With the announcement of the new iPhone 5 by Apple many features were added, many of which were all thought to be included. One of the most requested features was the ability to use the lightning fast LTE network for calls and browsing. While the iPhone 5 has the LTE integration, Apple only quickly touched on the battery life of the iPhone 5 in the keynote, but it did have some interesting times.
While the battery stats are in Apple’s lab conditions, it does have a few noticeable things. With the launch of the iPhone 4 we saw 3G talk time at 7 hours,3G browsing of 6 hours, and standby of 300 hours. When the iPhone 4S was released, we saw a small bump up of 3G talk time to 8 hours, and a massive drop to only 200 hours of standby time. The 3G browsing of the iPhone 4S was 6 hours and 9 hours on WiFi.
The iPhone 5’s battery stats can be best described as neutral. 3G talk time has remained the exact same at 8 hours, with a decent increase in 3G browsing to 8 hours. The large let down has been in the standby time, only increasing it to 225 hours. This is an improvement over the iPhone 4S but still a massive way away from the 300 hours that was seen in the iPhone 4. The music and video times have remained nearly the same ever since the iPhone 4.
The big feature, LTE has a reported browsing battery life of 8 hours, which is the same as 3G. Apple did not mention any voice times over LTE in the new iPhone 5, which has been a big issue with other cellular phone manufacturers. LTE consumes much more battery life than 3G or 2G. We will have to wait and see what the real life battery life on LTE will be. The displayed LTE browsing time of 8 hours is only 1 hour difference from the LTE browsing time of the new iPad.
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