XxXplicit Ranting, Raving & Ripping: Vol. 1 - HTC
HTC: Past, Present & Battery Future?
After all the talk about Sense 4.0, the ONE line and the third iteration of the EVO, HTC has been on my mind and I need to make sense of itÖÖ
HTC in 2010 was the manufacturer that made ďcoolĒ looking phones. Most wanted and hyped up phones, 4.3 inch screens, front facing camera, at the time decent looking pictures from a cell phone camera and a clean looking overlay. HTC in 2011, cool went out the door and instead we got a Thunderbolt that was plagued by LTE issues (yes not HTCís fault, but still brought it negativity), 3DnessÖ. Sense 3.X and how certain phones can only use Sense 3.X, but the ones released a month prior arenít capable too. Last but not least the promise of better camera phone pictures.
HTC in 2012 has started off with a lot of hope. Sense seems to have been turned down a notch so that in your face look doesnít protrude as it did in the 3.X era. Quality manufactured phones, camera software that at least shutter lag wise is the sexiest Iíve seen to date. The ONE line has brought HTC back to the forefront and seems like a showing of its hand to Samsung to bring something better. EVO3, as I like to call it, looks like a quality phone. Yet for all its sexiness, it has gotten more attention for straying from the One X design and staying with the EVO design. While I understand how some can be annoyed by Sprints request of design change, is it that really the most important thing to worry about?
(First let it be known that aside from the rooting community, many people keep their phones stock so this portion of the rant doesnít necessarily speak to you as it has been proven that battery life can greatly improve depending on the ROM and kernel installed.)
For the amount of work that HTC puts into its cell phones, it seems that they lack the understanding of what capacity of battery should be installed on its phones. Every HTC phone Iíve tried always seem to have a battery capacity lower than it should have come with. Itís something that has stopped me from buying an HTC phone. The One series and the new EVO with all its sexiness, still leave a lot to be desired when it comes to its battery. Maybe itís because Motorola threw in a 3300mh battery and still kept a slim form factor that has changed my perception. Maybe I just hate having to stay by a charger and an outlet in case the battery indicator goes orange. If I was looking at these phones, this is the first part of the spec sheet Iíd check. No matter how great the phone is spec sheet wise, if the tradition of quickly dying HTC phones continues than what was gained? Updated technology with an outdated mindset of what these phones should have battery size wise? I show no loyalty towards a particular manufacturer because if I had it my way, Iíd try as many of these phones that I could.
I want HTC to succeed with the EVO3 and the One line. I want them to force Samsung, Motorola, the other manufacturers and hell even Apple to step up and bring innovation to a constant. For all the press events on these devices and the long list of specs and capabilities of these phones, who cares if the battery in the device canít hold up to the grind? HTC has something to prove, I just hope its battery doesnít die before it reaches an outlet.
I'm not sure where to post this (and if it should go elsewhere please do tell), but I might start doing these just to keep myself occupied. If those of you read it and like it great. If you guys read it and hate it, then it will just fall down the hole of threads past lost in who knows what page. I'll talk about various topics on Android, the latest and greatest cell phone hype and anything that I feel I need to get off my chest about the various topics introduced in the android world. Enjoy!!