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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CSWTEXAS, Oct 31, 2010.


    CSWTEXAS Newbie
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    If you want your battery to last all day, bitchin about your stock batt is not going to fix it. WE KNOW THE EVO'S STOCK BATTERY SUCKS. Go here Innocell 3500mAh Extended Life Battery For use with HTC EVO 4G and buy an extended battery. I have had mine since I bought my EVO 4 months ago and it will still last all day. All day for me is 16 to 17 hours.

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  2. jevans43

    jevans43 Lurker

    My EVO has been on for the last 25 hours and is still at 41% with the 3500. Just normal use, calls and texting.
  3. broadwayblue

    broadwayblue Member

    Sorry OP, but that is not a legit suggestion. People buy a device assuming it will work reasonably well without having to purchase aftermarket accessories, which in the case of your proposal completely disfigures the form factor of the EVO. I love my EVO, but the battery is disappointing.
  4. jason81

    jason81 Well-Known Member

    Shoot, I don't know what everyone is crying about, my battery life with the stock battery is fantastic.
  5. PGR

    PGR Well-Known Member

    Hear that noise? It's me drumming my fingers on the desk while I wait for tomorrow morning when I can finally upgrade to the Evo at the best upgrade pricing.

    Anyway, I can still remember when I first brought my Hero home. The people in these forums were whining like hell about the poor battery life, but I never had a problem with it. Then several of my co-workers got Heros and they were whining about the battery life too, but I still wasn't having problems.

    So I got "observant" and I think I discovered why they were having problems and I wasn't: They were playing with their phones every minute they could while I was using mine when I had a legitimate reason to. :rolleyes:

    It remains to be seen, but I expect that the stock Evo battery will be adequate for me too. But I'm not one of those form-before-function kind of guys, so if it's not I'll be buying one of the Seidio "extended" batteries.

    Simple, and it's a lot more productive than whining!

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    We get it. A 3500 mAh battery has longer life than a 1500 mAh. Nothing new to see here.

    Broadwayblue is right, though. Purchasing an after-market accessory to address an issue is not a complaint-free solution.
  7. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Android Enthusiast

    lol.....that is all I can do for this thread
  8. cybersteve

    cybersteve Newbie

    Same here!
  9. [TheAndroid]

    [TheAndroid] Android Enthusiast

    Look... =.= Everyone seems to not understand that by doing certain things with your phone you can make it last much longer with heavy browsing, and app usage. Just check out this site right here... Tips to extend battery life - Android Help But don't and I repeat DON'T use TasKiller, its like your phone on steroids. The proper way to check if your phone is conserving battery is to use SystemPanel Lite or payed, (for 3 bucks) whatever 'floats your boat'. Don't instantly think you need to buy a 70 dollar battery and then a 30 dollar cover for your now huge battery. Experiment with settings and make sure your not using apps that totally drain your whole battery in 3 hours. Best of luck.
  10. E30Nova

    E30Nova Member

    I wouldn't say it's fantastic, but I go to work at 6am and the phone is still alive and kickin when I go to bed at 11. Stock battery is fine for me.
  11. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    I'm fine with it being almost dead by the time I leave work... I'm streaming music and whatnot for the ENTIRE time I'm there. I actually grasp the concept of what the battery is powering in the phone... not just "It's dieing. WTF".

    Seriously... think about it. You've got the screen, the back lights, the processor, any radios you're using, all cycling on and off as needed. When you stream music, the 3G radio is active and receiving data. When the screen is on, and if it has animations going on, that's using juice. Hell, if just turn the screen on, you're using some minuscule amount of your ever-precious battery.
    Yea, doing little things SHOULDN'T kill your battery, but you have to realize, there are a lot of little things going on under the hood. They all add up, and that equates to your battery losing it's charge rather rapidly through the day.

    You want to see a drastic example of what I'm talking about? Try this.
    AS SOON (or before) you take your phone off the charger tomorrow, try holding down the power button, then turning off mobile data. Only do that. Nothing else has to be done. I can GUARANTEE YOU that by the time you make it back home from work, you'll be amazed that the battery is still hovering around 70% or even 80% with a stock battery. Your phone does a HELL of a lot when you're not even using it. That's just how it works, and that's just something you'll have to live with, unless you don't want to do anything data related with it. Being honest, there isn't much you can do without data on your phone aside from applications that loaded on it that don't require internet access to function.


    Looking back at this whole thing, I think I finally have an analogy for this whole 'bad battery life' scenario that's ever-present from people that are coming to these phones from either feature phones or flippies (basic flip phones).

