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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.
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- 06-24-2012, 05:21 PM #14
- 06-24-2012, 05:25 PM #15
Re: LTE on by default?
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, 06:16 PM #16
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, 06:33 PM #17
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- 06-24-2012, 09:49 PM #20
Battery life with my EVO OG and EVO 3D was dismal. My EVO4GLTE battery life is amazing. Your Mileage May Vary.
- 06-24-2012, 09:58 PM #21
Re: LTE on by default?
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
- 06-25-2012, 03:32 PM #22