iPhone 5: The Most Underpowered Flagship On The Market

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Handsets have become more innovative over the years when it comes to display and power. However this generally affects the life of the battery of the device, as batteries do not keep up with advancements in tech. The iPhone 5 has been out for some time now and it has seen its fair share of problems, including poor battery life. So is the iPhone 5 one of the most underpowered flagship devices on the market?

iPhone 5 battery life criticized

As Product-Reviews explains, one iPhone fan decided to go a comparison of the iPhone’s battery since the device was released on the market in 2007. One of the worst iPhones for battery life was the iPhone 4, when the user got the iPhone 5 he hoped that the battery life would have been improved, however he soon became disappointed.

It seems that the battery life of the handset keeps getting worse. Even when playing just a couple of games. He used the Battery Doctor app, which told him to reduce the brightness of the handset and turn off Wi-Fi, along with updating apps, however this didn’t change anything.

As PR points out, more than 25 pages have been posted on the support communities at Apple about life of the battery. Some have also offered solutions. Some users have changed their settings on email, so that their account fetches mail, instead of it being pushed. Others have deleted their account and then re-added it.

When compared to other flagship devices from the top manufacturers in the world, the iPhone 5 and its 1440mAh battery does sound severely underpowered. Devices like the Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy S3, LG Nexus 4, HTC One X+ and Motorola DROID RAZR HD all reach or top the 2,000mAh mark.

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