Originally Posted by novox77
When a reviewer says that this doesn't qualify as good battery life, the problem is that they have an inaccurate expectation of how much power 3G requires. It's that simple.
If you leave an iPhone 3G, 3Gs, 4 on 3G all the time, you have to charge it every day. Same with my Evo.
If your expectation is a 2-day phone, surely you don't need 3G while you are asleep? Android has apps that allow you to schedule your toggles. You can have 3G auto-shut off and on based on time, location, etc.
And you can use wifi during the day and night as well, which nets you a MUCH faster transfer rate and MUCH improved power consumption. Why WOULDN'T you use wifi where available...
3G draining battery (along with 4G draining battery) is only a problem for people who expect a 2-day phone with 3G always on.
Wait - just to clarify... you're saying that a professional electronics reviewer has an inaccurate expectation of a product? If not them, then who?
There is no reason on this planet why having to disable standard features (3G specifically) on a phone should be a normal practice to enable a decent amount of usage. I'm sorry, I love android, and will very likely never buy an iPhone (despit very high Mac usage), but if you take a step back and just think about what's being said - it's kind of unreasonable.
Devices are made to be USED, not to just be there in case you WANT to you use them.
It's great that you're willing to stand up for the 3vo, but usually when there's smoke there's fire - and in this case if a lot of people are rumbling about the battery life, maybe there really is something a bit underwhelming about it.