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Old June 21st, 2011, 11:36 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Looks like it to me as well.. also 3200mAh battery eh? That might be worth it.
That back is so sexy. I don't add extended batteries because I don't like the added bulk, but I LOVE the way that one looks. Extended battery back done right!

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Good article, but as usual people will write why have a smartphone if you have to toggle data on/off. People don't understand office buildings will kill your battery if you dont have reception indoors.
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Does anyone have a reason why I shouldn't get the cheapo extra batteries on ebay?

Example

I bought a dock/battery combo back in the day on the cheap for my HTC TP and they seemed to hold a charge well.

Any other experiences?
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Open up your Youtube app and search Gopro 3D: Highlight reel 2011

IT IS INSANE!!!!!....and an excellent way to show off the capabilities of this display!!!!
That Gopro is great. But when I got busy at work and had to sit the phone down for a while, and picked it back up the phone was dead. Had to pull the battery to get it to restart. Both times.
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Does anyone have a reason why I shouldn't get the cheapo extra batteries on ebay?

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I bought a dock/battery combo back in the day on the cheap for my HTC TP and they seemed to hold a charge well.

Any other experiences?
I bought a similar setup (batteries / charger look exactly like that) for my EVO 4G and never had an issue. The extra batteries came in handy a bunch of times.

A few weeks back I bought a setup like that for the EVO 3D and when I got it the charger was some piece of crap that had movable pins and the batteries have a wrapper on them with EVO 3D on it. Not sure I trust the one I got. I would prefer the one you have linked.
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I bought a similar setup (batteries / charger look exactly like that) for my EVO 4G and never had an issue. The extra batteries came in handy a bunch of times.

A few weeks back I bought a setup like that for the EVO 3D and when I got it the charger was some piece of crap that had movable pins and the batteries have a wrapper on them with EVO 3D on it. Not sure I trust the one I got. I would prefer the one you have linked.
Wouldn't it be safer to not buy from ebay. Never had an HTC charger or batteries blow up on me or mess up my phone. I have heard that someone purchased a cheap car charger and their car almost caught on fire. Luckily he was able to put it out.
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After that Watch update yesterday I recharged my phone all the way and then just ran it silly yesterday and my battery life improved greatly. When I went to sleep last night I had about 8 hrs of on Battery Time with 1 h 8m 35s of phone calls and a Display on time of 3 h 4m 27s with various others and I was at 48% (I use Battery Widget by Elvision). I left my Wifi on and when I woke up 6 hours later my phone was at... ready for this..... 48%. I kept double checking (sometimes the widget needs to be pressed to refresh) and eventually it ticked down to 47%. Now my display on time is at 4h 13m 18s and I am at 32% battery and my total time on battery is 15h 59m 8s. I have been using it all morning but the Display on Time is just blowing me away. With my 4G I could literally just sit and watch the battery get eaten up with display on.
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I got my EVO 3D Wednesday evening. Both Wed. night and Thurs. night I powered the phone off before bed and noted the remaining battery level (about half each night). Thursday morning the phone was completely dead and this morning the phone was down to less than 10%. How can this happen? Perhaps, even though the phone was off, the HTC Watch issue still drained the battery? Has anyone else experienced this? I have taken care of all the updates and am hopeful that I will no longer have the problem.
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I already got mine 3 plus wall charger 15.98 extra wall charger 5.99 or 6.99. I'm all set except for a case.. Just got my phone. :-)

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I got my EVO 3D Wednesday evening. Both Wed. night and Thurs. night I powered the phone off before bed and noted the remaining battery level (about half each night). Thursday morning the phone was completely dead and this morning the phone was down to less than 10%. How can this happen? Perhaps, even though the phone was off, the HTC Watch issue still drained the battery? Has anyone else experienced this? I have taken care of all the updates and am hopeful that I will no longer have the problem.
Curious.... Why are you turning the phone off at night? No need to do that. If you have Fast Boot enabled (which it is by default, it is under Power) all choosing Power Off does is put the phone to sleep, not turn it off. It is possible HTC Watch was still able to drain the battery.
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I got my EVO 3D Wednesday evening. Both Wed. night and Thurs. night I powered the phone off before bed and noted the remaining battery level (about half each night). Thursday morning the phone was completely dead and this morning the phone was down to less than 10%. How can this happen? Perhaps, even though the phone was off, the HTC Watch issue still drained the battery? Has anyone else experienced this? I have taken care of all the updates and am hopeful that I will no longer have the problem.

