So, what's your REAL battery life?

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genexrocket

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can you guys post up what usage times you guys are getting WITHOUT listening to music through earphones if possible, this is probably the reason why some people are reporting 10+ hours of battery life on other threads. I can't post my time up since my usage stats don't work, but i think i get around 4 hours of heavy use, WITHOUT LISTENING TO MUSIC.
 

jda182

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the most i have used of just talk/internet was the other day my usage was 3 1/2 hours and like 8 standby and i had like 60-65% battery left. my usage stats have been working... until now i think lol i just looked at my usage stats and it says 17 hours and 1 day 8 hours standby lol something is messing up.
 

JnC

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FWIW one of the blog sites that bought quite a number of iPods noticed that while some had apparent problems with the battery display, in actuality they lasted just as long as the ones without perceived battery issues.

I've noticed that the battery display can jump around quite a bit from computer to wall wart.
 

DRabbit

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FWIW one of the blog sites that bought quite a number of iPods noticed that while some had apparent problems with the battery display, in actuality they lasted just as long as the ones without perceived battery issues.

I've noticed that the battery display can jump around quite a bit from computer to wall wart.
That's been my experience. While my phone doesn't properly report a full charge, I'm pretty sure I'm getting one.

I can't give usage stats since mine don't work...

I took it off the dock this morning around 9ish.
Text messaged for maybe an hours worth. Read online news (EDGE) for another hour. Entered some calendar events. Checked e-mail once. Checked weather once. Connected to Bluetooth for an hour (in the car, but no calls). Received a few reminders from the calendar throughout the day. I wouldn't call it a "heavy" day at all.

Now, at 11:15ish pm I've got about 60% battery remaining.
 

JnC

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Not to mention it's hard to go a couple of days without syncing and throwing off the count.
 

DRabbit

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Not to mention it's hard to go a couple of days without syncing and throwing off the count.
I've been able to stay pretty restrained from syncing all the time... I have a harder time not compulsively wanted to charge even if I have more than 50% battery life left... LOL .. Its OCD - obsessive charging disorder ;)

But all is good... I feel like as long as I can get through a whole day, I'm happy... And I've been able to get through 2!

(posting from my iPhone)
 

tamakin

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I have 4 hours usage and 4 1/2 hours standby... my battery is at 85% full... I didn't listen to any music, just checked mail, took a few calls, browsed the internet for about 10 minutes, and watched 2 movies
 

mdapol

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The problem with everyone reporting their usage stats is that the battery life depends on HOW that usage time was spent. Five hours watching videos is going to drain the battery more than five hours listening to music. We really should be reporting the type of usage we are doing for this to make any kind of sense.
 

greenjbhsd

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I have 3.5 hours of use (this is a mix of about 1 hour phone, 2 hours on Edge (Safari), frequent stock and weather updates, time to lock time set to 5 minutes, 5 text messages, 1 demo of the map feature to a co-worker, 2 routes in map), and 1 day 7 hours standby.
 

Britna

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Usage: 6 hours 25 minutes.

Standby: 12 hours, 20 minutes.

Still have about 30% left, no red battery yet.

Lets see... I listened to music for about 10 minutes, watched 2 episodes of Family Guy, went on the internet a lot (wifi), some on EDGE (when I was at the pool), then texting ALL day.

Pretty good, I think. :laugh2:
 

mcnearcj

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I'm happy with my battery usage. I think the most I had was 9 hours of use (i'd say 2-3 hours of that was music) and the rest was internet and some talk( I use the net way more than I talk) The problem I've noticed is when I hit 20% it drops rapidly if I'm using the phone. I'll go from 20 to 10 in about 10 mins.

ps - I keep my wifi off unless I'm at home and bluetooth is always off. The screen brightness at the lowest setting and usually sound is off unless I forget to turn it off.
 

tamakin

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Today I'm at 2 hours usage (1 hour of phone calls spread throughout the day... 30 continuous minutes of EDGE getting turn by turn directions on the maps app... and the rest of the 30 minutes showing friends some videos, checking my mail, and sending a couple texts) and I have 11 hours standby... my battery is nearly full at 95%, it only went down one notch on the meter.

I changed my setting today after I got a full charge.. I set the wifi off and the Ask to Join Networks off (somebody in this forum said that if you leave this setting on, it continuously searches for a wifi network to join and that eats up the battery).. I set the brightness at 10%.. it's pretty dim but I think all these settings helped conserve my battery.
 

jacjac2

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battery 1st day

I spent the entire first day playing around with my iPhone. My battery lasted 12 hours, not sure if this is good. I charged it up overnight after letting it drain down and shut off completely, as you should with anything thing. I did have it set to go to sleep from time to time which it did when I had to pull myself away from the darn little thang.