11-16-2016 05:48 PM
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  1. mwake4goten's Avatar
    Hi I'm about to receive a HTC 10 phone but I'm nervous about battery life long term. So since the phone has been out since Mayish I thought I would ask of anyone has noticed if there battery life has shortened since they first got the phone. I have the HTC M8 and it took about 18 months for the battery to finally fail on me so I should expect the same, but I now that the HTC 10 is more demanding than the M8.
    10-19-2016 05:34 PM
  2. henrykrinkle's Avatar
    i've only had mine since August or so but no issues at all. Actually came from a Galaxy 7 Edge and, surprisingly, get slightly better battery life (according to Gsam stats). I average around 1d 5hrs per complete charge, 3.5 hours screen on time.
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    10-19-2016 05:51 PM
  3. mwake4goten's Avatar
    i've only had mine since August or so but no issues at all. Actually came from a Galaxy 7 Edge and, surprisingly, get slightly better battery life (according to Gsam stats). I average around 1d 5hrs per complete charge, 3.5 hours screen on time.
    Wow that's good to know thanks! I have been living with my HTC M8 that dies at 20-30% which means I only got about 70% battery capacity. Good to hear that you're enjoying good battery life...I hope HTC will one day adopt removable battery...in fact maybe the Samsung note 7 fiasco might be the industry game changer that might get more companies to think about removable batteries...
    10-19-2016 06:46 PM
  4. B0WIE's Avatar
    I've had mine for months and the battery has been fantastic. My M8 was never even half this good.
    10-20-2016 02:25 AM
  5. badelhas's Avatar
    I've had mine for months and the battery has been fantastic. My M8 was never even half this good.
    Not even when you first bought the M8? When I bought the M8 it was still on 4.4.2 and battery life was stellar.
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    10-20-2016 03:32 AM
  6. B0WIE's Avatar
    Not even when you first bought the M8? When I bought the M8 it was still on 4.4.2 and battery life was stellar.
    No, not even close. I just put a brand new battery in my M8 because my wife uses it and it's still no where near the 10's battery life. I've had three 10's and the batteries were consistently great in all of them.
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    10-20-2016 04:37 AM
  7. badelhas's Avatar
    No, not even close. I just put a brand new battery in my M8 because my wife uses it and it's still no where near the 10's battery life. I've had three 10's and the batteries were consistently great in all of them.
    How much did you pay for the replacement? Did you do it yourself or at a repair shop?

    Cheers
    10-20-2016 05:28 AM
  8. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    one thing to do to prolong battery life is do your best to avoid excessive heat on the device and avoid rapid charging as that too will cause heat buildup.
    10-20-2016 09:50 AM
  9. B0WIE's Avatar
    How much did you pay for the replacement? Did you do it yourself or at a repair shop?

    Cheers
    I did it myself. Can't remember what the replacement cost but I got one of the better ones available. It's a serious PITA to replace them so only do it if you're DIY inclined. I build audio gear and still found it a challenge.
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    10-20-2016 10:22 AM
  10. cbreze's Avatar
    I picked up a gently used one 3 months ago so I'm a second owner, but battery is really good. I start each day (8am) at 100% full charge and have no problem going to midnight each evening. As always tho individual usage does vary so YMMV, but yeah, it's a very decent battery life device.
    10-20-2016 12:15 PM
  11. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    I will agree with them. I work on phones for a living and the HTC M series are a pain in the butt to work on.
    10-20-2016 12:29 PM
  12. badelhas's Avatar
    I will agree with them. I work on phones for a living and the HTC M series are a pain in the butt to work on.
    Sorry, what are you referring to?

    Cheers
    10-20-2016 12:59 PM
  13. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    I did it myself. Can't remember what the replacement cost but I got one of the better ones available. It's a serious PITA to replace them so only do it if you're DIY inclined. I build audio gear and still found it a challenge.
    This is what i am referring to.
    10-20-2016 02:24 PM
  14. badelhas's Avatar
    This is what i am referring to.
    I found a proper repair shop who will do it for 20 euros. I bought a battery on ebay, the seller says it's genuine but since it only cost 11 euros I have my doubts.
    10-20-2016 02:47 PM
  15. mwake4goten's Avatar
    one thing to do to prolong battery life is do your best to avoid excessive heat on the device and avoid rapid charging as that too will cause heat buildup.
    Sorry if this had been asked already but how do toy avoid rapid charging?
    10-20-2016 10:50 PM
  16. mwake4goten's Avatar
    Not even when you first bought the M8? When I bought the M8 it was still on 4.4.2 and battery life was stellar.
    Have to agree when I first got my M8 I was astounded! I was also on 4.4.2 and I was amazed at the longevity of the daily battery life. Played games, web browsing, videos, music and still had juice at the end of the day. It only started to get worse when I upgraded the OS to 4.4.4 and then lollipop was a disaster and Marshmallow made it better but not KitKat better....

    For that reason I won't be upgrading to Nougat 7.0. I actually don't like the way HTC updated the last two versions... They should have re updated lollipop and even current Marshmallow... Instead they updated to the first revision and then stayed there. Everyone knows there were huge memory leak issues with the first revision of lollipop.. Im not sure well see 7.1 after 7.0 is released...

