Originally Posted by KOLIO
If you have a strong data signal most of a typical day,you'll probably have little to nothing to worry about.
sucks the life out of a phone quicker than a weak signal.I've found this to be true,as certain as the sun will rise tomorrow.Until I finally bit the bullet & got an ISP @ home,other than my cellular service,nothing taxed my battery more,not even close.
There isn't a phone out there that will survive on a single charge for a full day if it is constantly looking for a signal,or,dropping/connecting constantly.
If LTE is your concern,I'd sit back & wait for some user experiences from our members here (who have LTE) to start rolling in before taking the plunge,but,I'm speculating that the battery won't take a huge hit from using LTE.
I think I can speak for some members here in that we wish we had that ([COLOR="Red"]LTE[/COLOR]
) to worry about.
I've got quite the history of past phones! With and without LTE...I agree on the signal being one issue, however I usually don't see that issue posing a huge problem for me as I am usually in areas that have really strong data signals. Unless of course it ends up being a phone like the Galaxy nexus which just had a terribly weak radio inside and suffered with that problem on the LTE variant.
My Droid Charge which also was a Samsung phone had unbelievable battery life for an LTE phone a few years back. That's just one that comes to mind not giving issues with signals or battery life. Next would be the original note which was an at&t LTE variant that gave me zero issues. But the two that stick out as a real battery junkies, both HTC devices... The One X and HTC Thunderbolt...Ughhh, those were two LTE phones that were battery rapists. Of course TB gets a small pass as it was the 1st LTE device like ever...I'm just hoping that a lot of things have changed for HTC and they're batteries.
Just the other day I went 19hrs on my nexus 4 and that's with some pretty healthy use. Granted its not an LTE device but an HSPA+ network device...either way I would be more then happy with anywhere from 12-15 on the ONE....I just won't stand for anything in that 5hr bracket ever again...No way would I go back to the HTC Thunderbolt days...
Hopefully the ONE is a winner in this dept.