

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  1. Rockky

    Rockky New Member
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    I of course would love 3G on the next iPhone but am already disappointed in the battery life I get on this power-used iPhone.
    Question:
    What does Apple need to do to not only meet the 3G power demands but even increase overall battery life for iPhone powerusers who are clearly disappointed often fighting for a days worth of battery use?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Indy

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    I'd say either make it user-replaceable (not gonna happen) or just make the battery, um, bigger I guess, even if that makes the iPhone a tad bit thicker, i'd be fine with that.;)
     
  3. Youngbinks

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    Yeah I think the easiest way would be to make the phone thicker. I don't have a problem with that but I'm sure a lot of people will complain. Oh the joys of trying to impress everyone.
     
  4. Deedubau

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    after owning numerous iPhone cases/shells, I love the size of the iPhone the way it is. My hands are small and shells make it way to wide. As for 3g, I've owned a couple of helios in the past and the battery life is about half or less than an iPhone and the reception works maybe about 70-75 percent of the time with sprint and verizon towers versus 95 percent with the iPhone. I do have to point out that even when the iPhone has edge, it doesn't work at optimal speed all the time. It barely works in my home but works great in big areas.
     
  5. Lincoln

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    My batter lasts for 2 days. And I use it almost 24/7.
     
  6. iPhreak

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    Do you use IMAP Gmail? My battery life is crap after changing to IMAP. Is anyone else seeing that?
     
  7. Hawk

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    The only way your battery would go to crap after setting up IMAP is if you have a LOT of mail in a LOT of folders to sync, and you have it set to auto-connect every 15 minutes. Otherwise, it shouldn't be any different than normal
     
  8. mlass

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    With Verizon and now Sprint out with a better phone than the iPhone, Apple will need to pick up the pace. Wish At&t would come out with a new HTC phone.
     
  9. Rockky

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    But, aren't there different kinds of batteries.
    Anyone who's used Nokia...specifically the E61's knows that those batteries literally have 2-3 times the duration of the iPhone...not sure what the difference in type was but the duration on those is exceptional.
     
  10. Hawk

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    Really?!?! Because I was/am under the distinct impression that there isn't a mobile device out there with the full battery life that the iPhone has.
    The iPhone can do up to 8 hours of voice. The E61 can do 16-24 hours of voice?
    The iPhone can do 6 hours of internet. so 12-18 for the E1?
    I don't think so. Even if the battery of the iPhone is not performing at max, it still has the most battery life of just about all other mobile devices.
    And I just want to point out that I am a Nokia fan. Up until I got my iPhone, I have used Nokias exclusively for the past 7+ years, and NONE of them could hold a candle to the battery life from usage that the iPhone has.
     
  11. Rockky

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    Certainly not with the likes of say the N95, nut E61's? Wrong. They are renowned for extra ordinary battery life and my 4 month experience with it verified it.
    Use your iPhone on the internet for as long as you can off a full charge without wifi and brightness at about one half....you will last a little less than 4 hours.
    I've done it....two different iPhones....sent them back to Fort Worth...was told loud and clear those Apple projections are 'best case scenarios', which I guess is brightness virtually off. No mail checks etc...

    My same usage pattern on the E61 had me easily to 2 days....iPhone: one day. (google E61 battery life).
    Point wasn't to argue the relative merits but if there are varying battery types etc...
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  12. Staszek

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    Not entirely true, the Nokia 9290 Communicator (an older smart phone) had a talk time of 10 hours.
    Samsung V206 is 8 hours

    Sony Erricson T68i is 11 hours

    Sony Erricson T610 has 14hours

    Sony Erricson Z520A 10 hours and 16 days of standby

    Motorola Slvr L7 (which had iTunes 7 hours)

    Now some of these phone obviously are older and out of date, but Apple wasn't the first phone to break the 8 hour talk time, and we are talking talk time only not internet music etc (most of which the 4 year old Nokia 9290 could do)

    I think for what its does the iPhone battery is amazing but its not that fantastic especially since the phone has a lot more battery realestate to work with then some other phones. The iPhone battery is a 3.7V 1400 mAh Lithium Ion Polymer battery which is MUCH larger then most of the competition.

    Of all the phones I listed the only one that was close to that size was the old Nokia at 1300 mAh, the Nokia N95's battery is only 950mAh.

    Just food for thought.
     

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