1. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    My LTE was on by default.

    Interesting decision on Sprints part.

    I thought they were gonna leave it off until LTE is more widespread.
    05-24-2012 10:52 PM
  2. Mikey47's Avatar
    Yep, mine too -- caught me a little off guard.
    05-24-2012 10:53 PM
  3. CrazyRusski's Avatar
    Me three, was surprised and slightly disappointed as I live in DFW, aka no LTE yet
    05-24-2012 10:55 PM
  4. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Everyone should turn this off right now until you get LTE. It will drain your battery!
    05-25-2012 11:27 AM
  5. Robynsnest's Avatar
    good to know. I was just going to leave mine on. I'll cut it off now. I live in an area that won't get LTE till probably next year.
    05-25-2012 12:55 PM
  6. dpineda85's Avatar
    How do you turn it off?
    05-25-2012 01:29 PM
  7. MRBULLRED's Avatar
    Mine too.. Took that off right away..
    05-25-2012 03:00 PM
  8. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Phone settings, mobile networks (tap the globe), then change Network Mode to CDMA only.

    I rebooted my phone, and LTE came back on. Maybe it doesn't stick on reboots?
    05-25-2012 03:04 PM
  9. Mikey47's Avatar
    How do you turn it off?
    Settings - Mobile Network - Network mode. Select CDMA only instead of CDMA/LTE.
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    05-25-2012 03:05 PM
  10. nydis101's Avatar
    I love the phone, but very dissapointed with the network, super slow!
    Is changing the network supposed to make the phone a little bit faster?
    06-24-2012 03:48 PM
  11. ffejjj's Avatar
    While having lte on will drain your battery faster, its nothing like wimax.

    I did turn off lte early on and seen better battery life but nothing like cutting off wimax on the Ogevo. That was a true battery killer lol.
    06-24-2012 04:19 PM
  12. TraderGary's Avatar
    90% of the time I'm on WiFi. I leave LTE on the default ON. I see no reason to turn LTE off when I get 16 to 18 hours of battery with heavy use.
    06-24-2012 04:29 PM
  13. Gladius Nova's Avatar
    I don't understand how it seems to be a "split decision" on battery drainage with LTE on or off. I was getting the same crappy battery drain as my OG Evo until I figured out how to turn off LTE and only use CDMA. Now my battery lasts all day with heavy usage, whereas before it would drain in about 5-6 hours.

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk 2
    06-24-2012 05:16 PM
  14. kgk1985's Avatar
    LTE def kills your battery twice as fast

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    06-24-2012 05:21 PM
  15. ffejjj's Avatar
    Yes your right. On the og evo wimax was a battery killer for sure and although i lived in Las Vegas (where wimax was strong) it totally killed my battery.

    On our new evo lte the Lte network does not tax the battery nearly as much as wimax did. Even if you dont live in an lte area you'll still see minimal drains due to lte. But.....

    Even if i get 5-10% more time during a charge cycle its well worth it to me to have it off. Instead of 20 hrs i maybe get 22hrs.

    So in my experience i keep lte off and wifi and gps and 3g lol.

    If you add a toggle to your screen where you can switch on 3g only when needed you will see the best battery gains possible for your phone
    06-24-2012 05:25 PM
  16. TraderGary's Avatar
    LTE def kills your battery twice as fast

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    LTE may very well kill your battery twice as fast on your DROID RAZR but on my EVO 4G LTE there is essentially no difference in battery use with LTE turned on or off. Either way I get a full day of heavy use with battery to spare when I put it in the charger at bedtime.

    Maybe it's because on the HTC EVO 4G LTE, the LTE radio is built in to the processor.

    Negligible battery use is undoubtedly why they left LTE turned on by default.
    06-24-2012 06:16 PM
  17. kiwicarlos741's Avatar
    Wait so does anyone know for certain if having LTE and cdma on, drains the battery faster than just vmda only, even if there is no LTE right now and isn't active?

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    06-24-2012 06:33 PM
  18. Gladius Nova's Avatar
    Wait so does anyone know for certain if having LTE and cdma on, drains the battery faster than just vmda only, even if there is no LTE right now and isn't active?

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    For some it does, for some it doesn't ...seems to be hit and miss so IDK...

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    06-24-2012 08:10 PM
  19. Vysse's Avatar
    Just want to say this was a smart move on Sprint's part. Those who know about this stuff can turn it off and those who don't will be happily surprised when lte is made available.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    06-24-2012 08:57 PM
  20. TraderGary's Avatar
    Wait so does anyone know for certain if having LTE and cdma on, drains the battery faster than just vmda only, even if there is no LTE right now and isn't active?

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    I've had the EVO4GLTE since May 24. All I can tell you about is my own experience. I'm on battery close to 16 hours every day and I'm a heavy user. It would only seem logical that leaving LTE turned on would use more battery. Since LTE hasn't been turned on here in Atlanta, I've experimented with turning off LTE for the entire day and leaving it on. Either way I have yet to deplete my battery before putting it on the charger for the night. Based on my experience, I don't bother shutting LTE off.

    Battery life with my EVO OG and EVO 3D was dismal. My EVO4GLTE battery life is amazing. Your Mileage May Vary.
    06-24-2012 09:49 PM
  21. ffejjj's Avatar
    Ya know i almost jumped on the 3d when it came to market and decided not to.

    I stuck with my og and sitting here looking at my lte evo i could just kiss myself for holding out

    I was also considering putting a 3rd phone on my plan (second is my daughters) after 1 year just so i could have yearly upgrades.

    12 months x 19.99 = 239.88$ and i'd save near 350-400$ not having to buy at full price. So it'd be worth it and i'd have a back up device....

    Back on topic, yes i was happy to see lte is not the power hog that wimax was
    06-24-2012 09:58 PM
  22. jaykimdotnet's Avatar
    I've had the EVO4GLTE since May 24. All I can tell you about is my own experience. I'm on battery close to 16 hours every day and I'm a heavy user. It would only seem logical that leaving LTE turned on would use more battery. Since LTE hasn't been turned on here in Atlanta, I've experimented with turning off LTE for the entire day and leaving it on. Either way I have yet to deplete my battery before putting it on the charger for the night. Based on my experience, I don't bother shutting LTE off.

    Battery life with my EVO OG and EVO 3D was dismal. My EVO4GLTE battery life is amazing. Your Mileage May Vary.
    I'm with TraderGary on this one. Getting incredible battery life with heavy usage with lte left on. We'll see how the battery holds out once Sprint goes live with their lte network.
    06-25-2012 03:32 PM
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