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iFixit: iPhone 5 Teardown

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Figured some of you guys would be interested in this. I just came across it and haven't checked it out yet.

    iPhone 5 Teardown
  2. SaltwaterServr

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    I'll admit I'm not 100% on if this comparison is apt, but it looks like the i5's battery is underpowered if it switches to 4G LTE.

    The Galaxy Nexus is 1750 mAh and I burn through it pretty damn quick.

    Now the i5 is at 1440 mAh???? That's approximately 30% less than the Galaxy SIII.

    My Nexus sometimes irks me that it eats the battery like it does when I'm really working multiple apps and surfing. I can't imagine shaving off almost 1/5th the power that the i5 is getting and trying to use it to its full potential.

    Apple might have some power consumption trick up its sleeve though. Who knows. I already use a task killer and battery saver to stretch my Nexus out.
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I thought I heard someone say the iPhone 5's battery life has increased even with LTE enabled. Obviously, someone will test that theory out. Though it doesn't sound right considering the iPhone 5 is smaller and lighter than iPhone 4S that didn't have LTE.

    If you have LTE, you know that chews up a hell of a lot more battery than 3G does.
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    During the apple event they said the battery life was similar but not better than the 4S.
  5. SaltwaterServr

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    Page 2 of the tear down shows the comparison of the 4S and the 5. They're showing same talk time, but a maximum increase of 25 hours on standby time on the 5.

    Like I said, I couldn't see trading in almost 1/5th of the battery power of my Nexus for a 5.

    And I doubt that a 5 owner will get 225 hours of standby time. They'll be too busy showing it off to everyone they can. ;)
  6. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Apple's website claims better battery life:

    Based on the reviews I've read, that claim seems to be holding up.
  7. SaltwaterServr

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    10 hours of video playback time would be incredible.

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