While Apple added a number of new features including a bigger 4-inch screen, a new A6 processor and 4G LTE connectivity, Apple was actually able to improve on the battery life with the iPhone 5.
The company took to the stage today and announced its new iPhone 5. And, as expected, even with 4G LTE connectivity, a more powerful processor and a larger screen, Apple was able to keep the phone thin without sacrificing the phone’s battery life.
In fact, the company says that the iPhone 5’s battery life is improved over that of the iPhone 4S.
The company relayed some specific statistics about how the iPhone 5 battery will handle normal day-to-day functions performed by its users. While the iPhone 4S featured 200 hours of standby, the iPhone 5 will feature an improved 225 hours of standby time. A small improvement but an improvement nonetheless.
As for usage, the iPhone 5 will feature 40 hours of battery life for music, 10 hours for video, and 10 hours for Wi-Fi video. The iPhone 4S featured similar statistics.
The iPhone 5 will feature eight hours of 3G browsing and eight hours of 3G talk time. The iPhone 4S featured up to eight hours of 3G talk time while it only had six hours of 3G browsing.
As for the device’s capabilities when running on 4G LTE, Apple says that the device will provide up to 8 hours of browsing over 4G LTE networks. In comparison, the recently announced Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD also offers up to eight hours of web browsing when the device is connected to a 4G LTE network.
So, on paper, it looks like Apple’s iPhone 5 is going to rank up there with some of the best 4G LTE smartphones in terms of battery life and only time will tell if Apple has set the bar.
Apple’s new iPhone 5, which features a new design, larger display, new processor, and iOS 6 amongst other things, will go up for pre-order on September 14th and will be released on September 21st
It will start at $199.99 on-contract.