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    Just wanted to drop a line quick.

    As far as the dismal reviews go regarding the N4's battery life, I can't say I'm all that concerned.

    1) Pre-release software, limited testing = inaccurate reviews (I don't even know why any bother with reviewing pre-release software to begin with).

    2) Project Roadrunner.

    If Project Roadrunner is even half as successful as Project Butter was, no one need worry. Sure, a 2100mAh will never touch the RAZR Maxx/RAZR HD Maxx, but with the aforementioned two improvements I'd expect a vast difference compared to the experiences people are currently having.

    Is it November 13th yet?

    That is all!
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    Yup, good point. Plus there's still all the breaking in of the battery that needs to be done.

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    Wasn't project roadrunner made up by that guy who lied to all the blogs? I am pretty sure that doesn't exist at all
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    Agreed, the battery isn't overly criticised on all reviews, some said it was average others said its the panorama (sphere) which does it when its running but nothing really having a full on go at the battery itself besides being internal which i enjoy. So is Project Roadrunner actually occurring or is it still in the rumour phase?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairclough View Post
    So is Project Roadrunner actually occurring or is it still in the rumour phase?
    Google has never even said the words "project roadrunner"
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    Thanks confirms what I was thinking. Yes for 13th of Nov.
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    Quote Originally Posted by severinj View Post
    Wasn't project roadrunner made up by that guy who lied to all the blogs? I am pretty sure that doesn't exist at all
    You're mostly correct, I remember that, but it was a pretty big mess as there were (at least) two sources that apparently had initially said something about Roadrunner, and at different times both sources retracted their comments.

    Could it be made up? Sure. But the idea was in two sources, which lets me think that maybe, just maybe, something that functions along the lines of how "Roadrunner" was described is in the pipeline.

    Time will tell!
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    How could the battery even be in question for crying out loud. I thought the S4 pro was this amazing chip etc. The fact that anyone should be saying anything other than wow this battery is amazing disappoints me. It appears that no manufacturer is capable of doing all things really well. I think the S3 is about as close as we can get for good in every category but even then we deal with Touchwiz.

    Motorola Maxx : weak camera
    One x: weak battery
    Nexus 4: low storage and weak battery

    We have all the ingredients people. Why can't anyone make a good cake? Like I said the S3 and probably the Note 2 are the best at covering all the bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Motorola Maxx : weak camera
    One x: weak battery
    Nexus 4: low storage and weak battery

    We have all the ingredients people. Why can't anyone make a good cake? Like I said the S3 and probably the Note 2 are the best at covering all the bases.

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    I think you're on to something... we need:
    - LG N4's processor
    - HTC One X's screen
    - Motorola RAZR Maxx's battery
    - Samsung GS3's camera

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    The nexus 4s battery life cannot be any worse than the GSM gnex. I have the GSM gnex and the battery life is more than acceptable (4+ hours screen on time)

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    That is true, these tests they run if with the screen on max brightness, wifi on, looping a movie till it dies. That to any phone will kill it quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayjohn View Post
    I think you're on to something... we need:
    - LG N4's processor
    - HTC One X's screen
    - Motorola RAZR Maxx's battery
    - Samsung GS3's camera

    I know right? I posted specs for a phone a while ago and everyone agreed this would be perfect. I think it is the perfect phone.

    Basically take the N4. Add a 3000 mah battery and an SD card and you are done. Every thing else is minor tweaks. HTC is so stupid imo. They are struggling along against Samsung yet they keep missing the boat on battery. Motorola proved it can be done so why can't HTC take this new dna phone and add a larger battery in the 3000 mah range? We would have a great phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanhoud View Post
    The nexus 4s battery life cannot be any worse than the GSM gnex. I have the GSM gnex and the battery life is more than acceptable (4+ hours screen on time)

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    Well I would certainly hope that it's better. Battery tech is changing rapidly but why some companies don't take advantage of it is beyond reasoning.

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    Brad I think they are but they are trying to create phones as powerful as computers and thats were the battery drains, Phil said the battery is not bad. Not bad at all. SO i think we can expect a nice battery
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayjohn View Post
    I think you're on to something... we need:
    - LG N4's processor
    - HTC One X's screen
    - Motorola RAZR Maxx's battery
    - Samsung GS3's camera

    And Sir John Ive for the industrial design.
    We can only dream...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    I know right? I posted specs for a phone a while ago and everyone agreed this would be perfect. I think it is the perfect phone.

    Basically take the N4. Add a 3000 mah battery and an SD card and you are done. Every thing else is minor tweaks. HTC is so stupid imo. They are struggling along against Samsung yet they keep missing the boat on battery. Motorola proved it can be done so why can't HTC take this new dna phone and add a larger battery in the 3000 mah range? We would have a great phone.

