By Brandon Miniman | October 12, 2012 9:15 AM
When Apple announced the iPhone 5, they claimed they it had improved battery life over the iPhone 4S. Specifically, web browsing over 3G went from 6 hours to 8 hours. And if this claim was true, it’d be great: for many, the iPhone 4S could get through an entire day of use without needing a charge, so logic holds that the iPhone 5 would perform similarly, plus a bit more.
Alas, that hasn’t been the case for most iPhone 5 users, many of which are complaining about getting terrible battery life, even after a handful of charge/discharge cycles (which should help to improve battery life over the course of several weeks). And that would be reasonable, given the power requirements of a faster CPU and GPU, plus the inclusion of LTE networking. And while we see Android and Windows Phone OEMs bumping battery capacities to keep pace with the increased power needs, Apple increased the battery capacity on the iPhone 5 by just 100mAh compared to the 4S.
So tell us: how has your iPhone 5 battery life been? Are you among those that just cannot get through a day without a recharge, or is your device living up to Apple’s claim?