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Old 11-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #3301
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I don't use iCloud or that Facebook sync crap. Have all notifications off except phone and text messaging. Screen brightness is turned down. iOS 6 is just a power hog. Just found out that lte is available in my area though. Maybe i should upgrade from my lowly 4 to the 5.
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I disagree about its power consumption, but I may just have a stellar example of awesome battery life (..or it could be that the difference in performance is attributed to me having a 5 rather than a 4). I'm currently at 1 day, 5 hours.
My 4 on iOS6 is/was quite good. How old is your phone? Maybe the battery is crapping out.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #3302
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I disagree about its power consumption, but I may just have a stellar example of awesome battery life (..or it could be that the difference in performance is attributed to me having a 5 rather than a 4). I'm currently at 1 day, 5 hours.
Agree. Mine gets great battery life.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:45 PM   #3303
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I have my screen on full brightness, I think timeout is like 2-3 minutes? My battery dies pretty quickly - but I send Facebook messages for 5-8 hours a day

edit: up to 12 hours a day I guess
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:46 PM   #3304
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is there an un-tethered jailbreak yet? im waiting for one before i make the leap.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:10 AM   #3305
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is there an un-tethered jailbreak yet? im waiting for one before i make the leap.
No, and we won't have one for a while (months if not forever).

Apparently they hackers are having trouble with the new stuff.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:53 AM   #3306
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No, and we won't have one for a while (months if not forever).

Apparently they hackers are having trouble with the new stuff.
fawwwk, looks like ill be keeping my 4s a little longer. oh well. thanks for the info.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:12 AM   #3307
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fawwwk, looks like ill be keeping my 4s a little longer. oh well. thanks for the info.
It's closer than you think, but still a few months off. Some exploits have been found, but it's unstable at this point.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:31 AM   #3308
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Battery life is extremely dependant on usage. It varies so much from person to person its hard to compare. My phones screen is on 4+ hours a day and 2-3 hours talk per day. With GPS nav and browsing and streaming it gets used.

When I tried the iPhone it was begging for the charger by lunch. Unacceptable. I ended up with the 3300mah RAZR MAXX HD.

I don't mind the iPad, but sheesh, a LTE phone with a 1400mah battery....math.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:55 AM   #3309
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Battery life is extremely dependant on usage. It varies so much from person to person its hard to compare. My phones screen is on 4+ hours a day and 2-3 hours talk per day. With GPS nav and browsing and streaming it gets used.

When I tried the iPhone it was begging for the charger by lunch. Unacceptable. I ended up with the 3300mah RAZR MAXX HD.

I don't mind the iPad, but sheesh, a LTE phone with a 1400mah battery....math.
You only get like 1 hour more of surf time with the MAXX....

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/ga...tack-1B6102050
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:24 AM   #3310
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Battery life is extremely dependant on usage. It varies so much from person to person its hard to compare. My phones screen is on 4+ hours a day and 2-3 hours talk per day. With GPS nav and browsing and streaming it gets used.

When I tried the iPhone it was begging for the charger by lunch. Unacceptable. I ended up with the 3300mah RAZR MAXX HD.

I don't mind the iPad, but sheesh, a LTE phone with a 1400mah battery....math.
The iPhone 5 has a more efficient LTE radio than any other phone on the market from what I know. Not that it equals the MAXX, but it is one of the strongest phones that doesn't make battery life a point.

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Old 11-18-2012, 01:50 PM   #3311
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I don't turn off my LTE, its on 100% of the time even if I don't get LTE in the area.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #3312
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Battery life is extremely dependant on usage. It varies so much from person to person its hard to compare. My phones screen is on 4+ hours a day and 2-3 hours talk per day. With GPS nav and browsing and streaming it gets used.

When I tried the iPhone it was begging for the charger by lunch. Unacceptable. I ended up with the 3300mah RAZR MAXX HD.

I don't mind the iPad, but sheesh, a LTE phone with a 1400mah battery....math.
From real-world tests, the iphone 5 was roughly on par with the Maxx, and I believe it matched it in battery life.

It's not just the size of the battery, but also how efficient the chip and radios are.

My iphone 5 gets me well over a day. I am avergaging 1.5 days on standby now with 8-10 hours of usage. Don't need anything more as I just need it to get me to bedtime when I can plug in.

With the 5, I even skip charging at night some days and still have enough to continue the next morning/afternoon.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:35 PM   #3313
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #3314
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Mine works....


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Old 11-18-2012, 05:35 PM   #3315
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I'm also having imessage cut in and out.

I will send a message, and it shows in blue like everything is fine. Then 5 minutes later, it changes green.

Hope I'm not being charged texting fees.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:01 PM   #3316
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I'm also having imessage cut in and out.

I will send a message, and it shows in blue like everything is fine. Then 5 minutes later, it changes green.

Hope I'm not being charged texting fees.
You more than likely are. Do you not have any messages on your plan?
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:10 PM   #3317
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I'm also having imessage cut in and out.

I will send a message, and it shows in blue like everything is fine. Then 5 minutes later, it changes green.

Hope I'm not being charged texting fees.
I'm so glad that I'm on Sprint.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #3318
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I don't understand how people wouldn't have messaging on their plan. It's about 5 dollars a month and about half the people I text don't have iPhones anyway.

So what gives?
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #3319
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I don't understand how people wouldn't have messaging on their plan. It's about 5 dollars a month and about half the people I text don't have iPhones anyway.

So what gives?
It's $5/month for 200 message on Verizon. Poor deal imo unless you have no friends.

With all the free alternatives out there (kakao, whatsapp, Google Voice, etc.) I don't see the point in paying your carrier for something that should be free.

And iMessage is EXCELLENT when it works. I love to be able to switch from my computer and my phone, and have everything sync up. Also, free MMS and videos is excellent.

Really, carrier messaging is a dated concept. $0.20 per message means almost $0.20 profit for the carrier for doing nearly nothing.
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I'm also having imessage cut in and out.

I will send a message, and it shows in blue like everything is fine. Then 5 minutes later, it changes green.

Hope I'm not being charged texting fees.
That's just texts

Green

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