I had something similar this morning. Normally I plug my phone in overnight, but I fell asleep last night without doing it. I know for sure that I had about a third of my battery left. This morning the screen wouldn't come on because the battery was so low, nearly drained.

Phone was on wifi only with a strong connection to my router. 3g, gps, 4g, and bluetooth were all definitely off.
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Are you guys allowing your phone to sync with anything? Getting push email at night or is your email schedule set to something crazy? I would look within the apps first and make sure your apps are setup properly. If it ain't the apps then its gotta be the phone.
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Are you guys allowing your phone to sync with anything? Getting push email at night or is your email schedule set to something crazy? I would look within the apps first and make sure your apps are setup properly. If it ain't the apps then its gotta be the phone.
I dont think so, battery life during day and evening has been good. But I'll look at my sync setting.
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I dont think so, battery life during day and evening has been good. But I'll look at my sync setting.
I should have said check the send/receive data schedules for all of your apps. I'm still charging my phone but there are apps I would assume that are setup to download crap everyday despite the power settings on the phone. If hooked up to WiFi, I bet some apps were throwing a damn data party...lol

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I'll be on mine all day tomorrow and will have my settings all figured out, so I'll probably have a better idea of it then, but today it wasn't too bad. Facebook was pinging me everything and I did the update over 4G and was playing with the camera and the phone in general all day and was down to about 50% after like 6 hours. That was pretty heavy usage though.
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I made it 26.5 hours on my last charge. Moderate use and 6 hours of sleep. I don't know how anyone could complain about battery life here...
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Twenty Six hours what were you doing on your phone nothing? Really it lasted long wow! Can't wait to test mine out. But I work this weekend and get no signal where I work so I am charging my phone at work so I can't really test it till my next day off.

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I bought a similar setup (batteries / charger look exactly like that) for my EVO 4G and never had an issue. The extra batteries came in handy a bunch of times.

A few weeks back I bought a setup like that for the EVO 3D and when I got it the charger was some piece of crap that had movable pins and the batteries have a wrapper on them with EVO 3D on it. Not sure I trust the one I got. I would prefer the one you have linked.
Well, I came to a realization before I pulled the trigger on ebay. I bought an Otterbox with my 3VO and read a review that it was a kind of a pain to take off and put on constantly and came to the conclusion that I would prefer this:

Energizer XP4001 Universal Rechargeable Power Pack

I have a smaller capacity one that I used for my last phone (the 1000mAh one) and that worked great for it. The one linked above is 4000 mAh I believe which would charge the Evo 3D two times over
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Twenty Six hours what were you doing on your phone nothing? Really it lasted long wow! Can't wait to test mine out. But I work this weekend and get no signal where I work so I am charging my phone at work so I can't really test it till my next day off.
I use my phone a lot for texting. So it's not like I wasn't using it. I even had an hour long phone call on it. I just got it too, so you know how that is. You're on it a lot doing all sorts of stuff just to play with it. I just have everything but 3G turned off and some minor power savings settings activated. 26.5 hours! ... Granted that included 6 hours of me sleeping and not using it, but I seriously don't know how these reviewers are complaining about it. It's MUCH better than my old Palm Pre.
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Does this phone use a trickle charger? Yesterday i was stuck on 99% for like a few hours. It was constantly charging, not discharging the whole time.
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I am not sure, but since reading the few threads about the battery taking forever to do a full charge, so i decided to check mine with a battery widget to see, and you are correct, it says 99%, but I would not worry about it. IMO


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I woke up at 10 this am and on my OG EVO it would be on 93% or less in no time and I would always plug it back in. But now it's 11:35 and I am on 91% and I keep turning on the screen when it goes off cause I love my purple passion skin and how everything is purple. LOL! But I read some mail and text and I played part of a Netflix that works great and the movie looked so good on the screen. Now I really need a kickstand case. I think I'll not plug it in and see how long it last but I have to work and I get no signal down in my casement of my work. I'm gonna turn off 3G and we have wifi I'll use it.
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None yet.


