Last Updated: Jun 08,2010
about why the media was spouting all the "issues" with the EVO's battery.
Buncha apple fanboys.
Care to explain?
Talking about today's iPhone announcement?
hes saying that all the reviews that said the evo 4 battery sucks are apple fan boys.
i admit the battery isn't terrible but its still not great. its actually what i would expect from a powerful smart phone. my only complaint is the phone drains quite a bit of battery while not in use. and i cant figure out why, nothing is really running where it should eat the battery....
I think he means Steve Jobs just bragged about amazing battery life - new iPhone 4 will have 10 days of idle time, 10 hours of wifi browsing, etc.. I'll believe it when I see it. Anyways, I still prefer Android and my new EVO. It can only get better anyways!
I agree a lot of the battery sucks comments are from fanboys, but I'm sure there's some merit, after all the phone is doing A LOT (more than the iPhone) (ohhhh PWN3D!!)
Truth be told, I just unplugged my EVO at 39% charged. 30 mins later, still 39%. Granted it was idling, but that's at least a good sign if nothing else!
Update: 1 hour now and still at 39% (all idle). I'm happy.
Apple managed to make the battery slightly larger, and the new handset is rated at 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, and 40 hours of music. Oh, and that WiFi? It's 802.11n now. The camera has been bumped to 5 megapixels, with 5X digital zoom and a "backside illuminated sensor," which now can also record HD video at 720p / 30fps.
Yea, it's just more of the same.
But hey if you like iPhone then it's a great upgrade. And he also did hint thatTmob might be getting it and they have much better plans/service than ATT.
So not a bad deal, but did the media have to just out right lie about the EVO's battery...no.
The Evo's talk time is ~ 6.5 hours I think.
I still don't get the issue and all with the battery stuff... I had a very small normal Samsung Rant.. I had to charge it twice a day (on a good day) and I didn't have a car charger so always had to let it die then plug it in when I got home..
For me.. I plug it in on the computer when at work (if I need to) and it gets plugged into my car while driving through the USB so I can listen to it ... then at night plugged in again...
I really don't understand all the arguing about having a USB cord around lol
i came from a pre, and that battery lasted longer. i have tried many variations, and it died in 5.5 hrs from 100 percent...
Because it's the only thing the iPhone fanboys have to bring up so they'll just keep hitting on it until they can come up with a better phone!
JUST BUY A Spare battery. That deserves alot of thanks It fixed my issues.
The people, mainly iPhone users that use the Evo or have switched are having to adjust to the battery life situation. The biggest change is the obvious multitasking effect, while I love the capabilities, ther is a trade off. I think I am finally figuring out a setup I can use to get thru the day on the Evo without having to charge it.
Say what you will but the restrictions the iPhone has make the battery last a long time. Any iPhone fan, or blogger that has used an iPhone will notice sime serious battery drainage in the Evo, the difference those that learn to setup the Evo vs giving up after a day will benefit long term from the rather awesome features in the Evo/Android Eco system.
It seems like a simple thing, but the speech to text built into the damn keyboard vs opening an app, copy, close, reopen another app, paste then send. WTH was I thinking, this is how a smartphone should work, the Evo has surprised me in several areas that had nothing to do with why I purchased it. The battery can be dealt with, these types of half ass fixes Apple has put out cannot.
I'm waiting to see the real world tests. The 3GS touted a better battery life, didn't multitask, and the battery life sucked. It's easy to say so many hours for this, so many hours for that ... but when they are all combined and used throughout the day (music while browsing on 3g, etc), I'm interested on how it turns out.
The macbook pro I have, was marketed as 7 hrs of battery life. I rarely get that and before anyone asks, I properly cycle the battery like they say. It's all dependent on the usage and the load you put on it.
This is the same for the Evo, if you are doing EVERYTHING for a couple of hours, of course it's going to die.
That's another big thing people fail to realize. The days of battery life = "*.* hours talktime" are over. Now that phones do more than just standby and call like 10 years ago, no one can say for sure how long a battery will last. Millions of people use the device millions of different ways each creating a different demand on the battery. Manufacturers just keep putting out the supposed battery life because that's a big thing the mobile users look at. Even though most of them should have learned 3 or 4 phones back that's it's not right anymore!
I've been killing off my EVO battery every couple of hours, but I've also been playing with it almost constantly. It is a bit frustrating. I'm hoping a significantly better battery is released at some point.
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