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Monday, July 02, 2007

iPhone observation: Battery life

One area in which the iPhone excels is battery life. Granted, I've only done one test, but this is where Apple's other mobile devices--notebook computers and iPods--have never lived up to expectations. In my first battery life test, the iPhone ran for an impressive 5 hours and 29 minutes before shutting down. This is impressive because the first hour of so of that, I was browsing the Web over EDGE (painful, and with many lost connections, while the Motorola Q on EV-DO hummed along and worked faster and much more reliably), while the final four hours were spent playing through the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" fully twice. By comparison, you can almost watch an iPod battery run down in real time while playing back video, especially the first (2005) version of the 5G iPod with video. The iPhone, somehow, handles this with aplomb. Again, quite impressive.

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