Agreed to the bump charging. Disabling features that you never plan to use much is fair game to me, and doesn't count as handicapping the phone.

I have a toggle to disable/enable 3G. At home and work, I have wifi, which is a battery sipper. 3G is a big drain for me (as it is with any other phone), so I toggle it off unless I need to check email or surf outside of the home or office. That alone improves battery life a TON. Because let's say your phone is poorly configured, and crap you don't need are still syncing... they can't sync if 3G is off. And on wifi, the sync happens with much greater power efficiency.

Stuff like facebook, friendstream widget, news and stocks, Gtalk app, etc are all enabled out of the box. I use none of them, so I turned them all off. I keep things signed off unless I need them.

Without root, my phone battery would drain about 1% an hour on standby after I disabled stuff I didn't want. No task killing. After rooting and some more configuration, I get 0.25% drain every hour on standby.

Battery life can be excellent on the Evo. You just need to do a little homework.


Texting doesn't use 3G or wifi, so you can disable both of those radios when you're primarily texting. Huge battery saver. For phone use, you're at the mercy of your signal strength, and this battery drain is pretty phone-independent. Poor reception will drain the battery of any phone. Moderate web surfing... turn on 3G when you need to surf; turn it off when you're done. Try to use wifi hotspots as much as possible.

Based on your usage pattern, most of your battery drain will come from radio use, not CPU. So with a little radio management, you can get awesome battery life. This is true for any phone.
id have to agree! i disable everything. only contact sync stays on, and i dont use widgets, if i need something updated i do it manually, lower brightness and 3g stays off unless needed! works well!
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Battery life for me has been very good. I am on my second cycle, first tiem I let it die, then charged it while it was off, then the second time I did the same, so its been going for almost 30 hours, moderate use, maybe 20-25 emails, an hour long call, played spiderman 3d for 15 minutes, watched one of the 3d videos I made, watched a few 3d pictures, played homerun battle, checked out 4 sites, again, moderate use, but I am still in the green, so to me battery life is always subjective, keep in mind, gps is off, no 4g, I have no 4g in my area anyways, wifi turned off 90% of the time, only had it on to dload those 5 updates. I am very happy thus far...
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I woke up at 10 this am and on my OG EVO it would be on 93% or less in no time and I would always plug it back in. But now it's 11:35 and I am on 91% and I keep turning on the screen when it goes off cause I love my purple passion skin and how everything is purple. LOL! But I read some mail and text and I played part of a Netflix that works great and the movie looked so good on the screen. Now I really need a kickstand case. I think I'll not plug it in and see how long it last but I have to work and I get no signal down in my casement of my work. I'm gonna turn off 3G and we have wifi I'll use it.
It jumps down to 93% pretty fast after charging for a long time like the OG Evo I think. Basically it is because once it hits 100% it stops charging and is actually running off of the battery but because it is plugged in it still reads 100%. Once you unplug it the battery eventually displays the actual charge level. Here this explains it way better than I ever could:

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Well it looked like mine didn't jump down real quickly like my OG EVO that is what I was saying. After an hour and a half maybe 2 hours I was at 91% I think. I'm thinking this is better than OG EVO. But for some reason mine is stuck on 99% and has been and won't go to a 100. It was on an 100 before but when it got to 80 something I decided to charge it back up to have a full charge for work and it like was on 99% for maybe 5 minutes I think. But I'll mess with it more later have to go to work now.

