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HTC ONE battery discussion (usage, charging, etc.)Support

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  1. PrinceOfDorne

    PrinceOfDorne Well-Known Member

    Can I use my S4 charger on my HTC One without causing damage on the latter?

  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator


    Voltage is pushed, and that's a 5 volt standard.

    Current is drawn as needed by the individual device.
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  3. tastycaramel

    tastycaramel Guest

    You should be able to. As long as the HTC One can support 2A current, it shouldn't be a problem.
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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Current is drawn, not pushed.

    The One doesn't need to support 2 amperes of current.
  5. tastycaramel

    tastycaramel Guest

    No. What I meant was whether the One can withstand it or not. Certain devices (especially older ones) may not be able to withstand high currents.
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I know you meant that.

    It doesn't work that way.

    The device only has to withstand that which is pushed.

    Current is not pushed.

    No phone or tablet need be concerned with current (A) supply.

    Not even the older ones.

    Whether the One is rated for 1 A or 2 A has nothing to do with how electricity works, or how these devices do.

    A 120 watt light bulb can only withstand 120 watts. At about 120 V, it draws about 1 A. Yet you plug it in to a 15 or 20 A circuit and nothing goes wrong.

    Hope this helps! :)
  7. ragingbull

    ragingbull Member

    Won't that light bulb blow?
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Nope. :)

    In Singapore you're at 230 volts, while we in the US are at 120.

    The 120 watt light bulb there will only draw about 0.5 amps.

    Your lighting circuits are at least 5 amps there, ten times as much, as memory serves.
  9. tastycaramel

    tastycaramel Guest

    AFAIK, the lightbulb would have some form of resistance right? Not exactly sure because I barely pass my electronics class.
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Everything but superconductors do. :)

    I have some light bulbs rated for 120 volts only.

    They draw 1 amp on a 20 amp circuit.

    If I put one of those in use in Singapore, the higher voltage - that's the one that is pushed - would destroy it immediately.

    Chargers in different countries have different plugs for the wall and can accommodate different input voltages.

    But the standard 5 volts output is what makes it good for charging micro usb devices.
  11. chancehales

    chancehales Member

    can anyone tell me what to expect with the htc one battery life, mostly how i use my phone is with 3g off, not playing any apps at all, screen brightness pretty much all the way down to minimum, just using it for calling and texting. has anyone tried this? and if so how long did the phone last?
  12. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide


    I honestly think you'd be the 1st person here to use their HTC ONE in such a manner.
    Given that,I'd go w/the specs listed here:

    HTC One Overview - HTC Smartphones
  13. craftycarper

    craftycarper Well-Known Member

    I would expect a couple of days use minimum in that scenario.
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  14. chancehales

    chancehales Member

    Thanks KOLIO!!! i know im kind of lame that way :p. im coming from a Samsung galaxy s2 and battery life was pretty good even though i did have some problems with it randomly rebooting and losing 40-60% of my battery :(. my contract is coming to a close next month and im still debating for a Samsung galaxy s4 or an HTC one. I am pretty much sold on the HTC one, but im hearing different sides of the battery lasting 5-6 hours and then the opposite, now i know that different users vary on how much they use there phones. im just concerned that the battery life would last me from about 8am to around 10pm. im texting constantly throughout the day and usually about 4-5 hours on the phone and with this not having a removal battery and not to mention ( iv heard, might not be true) is that repairing this phone is almost impossible and you may as well get a new device. That being said that is a huge concern to me! im going to be having this phone for 2 years!
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  15. rgs

    rgs Well-Known Member

    Pretty easy to get 24 hours of battery life with this phone even with fairly heavy usage in my experience
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  16. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    Since moving away from my EVO 3D I wasn't satisfied with my BatteryBot Pro app. I switched over to Battery Notifier Pro. I love the fact that the battery percentage can have 4 different colors in the icon bar. And you can select the font type of the percentage.
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  17. chancehales

    chancehales Member

    thats what im looking for! as long as it will last me throughout the day im happy :), i sure will! i forgot i can do that! im going to defiantly get it now! i have just 2 more questions. is there a case for the HTC One like the Otterbox Armor series? Also how bad will the estimated battery difference for holding its charge for up to 2 years?
  18. Hockeydood

    Hockeydood Member

    I've seen Otter Boxes at Best Buy for around $30.

