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Old Sep 5, 2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default T-Mobile's devices offer more battery life than AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon

This is a shocker. There are some pretty big differences between the carriers. Never considered this a possibility.

T-Mobile's devices offer more battery life than AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon



We’ve seen countless battles and advertisements over who is the best wireless provider in the United States, but it looks like recent tests have revealed that T-Mobile might offer devices with the best battery life.

This is according to Laptop Mag's findings, as they tested four identical devices on four different carriers, using the exact same testing methods. The test involved a custom app that surfs 50 popular websites, pauses for 60 seconds on each page, and continues this behavior until the battery runs out. The smartphones tested are also tested with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC turned off.

In every single test, T-Mobile reigned supreme. On some of the devices, T-Mobile provided up to two more hours of use when compared to its rivals. Just to make sure that it wasn't an isolated incident with the network, the test was performed in two different locations (New York/Jersey and Chicago, Illinois) and both instances yielded similar results.

Although there isn't a definitive answer as to why T-Mobile's devices performed better, the source does think that it has something to do with the band frequency used and the efficiency of the data transmission. Another possibility is T-Mobile's lack of bloatware compared to the other carriers' devices.

In the end, there isn’t a clear cut answer as to why the devices perform better, but in the test performed, they beat out the competition, which could influence your decision when shopping around for a new carrier.
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Old Sep 5, 2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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There are problems with this testing method... Each carrier has different software on the phones. Put them all on the same firmware then try again, the results will likely be different.
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There are problems with this testing method... Each carrier has different software on the phones. Put them all on the same firmware then try again, the results will likely be different.

Same phones same android version might have slight differences but not that big to affect battery life that much. Tmobile wins with all 4 phones with 4 different carriers. Can't get more conclusive than that.
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There are problems with this testing method... Each carrier has different software on the phones. Put them all on the same firmware then try again, the results will likely be different.
It is a rudimentary test, but when you see the same thing happen in 2 locations with 4 different devices at each site, there is something to be said.

And if each carrier has different software, clearly the other 3 need to have better software.
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There are problems with this testing method... Each carrier has different software on the phones. Put them all on the same firmware then try again, the results will likely be different.
Actually, there is no problem with the testing method. That is the whole point of the 'study'.

My theory is that Tmobile's coverage is so shitty, that it uses less battery power to maintain the connection.
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Actually, there is no problem with the testing method. That is the whole point of the 'study'.

My theory is that Tmobile's coverage is so shitty, that it uses less battery power to maintain the connection.
Shitty connections require more power.
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Shitty connections require more power.
I know. There is a deadzone in my work area. My phone drops dead in 4 hours. Now I leave it plugged in at my desk
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There are problems with this testing method... Each carrier has different software on the phones. Put them all on the same firmware then try again, the results will likely be different.
Each carrier using different firmware is kind of the point; however, if they are in location where t-mobile has a better connection than the other carriers, then the other phones would need more power just to stay connected. They didn't say anything about all the phones have 5 bars or anything like that, so I am suspicious.
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Each carrier using different firmware is kind of the point; however, if they are in location where t-mobile has a better connection than the other carriers, then the other phones would need more power just to stay connected. They didn't say anything about all the phones have 5 bars or anything like that, so I am suspicious.
They tested in NYC and Chicago, hard to think both places would have signal problems that would skew the results.
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They tested in NYC and Chicago, hard to think both places would have signal problems that would skew the results.
I would think that would depend on the locations they chose for testing. They didn't publish their testing methodology or the signal levels, so it is kind of hard to critically exam their method and results.

edit: just noticed that they are also a division of Tom's guide, which totally explains their sloppy article with lack of data etc. Pretty much any article associated with Tom's has less than 0 credibility in my book. BTW notice how they only reported reaching out to T-mobile. Maybe reaching out to one of the other companies might have helped clear up this mess.
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This is probably a big part of it.
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I would think that would depend on the locations they chose for testing. They didn't publish their testing methodology or the signal levels, so it is kind of hard to critically exam their method and results.

