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

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  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Based on craftycarpenter's actual use (which is better than theories or reviews) - the answer is yes, the phone would easily last you for one day at least like that.

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  2. craftycarper

    craftycarper Well-Known Member

    55 hrs on battery. start again today only on 3g and hopefully more normal useage.

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  3. Netherdragon

    Netherdragon Well-Known Member

    cheers for the updates on this, definitely useful information, especially to those of us that have had htc's in the past and had to live with their battery life woes.

    Cant wait to get mine now.
  4. Howlingdakota

    Howlingdakota Member

    Where does it tell you about screen on time as mine doesn't :confused:
    I remember seeing that on my GS3 and One X but can't see it anywhere on the One.

    Sorry ignore me, just noticed the screenshot above.

    Though one quick question, how long does it take for your One to charge?
    Mines taking over 3 hours to get 100%
  5. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    Pretty much everyone seems to be reporting between 2.5 to 3 hours to charge. There's a few comments about it on XDA
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  6. ohadfreund

    ohadfreund Well-Known Member

    HTC One has 180% (x2.8) more pixels, size is not all.
  7. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Got any specs/screenshots of the charger?

  8. craftycarper

    craftycarper Well-Known Member

    Here is the spec of mine...

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  9. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    I just got an OEM/SAMSUNG 2A charger (standard charger for the NOTE2) which is supposed to charge devices quicker than the 1A chargers that come w/most phones,including the ONE.

    As soon as I get my ONE,I'll post charge times.
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  10. craftycarper

    craftycarper Well-Known Member

    I know nothing about values on electrical devices, but would charging with a higher power charger degrade the battery in any way?
  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Here's the rules -

    Voltage is force pushed by the charger.

    Current (in amperes or milli-amperes) is drawn by the device.

    If the device is designed to draw a maximum of 1 A, then giving it a 2 A supply changes nothing, it will only draw 1 A.

    If it's designed to draw more than 1 A, then giving it more than the standard HTC charger (what crafty and all other HTC owners get) will let it charge faster.

    Battery degradation is largely a function of heat and charging cycles. If it stays cool charging, then the battery lifetime isn't materially changed, regardless.
  12. Howlingdakota

    Howlingdakota Member

    So anyone know how many amps the HTC One battery can pull? I've tried Google quick but haven't found anything.

    Just want to check whether it's worth looking for a charger with higher output.
  13. CDPlant

    CDPlant Well-Known Member

    Bit random, but have you found anywhere in the settings that shows the screen-on time? In the battery usage section it has everything but 'Screen' and it's driving me nuts as now I can't see it, I really want to :p Seems like a very strange thing to leave out of the usage...
  14. craftycarper

    craftycarper Well-Known Member

    Gsam Battery Monitor from the Play Store is what you want.

    Screen on time was removed in the upgrade from ICS to Jellybean i believe, for some strange reason.
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  15. CDPlant

    CDPlant Well-Known Member

    Cheers :) That is indeed very strange, it seems like it's hard to get a decent battery life reading without the screen-on time. I wonder what their reason was :confused:
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    HTC removed it when Jellybean hit.

    Yeah. I know right.
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  17. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    HTC isn't the 1st w/a WTH w/their usage indicating stats:

    MOTO battery % indicating (in the status bar & usage page in SETTINGS),displays in increments of 5%,instead of 1%.:pound:

    Not sure if this still holds true for their JB-flavored phones,but,it was still present on my ICS DROID XYBOARD.

    I can live w/this minor screen on-time indicating quirk.It's definitely a non-starter should all day use w/o searching for an outlet is the SOP.

    A chance for a developer to make a stand-alone app that addresses this issue (w/o all the other battery stats).
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  18. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    It's been a day since this thread was last updated and as battery life of the One is a something I wish to keep an eye on, I would be very grateful if some HTC One owners who have had their phones for a few days could let us know how the battery life is now it's had a few charging cycles through it please?

    I'd like to compare to my iPhone 5 which today has been off the charger for 15 hours and 30 minutes with 2 hours screen on time and light use (I don't watch videos or play games on it but I do have four email addresses that push to the phone and I get about forty emails a day, plus constant Twitter and Facebook updates) and is currently sitting at 77% battery. It's been on wifi all day apart from about 30 minutes when I went out.

    If I can get something approximating that with the HTC then I am sold!
  19. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    I wouldn't rush out to buy an extra charger just yet.

    Upon early usage,the charge times on my current phone haven't seen a notable change in charge time w/the 2A charger vs 1A charger.

    As EarlyMon eluded to,if the OEM charger is rated @ the same amps as the battery,we're not gonna see a difference in charge times.

    The main reason I got the SAMSUNG 2A charger is that I purchased an aftermarket "CAR" battery for MY SGS III:

    Amazon.com: ZeroLemon Samsung Galaxy S III 7000mAh Extended Battery + Free Black Extended TPU Full Edge Protection Case(Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i747, Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i535, T-mobi

    I was hoping that I could decrease the 6hr charge time,but,didn't see a significant change from the OEM 1A charger.

    You live & you learn..............:p
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  20. robertopod

    robertopod Member

    Gotta remember that the iphone "usage time" is not the same as "screen on time". Iphone counts usage time as anytime the phone is doing any synching or anything whether the screen is on or not. Misleading.
  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Thanks, I wondered about that.
  22. craftycarper

    craftycarper Well-Known Member

    I had to give up on my second trial of "normal use" on 3g, as my number still hasn't been ported so i had to keep switching the phone on and off to check.

    ......but while i was out fishing yesterday i was up to around 8hrs use, i manged to watch a movie (1hr 41mins, from phone, not streaming) i ended up at around 2 hrs screen on and had i think it was 62% left on battery, some texting and a call, limited browsing because the signal was poor by the lake and some poor attempts at photography:eek:.

    So all in all i reckon it's shaping up pretty good.:D

    Oh, and i caught a 14lb mirror carp which i was happy with considering how cold it was!:)

    Sorry for the OT pic, but this made my day.:D

    I'll remove it if requested.

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  23. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    Thanks Craftycarper, that carp wasn't crafty enough! :)

    Being that you are on Vodafone too, how are you finding coverage with the HTC's radio please?
  24. craftycarper

    craftycarper Well-Known Member

    I'm having no problem at all with the coverage, apart from yesterday, but the lake is in the middle of nowhere, and i think all networks struggle there, (it's a caravan park, my parents live on site, and my mother is always moaning about her signal as well (O2)).

    Any other places i have been since i've had it i have had full coverage.
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  25. Howlingdakota

    Howlingdakota Member

    Been a few more days now with the One and battery is really consistent and on par if not better than my iPhone 5. Reason I say it's better is because the network that I'm using with the One has atrocious signal reception compared to that of the network I used with the iPhone. That and of course the much larger screen it has to power and I tend to like my screen brightness quite high ( normally around 75% )

    Thanks to Crafty for the info on Gsam battery monitor.
    Here's a screen shot on my last cycle which is very much in line with others I've had.

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