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  1. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    It's all about the network. People always seem to overlook the biggest drain of all on battery life....signal strength. It makes comparing battery life experiences very difficult because everyone is going to be different distances from cell towers, or have different providers with different results. I have a phone on the Sprint network. It will last quite some time at home but go to a crowded area with lots of people (Disneyland is the WORST for me) and I can watch my battery life evaporate practically before my eyes. Sometime it is even the phone that is different. I once had an identical model of phone as a friend on the same carrier too and we got totally different signal strengths in the exact same spot. Comparing people's battery life experiences a rather daunting task. There are just too many variables to make fully accurate comparisons.
    +1 signal strength is the biggest wildcard! Poor signal as you said DEVOURS battery!

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
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    04-24-2013 02:54 PM
  2. vamp07's Avatar
    +1 signal strength is the biggest wildcard! Poor signal as you said DEVOURS battery!

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
    This is very true!!!!

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    04-24-2013 03:17 PM
  3. soogriff's Avatar
    Happy to report that I got 15 hrs and 46 minutes out of my charge yesterday. It was the second day of use. I have my screen brightness set to about 75% and had heavy usage (facebook, texts, calls, music, youtube, and games). Very pleased with the performance. I had a bad android experience with the Galaxy Nexus, which had a HORRIBLE battery life. Today, I have it on "power saver" mode just to see if it makes a big difference.
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    04-24-2013 03:45 PM
  4. Topgonzo's Avatar
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    04-24-2013 04:04 PM
  5. CaCHooKaMan's Avatar
    It's all about the network. People always seem to overlook the biggest drain of all on battery life....signal strength. It makes comparing battery life experiences very difficult because everyone is going to be different distances from cell towers, or have different providers with different results. I have a phone on the Sprint network. It will last quite some time at home but go to a crowded area with lots of people (Disneyland is the WORST for me) and I can watch my battery life evaporate practically before my eyes. Sometime it is even the phone that is different. I once had an identical model of phone as a friend on the same carrier too and we got totally different signal strengths in the exact same spot. Comparing people's battery life experiences a rather daunting task. There are just too many variables to make fully accurate comparisons.
    its actually looking like wifi was draining my battery. i set my phone in the same spot i always do at work today but with wifi off and im only down to 78% after 6 hours. yesterday at this same time i was down to 47% with wifi on the entire time. my LTE signal never goes above 2 or 3 bars.
    04-24-2013 06:02 PM
  6. nrquig's Avatar
    i have a few questions
    does having NFC on when not using it drain the battery?
    and does having wifi on when not in a location that has a wifi signal kill the battery?
    04-24-2013 07:13 PM
  7. BigHonu's Avatar
    its actually looking like wifi was draining my battery. i set my phone in the same spot i always do at work today but with wifi off and im only down to 78% after 6 hours. yesterday at this same time i was down to 47% with wifi on the entire time. my LTE signal never goes above 2 or 3 bars.
    Similar to me. Seems like the constant scanning for hotspots wears sucks up a ton of juice. Hopefully one if the battery monitor apps can help me out.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    04-24-2013 09:34 PM
  8. David Abraham1's Avatar
    Since I can't seem to put the damn thing down my battery sucks (juice).
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    04-24-2013 09:51 PM
  9. qualitymove13's Avatar
    Anybody know how to get rid of the Power Saver notification?
    Long press on the notification and force stop on the next screen. This will disable it until reboot or manual turn on.
    KineticMD likes this.
    04-24-2013 10:55 PM
  10. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more. Low signal really taxes the battery.

    It's all about the network. People always seem to overlook the biggest drain of all on battery life....signal strength. It makes comparing battery life experiences very difficult because everyone is going to be different distances from cell towers, or have different providers with different results. I have a phone on the Sprint network. It will last quite some time at home but go to a crowded area with lots of people (Disneyland is the WORST for me) and I can watch my battery life evaporate practically before my eyes. Sometime it is even the phone that is different. I once had an identical model of phone as a friend on the same carrier too and we got totally different signal strengths in the exact same spot. Comparing people's battery life experiences a rather daunting task. There are just too many variables to make fully accurate comparisons.
    +1 signal strength is the biggest wildcard! Poor signal as you said DEVOURS battery!

