x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Poll results: Apple iPhone 4S battery-gate: Is it real?

Poll results: Apple iPhone 4S battery-gate: Is it real?

Posted: , by Victor H.

Tags:

Poll results: Apple iPhone 4S battery-gate: Is it real?
The Apple iPhone 4S is clearly the best selling iPhone so far, but just like last year's iPhone 4 launch, it didn't go without its share of issues. For the iPhone 4, the biggest problem was the antenna-gate scandal. The root of the problem was in the positioning of the antenna in the device, so that it could easily be muted by a user holding the device not the "right way.”

This year, shortly after the iPhone 4S launched we seem to have not one, but two problems. The first one is the fact that on many handsets, the screen comes with an unnatural, yellow tint with the difference in quality visible and even more so when you look at the screen from an angle. 

The second one is what we asked you about in our survey on Monday and it's all about a significantly decreased battery life on the iPhone 4S and also on other devices after the update to iOS 5. Sadly, it seems that the majority of you have experienced the same issue. 480 of you, or 46% of iPhone owners surveyed, said that they experienced the same problem on their iPhone 4S. Another, 223 or 21.5%, voted they had battery troubles on their iPhone 4/3GS after an update to iOS 5.

Overall, that means we have a total of 67.5%, more than two thirds of all iPhone users, reporting this problem. The remaining third of the users didn't experience the same issue. Those results should definitely ring an alarm over at Apple as the issue definitely needs to be addressed.

So far, various users at the Apple Discussions forums have reached different solutions for themselves, but for some the issue remains unresolved. The range of solutions goes from resetting network settings, looking for corrupted music files which might clutter iCloud communication or even restoring to default settings via iTunes. So far these are the suggestions, but we thank you for participating and be sure that we'll keep you posted about a solution as soon as we get more information on this.

Poll results: Apple iPhone 4S battery-gate: Is it real?

51 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:06 9

1. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


Hmmm... so that certain 'member' (mexican food item in name + 50) who said there was no proof for these issues a while back... what's the excuse now? Don't believe in polls? Yellow is the new White?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:38 4

9. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


based on the number and percentage of anti apple posts on this site, i would not count this poll as incredibly valid (or any on this site).

the info is nice to have, but for PROOF of anything i would discount it. it is clear the issue exists, but frequency is still completely up for debate.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:02 1

10. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


true many times we have said not to trust polls.. specially done in house such as this...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:15 3

12. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


never trust a poll..

but its a nice reference point.

if this were the only site that said members had this problem, you could say its a conspiracy. The problem with that is you have apple boards just littered with masses of people with this problem, so the problem is indeed real.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:18

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


never said it wasnt real.. just when I said that Android lags too much.. same thing... just so you know.. is a 2 way street...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:41 3

19. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


android doesnt lag to much sure it lags but only when you actually multitask. is ios a true os no no it is not it is a f*cking app launcher with a i in front of os. android can multitask cause it is actually an os

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:54

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


read other android forums.. ok.. it does.. very much,,, but again in denial

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:45 2

23. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


The statement "Android lags too much." is the most ignorant thing I have ever heard.

It has little to do with the OS and more the hardware, and the reality is that early Android phones did not have the proper hardware to handle the features provided by the software, resulting in the aforementioned lag as well as force closes.

Even as recent as the Thunderbolt, there is still some lag present. It's not huge, but it's there occasionally. BUT the fact that phones like the Galaxy SII are essentially lag free points to what I stated above which is that it is more a hardware limitation than software.

Granted there are obviously parts of the software that may or may not be contributing to the "Android lag" but I do believe (and for good reason) that going forward with phones like the Nexus Prime and RAZR it will be a thing of the past.

I could be wrong... obviously.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 17:22

48. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well since Android is everywhere.. when a phone lags.... guess what.... is mostly an Android phone.... some come with lagging out of the box... is no secret.. dont defend what is not defendable/

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:48 1

24. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Funny, my Kj2 ROM 2.3.5. Captivate has no lag in it......huh???

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:49 3

37. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Sure, if you strip away the bloatware and skin, any Android should run smoother. Blame the manufacturers and carriers, not the OS.

