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What's the point of 4G if the Battery Dies?
So now i got 4g. What's the point if each time I turn it on 20 minutes later your battery takes a hit? Now if your going to say "Plug it in while using 4G", what's the point? If you can plug it in you're most likely near wifi! Just drives me insane that I love this phone but every-time I compare it to competition and think "well the EVO has 4G", but if you don't use it WTF?
If HTC doesn't come out with Froyo or update by July 6th I'm seriously considering just jumping ship back to the Nexus one. T-Mobile had speed just as fast in Philly and the battery actually lasted! I'm starting to wonder if they hype was just too early.
I guess I'm a victim of just being addicted to the latest and greatest!
- 06-25-2010, 10:40 AM #2
The point is to use it when you need it. When the iPhone 3G came out they recommended turning off 3G when you werent in a 3G area or werent using it because it would kill your battery. Same thing here, new technology and enough time hasn't passed to make it as efficient as possible.
If your battery is dying in 20 mins with 4G on, you have a defective phone. I see a slight increase in battery drain over 3G, but nothing stupid that would keep them from releasing the phone like the 20 mins you are saying.
You will not see Froyo by July 6th, so in that case, see ya, enjoy your N1.
- 06-25-2010, 10:40 AM #3
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My 4g is pretty much non-existent inside my office building and full signal the second I go outside. I see no need to leave it on, or use it when inside my building (I have a pc to search the internet!). I will say that it is a bit annoying to have to turn it on everytime I want to use it outside (it can take about 30 seconds to connect), but it is well worth it. The speed for me was fast, or at least fast enough.
- 06-25-2010, 11:10 AM #6
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- 06-25-2010, 01:09 PM #10
I turn off my screen when I'm not using it either. What is the point of a screen if it just turns off?
These are powerful devices with tiny batteries. People expect more out of their phones than their laptops. Turn off things when you don't use them. It only makes sense.
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