Originally Posted by cyaiphone
sorry but i have to laugh at this. You left a whole phone and a carrier over a battery issue LMAO! Alot of use don't experience battery problems even without root. Some people just don't know how to manage their phones. It's like giving a teenager a ferrari and expectin him to obey all speed limits.
Evo has interchangable batteries. You can buy chargers and batterries on ebay for $5. I've gotten two batteries and an external charger for $10 on ebay. I don't have the slightes problem with battery. There's no need to, I just swap out my battery if I need to. Android isn't dummied down so If you need a phone that will do nothing then stick to iphone.
His argument is actually VERY understandable. The battery almost was enough to make me take my Evo back too and if there had been any better options available on Sprint I most definitely would have. Apple got the hint and upgraded their battery for the iphone 4 and in general they are way better at lasting throughout the day than Evo's are. And I get sick of the fact that people think that it should actually be normal to have to carry around 15 spare batteries in your pocket or charge the phone.. unplug it.. wait til it runs down.. charge it again just to get it to last.
I also think its ridiculous that some people HAVE to basically disable half of the features of the phone for it to last past lunch. I always hear people tout these "my phone lasts 20 hours on heavy usage" claims but its mostly BS. I've tried every rom/kernel combo there is but the main way people actually pull this off is to have basically EVERYTHING on the phone.. sometimes even including 3G..OFF. That's just not acceptable these days for phones you're paying $500+ for. And its especially annoying when you use your phone for work and travel.
Many people dont, but I actually preferred the push notification method of the iphone over the Android one. The apps didnt always have to poll and check for updates all the time and saved battery life. The push we have still doesnt seem to be 100% functional.. especially with facebook. And ive only seen ONE out of the tons of twitter apps we have that uses real push notifications and that's issimo.. an app in closed beta.
Obviously, HTC knew the battery thing was an issue which is why they increased the size of the battery. And I think the whole thing of having to turnoff my facebook, twitter, background notifications, etc is just a copout for HTC not doing what they shouldve been doing and putting in a bigger battery. Honestly, I wouldve much rather them had found a way to put in a 2000mah battery than put in 3D.