One Thing And One Thing Only Will Make Me Keep The Epic After My 30 Day Trial..


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  1. BetterMost

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    Battery life and Battery stability. I still can not seem to get a good consistent battery life from my Evo. One day it lasts 10 hours the next I get only 5 hours with about the same usage time and its driving me bonkers. If I find the Epic to be more reliable with power management I'm keeping the Epic and changing over. Its all up to the battery now!
     

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  2. FunDroid

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    I'm getting one also and doing the same thing. The battery life of the Epic vs the Evo is also going to be a top priority for me too. Not sure if im willing to drop another $250 however for the Epic.
     
  3. edlex

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    This definitely belongs in the epic forum.
     
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  4. kingme23

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    I wouldn't get my hopes up too high about battery life. I've seen just as many complaints about the Vibrant/Captivate battery life...I think it's just a fact of life that all these newer smartphones won't have as good as battery life as people are used to which is understandable when you look at what all they are doing with them. As for stability, no idea.
     
  5. WhipperSnapper

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    The Epic's battery life is better than the Evo, hands down. It also hows a very nice power management widget which is a nice task manager. If you are coming from the Evo or the Moment, the Epics battery is better
     
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    Unless you're talking about an Apple device. The one thing I will give them props for is battery life.
     
  7. TRSN

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    If the battery life on the Epic is similar to the Captivate, I will be happy. The Captivate battery life is certainly not as good as any iPhone I have had, but it is adequate. I left my home this morning with full battery, and was at 20% when I got home almost 11 hours later. I talked for about 1 hour, tried using the pathetic GPS for about 15 minutes, and was on the internet for several hours.

    Captivate is going back on Sept 1, day after I get my Epic.
     
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    I don't think android was meant to get good battery life. With background apps and widgets the battery doesn't stand a chance.
     
  9. dbpaddler

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    Well it's up to the user. If you want more active widgets constantly accessing info, of course your battery life will be weak. If you don't, you'll have better longevity.

    And they really need the ability (without paying for 3rd party software) to control background syncing and just the frequency in general of how things access and update, like every so many hours and not just on and off.

     
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    You do know that you will pay a $35.00 restocking fee if you return the phone right.
     
  11. MissJennell

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    This is why I am getting the spare battery and spare battery charger. That will make the battery a non issue.
     
  12. ConceptVBS

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    Unlike the EVO, which uses 4G and wifi at the same time (thus hogging up battery power), the Epic uses these bandwidth seperately (thus saving battery power).

    Also you can not deny the fact that AMOLED uses less power than LCD screen.

    The Hummingbird processor on the Epic seems to have better power management, largely thanks to its 45nm fabrication technology used to build the chip ( compared to the 65nm fabrication technology in the Snapdragon). Although both clocked at 1Ghz, the Hummingbird is on average about 10-15% faster than the Snapdragon.

    And finally, that GPU on the Epic. Well, enough said. Nothing out right now (or potentially in the near future) can beat it.
     
  13. dbpaddler

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    Never heard that one before. Have had 4g on and Wifi off and vice versa so that statement is a bit perplexing.
     
  14. iwillfearnoevil

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    yeah but isn't it possible that that means more battery power being used?

    also the smaller screen size could help if we're nit picking battery savings ideas.
     
  15. mrvirginia

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    your first point is null and void because you can just toggle either on/off. i don't know many that just keep all that stuff on at once anyway.

    but your other points are very very valid and is most certainly why the device gets about 1.5hrs more talk time and why standby time is largely increased over most smartphone devices currently out. the blacks on the SAMOLED use virtually no power and the Hummingbird being 45nm helps quite a bit. lower power consumption and lower temptures of the chip.

    don't care too much about the GPU, though the game i've seen demoed that comes pre-loaded looked really cool.

    i'm looking forward to testing out the Epic. the thickness of it in my pocket and how it feels in my hand will be the determining factor as to whether or not i keep the phone. everything else is pure ace.
     

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