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Iphone 5 battery performance playing games

09-22-2012, 08:05 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2012
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Iphone 5 battery performance playing games

Those that have a iphone 5 can you give us a take on how battery life is when playing a casual 2d game and playing a graphically intense game like infinity blade 2 or sky gamblers or wild blood, cause playing on a iphone 4S and having my iphone at 100% and playing infinity blade 2, my battery dies in 2 and half to 3 hours. I would like to know how much your battery drains after playing for 30 to an hour, how much percent does it drop, also for TouchArcade I would like this to be something they look into for when new devices drop...to see what the battery performance is like and let the readers know.

Thanks

Last edited by magicron6; 09-23-2012 at 10:11 AM.
09-23-2012, 09:31 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2012
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Can someone please test this out I would like to know how battery performance is while playin graphically intense games on the iphone 5 or is this the wrong place to have this thread, if so can a mod move it please

Thanks

09-23-2012, 09:36 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2012
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Ign.com claims after several hours of heavy use while testing (8 hours I believe) that their battery still read 47 percent.
09-23-2012, 09:54 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2012
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Wow!! Really? That's impressive and that's while gaming ?
09-23-2012, 10:09 PM
#5
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I'm sure what they meant by heavy use is lot of web browsing and video watching. I imagine games could take it down to 4 hours or less
09-23-2012, 10:15 PM
#6
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Ah okay I see, well I hope the more powerful graphically intense games can get at least 5 hours of play time
09-24-2012, 05:05 AM
#7
Well, played for about 2 hours with nova 3 on a fairly low brightness on the iPhone 5. On about half charge now. So I would say you could get 5 hours worth of game time before it dying. Best experience on nova 3 so far. Except I hate the black borders.
09-24-2012, 12:44 PM
#8
Joined: Sep 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by handintoaster View Post
Well, played for about 2 hours with nova 3 on a fairly low brightness on the iPhone 5. On about half charge now. So I would say you could get 5 hours worth of game time before it dying. Best experience on nova 3 so far. Except I hate the black borders.
thanks for the info and if you could do more testing on that I would appreciate it thanks but that's good to hear, 5 hours would be great and was that with lte on or wifi on
09-26-2012, 11:17 PM
#9
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1
Less than 4s

I've been playing dark night rises one of the few games with iPhone 5 support but Im losing almost 30% an hour but I play on full brightness with max volume with wifi on but LTE off.My 4s wouldn't die as fast but never really timed it maybe 20% at most.Im going to test with wifi off but still full brightness and see if that improves it.
09-28-2012, 10:46 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mbillie420 View Post
I've been playing dark night rises one of the few games with iPhone 5 support but Im losing almost 30% an hour but I play on full brightness with max volume with wifi on but LTE off.My 4s wouldn't die as fast but never really timed it maybe 20% at most.Im going to test with wifi off but still full brightness and see if that improves it.
thanks Mbillie420 for the feed back and i'm guessing with half brightness battery life would be 4 to 4 and half hours, not bad but I was hoping for 5 hours and yea can you report once you have tested with wifi off

thanks