Originally Posted by hardcle
Why waste battery and bandwidth on streaming music? I listen to music and podcasts 8+ hours/day. There's no way my battery would last long enough to stream that much content. The single most battery draining activity on an iPhone is streaming cellular data. The least battery draining activity is local music playback. I'd much rather use my local storage and have my battery last all day than save my storage for (what?) and have a dead battery in 4 hours.
4 hours, wow that suck. Thank goodness I don't have a similar experience with my phone. Unfortunately I don't have an iPhone to compare with as my daughter or husband won't let me touch theirs. Anyway I have a Nokia 1020, Nexus 5 and a newly acquired Porsche Design P'9982 that I bought for my husband but he in turn gave it to me as he new that I would appreciate it more then he would, you know this whole dying thing has it's advantages sometimes, your sick Relic, what the hell is wrong with you. Well that and he really waberry nts the new BlackBerry PassPort as he's a bit of keyboard junkie, so I promised he would be the first person in Switzerland to get one, even if it means flying to Canada and blowing the CEO. I don't blame my husband either as the Passport looks absolutely one hell of good product and I get to keep something that I really didn't want to part with as the Porsche Design P'9882 is probably the most beautiful phone I have ever owned.
Anyway, no BS, with a full charge I can listen to Spotify or Podcasts nonstop for about 8 hours straight, full disclosure I do have the Camera Grip accessory with built in battery which adds an additional 2 hours of operation time, however even without, it's still a far cry from the 4 hours that you're gei have sitting. My Nexus 5 got about 5 hours with Kit Kat and with the new "L"preview I get 6.5 hours, the new Android 5 so far is looking to be pretty awesome. I haven't stressed test the Porsche yet.
Really though I have been using my Kindle HDX, 64GB, LTE tablet more an more lately for such things. I have kind of neglected it as of lately and I wanted to incorporate it more into my life. Which was a good call because it's a wonderful device. If any of you ever had a reason to look past your bias nature for a non-Apple product this would defiantly be the one to do it for. Not only is as fast as the iPad Mini, costs only 200.00 for the 16GB wifi version, looks good, built like a tank, wonderful display with nature colors, has a very functional Mircast option that actually works great when connected to a TV as you get a full 1080P for the desktop and all of the apps installed but the battery life is an incredible 12 hours, when LTE is used in conjunction with Spotify, 9 hours. Neither my iPad Air or my kids iPad Mini Air's can achieve that, only my Nokia 2420 get's better battery life but that's because the keyboard has a battery too. It's a great all rounder little tablet even though it's meant to be an eBook reader, a must buy for anyone who is on a budget or is looking for a little companion that could actually fit in most peoples back pocket. If rooted you could use it as a phone, again not bad for the price.