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It jumps down to 93% pretty fast after charging for a long time like the OG Evo I think. Basically it is because once it hits 100% it stops charging and is actually running off of the battery but because it is plugged in it still reads 100%. Once you unplug it the battery eventually displays the actual charge level. Here this explains it way better than I ever could:

Your battery gauge is lying to you (and it's not such a bad thing) - xda-developers
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Well it looked mine didn't jump down real quickly like my OG EVO that is what I was saying. After an hour and a half maybe 2 hours I was at 91% I think. I'm thinking this is better than OG EVO. But for some reason mine is stuck on 99% and has been and won't go to a 100. It was on an 100 before but when it got to 80 something I decided to charge it back up to have a full charge for work and it like was on 99% for maybe 5 minutes I think. But I'll mess with it more later have to go to work now.
Ohhhhh yeah I was gonna say that last night was the first time I charged over night and when I unplugged it did drop to 97% but it stayed there for quite some time while using the phone. Mine wasn't charging to 100% but I think it trickles that last 1% for hours to combat that quick drop. Just a guess on my part.
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Im going on 5 hrs on my second cycle. Battery is at 35%.

Display 80%
Cell Standby 3%

Bunch if other stuff including netflix, pandora, youtube, browsing, took some pics, tried qik with my Evo etc. been going all day. Back and forth from 3g to wifi. So far I'm pretty impressed as the only time screen has been off was 30 minutes of pandora.

Should get 7hrs out of it nonstop.

Edit: A 35 minute call to sprint and now I'm down to 9% after 6 hrs. Still pretty good considering I have not sat the phone down all day.
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Hey guys, the first couple of days I just kept everything at maximum and played around w/ it. Live wallpapers, weather animation, all that.

Now I want to tune it for good battery life, what are some of the things I should do, besides switching between wifi and 3g, and turning off 4g unless using it?
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I picked up my EVO 3D and I'm soooo happy with this phone. My phone has been unplugged for 25 hours and I'm sitting at 95% of battery life and that's while running a live wallpaper!. Which means I lose about 1% of battery every 5 hours. However, when I woke up yesterday morning and my phone had been unplugged for 6 hours, I was sitting at 99%.

Used my EVO most of today for navigating throughout the state. So I put my EVO 3D in airplane mode so it wouldn't roam while I drove around. If my EVO 4G had been unplugged for 25 hours, my phone would be at 75%. This is just crazy HTC, pure craziness what you have done with the EVO 3D. I love this phone!
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It jumps down to 93% pretty fast after charging for a long time like the OG Evo I think. Basically it is because once it hits 100% it stops charging and is actually running off of the battery but because it is plugged in it still reads 100%. Once you unplug it the battery eventually displays the actual charge level....
Actually... the 3D will cycle the charging... once it gets to 100%, it shuts off the charger until it drops to something like 95% then it charges back up, again. I see this watching the battery plot on my phone (via https://market.android.com/details?id=nextapp.systempanel.r1&hl=en ... I've run this for 1+ years and it's indispensable for tuning a phone and understanding what's really going on, I think.)

The EVO 4G would just stop charging at 100% and I went as low as 85% within a minute after unplugging in the morning.

In my experience, the biggest drain on battery is having the 3G (or 4G) radio on in low signal situations. I use WiFi at work and at home. If I don't, my battery dies in about 4 hours at work due to low 3G signal strength. When I do use WiFi, I get 12+ hours of heavy DATA use (100's of emails strewn about four email accounts that all use PUSH, 1+ hours of web use, downloading data, etc.). I average 5 minutes or less of phone use a day.

A quick test to see if this is the issue for you is to turn on airplane mode for an hour. Do whatever else you want (play MP3s, play that cool game, watch the local video, etc.). Note how the battery doesn't drain that much? The first course of action to fix a problem is to isolate the source of the problem. Try things like this to understand where YOUR drain is coming from, then you stand a chance of fixing it. No two users' usage patterns will be the same so you really have to play a bit.

If you don't like this idea, then by all means get an iPhone where someone else has decided what's best for you (and they might be right). But if you want the flexibility you have with the EVOs, then you will have to play a bit to optimize it.
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Wow 25 hours running live wallpaper were you using the phone for other stuff? LOL!

