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iPhone 5 Battery Life Better Than iPhone 4S



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.

Read: iPhone 5 Features 4G LTE on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.


The iPhone 5 will feature improved battery life over 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.

Read: iOS 6 Release Date Confirmed for September 19th.

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.

Read: iPhone 5: AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint – Which Carrier is Best?

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.



  1. Wiss

    09/12/2012 at 2:36 pm

    The Windows phone will go the way of the Blackberry… Mark my words.

  2. Shaza

    09/15/2012 at 2:21 am

    Y can’t they make it last a week like some other phones, sick of charging it every half a day

    • Todd

      09/17/2012 at 12:29 am

      A week? What kind of phone do you have?

      • Tyler

        10/09/2012 at 11:22 am

        definitely not a smart phone

        • Doc Hyman

          10/26/2012 at 6:25 am

          Most BBs last for days on a standard battery. Now if only a BB synced to OLK (including calendar) as seamlessly as any other smartphone, RIM might not be on life support.

  3. Jaime

    11/11/2012 at 11:17 pm

    I just got my Iphone 5 yesterday (November 11th 2012), I have not had an Iphone before, very disappointed on the battery, today, I did no more than 10 phone calls, no longer than 10 minutes and the battery was on 20%, ridiculous, how come a cell phone with thousand features to keep it connected to a power source, stupid, congrats to Apple for its marketing, they’re geniuses. They fool us very good. JMaya (Brisbane-Australia)

    • Magellan

      04/06/2013 at 5:34 am

      Thanks for that advice, about the battery life of the iphone 5 I won’t be rushing in to buy an iPhone 5 any time soon.

  4. yehya

    12/16/2012 at 7:49 am

    my iphone4s battery life lasts slightly longer than my brother’s iphone 5,apple is have added some of features to the iphone 5 and make it’s battery worse!

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