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# 68698 26-Sep-2010 18:37
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Who else thinks its crap? mine will only last a day max... Thought seen these things are always on the net that they would of tried abit harder... frustrating

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  # 384616 26-Sep-2010 18:45
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Personally I don't see he need for a phone to last more than a day as I charge it every night anyway. How long should it last?

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  # 384623 26-Sep-2010 19:02
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One day is about right for any modern smartphone with normal use. My 3GS lasts about a day as well.

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  # 384628 26-Sep-2010 19:07
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I think this is average and normal. I can fully deplete my iPad, and previously my 1st gen iPhone with a full day of intensive use.


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  # 384635 26-Sep-2010 19:17
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I think it makes sense that the iPhone or any other smart device to last a day for normal to slightly above normal use. These things are power hungry but we also like them to be compact so what's the point in making them loads bigger to accommodate a large battery when it lasts long enough for most people to keep going between their normal charging times (for most of us when we're asleep). Even when I did have a mobile that did nothing else so it lasted a few days I always charged it every night anyway.

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  # 384637 26-Sep-2010 19:26
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Turning off 3G can save power. But it's a smart phone so don't expect more than a day. Make a habit of putting it on charge every night and you'll be fine.

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  # 384652 26-Sep-2010 20:22
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I'm looking forward to charging only once a day - my current (symbian) phone it's twice a day. Of course, when I don't run so much crap constantly it's fine for the weekend.

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  # 384654 26-Sep-2010 20:32
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Hehe battery life has been the main problem for smartphones, not just iPhone! Having been using smartphones for almost 10 years, it's normal..

nothing to cry about, just get used to it, it's smartphone... not a dumbphone.

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  # 384656 26-Sep-2010 20:42
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The battery improvements on the iPhone4 are actually very significant. The fact you can make a day from one is actually very significant - I know a number of people who couldn't get a day out of their old iPhone 3's or 3GS's.

I charge my E71 every night as using data and runnings lot of apps sucks it dry and there is no way I'd get two days out of it. Once you've had a smart phone for a while you realise this is totally normal.

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  # 384686 26-Sep-2010 21:50
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My n97 would last 3 days without charging having 3g and other programs running, so this is what im comparing it too... just thought it could last 2 days at least not just 1 day.

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  # 384689 26-Sep-2010 22:10

I don't do massively intensive stuff, I use about 60% of my battery/day. Sometimes +- 10%. I charge it every night.

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  # 384727 27-Sep-2010 08:14
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The battery on my iPhone 4 is way better then my 1yr old iPod touch.

I would only get to about 3pm with Playing music all day and the off game or net/YouTube

I now get to the end of the day and usually still have 60-70% battery still left. That's with music all day. Email push set to 1hr. And a few hrs of Internet.

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  # 384731 27-Sep-2010 08:34
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I'm easily getting 2+ days use from my 4, couldn't say the same about my 3GS. If you're wanting to save some battery whilst not turning off 3G (kinda defeats the purpose), switch off Spotlight Search.

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  # 384812 27-Sep-2010 10:47
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It depends on your use.. really.. people fail to see that a days use in a smart phone is actually really good.

I use my phone all day, plus with PUSH enabled (I use exchange 2007) as well as the push notifications from all my other apps, I use the iPod, SMS, the camera, everything, and I still manage to have about 15-25% battery left when I get to bed.

If you turn off push, turn off 3G, don't use the ipod, turn your screen brightness down, turn wifi off... these are all factors in getting a longer battery life if its that important to you to have it going over a day.

My mate turns all his features off, and never uses his ipod, and he gets about 1 - 1 1/2 days on a 3G.


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  # 385026 27-Sep-2010 16:36
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Not using iOS, but I get approximately two days with light use and 1 days with heavy use on my HTC Desire. Battery life for smart phones will hopefully will get better as battery technology improves.

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  # 385115 27-Sep-2010 19:19
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I get 2 days out of mine. Video recording, listening to music at work, games every now and then. I'm happy with the battery.

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