I went to bed last night and my battery was on maybe 93 or so and I woke up after 7 hours sleep to 81 with wifi and 3G on. I am now at 69 and it's been a little over 2 hours. I have been adding apps and checking emails and and messing with it a little. I think the battery is good and better than the EVO. At work yesterday with no signal I had 3G off and wifi only and after 8 hours when I left work I was on 23%. But next weekend I am going out of town to a concert and will be taking pictures and will be out all night and I am curious as to how it last a day of me not working and just using it all day. I constantly go to FB text check emails check in with foursquare. So next weekend will be my test. But I am not worried cause I have 3 extra batteries LOL! But once my phone gets to 99 it seems like it takes longer to go from 99 to a 100 yesterday it never went to a 100 I had to leave last night it seems like it took 5 minutes or so. I just love this phone and think it's great. So far no battery complaints from me.



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I picked up my EVO 3D and I'm soooo happy with this phone. My phone has been unplugged for 25 hours and I'm sitting at 95% of battery life and that's while running a live wallpaper!. Which means I lose about 1% of battery every 5 hours. However, when I woke up yesterday morning and my phone had been unplugged for 6 hours, I was sitting at 99%.

Used my EVO most of today for navigating throughout the state. So I put my EVO 3D in airplane mode so it wouldn't roam while I drove around. If my EVO 4G had been unplugged for 25 hours, my phone would be at 75%. This is just crazy HTC, pure craziness what you have done with the EVO 3D. I love this phone!
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I found that its the screen that eats up most of the battery. I have been running my evo for about 17hrs now and have only dropped 4%. Buti basically havent had the screen on for mor than 30 seconds at a time. BT is on, Wifi is on, auto sync, BG data, always-on data. Checked battery monitor and cell standby is using most of the juice.... yesterday the display was taking up most of my battery and i barely got 10hrs out of the phone.
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Wow 25 hours running live wallpaper were you using the phone for other stuff? LOL!

I went to bed last night and my battery was on maybe 93 or so and I woke up after 7 hours sleep to 81 with wifi and 3G on. I am now at 69 and it's been a little over 2 hours. I have been adding apps and checking emails and and messing with it a little. I think the battery is good and better than the EVO. At work yesterday with no signal I had 3G off and wifi only and after 8 hours when I left work I was on 23%. But next weekend I am going out of town to a concert and will be taking pictures and will be out all night and I am curious as to how it last a day of me not working and just using it all day. I constantly go to FB text check emails check in with foursquare. So next weekend will be my test. But I am not worried cause I have 3 extra batteries LOL! But once my phone gets to 99 it seems like it takes longer to go from 99 to a 100 yesterday it never went to a 100 I had to leave last night it seems like it took 5 minutes or so. I just love this phone and think it's great. So far no battery complaints from me.
I just turned the EVO 3D on to just check the battery percentage. I haven't been using the phone a whole lot since I'm using my EVO 4G for driving around the state. Let me correct myself, my standby time is great.

After waking up this morning and taking the phone out of airplane mode before going to bed. I'm sitting at 91% after being unplugged for 33 hours! Looks like I'm averaging about 1% of battery loss now every 3.6 hours. Maybe since I'm connected to a network now, things have changed a little. I don't know. But the battery on this thing is amazing!
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I just turned the EVO 3D on to just check the battery percentage. I haven't been using the phone a whole lot since I'm using my EVO 4G for driving around the state. Let me correct myself, my standby time is great.

After waking up this morning and taking the phone out of airplane mode before going to bed. I'm sitting at 91% after being unplugged for 33 hours! Looks like I'm averaging about 1% of battery loss now every 3.6 hours. Maybe since I'm connected to a network now, things have changed a little. I don't know. But the battery on this thing is amazing!
How is this possible? Are you talking about standby battery?
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I use my phone a lot for texting. So it's not like I wasn't using it. I even had an hour long phone call on it. I just got it too, so you know how that is. You're on it a lot doing all sorts of stuff just to play with it. I just have everything but 3G turned off and some minor power savings settings activated. 26.5 hours! ... Granted that included 6 hours of me sleeping and not using it, but I seriously don't know how these reviewers are complaining about it. It's MUCH better than my old Palm Pre.
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so far this weekend it seems to be much better than my evo 4g. the real test will be tomorrow at work when it losses signal every 5 mins
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I have done 2 cycles so far.

