The cost of charging your iPhone 5 for a whole year is just 41 cents

The cost of charging your iPhone 5 for a whole year is just 41 cents
Have you ever wondered how much it costs to charge your fancy new smartphone? You might think that with those bigger screens the sum has grown from the nickels it cost charging a feature phone, and while they certainly consume more energy, research shows that it costs only 41 cents to charge the brand new iPhone 5 for a whole year.

The 3.5-inch iPhone 4 cost just a bit less to charge at 38 cents, and the iPhone 5’s biggest rival the Samsung Galaxy S III with its much larger 4.8-inch display costs 53 cents to charge for a year.

Still, that’s such a small sum to pay for charging your device for a year that we wouldn’t really think about the difference, we’d rather focus on how low that number is.

Bigger screen gadgets like plasma television sets and devices like the Xbox 360 were in the top of the electrical spending charts costing you more than $40 for charging a year.

A laptop PC costs $8.31 to charge on average, so overall those are all sums that shouldn’t really bother us much, don’t you think? Check out some more very interesting facts in the charts below.

source: Opower via BGR

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

cost of iphone 5 is 200$ more than the same or greater specs mobile phone also

2. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Size of iPhone components, including battery, are also smaller. So in a way the GS3 is kind of a bargain.

3. wendygarett unregistered

I never thought US electrical cost can be so cheap compare to others... May I know the average monthly cost of electric in US? Coz I'm not I'm US...

11. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

It's between 6-24 cents depending on the state and basically the price is lower in some states because of excess capacity (Washington state idles wind farms for instance). BTW, this article made me want to buy an iPhone over a GS3 so I could take advantage of all that savings. I mean WOW! $0.12! That's more than 3% of a cup of coffee! With those kinds of savings, I can pay off my student loans, buy a new car and fly first class!

12. wendygarett unregistered

WTF 24cent per month? I thought it about hundreds...

14. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wendy if your referring to electricity pricing per month TOTAL then my moms and grandpas averages between $120-$150

4. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Theseare just lame gimmicks by Rotten Apple to get you to buy their iCrap iPhone! hey Apple how about making a quality product for once? Like which does not have crap OS, crap paint jobs, crap about stop making that entire load of iCrap and start making some REAL phones?

5. wendygarett unregistered

U mad?

7. StephenEIop

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

u mad?

8. wendygarett unregistered

I don't understand why are you hating me so much... can you educate me my friend?

9. StephenEIop

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Don't be stupid, he have his own choice.. Whether he likes iPhone or not you shouldn't just bash him

6. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

I don't think anyone cares about how much it costs for a whole year, since it's not that big of a deal

10. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

So that's what it costs to charge the phone to run it. But what about what it costs to leave the charger plugged in all the time?

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

53 cents is a lie. it COST MORE than that to replace or fix your iphone

17. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

Plenty of ppl carry their plug to a business and ninja charge, so that's no cost to use phone

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