How long does the iPhone 5s battery last?

How long does the iPhone 5s battery last?

10 hours? Eight hours? Less? Here's how the battery on our iPhone 5s lasted over 24 hours.

One of the important questions to ask about Apple's new iPhone 5s, and one that sometimes gets skirted over, is the battery. 

If you're like us, your often away from your desk for hours at a time, and it's important you can make calls and send work emails.

We've been playing with the new iPhone 5s and here's how the battery coped over the course of a day:

Time

Battery

Activity

22:00 Wed

100%

Fully charged. Removed from charger, as there was no power outlet conveniently placed for overnight charging.

5:00 Thu

97%

Using the iPhone as an alarm clock. Checked a few emails and straight into the car for drive to the airport.

6:30

95%

Not used while driving to the airport although some background apps are grabbing data and alerts.

7:15

92%

At the airport, checked a few messages, sent a text and a couple of Facebook messages. Phone off for flight between Melbourne and Sydney.

8:30

92%

Phone back on. Synced my Jawbone UP with it on a train.

9:30

84%

Used the phone for GPS to walk from a train station to client building. Walk took about 10 minutes.

10:00

81%

Phone idle, background processes operating but no calls or messages. Using WiFi as primary data connection rather than 3G/4G.

12:00

76%

Updated some data in one application.

14:30

71%

Been in meetings so the iPhone has been idle on the desk. Missed a call and then checked voicemail. A few application notifications have arrived but otherwise usage has been light so far today.

15:45

64%

One short call and a few texts. Battery still holding out quite well. Heading into a couple of meetings.

18:00

58%

The workday is over and we've returned to our base for the evening. For most of the day, we've been running on WiFi rather than 3G for data.

22:30

33%

In the post-dinner period we've sent several messages using Facebook and made a 5:33 phone call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be honest, we were surprised by how well the battery lasted through the day. However, we did spend most of the day working on WiFi rather than cellular data and it was a relatively light day for making a revving calls. 

However, after a week, we'd expect to get through a work day on a single charge more often than not.

Note: We ran iOS 7.0.1 which was released to rectify a security issue in the shipping version of iOS 7 that was released at the same time as the new iPhones. We used the iOS battery meter to measure battery level.

 

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