3G iPhone's Mediocre Battery Life Still Beats Rivals
Posted 13 July 2008 - 07:23 PM
Yep, the iPhone battery life is just terrible...but better than all the others.
Posted 13 July 2008 - 07:50 PM
We can only hope that Steve Jobs is using an iPhone 3G as his personal cell phone; that's our best chance of seeing a replaceable battery in next round of iPhones.
Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:44 AM
I don't think you'll ever see a replaceable battery in an iPod or iPhone. It would make the device too big and it would reduce the battery life--that's right, battery life is worse with a removable battery because the battery has to be smaller. However, you can be sure that Apple will continue to push the chip makers for lower power chips.
Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:18 AM
Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:52 AM
You would be wrong...I have an LG Voyager from Verizon, and can indeed make & receive voice calls while connected to the 3G network.
Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:00 AM
Posted 14 July 2008 - 11:15 AM
The way you have the graph cropped is also more than a little misleading. You'd think the iPhone gets 3x the battery life of the Treo judging by the chart (as many people will do.) I understand going for a headline while it's popular, but leaving off one of the most popular smartphone brands on the market (from the biggest US network) and then making a 40% gap from worst-to-'first' appear like a 200% gap is a little disingenuous. I'd expect something like that from Engadget, but not PC World.
For all my complaints, it's still nice to see the numbers for several of these phones in one spot. I would also be curious to see how the LG Dare fares here as I got to tinker with one of those this weekend. It lacks true smartphone capabilities, but for somebody just wanting a nice feature phone for email, texting, music, browsing and turn-by-turn GPS it was actually pretty nice.
Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:11 PM
The first gen phone had its' battery hard wired into the phone; this version has a more traditional battery. The battery in the new phone is larger than the old, so the idea that replacable batteries are smaller does not hold up.
It appreas that maybe, just maybe, they are setting this up to where you can have the battery replaced at an ATT / Apple store, rather than sending the phone back.
Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:47 PM
I find your research and objectivity to be in question.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:20 AM