Were the new batt life times discussed from the new FW?

dan1668#AC

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Well I kept reading about the piss poor batt life the T-Bolt had, which was apparently why they didn't release it. Now that they finished the new firmware, have the batt life times been discussed?
 

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Battery life is on par with the Evo, Desire HD, and INC at least. For the most part the battery life speculated won't know until it's actually released and get some real world feedback on it.
 

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It wasn't battery life in general, it was battery life with 4G on. The few rare people who've had one for an extended period of time on 3G report zero issues with battery.

I imagine they'll have it fixed but nobody's done any testing just yet on 4G.
 

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True, Johnny has been reporting 'acceptable' batt life on 3G. He said he might be able to test 4G this coming up weekend.
 

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The fact that battery life on 4G is "really bad" shouldnt be a suprise to anybody. The real deal with be battery life on 3G. The incredible's battery life was horrendous. I needed a 2200 MAH battery go get through a day. HTC makes great phones, but the battery life they squeeze out of the devices is not acceptable. Would hate to have to use a giant battery in what is already a pretty big phone.
 

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Always have to keep in mind that if you leave LTE on you will have battery issues. BMX kept saying always turn it off when not needed.
 

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Always have to keep in mind that if you leave LTE on you will have battery issues. BMX kept saying always turn it off when not needed.

thats par with anything though... try leaving your 3G radio on in a place with spotty 3G battery will drain quick. when its on the system continually sends out a request for service message to near by towers till it gets an answer. once it dose then it can transmit. Also if you have to continually resend info because its getting lost in transmition its going to drain more battery.
 

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Pardon if this is a stupid question or if it has been answered already but why don't they just swap out the battery with a more powerful one like a 2200 or higher?
 

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I keep chargers at home, the office and in the car and for those moments when I really need it, a Zagg power pack.

My experience with the iPhone and the Droid 2 taught me that if you use the phone as much as I do for data and browsing, you have to have a ready power source.

I think its unrealistic to think a small phone can keep up with the demands of a power user over the course of a 10-14 hour day without needing to be charged again.

Now when I go out on hikes and only use the phone as a phone when I need it... I can go 2-3 days without needing a charge...

Just my 2 cents worth...
 

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So how long does the HTC Evo 4g last if you have it on all day, with moderate use such as angry birds and pandora? Also can one buy a larger capacitance battery w/ the same size for these phones?
 

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Pardon if this is a stupid question or if it has been answered already but why don't they just swap out the battery with a more powerful one like a 2200 or higher?
That adds bulk, which would require a redesign or an extended battery door. You can buy them separately, but an extended battery + door in the box wouldn't be very aesthetically pleasing.
 

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Remember: There will be a switch/widget to shut off 4G when you aren't using it, just as Sprint has for their 4G phones
 

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That adds bulk, which would require a redesign or an extended battery door. You can buy them separately, but an extended battery + door in the box wouldn't be very aesthetically pleasing.

See that's the thing, they may be doing the crap sony did on the phat psp. They released a much higher amperage battery but it was the same size. I was kinda curious if they did something here w/ that.
 

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Pardon if this is a stupid question or if it has been answered already but why don't they just swap out the battery with a more powerful one like a 2200 or higher?

because then they cant soak you for another $50 for an extended battery :mad:
 

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So how long does the HTC Evo 4g last if you have it on all day, with moderate use such as angry birds and pandora? Also can one buy a larger capacitance battery w/ the same size for these phones?

I did a test last week after I updated my profile and PRL settings with a full charge at 10PM.

I then unplugged my phone from the charger and went to bed.
After doing this, the next morning from the night before, my battery was at 93% left WOW!

So the next day I did another test.

Normally, I plug in my phone once I get to my desk at work.

So for the this next test I unplugged my Evo around 7am, I guess you could say I used it light to moderate.

I surfed the net a little(20-30 mins total),texted about 20-25 messages,couple phone calls(maybe 10-15 mins total).

After work at home 5pm the battery looked to be about halfway drained.
When I plugged in the wall charger and checked battery left.
It was at 41%
 

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With 4G on? Eh, probably about 4 hours.

Brownhornet,

Do you update your PRL and Profiles settings every so often?

I used to get terrible battery life too. Until I noticed that while my Evo

was in "Cell standby" the battery usage would be like 76%

And at the bottom of that it would say something like
"Cell not connected to tower" 80% of the time.

Once I updated both. I 'm assuming after the update?

The "Cell not connected to a tower" message went away.

So it must be that my Evo locked into a Cell tower that was closer to my location(less power drain).And thus my battery life is now at least 3-4x's longer.

Although, I still charge my Evo when I get to work? I know I could go a whole day with out a charge.

BTW, this is with 4G on.

And also it greatly depends on how much you use your phone
so as they say...YMWV
Aloha
 

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