Incredible vs Nexus One : battery lifeGeneral


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  1. AlexNC

    AlexNC Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    One thing am worried about coming from a 'dumb' phone is the battery life of these smart phones. For my next phone, I am either going to get the Nexus One or the Incredible for the Verizon network. I noticed that the Nexus one and Incredible are very similar in specs, except the Nexus has a larger battery. Nexus One has a 1400 mAH battery, compared to the Incredibles 1300 mAH battery.

    Is it fair to say that the Nexus One will have better battery life? If so, how much would of a difference would you expect? As we all know, battery life is a killer with these smart phones, and every little extra helps. What also is nice is that Google offers the official Nexus One batter for $25.

    I really want the Incredible, but the smaller battery kind of scares me. Any thoughts?
     

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  2. TheSultan

    TheSultan Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, to gauge battery life, there is no way just to look at the specs. Usually battery life reviews don't exist until the phone has been out and people have been using it.
     
  3. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. There is such a wide variance in the way people configure and use their phones.

    All things being equal, the more mAh, the longer the life. So if you're worried about battery life, get an extended battery.
     
  4. inTECHrity

    inTECHrity Well-Known Member

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    Also,

    Isn't the Incredible's processor underclocked to save battery life? I imagine that's why they were able to put a 100mah smaller battery. If I had to guess, it would get the same, if not better battery life than the Nexus One. Just my .02 cents.
     
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    Not under clocked, but has the ability to change speed dynamically based on processing requirements.
     
  6. inTECHrity

    inTECHrity Well-Known Member

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    Don't most modern phone processors do that? I've read in several places that the processor is unique, mostly involving some sort of underclocking. Hmmm.
     
  7. hexto

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    No. That's one of the things that Apple is suing HTC for. They claim they invented CPU undervolting. It conserves battery life by changing the CPU's speed as needed. iphones are really the only phones with this feature so its a big deal for us Android users. I'm pretty excited about this phone. Was waiting for the Nexus on VZW but the track ball turned me off. Then I found out about this phone :)
     
  8. Paznos

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    There's also the fact that CDMA uses more power than GSM so the comparison isn't really fair until we see the CDMA version of the Nexus One come out.
     
  9. hornyhippo

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    My opinion, they must of taken that feature out, afraid they will lose in court. So the incredible would not have any problems being released. Or maybe it could be the sense UI drains more battery.
     
  10. hexto

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    No way they took it out. Apple also claims they invented multi-touch (hence the delay of this feature in Android devices), and unlocking screens by gesture. HTC defended their technologies and there is no telling who will win. If they lose, they'll just have to pay royalties to Apple so they can continue to sell these devices. Apple is just trying to get attention away from HTC who's getting more and more popular by the day. The Palm Pre also has multi-touch and that phone was designed by ex Apple employees but Apple didn't sue them because it has never sold enough to worry them. Chances are Palm won't be around this time next year.
     
  11. booser4

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    As I said in the official thread, whatever the battery life is like, I reallllly hope Seido releases a better one quickly. I'll certainly buy a stronger battery in a heartbeat as long as it retains the same size / form factor. I hate charging my phone constantly.
     
  12. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

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    Laptops have lowered clock speed for years. Another BS patent claim by apple that will get thrown out.
     
  13. Kappen

    Kappen Well-Known Member

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    I agree I doubt HTC is to concerned with Apple. I'm also sure Google will step up to the plate if they need to. One thing I find interesting is all of the these companies in Taiwan stick together. I suspect the lawsuit against Apple from ELAN over ELANs multi touch patents might of been requested by HTC. Those patents aren't nearly as vague as Apple's and Apple does violate them on every multi touch thing they make.
     
  14. QrafTee

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    So have most PC builders... (not to save battery, but to use less power) I guess Apple might be suing us next. Ooo... scary.
     

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