The first one I got 13 hours from moderate to heavy use taking videos and pics along with browsing\facebook.

Today was a little lighter due to church and napping but I'm at 44% left and have been using it off and on for 15 hours and 20 minutes.

Just wanted to see what you all are experiencing. Tomorrow I'll post back with my work day how it is.
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My first cycle was 5 hours (I had just gotten it so I was on it non-stop with all the bells & whistles on)
Second was 26.5 hours
Third was 21 hours

Battery life has been very good for me thus far.
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I am happy with the batt life!! I was able to get 23hrs of use with what I call my normal use. My 4G would have crashed quite a bit before that. Love it!!!
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Correct me if I'm wrong... but it looks like the "Super Extended Life Battery" backplate creates a recessed area for the cameras. Right?

I really like that since it's not really a case, but protects the camera.
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How is this possible? Are you talking about standby battery?
Yes, I'm talking about standby time as I posted in my previous post. Right now I'm at 56 hours unplugged with 79% of battery life remaining. I decided to let my phone roam freely instead of activating airplane mode since I had to drive a few hours from home. I know the route I take to visit my family doesn't have great coverage. Well,

So I have lost 12% of battery life while spending about 9 hours on the road with the phone NOT in airplane mode. So its been about 23 hours and I have only lost 12% of battery since my last post.
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I talked to a Radio Shack rep who owned the EVO 3D and he said the phone has a way better battery life than the EVO 4G. He said the EVO 4G had a lot of battery issues and all those problems seemed to have been fixed. Take that for what its worth but the guy was very knowledgeable.

I have no first hand experience because my phone arrives today from wirefly....CANT WAIT!
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I talked to a Radio Shack rep who owned the EVO 3D and he said the phone has a way better battery life than the EVO 4G. He said the EVO 4G had a lot of battery issues and all those problems seemed to have been fixed. Take that for what its worth but the guy was very knowledgeable.

I have no first hand experience because my phone arrives today from wirefly....CANT WAIT!
Not sure if the problem was battery related on the EVO 4G. In my opinion the EVO 4G should have came out of the box with a 1730 mah battery like the EVO 3D. And HTC needs to give every customer their phone with ALL apps set to manual download. Then customers would have to adjust the settings within those apps in order to get the phone to download data. People would notice their battery is amazing when the phone is setup to download data manually. Then customers would see what happens when the customers lets mail download every 3 hours and weather every hours.

Even on the EVO 3D my email was setup to download every 30 minutes, Sprint Zone setup to download everyday, etc. Some people said their EVO 3Ds drained over night to 0%. Well, I would say it was probably email downloading over and over again at 30 minute intervals and whatever other apps a person has setup like: Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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I'm just curious on something.

When you charge your phone and it goes to 100% are you good to go? For instance I charged my phone for 3 hours getting it back to 100 after going 28 hours before needing to.

I'm just making sure these numbers are correct. 100% means I'm good to go no matter the time it took to get there?
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Is Juice Defender any good? I remember people use to sing its praises & a couple of months ago I had someone laugh at me when I mentioned I had it on my Hero (they never said why they laughed or if something better was out there) Is there something better out there? I downloaded it (& Juice Plotter) about an hour ago.
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Going from the Evo 4G to the 3vo and I have to say that the battery life in the 3vo is leaps and bounds better than the OG Evo. I'm extremely impressed!
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Sooooo I guess we can all agree that if the battery was going to make or break this phone.......it knocked it out of the park?
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I agree treven21. I leave WiFi and GPS on (and turn off bluetooth and 4G). I'm at 7.5 hours so far today and have used it for what I'd call slightly elevated usage (mostly normal, but perhaps a bit more playing around than usual) and I'm at 80% battery remaining. Yesterday, I used it non stop, very heavy usage, even Google Earth with GPS on, watching videos on youtube, etc. and it was at 27% when I went to bed at 11 PM. This is easily the best battery life I've ever had in an Android phone.
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