    As far as the battery charging over time. I honestly wouldn't be worried about it as lithium polymer battery in the One is far better at power retention and discharge than lithium ion. Also the One does not have rapid charge enabled which significantly decreases battery health over time.

    I'm currently obtaining around 23 hours per charge with moderate to heavy use. This morning I put my phone through it's heaviest test in the near 2 months I've had it. Streamed Spotify and YouTube for 5 straight hours over 4G (signal dropped out a few times but streaming rarely skipped), and light periodic internet use for another 4 hours and still had 30% battery left. I've been able to go as long as 8-10 hours after pulling my phone off the charger in the morning as have 80%+ on my battery if I don't touch my phone much.

    Hope that helps! :smokingsomb:
  19. Dr Jones

    Dr Jones Member

    23 hours with moderate to heavy use? Any tips or tricks on how you're doing that? Antenna's enabled?

    If the battery is fully charged, and the kids go on a 30min bender of gaming (Candy Crush, Temple Run, etc), I'm down to 50-60% easy. And that's with only the WiFi antenna enabled. I can get 18-24hrs on one charge, but that's with the phone sitting around doing nothing... maybe some texting or mild internet use.
  20. Largepkg

    Largepkg Well-Known Member

    I'm extremely happy with the battery on the One. After a full nights charge and unplugged at 6:00am I have about 20% battery left when plugged back in at 11:00pm. I would say I'm your typical average/moderately heavy user. Typical days consists of 40-50 photos, 5+ Zoe's, 2 hours on the web and FB, 20 text, handfull of emails, maybe an hour of calls, and I use the IR blaster for at least an hour per day.

    The majority of the time I'm connected through a strong wifi signal so maybe this helps my particular case?

    I also have power saver mode enabled but I leave the display brightness unchecked.
  21. OJsakila

    OJsakila Well-Known Member

    Wow after reading this whole thread I'm starting to think it's all relative. I just came from an iPhone 5 and the way I used it I was always around 20% after roughly 10-14 hours of use. I usually Bluetooth Howard Stern from 6am to about 9 and that hits the battery hard... After that I use the phone like a normal human being and keep all unnecessary things turned off when not in use. Browsing the internet and texting and several calls and email....
    On this phone I went nearly twice as long.... on day one. This is only day 7 or so but I've been getting at least 30 hours or so before I hit that 25% mark....

    I think it's NO CONTEST which battery is better... But whatever
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  22. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    You make an important point - terms like "normal" or "heavy" are very subjective, and unless someone describes their actual usage don't tell you much. So a direct comparison of equivalent usage is very useful.

    It's pretty clear that unless you are in fringe coverage or game continuously this phone can see you through the day.
  23. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot Guide

    The biggest issue that people seem to overlook is what I call the "first impressions distorted reality factor" which are almost always way off base. Why? Because everyone knows the first month you get the phone you turn on the screen about 500 times just to look at how beautiful it is, you play with everything, and usage is anything but normal. :p
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  24. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide


    If anything,I find my actual hands-on time w/my phones has steadily DECREASED w/each phone.

    As smartphone quality has increased across the board,one has to spend increasingly less & less time tinkering w/it to work as desired,contributing to an already improved battery life.

    With that said,there's always going to be a segment of the smartphone/ANDROID community that battery life is going to be an issue,whether it's a removable/imbedded battery,due to the manner in which they use ther phones,not only as their primary device of choice,but,the only device they use for all media/communications,including TVs/PCs/Music/Camera,etc.,all day everyday.

    Expecting any device to last more than 10-12 HRS w/such use is totally unrealistic @ this time.Battery life has definitely improved,but,if one is expecting the INFINITY BATTERY on any device,don't hold your breath. :p
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  25. okdaddio

    okdaddio Member

    Basically, say I power the phone off at night (10pm - 6am). When I wake up and check Power-->History, I see the following for each of the categories:

    Mobile network signal has a gap for the off period
    WiFi has a gap for the off period
    Awake is FILLED for the off period (solid blue bar for the time the phone was powered down)
    Screen on is FILLED for the off period (solid blue bar for the time the phone was powered down)

    See screenie below!

    This is very annoying because the battery is also draining about 5%-10% each evening.

    Any ideas for a fix or is there some sort of logical explanation here?


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