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IF the 'BOLT ends up with battery life similar to or slightly worse than an EVO...
will this deter you from a purchase?
not sure how i feel about a phone that won't last a day without a charge. that said, i do tend to keep my phone plugged in at work and in the car. would just be a travel issue for me.
- 02-27-2011, 10:27 AM #2
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NO! At the rate I normally use a phone, no smartphone currently available has enough juice to last me a day without recharging. That is why I always (almost always) carry a spare battery.
But hey, that's just me. I am not saying everyone should do it. I'm just saying that is what I do.
- 02-27-2011, 10:38 AM #3
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- 02-27-2011, 12:01 PM #6Banned
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When the Engadget story broke he tweeted "I find it ****ing hilarious that I have been saying that the bolt has battery life issues and no one believes till @Engadget says it?" when he never said anything of the sort.
- 02-27-2011, 12:05 PM #7
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Yes. Not only is it not a product competitive with the iPhone, but it's also a major hassle to have to worry about battery constantly. It's a mobile phone, not one that needs to be physically anchored every 6-8 hours. And yes, I'm sure you can spin out stories of how most days you're at your desk and then car etc.. that's not the point. The point is it's possible now to make a phone that lasts. Both the iPhone and the Atrix have shown that. And they're both cheaper than the Thunderbolt.
- 02-27-2011, 12:10 PM #10
well my iphone 3g makes it all day till i sleep usually. i rarely use it tho. but if the phone can make it thru 8 hours ill be fine. ill have car charger, if an extended battery is needed ill get one
my friends g2 lasts thru work an a lil more. hes on it all day. i no this is 2 totally differ phones
- 02-27-2011, 12:37 PM #11
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- 02-27-2011, 02:46 PM #14Robots Will Kill
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My plan is the Seido 1600 extended battery... works with the stock battery door, combined with undervolting the CPU when the phone is idle.... that's if I notice bad battery drains... since I started using my Galaxy tab, I don't use my phone as often.
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- 02-27-2011, 06:59 PM #20
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The TB should have a much better battery life than the Evo 4G. Why?
The Snapdragon in the TB uses a newer 45nm manufacturing process (called "2nd gen") as opposed to the earlier 65nm 1s gen process for the Evo 4G Snapdragon variant. They are both identical 1GHz clock speed chips.
Comparing equivalent Snapdragons in that entire line up of chips between the 45/65 process, Qualcomm stated that change provides a 30% lower dynamic power consumption and a much lower standby power as well. The battery capacity reduction from Evo 4G to Thunderbolt is only about 7%. This should guarantee an overall longer times between charges with the TB (of course under identical use). The screen is probably one of the biggest consumers of battery power but the TB and Evo have the same screen. The improvement to the processor should be the dominat factor comparing the two.
Adding an aftermarket higher capacity battery of course will also help.
Now that being said the Evo 4G battery life is pretty bad.
- 02-27-2011, 08:39 PM #21
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The SBC kernels have been a god send, but there have been several people that reported that using them mucked up their phones so its risky. The main thing they say do is disable mobile data.. which basically means none of your apps or email update in the background until you turn the screen on. For a smart phone thats pretty wack.
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