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
    This is very true!!!!

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
    04-24-2013 10:58 PM
  11. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    All I know is on my LTE Evo I had to charge my phone during work with no good signal at all. So far I haven't had to charge this phone at work yet. Today I got about 10 hours but wasn't on phone much cause working. I do facebook text a lot read mail which downloads every 30 minutes my weather every 3 hours. I play all the multi players games sync my fitness pal a few times surf the web. But I've never had like 12 or 16 hours and whoever gets that to me seems like there not using there phone but I'll settle for 8-10 with moderate to slight heavy usage when I am out and have a decent signal. But I am happy with this phone and I know the battery is better than my LTE Evo since I haven't had to charge my phone at work all week. .Tonight I let it get down low and it was on 9% after I had been home for an hour and then I started charging it. I charge mine every night while sleeping and usually after an hour or two of being awake I plug it in again before I leave for work so I can have a full charge when I get to work. And usually on dinner break around 6:30 or so I would be low and have to charge with my Evo LTE with this phone I don't. I am pleased with it. I just have a bad signal at work so I can't really say. But Friday I am off and would like to test how much I get with good signal and moderate use. I have an air rave in my house now so I have good signal but I stay on wifi whenever possible. But once a month I'll let it drain real low then charge it like people suggested on here.
    04-25-2013 12:49 AM
  12. CaCHooKaMan's Avatar
    my battery life today was way better than yesterday. yesterday i had wifi on the entire time i was at work and it was down to below 30% by 6 PM which was 9 hours after it was unplugged. today, i left wifi off and im at 30% after 14 hours.

    yesterday:




    today:


    04-25-2013 01:36 AM
  13. Rensje's Avatar
    All I can say is that this phone's battery properly curb stomps everything I've used in the past. I've consistently been able to last between 17-20 hours on a single charge. I'm currently 17,5 hours into a charge and there's still about 20% left on the charge. I have my screen brightness set to auto, power save mode is OFF, mobile data, bluetooth and Wi-Fi are all ON, and yesterday I even spent the better part of the day with GPS turned on without even realising it.

    This thing really has great battery life, and the stand-by time is nothing short of incredible.

    EDIT: Pic or it didn't happen, right?
    Attached Thumbnails HTC One Battery Life/Stats Discussion-screenshot_2013-04-25-14-32-41.jpg  
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    04-25-2013 07:31 AM
  14. Topgonzo's Avatar
    One thing that's important to me at least it's the screen time. If your phone isn't on our sleeping 10 hours then it doesn't matter if you get days of standby..I get what I believe is great screen time as I had posted earlier in this thread between 5 and 6 hours on with phone going around 16 hours before charging

    Sent from my HTCONE using Xparent BlueTapatalk 2
    04-25-2013 11:18 AM
  15. LindtChocolate's Avatar
    Well here are my results after a week.


    Photo Album - Imgur and here are other screenshots from GSam. I have absolutely no idea if this is good battery life or bad or mediocre. I see people saying they get 4 hours of screen time with extensive use playing pandora, streaming, games etc, I got 3 hours of screen time. But seeing as I lasted ~40 hours and not 16 idk.
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    04-25-2013 04:20 PM
  16. johnriii's Avatar
    Anyone switching from a note 2 I would like to know how much a difference these two are. I know its not fair but just curious
    freaking skippy it's not fair!!! the Note 2, razr maxx and razr maxx HD are still the king of battery longevity, unless something has drastically changed in the last 3 months regarding battery technology.
    04-26-2013 07:26 AM
  17. johnriii's Avatar
    Only 200mah more than the s3 and the s3 doesn't last all day.

