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post #61 of 80
why would apple set up the phone to constantly ask towers to confirm the time zone?

Probably racks up data use. But obviously it would kill battery.
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post #62 of 80
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post
why would apple set up the phone to constantly ask towers to confirm the time zone?

Probably racks up data use. But obviously it would kill battery.
It's only supposed to check every once in awhile IIRC. It's a bug that causes it to constantly check.
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post #63 of 80
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
What a load of nonsense. Other phones are better, thinner, lighter AND you can replace the battery AND the factory battery lasts longer to boot.
The only phones that I've ever had that lasted longer on their factory batteries than my iP4 is my BlackBerries. I've owned a DX, a Dinc, a DXII, a BB Curve (old) and a BB Bold (new), an iPhone 3G S, and a 4. I found they went in this order for battery life..

--MOST--
Curve (old)
Bold (new)
4
3G S
DX
Dinc
DXII
--LEAST--

All on low brightness.

This isn't the best or most professionally supported opinion, I know, but despite not being removable iPhone/iPod batteries always last respectably long.
 
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Well idid everything plus resetting my wifi and the same or worse now BS!!!!!!!!!!
How often are your apps set to push? For instance, I have my Mail to fetch Hourly instead of every 15 minutes or 30 minutes. My brightness is also about a tick or two above halfway with auto-brightness turned off (just changed this, b/c auto-brightness gets a bit too low for my tastes). With all of this stuff, my phone still makes it through a full day after heavy usage. I doubt a 3G with heavy usage made it through more than a day. The one my GF is using barely makes it 8-10 hours, and that's not with heavy use at all.
 
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post #65 of 80
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Err, the SGSII was never Pentile..? And you can't even tell on the SGS, the SGSII is barely any better without Pentile. And the colours destroy the iPhones Retina display, unless you're trying to say a LCD is better than OLED.
The SGS2 has Super AMOLED Plus though which isn't Pentile, I was only talking about the SGS regarding Pentile. The SGS has a PPI that's about 15 higher than the SGS2, which would extract somewhat from the noticeable difference.
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How often are your apps set to push? For instance, I have my Mail to fetch Hourly instead of every 15 minutes or 30 minutes. My brightness is also about a tick or two above halfway with auto-brightness turned off (just changed this, b/c auto-brightness gets a bit too low for my tastes). With all of this stuff, my phone still makes it through a full day after heavy usage. I doubt a 3G with heavy usage made it through more than a day. The one my GF is using barely makes it 8-10 hours, and that's not with heavy use at all.
i have my mail with fetch on manual, auto brightness on.....and my 3g first gen lasted avg 2-3 days for real.....with reg usage of facebook and email/ web browsing....true story...
 
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post #67 of 80
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i have my mail with fetch on manual, auto brightness on.....and my 3g first gen lasted avg 2-3 days for real.....with reg usage of facebook and email/ web browsing....true story...
Approximately many hours per day would you spend actually using it though? How high was the brightness (it still has an affect, auto brightness basically brings it up a little to lowers it a little depending on the environment)
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The SGS2 has Super AMOLED Plus though which isn't Pentile, I was only talking about the SGS regarding Pentile. The SGS has a PPI that's about 15 higher than the SGS2, which would extract somewhat from the noticeable difference.
Most certainly isn't any noticeable difference, talking from real world experience too.
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Most certainly isn't any noticeable difference, talking from real world experience too.
The difference might be more noticeable at a higher PPI, for example you'll probably be able to tell the difference between an iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus which has a 1280x720 resolution Super AMOLED (Pentile) display and is ~330 PPI or so.
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The difference might be more noticeable at a higher PPI, for example you'll probably be able to tell the difference between an iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus which has a 1280x720 resolution Super AMOLED (Pentile) display and is ~330 PPI or so.
Higher PPI would mean you'd see it even less, because you're less likely to see the individual pixels so the green ones tend to blend together.
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