edit: just noticed that they are also a division of Tom's guide, which totally explains their sloppy article with lack of data etc. Pretty much any article associated with Tom's has less than 0 credibility in my book. BTW notice how they only reported reaching out to T-mobile. Maybe reaching out to one of the other companies might have helped clear up this mess.
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I agree, hence why I said "study". With a wink and a nod. One would think a popular site like Toms would know how to run an experiment. At least they could have limited their claims. " Tmobile has better battery life that the others on a sunday starting at 3 pm at this gps location with stock default apps loaded at startup running the latest available OS and firmware. " the only downside would be you need a 4K monitor just to read the headline
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I agree, hence why I said "study". With a wink and a nod. One would think a popular site like Toms would know how to run an experiment. At least they could have limited their claims. " Tmobile has better battery life that the others on a sunday starting at 3 pm at this gps location with stock default apps loaded at startup running the latest available OS and firmware. " the only downside would be you need a 4K monitor just to read the headline
I have seen so many errors in graphs and text in Tom's articles, that I would just as easily assume that someone punched the numbers in wrong.
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First thought that comes to mind is Modem/Radio configuration and amount of bloatware(services) possibly being the culprits of the battery cost.

As previously stated, I'd like to see this done with the all the devices on the most similar stock 4.4 roms. I suspect you'd probably see a more similar outcome.
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Has nothing to do with bloatware. Its the network.
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Has nothing to do with bloatware.
Look into things like Carrier IQ and it's effects. You might change your tune
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Look into things like Carrier IQ and it's effects. You might change your tune
Carrier IQ can be disabled on T-Mobile handsets within the settings.

But again, the battery life differences are due to modem/network differences.
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Carrier IQ can be disabled on T-Mobile handsets within the settings.

But again, the battery life differences are due to modem/network differences.
And again, your wrong... (partially, I'm not discrediting the network in any manner)

To totally discount the different ROM configurations carriers implement is beyond ignorant.
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And again, your wrong... (partially, I'm not discrediting the network in any manner)

To totally discount the different ROM configurations carriers implement is beyond ignorant.
While that could be a partial reason its not the primary reason you see such a large performance difference. It primarily is due to the network, this is why if you do not have network enabled on the device you will see closer battery performance.
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While that could be a partial reason its not the primary reason you see such a large performance difference. It primarily is due to the network, this is why if you do not have network enabled on the device you will see closer battery performance.
So if your so hard set that it's the "network" and not the phone configuration(combination modem/radio, rom, bloat), how would you explain the different between ATT and T-Mobile given they are both similar GSM networks.
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Different frequencies which put a different level of strain on the modem, AT&T for instant uses more LTE bands then T-Mobile.
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I switched to T-Mobile on Friday for my iPhone 4s and will switch the iPhone 6 when that comes in. My 4s is usually pretty much dead by the time I'm leaving work everyday. I'll see if there is any discernible difference in battery life for the next week on my 4s to see if there is any truth to this for iPhones as well.
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I switched to T-Mobile on Friday for my iPhone 4s and will switch the iPhone 6 when that comes in. My 4s is usually pretty much dead by the time I'm leaving work everyday. I'll see if there is any discernible difference in battery life for the next week on my 4s to see if there is any truth to this for iPhones as well.
My phone died about halfway through the work day today. WTH?
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Find out what's eating your battery.

Fwiw I have a note 3, daughter has an S5, wife has the 5C, all on T-Mo.

My wifes is the only one that doesn't last 1.5 days or better.

Now, if I enable location and BT, that kills my battery fast.
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Run this:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/batt...615987910?mt=8

Find out what's eating your battery.

Fwiw I have a note 3, daughter has an S5, wife has the 5C, all on T-Mo.

My wifes is the only one that doesn't last 1.5 days or better.

Now, if I enable location and BT, that kills my battery fast.
Thank you. Didn't realize they had apps like that (thought it had to be built into the OS).

Installing now. Will let you know the results.

Speaking of BT, I have been using some BT headphones with it lately. That could be the culprit.
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This is probably a big part of it.
Agreed. I would like to see fresh battery stats at 100% and 5% to see whats going on.

Each of the phones modems would play into account here, and that can be shown in the bettery stats as well.
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