    It's only about 4 hours screen time NEW and 2 and a half when a year old

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
    good points. from what I can see so far, this battery is similar to the DNA, S3, etc. you've got tons of power under the hood with a 2300 mah battery. I'm sure with moderate use (over time) it will easily last a typical workday. now if your like me and jump onto youtube and netflix every chance you get, then your results WILL vary. I'm curious as to how well the S4 does on battery life, too.
    04-26-2013 07:34 AM
  18. johnriii's Avatar
    define "moderate use". your "moderate use" must mean sit on the dresser on WIFI while you're sleeping. Either that or you have a plutonium battery in your phone. you are not getting 17 hours with "moderate use". Stop it.
    somehow, i find that incredibly funny.
    04-26-2013 08:12 AM
  19. bigtnew's Avatar
    I was making it my goal to never leave this phone on the charger overnight... last night 6 days into ownership I did just that! Ugh I was trying to be good and unplug before bed but I fell asleep watching the boring NFL draft. Now I am kicking myself! I know it really isn't going to hurt the battery just one time but man am I trying to treat this battery like a baby. I have gigantic fears of the battery going to crap in 6 months. It is so great right now and I just want it to stay like this haha. How many of you guys leave your phone on the charger all night?
    04-26-2013 08:30 AM
  20. monkboy24's Avatar
    I was making it my goal to never leave this phone on the charger overnight... last night 6 days into ownership I did just that! Ugh I was trying to be good and unplug before bed but I fell asleep watching the boring NFL draft. Now I am kicking myself! I know it really isn't going to hurt the battery just one time but man am I trying to treat this battery like a baby. I have gigantic fears of the battery going to crap in 6 months. It is so great right now and I just want it to stay like this haha. How many of you guys leave your phone on the charger all night?
    Iv been doin that for years with HTC phones and have not had a problem. When the battery is full it automatically stops charging bro. U don't have to worry about it

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    04-26-2013 09:15 AM
  21. EverNap's Avatar
    I'm confused with how the phone's Battery History (in Settings) works. I used it for a couple of hours, and then turned off the phone using the 'Power Off' button that pops up when I hold the Power button for a short while. I turned it back on the next day and used it for only another couple of hours,but the 'History' showed like 16hrs with 'Awake' or something in blue for most all the time, and everything else turned off except for the few minutes that I actually used it for.

    Is there something wrong with how it does the calculation?

    Doesn't the 'History' reset itself if I charge the phone only half way and then disconnect the charger? (I know it resets after a full charge, coz I saw that happen yesterday)
    04-26-2013 11:21 AM
  22. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Iv been doin that for years with HTC phones and have not had a problem. When the battery is full it automatically stops charging bro. U don't have to worry about it

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    I may be wrong, but I don't think this is entirely true. My understanding of lithium batteries is that it is best to never fully charge or fully discharge. Leaving it on the charger overnight (which I do) is likely not the best for the long term life. The battery will fully charge and as it consumes a small amount of power, will recharge off and on until removed. I would like it not to be true, but that is my understanding. If you have some authoratative source indicating otherwise, I would like to read it though.
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    04-26-2013 11:50 AM
  23. bigtnew's Avatar
    I may be wrong, but I don't think this is entirely true. My understanding of lithium batteries is that it is best to never fully charge or fully discharge. Leaving it on the charger overnight (which I do) is likely not the best for the long term life. The battery will fully charge and as it consumes a small amount of power, will recharge off and on until removed. I would like it not to be true, but that is my understanding. If you have some authoratative source indicating otherwise, I would like to read it though.
    Sadly from everything that I have read you would appear to be correct. That is why I am kicking myself. I have an alert for when my battery is fully charged but the night mode in powersaver muted it. I know one night is nbd but I don't want to get in the habit of this. Hopefully after a year the battery is only down to like 2000mah I could live with that.
    04-26-2013 12:01 PM
  24. LindtChocolate's Avatar
    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
    Wow very nice. Can you show your app usage section next time? I'd love to see what the hell you're doing to get 5 hours of screen time lol.
    04-26-2013 06:47 PM
  25. lattemaker's Avatar
    Anyone switching from a note 2 I would like to know how much a difference these two are. I know its not fair but just curious
    I'm coming from a Note 2 and yes, the battery is no where near as good as the Note 2's but thats pretty obvious by the size difference of the battery. I will say that I think the battery of the HTC One is pretty good. I would classify myself as a medium user and I get through a full day and each day I feel like my battery is lasting a little longer. I'm a firm believer that it takes a few charges for the battery to reach its full potential. Does the battery last as long as the Note 2, no. Is it adequate? At least for my use yes!
    domo22 and mpanju7 like this.
    04-26-2013 10:19 PM
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