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# 39923 21-Aug-2009 15:38
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Is my experience typical?

Previously on this iPhone 3G (which is about 1 year old), I could go about 3 days (72 hours) with average usage between charges on Vodafone. I had EDGE switched off, as well as 3G.

Now I am on XT and have 3G switched on at all times as this is obviously required, and cannot last more than 14-16 hours (one waking day) without risking the battery going flat at an unexpected time eg. during a call. That's 14-16 hours total standby, with perhaps 3-5 hours of usage in that.

Is this typical of the experience on XT due to the 3G only network?

I am running 3.0 and restored a backup from 1.1.4 to get to this point. Is there any point in starting completely afresh with a clean slate?

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  # 249472 21-Aug-2009 15:56
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3G does consumes battery. I remember with my previous phone (N95), If I had 3G turned on, phone would only last couple of days. With 2G, it lasted me nearly a week!

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  # 249870 23-Aug-2009 18:03
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3g on iphone = 1 day of usage. Atleast this has been the case in my experience


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  # 249884 23-Aug-2009 19:06
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3G has always used more battery life than GSM.

Most people I know with iPhones only just get a day's usage out of it but that's something fairly common with any phone these days.

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  # 251679 30-Aug-2009 09:42
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I think you answered your own questions - Transmission speed and power consumption normally come hand-in-hand.

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