    But HTC have put themselves in a weird situation. They have committed to updating to next major os version as fast as possible instead of waiting till the next more stable version of OS is available.... It probably costs HTC a lot of resources and money to update which is why they don't do it too often, someone please correct me if I'm wrong ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    10-20-2016 11:04 PM
  17. badelhas's Avatar
    Have to agree when I first got my M8 I was astounded! I was also on 4.4.2 and I was amazed at the longevity of the daily battery life. Played games, web browsing, videos, music and still had juice at the end of the day. It only started to get worse when I upgraded the OS to 4.4.4 and then lollipop was a disaster and Marshmallow made it better but not KitKat better....

    For that reason I won't be upgrading to Nougat 7.0. I actually don't like the way HTC updated the last two versions... They should have re updated lollipop and even current Marshmallow... Instead they updated to the first revision and then stayed there. Everyone knows there were huge memory leak issues with the first revision of lollipop.. Im not sure well see 7.1 after 7.0 is released...

    But HTC have put themselves in a weird situation. They have committed to updating to next major os version as fast as possible instead of waiting till the next more stable version of OS is available.... It probably costs HTC a lot of resources and money to update which is why they don't do it too often, someone please correct me if I'm wrong ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    I agree with everything you said.
    But the M8 won't be officially updated to Nougat, HTC had already warned us.
    10-20-2016 11:21 PM
  18. mwake4goten's Avatar
    I agree with everything you said.
    But the M8 won't be officially updated to Nougat, HTC had already warned us.
    Will if HTC aren't going to update M8 I might take the plunge and visit XDA forums for advice on how to root and take my phone back to kitkat 4.4.2.... ๐Ÿ˜Š There's nothing amazing about Marshmallow apart from Doze and kitkat performance was so good it didn't need Doze!

    I would go back to kitkat as that is the best os for that phone... The phone was designed with that os in mind. However the only caveat would be if there are any major security issues to downgrading to kitkat.
    10-20-2016 11:31 PM
  19. Stwutter's Avatar
    i've only had mine since August or so but no issues at all. Actually came from a Galaxy 7 Edge and, surprisingly, get slightly better battery life (according to Gsam stats). I average around 1d 5hrs per complete charge, 3.5 hours screen on time.
    Same here. My S7 Edge started to get really bad battery life after 2 months. Tried everything - factory resets, flashing ROMs, cache partion, deleting apps one by one. Nothing worked.

    Ditched it for the 10, and I'm averaging 20-21hrs with 4-5.5hrs SOT, depending on my day. What I love, is it's steady. Unless I stream hours of video or game constantly, the battery graph is fairly constant - my S7E graph looked like a staircase. Just gives me that security of feeling that I kinda know where I'm gonna be battery-wise at the end of any given day. Even in the early days with my S7E, I'd sometimes think it would be impossible to kill, and the next day I'd be dropping like a stone for a period of time because of phone radio, or AN Other system app. despite being in the same place all day.
    10-21-2016 06:45 AM
  20. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Sorry if this had been asked already but how do toy avoid rapid charging?
    Most devices have an option under battery settings to disable rapid charging.
    Another option would be to use chargers rated at 1 Amp or at max 1.5amp.
    I still use many of my old HTC, Blackberry and Samsung chargers that are 1 to 1.5 Amp out put so i know the max my phone will draw is that much power.
    10-21-2016 09:12 AM
  21. mwake4goten's Avatar
    Most devices have an option under battery settings to disable rapid charging.
    Another option would be to use chargers rated at 1 Amp or at max 1.5amp.
    I still use many of my old HTC, Blackberry and Samsung chargers that are 1 to 1.5 Amp out put so i know the max my phone will draw is that much power.
    Ahhh thanks so is it safe to use my original HTC M8 charger, don't those old chargers have different specs that could damage the phone...? sorry excuse my ignorance...
    10-21-2016 12:38 PM
  22. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    The only thing you would need to do is buy a micro usb to C adapter and they will work just fine.
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    10-21-2016 12:45 PM
  23. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. Anything up to 2.6 Amps at 5 Volts is normal charging (but 2.7 Amps will cause problems, so the phone should be limited to drawing about 2 Amps). Since it's the phone that determines how much current is drawn from the charger (unless the charger isn't capable of supplying that much current), you can't damage the phone with a charger that supplies too much current. (Too much voltage is another thing.)

    2. mwake4goten, you should be aware that the Stagefright fix wasn't introduced until Lollipop, so by going back to 4.4.2 (which I'm currently running, regardless), you lose that protection.
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    10-21-2016 01:37 PM
  24. mwake4goten's Avatar
    Thx for the statefright tip! As for USB C, all I can say is what a load of hassle!!! Surely it was easier with the previous versions of USB. Pick up a cable and charge. Now you can't just pick up and charge, in a few years, when i have lots of USB C cables lying around I'll have to start labeling them. Apparently if you use a HTC USB C cables with a 'different' device you can potentially damage equipment as HTC cables have their own proprietary implementation of USB C specification. Well that's what I'm led to belive.


    Actually I might be late to the party on this but i just found this handy Amazon user list for safely verified cables and adaptors. This well respected person actually scientifically tests all the equipment to verify the advertised cable or adapter specifications, very cool :

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/ref=...cUvbUpU5512657
    10-21-2016 05:14 PM
  25. mwake4goten's Avatar
    The only thing you would need to do is buy a micro usb to C adapter and they will work just fine.
    That's a relief to hear! I just priced up to buy another HTC charger and cable from HTC.ca and came to $100.ca which is daylight robbery really.

    So I'm pleased to know that I can just buy a cheap adaptor to use with my original charger. Thankyou!
    10-21-2016 05:52 PM
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