I’ve had the iPhone for about a month now, and although I love the large touch-screen and the selection of available applications, there are two issues where the iPhone has serious problems:
Reading tips on how to extend the battery life, I’ve turned off the bluetooth, wireless and location services features. I’ve also limited the e-mail checks to once/hour. With limited calling and very little Internet usage, the battery MIGHT last the day. With moderate calling and Internet usage, it doesn’t make it much past lunch time.
The other issue is dropped calls. I was driving up Keelung Rd in Taipei city yesterday, and it dropped my call 3 times. This with signal showing full-strength. I will also be sitting at home, again with the signal showing full-strength, and suddenly I’ll get a text message that I missed a call when the phone never rang in the first place. My service is with Chunghwa and since I’ve never heard anyone with other phones complain about this issue, I’d have to believe it’s the iPhone.
I think this connectivity problem contributes to the battery drain, too. When the phone checks for e-mail, if there is no connectivity it will keep checking until it gets through. That’s gotta kill the battery.
Is anyone else experiencing these things? Any feedback from Chunghwa to share?