    You're jumping ship from a honda civic, and seating yourself in a new 6.0L big-block V8 Muscle car.
    If that happened, you wouldn't question why you're suddenly paying 3x more for gas per week compared to your expenditures before getting the new hot car. You understand that you're getting all this new performance at the cost of less miles per gallon of gas. Why should that mentality be different with this phone? That's essentially the step you're making.
    The old car, in the analogy, didn't HAVE 650HP. The old car couldn't pull 0-60 in under 3.5 seconds. The old car wasn't a chick magnet.... lets maybe forget I said that one... ANYWAYS...
    The old phone you had didn't have a snapdragon processor. The old phone didn't have a 4G radio. The old phone didn't have hardly any of the features of this one.

    Just take a step back and LOOK at what the phone's doing before bitching about it dieing quickly.
  12. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    How about we stop acting like we owe the EVO something. The general sentiment I get when someone says their EVO lasts all day on the stock battery is:

    “You’re not using your EVO”.

    As if the EVO Gods will be angry for someone not using the EVO constantly from wake to sleep.

    I’ll use my phone the way I want, and you can keep your nose glued to yours all day…I have an 8-5 job to go to, and my job isn’t as a product tester for HTC (though that would be a sweet job to have). So I can stream music through Bluetooth A2DP to my car stereo for 2 hours each day (while commuting) and then play with it for up to an hour during lunch…and the occasional peek at it while at work…and the phone call now and then.

    But if I even try to use it the way many here EXPECT me to use it, I would lose my job, and then have to cancel my Sprint plan…which would then defeat the whole purpose.

    BTW, I can get home with over 25% battery using it this way…sometimes more depending on how many times I peek at it while at work. Now during the weekends…that’s a different story. On the weekends, I have all sorts of other things I can be doing. Most of them don’t involve a 4.3” screen.
  13. mpc2000

    mpc2000 Lurker

    same here, I'm not into most of the apps unless I really need to use them, and I have an Ipod so music, videos, etc, tend to go thataway. I just wanted the 4G feature, which for the most part is pretty cool when I'm on the train/bush/etc. reading my email or the news online.
  14. mpc2000

    mpc2000 Lurker

    I think that if you were to "Use" every feature on your EVO, you might lose it's whole functionality faster because of wear and tear. That happened to my damn Itouch, while using it's free Wifi at work...now all I have is a $200 paper weight, in which I can't even switch batteries nor recharge it if I wanted to. I used that most for the apps, but it was my first time using such capabilities so after I got my Evo I pretty much use the apps when I need to really. talking while texting seems to be an intriguing feature that I do like, however I don't care for texting. I do like, however, that I can stay on the phone while on my head phones and not need a mic to accompany my stereo headphones. but I use it for it's purpose, as a Phone, and reading my email. Playing games for hours on end can get old.
  15. joeyldev

    joeyldev Lurker

    I tried the big battery first too, but don't like how big it makes the phone and my case doesn't fit. A much cheaper option I found is to root (unrEVOked-very easy) my Evo and install a custom rom/kernel. It took me about 2 days of reading and trying stuff, but I finally settled on Myn's Warm 2.2./king's #11 kernel. I get about twice as long of battery life now with the stock battery. I stream Slacker while at work and still get over 12 hours of battery life.

    You can get Myn's Warm 2.2 over on XDA's forums. He is actually releasing a new version 11-4, which is supposed to be better. I'm trying the Juice Defender app right now, not sold as of yet, but I think it's helping (no, it's not an app killer).

    Just a thought.
  16. rixa001

    rixa001 Newbie

    I, too, had concerns over battery power when I got the EVO a few weeks ago. I had drainage up to 40% after 4-5 hours of little use. But one night at home, I left it off the charger and had, maybe, a 5% drop in power after sitting idle for over 8 hours.

    It basically came down to this: the large power drop was based on being at work in an area having a poor cell/3G signal. Plus, I work around computers so who knows if that also impedes on signal strength. At home, I'd turn off the mobile network for wifi. I tweaked the background apps to not always update, which helps. Many of the stock settings and apps do hurt the battery life, if they're always trying to stay on or update.

    I'm like everyone else wishing that I can have 'Iron-Man Arc Reactor' type power. But this phone is already loaded with so much that I knew ahead of time that if I can get through my work day (9-11 hours) without charging that I won't lose sleep. I have 2 spare batteries (from Hero) and spare charger cords (from Bluetooth). So even if I don't have ideal battery power (be it settings or signal), I still have charging/power options. And that's fine with me.

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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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