In that respect Apple was smart - they never allowed carrier bloat.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:26 3

29. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


The person in denial is indeed kshell1, but you were the first to be in denial with the fact that you had to bring up negative aspects on another OS rather than dealing with your own.
It does lag, very much? No.
Apple forums filled with problems, very much? Yes.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:26 4

47. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


or.. your an idiot.

amazing that my over a year old galaxyS doesnt lag one bit.. and i keep it underclocked.

android lags on crap hardware. you know,, those free phones that you bring up to make a point.. those phones that no one but idiots like you buy? those phones lag.

upper end and premium phones that make up the vast vast majority of android sales do not lag.

so you dont have a point.. like normal.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 17:45

49. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2971; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Remix, I find it funny how they claim that polls should not be trusted or considered yet if this was a poll about android's battery or lag from an update they would be all over it saying "yep see??! told ya so!!!"

Gentlemen please stop being fanboys for a second, you can love your iphone but you can also admit it has it's flaws. Everything has it's flaws, nothing is perfect. reality time my friends.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:34 1

31. bigdawg23 (Posts: 366; Member since: 25 May 2011)


I just sold my iPhone 4 on Wednesday. It was updated to iOS5 and the battery was noticeably shorter. I did have a Mophie Juice Pack. Before I could go a whole day and not touch my iPhone 4 battery. After iOS5 I would be into the iPhone battery by 5-6PM. So in 12 hours I have drained a 2000MAh juice Pack.

I now have the Samsung Galaxy S2. Battery life is less, but that is expected because of a larger screen. I also have push on more accounts than before.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:07 4

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


I guess Apple can't compete without sacrificing something. Something like the battery life.

And the yellow hue is a sign of aging, coz it's an old display already they should've come up with a new one. =p

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:11 1

3. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


sacrificing battery life is almost like sacrificing customers. you sacrifice battery life you cant enjoy your glorified app launcher now can you apple? you also lose customers oh what joy :D

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:13 2

4. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


oh and apple say hello to the galaxy nexus/droid prime or whatever its called and the kevlar and steel back droid razr :D apple shall burn

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:20 3

5. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Let's not get hasty here. For the most part iPhone users will buy iPhones (and I respect those fence-sitters here who buy on merit rather than blind devotion). I don't see Android gaining much more from this 'scandal' than they did from "antennagate".

If there is consensus that this is a problem, Apple will likely push out an update to address it. They're not going to sacrifice their customer service reputation out of mere pride in iOS 5.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:22 1

6. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


That just shows that no phone is ''perfect'', not even the almighty iPhone..:p

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:33

7. bc510 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


It's amusing to me the amount of hate android users have toward apple. I own an iphone4s and am very happy with my battery life. Yes it's not as good as the ip4 but it sure beats any of the 100 android phones that run for a solid 3 hours before the battery dies.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:24 4

14. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Android users don't hate Apple so much as they hate the people who blindly follow Apple...

I honestly think anyone with a brain has to at least respect Apple for what they have achieved. Whether they got there by success, innovation, deceit, stealing, whatever it was is for another discussion but the reality is Apple is a perfect example of how to run a successful business.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:11

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're wrong. People on PA discredit everything Apple.

This is not everyone but there's a big group here that lives to troll Apple.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:26 3

15. catfacepanda (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


3 hours? I am assuming that is an exaggeration. I have a Droid Incredible and I keep my brightness on 100% all of the time, with regular usage and my battery lasts me between 7-8 hours. You're a bit of a hypocrite to say how people with android phones are always hating on people with iPhones, when you yourself seem to jump at the opportunity to say something negative about Android.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:32 1

17. bc510 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I merely was being sarcastic. I read ridiculous comments often on iPhones so I figured I'd show how idiotic they look to everyone else. I'm a apple fan for sure. But I also enjoy android a lot. I think they have a lot to offer even more then apple with certain things.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:34

32. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Most of those "ridiculous" comments about the iPhones usually aren't ridiculous and are often true... Most of the users that frequent here have only stated facts about it or questioned it. You need to ignore the people who come and go within before the week is even over.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:34

8. Laucius (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Maybe the yellow tint is a glue related problem , it has happend before & not only to apple...

