re: iPhone 4S: 4 Fastest Ways To Drain Battery
Android fanboy here to answer your question. My phone is a LG P999, (which I bought sub-$300 off contract) is similar to the Galaxy S II. 8 megapixel rear facing that takes 1080p video, has a 1.2 ghz dual core processor and a 4 in screen (which is admittedly not as nice as the iphone's, but i'll take the extra real estate) oh yeah, and 4g too. I don't do any battery optimization, and it usually runs fine under normal use for two days. I do usually plug it in every night though. No matter what I use it for, it never runs out of battery within one day. And no, it isn't that apple has superior hardware here - my phone, which is getting on a year old, actually has a slightly bigger battery than the 4s. If battery life ever did become a problem, I could buy a new battery for sub-$20 online, and just pop off the back cover and install it. It blows my mind why apple didn't put a bigger battery into a device they knew would be drawing much more power. Oh yeah and the processor is bigger too, but there is a lot of intelligent CPU control that goes on behind the scenes in Android phones, not sure if Apple phones have that yet. And my phone is definitely not a brick. Never had any of those problems. But you will remember that the original iphone did have it's own plethora of issues. Lay off on the first generation. The bottom line is that apple is, for the first time, behind in the phone game. Like over a year, since phones which were released a year ago like mine can roundly beat the iphone on a technical level. Apple is used to being behind on a technical level though, and from a price standpoint. They can overcome it to some degree with cool features like Siri, but I believe that they are destined to fall from a position of innovator to niche underdog, just like they did in the PC market. I also believe that the Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet and the Fire will lead to a change in the way Android tablets are done, and the lower price point will spell doom for Apple, in the same way that netbooks became popular after the macbook air.