Originally Posted by Cary Grant
Hmmm. I can't use my iPhone 4GS more than about 5 hours unplugged before the batt gets perilously low. Is the 5 better in that regard?
I haven't had an iPhone 4S but I've heard the battery life was shitty compared to the 4, which had AMAZING battery life. So that being said, the 5 definitely has slightly less battery life than the 4, but it's more than acceptable. Whereas I might end the day at 40-60% battery life on the 5, I would have ended with 60-70% on the 4 with similar usage. Thus, I'm deducing that the 5 has better battery life than the 4s, but worse than the 4.
Mind you, I don't stream videos or music or shit. I'm going to get a lot of shit for this, but watching videos on a tiny smartphone screen in public is kinda lame. Nothing I want or have to watch is so urgent that I can't just wait to go home to watch it in comfort on a big screen. So that saves me a lot of battery life (and data). All my music is locally stored.
And all in all, my phone is mainly used for texting, browsing, phone calls, and email. I actually don't have any games on my phone either -- mobile games seem boring to me. I can't have fun in any type of game unless some sort of co-operation or competition is going on with another person(s). Single player games bore me to death. So that's that.