Battery = Life ( at least for the phone :P )

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:10

11. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


happy trolling everyone.. glad you guys did the survey... more power yo you guys... to bad .. it changes nothing.... take care

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:30

16. catfacepanda (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


If these issues with the 4S are in fact real, what *new* news is it really? Some people must have pretty short attention spans or selective hearing, since phones have problems all the time. All manufacturers, all carriers. If you worship a phone that much like it is supposed to be absolute perfection, you need to get a life. Things break or malfunction all the time.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:33

18. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


With the phone's needing to be connected to the "cloud" at all times, of course there is going to be increased battery usage. That's many of the various android devices out there suffer as well. The user can choose what they want constantly connected to the net and what they don't the bad thing is, that many users have no idea this is possible on either platform and thus the b*&%#@ing and moaning...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:59 1

21. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


if the battery life on the iphone 4s is as bad as these reports say its no wonder it didnt ship with LTE. some users are reporting a 20+% drain per hour on the iphone 4s. imagine if it was syncing to the cloud constantly via LTE

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:45

22. drodriguezsd (Posts: 35; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


I have the 4S. I haven't noticed any significant battery drain. If not, it's lasts a while longer than my 4. Probably because I wore out the capacity in it lol. However, last night I wanted to do a full charge cycle on my phone and it was stuck on 1% for at least 10mins! And I was using it the whole time...interesting.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:54

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


You cant even replace the iPhone battery if it gets damage ir doesnt charge. You have to take it too a Apple store.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:03

26. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Wow, I get 1% battery drain/hour on my phone when not in use, so I get around 30-36 hours of normal use on my captivate....I feel bad for those iphone users :-(

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:05

28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wow sounds like you're lying.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:40

35. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


My Evo 4G could last way longer when data is disabled. I only lost 20% for the 4 days I was in Canada. Wouldn't be surprised if he limits his data usage.
I unfortunately don't limit any data usage while in the states and will die in 15 hours while not in use.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:52

38. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


What's the point of having a smartphone with data turned off?

Anyway he's obviously lying or leaving something out like extended battery or limiting usage or both.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:07

41. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


That's easy, the same point as people telling others they can just use wi-fi because it's miraculously "everywhere". lol

He doesn't have to be lying. He can just have his gmail synced with nothing else besides the basic phone functionality. That can surely last for a few days.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:14

44. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


No it can't man. If he does nothing but email and text an android phone still won't last that long.

Maybe if you do one email and two text a day.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:04

27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


A poll on PA to see if an Apple product has an issue is worthless. Just look at every Apple article jammed by trolls.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:37

33. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


But hey, one bashing Android is the real deal right? :rolleyes:

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:34

30. aries.phills (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Battery life at just 10hrs of moderate use is nonsense. Thats what I get on my s2. But I'd prefer my s2 to any other phone out there. Lag-free,freeze-free,wow-screen, sexy-build,etc

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:40

34. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Yes, the iPhone is fast. But at the same time, I have never experienced any "Android lags" with all of the Android devices I've played with and am currently playing with. A friend of mine still has the Galaxy S on Froyo- he's a heavy user of the phone and he doesn't have any complaints. My cousin's old Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 runs Gingerbread perfectly. I played around with the GS2 for about a week last month. I'd run very memory-hungry apps, even 20 at a time without any glitches.

So what exactly is this "Android lag"??

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:44

36. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


This "Android lag" often only applies to early Android adopters. They'll finally visit the forums seeking answers only to realize they've bloated their phone to oblivion.
Then they go on about how the iPhone's lag isn't there. Which usually responded with the same old "Well the iPhone isn't doing the same thing you're doing right now on your Android, is it?"

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:53

39. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


But it is it just does it better

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:05

40. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


No... it's actually not. lol
I don't know why people even believe that.
When your app needs to pause/kill just in order to jump another one, it's not exactly the same. You might as well stop the program you're using right now in order to open another browser page. Go ahead and try it on your computer right now. Pause/close everything you do before opening another program and you'll see how dumb that looks.

Everybody I know that is able to even brag about their iPhone battery usually cuts off most of these: 3G, e-mail, wifi when not available, bluetooth, weather, GPS, and 3rd party app syncs.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:12

43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


When I leave an app and come back to it it's exactly where I left it. How's that any different than androids "real multitasking"?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:14

45. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


It really puzzles me. Android lag this, android lag that...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:34

46. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Im get sick of the android lag thing ..face it its old news the hardware is better now lag is the thing of the past.I have no lag on my photon at all

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 17:51

50. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2971; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Old android phones with very slow processors and low memory being upgraded to 2.2/2.3 are going to lag because obviously the device can't handle it. Your old XP computer can run perfectly fine on XP but if you "upgraded" it to Vista, guess what? LAG LAG LAG.

Every time someone says android lags, they have never used a new powerful android phone like the SGS2 which doesnt lag or freeze at all. They are always referring to some old phone even if they don't want to admit it. Then again sometimes they are just talking out of their asses and making crap up.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:17

51. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


Jobs was a visionary , he also told Obamama that he was a one term president.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories