1. DevilInPgh's Avatar
    So Mosspuppet (no, not the puppet, but The Puppet) weighed in on what he saw in battery life (it sucks), but Engadget saw the exact opposite (3 1/2 of continuously streaming HD over 4G). So, who's right and who's wrong?
    05-22-2010 06:43 PM
  2. Raptor's Avatar
    That remains to be seen...


    Brian
    05-22-2010 06:44 PM
  3. jfelectron's Avatar
    You should clarify Mosspuppet in the correct namespace: com.appplefanboys.MossJobsoPuppet . When has he never not absolulely luved an Apple device? Ummm....never to my recollection. Many reviews mention the limitations of 4G, but I think this is to be expected given the infancy.
    05-22-2010 07:38 PM
  4. kkacatin's Avatar
    Engadget's recent podcast elaborates on the battery life of the Evo.

    If you have a strong and constant 4G singal, 3.5 hours can be achieved.

    However, if you're in an area that switches from 1X to 3G to 4G and back, you're battery life will be less because the constant switching of radios will reduce battery life.

    That has to be taken into account.
    05-23-2010 04:20 AM
  5. jxc's Avatar
    since mossOLDMANburg is in apples back pocket, nothing he says can be trusted, IMO
    05-23-2010 05:58 AM
  6. Gekko's Avatar
    Big Moss probably really pounded the HD video streaming non-stop which IMO is the #1 battery killer. also - turn off WIFI and GPS when not in use. normal daily usage pattern will be different.

    also, the battery needs some time and a few cycles to "condition".
    05-23-2010 06:13 AM
  7. Bujin#IM's Avatar
    My question is about battery life on 3g - since most cities don't have 4g.
    05-23-2010 07:30 AM
  8. Caitlyn McKenzie's Avatar
    Big Moss probably really pounded the HD video streaming non-stop which IMO is the #1 battery killer. also - turn off WIFI and GPS when not in use. normal daily usage pattern will be different.

    also, the battery needs some time and a few cycles to "condition".
    No they don't. These aren't Ni-Cd batteries or something.
    05-23-2010 08:38 AM
  9. Gekko's Avatar
    No they don't. These aren't Ni-Cd batteries or something.
    or something?

    you are confusing battery "memory" with "conditioning". yes these are lithium batteries that do not have a memory but their performance increases after a few charge/deplete cycles aka "conditioning".
    05-23-2010 08:41 AM
  10. Paladin's Avatar
    I never expect to get more than 2 hours use on modern smart phones these days.
    Even laptops never seem to get as long as they say, for me at least. Maybe I use them more than the average person, unsure.

    I already ordered a 1750mAh battery and may order another one if need be. Unless you are always near a charger that is usually the best option.
    05-23-2010 09:02 AM
  11. Rich Rasp's Avatar
    I never expect to get more than 2 hours use on modern smart phones these days.
    Even laptops never seem to get as long as they say, for me at least. Maybe I use them more than the average person, unsure.

    I already ordered a 1750mAh battery and may order another one if need be. Unless you are always near a charger that is usually the best option.
    Where did you find a 1750mah battery for the EVO? I have heard that the Hero battery will work but was wondering if it's the Sprint Hero or the unlocked GSM Hero battery or both that will work with the EVO.
    05-23-2010 09:14 AM
  12. extrafuzzyllama's Avatar
    r u seriously taking that guys word? he is obviously steve jobs lover and nothing he says should matter for android users
    05-23-2010 09:22 AM
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