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    I think it's about cost. 1 killer feature per phone type of thing to keep costs down. Amazing screen or amazing battery.

    An an ideal world we would get an amazing screen and battery but manufacturers will always leave us wanting more for our money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enviii View Post
    I think it's about cost. 1 killer feature per phone type of thing to keep costs down. Amazing screen or amazing battery.

    An an ideal world we would get an amazing screen and battery but manufacturers will always leave us wanting more for our money.

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    But this makes no sense when you look at HTC. They are bleeding money. They could get right back on top if the developed a phone with all the bases covered just like Samsung did with the sgs3. They keep making the best screen with the best camera but put a tiny battery in. The cost for the battery is nothing compared to the losses they incur by being in 2nd or 3rd place in the mobile world.

    LG is finally learning this lesson. No one buys the crappy cheap phones any more. We want to get a device that kicks ****. They release their newest Optimus phone plus the nexus 4 and people start talking. Now they have a new killer tv too. Presto. Deliver the goods and people will respond. Deliver a device with frustrating limitations and people will just buy the sgs3 or an iphone.

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    I think if we were to grab these batteries we have no and chuck them in a phone we had 2 years ago, life would be amazing. I think the issue is that the phones are getting a lot more powerful and the batteries cannot keep up whether thats improving via chemical's or the sheer size of it. We want a thinner phone but expect a better battery, we cant win the war on all fronts. I do agree we should slow down the power and increase our batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enviii View Post
    And Sir John Ive for the industrial design.
    We can only dream...

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    Enviii. Let me ask you, what do you hate about your One X. Maybe nothing, but I bet the battery is the one thing you wish was better. The sgs3 is better and it has sd storage and a swappable battery. Your screen is better but the sgs3 screen is not bad either.

    When Mr and Mrs America walk into a store and ask the sales guy what they should buy in Android i would bet they say Samsung 9 out of 10 rimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    How could the battery even be in question for crying out loud. I thought the S4 pro was this amazing chip etc. The fact that anyone should be saying anything other than wow this battery is amazing disappoints me. It appears that no manufacturer is capable of doing all things really well. I think the S3 is about as close as we can get for good in every category but even then we deal with Touchwiz.

    Motorola Maxx : weak camera
    One x: weak battery
    Nexus 4: low storage and weak battery

    We have all the ingredients people. Why can't anyone make a good cake? Like I said the S3 and probably the Note 2 are the best at covering all the bases.

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    That's what bugs me. Why the heck can't we just get a s3 with a big a** battery or a one x. Why is it so hard for them to think of that. If moto can do it I KNOW SAMSUNG CAN... They would make even more money. Because that is the only thing that kills me with most android phones is battery life.

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    Motorola Maxx : weak camera
    One x: weak battery
    Nexus 4: low storage and weak battery
    Ok I'm confused. I keep hearing that the HTC One X has terrible battery life and yet in battery tests done by Anandtech (where people seem to get the idea that the nexus 4 is weak) it scores just under the iphone and above all the other android phones in the test (including the s3). What is going on here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Enviii. Let me ask you, what do you hate about your One X. Maybe nothing, but I bet the battery is the one thing you wish was better. The sgs3 is better and it has sd storage and a swappable battery. Your screen is better but the sgs3 screen is not bad either.

    When Mr and Mrs America walk into a store and ask the sales guy what they should buy in Android i would bet they say Samsung 9 out of 10 rimes.

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    I love my One X, apart from the battery life. The only other thing that bugs me is the lack of an unlockable bootloader (officially). I also got my phone before the GS3 was announced but that doesn't bother me at all. I would pick my One X over the GS3 anyway. I just can't get past the cheap look of the GS3 (no offence) and the fact that every Android phone I now see is a GS3. What makes it worse is TouchWiz ruining the Android experience all together.

    EDIT: I should mention that my previous phone was an iPhone 4 where there is no expandable storage or removable battery. So none of that stuff really mattered to me when I bought the One X. The build quality and look is also great which was a big thing for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by cynicist View Post
    Ok I'm confused. I keep hearing that the HTC One X has terrible battery life and yet in battery tests done by Anandtech (where people seem to get the idea that the nexus 4 is weak) it scores just under the iphone and above all the other android phones in the test (including the s3). What is going on here?
    Those tests were performed using Sense 4.0. Running any AOSP ROM on my phone (even official CM10 or official AOKP JB) gives me terrible battery life.
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    You guys should really be running your own global electronics company, you obviously know a lot more about it than the people currently in charge!
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    Do you guys pay attention to the news? There is no project roadrunner. That was a hoax.
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    Just tweeted at Miriam Joire from Engadget about whether she has any camera or battery issues with it and she said nope. That sells it for me
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