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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by inf1uence, May 27, 2011.

  1. inf1uence

    inf1uence Lurker
    Thread Starter

    is there going to be one like the one for the EVO 4G?

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  2. falconey

    falconey Android Enthusiast

    I'm gonna take a wild guess and say sure. I can't see why there wouldn't be
  3. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Android Expert

    I'm going to have to agree, it probably will happen even though it will likely be a very awkward addition to the phone. Even more awkward than the Evo 4G. Notice the battery is located very near the bottom of the handset, so adding any extra weight or bulk there is going to make the handset very lopsided.


    Some might propose that since there will be dual cores splitting/logically managing the work load that the battery life will be better, but evidence so far goes against that. Almost all dual-core Android phones suffering from power consumption issue? - Phone Arena All I know is the Evo 3D better come with 2.3.4 to give us the best chance at optimal battery life from a software side of things.

    I've seen one HTC accessory site selling spare Evo 3D batteries already, which is always a viable back up option.
  4. inf1uence

    inf1uence Lurker
    Thread Starter

    i would prefer just to have an extended battery i would hate to carry a spare or a charger. but thats the reason i was asking because the cameras placement would make it odd where there would be an extra weight and bulge in the back of the phone.
  5. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    I bet you would make a phone not unlike a Droid X. Instead of a camera tumor, you would have a battery tumor.

    Unless someone gets really creative with embedding a battery in a case.
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Respectfully, I think the blog was sensationalizing a single tweet.

    Note that part of their "proof" included a discussion of the single-core Thunderbolt as having the dual-core "issue."

    This comment to that article said it all:

    And this:

    As you read the comments, they sum up what we already know about battery life:

    • Watch how you manage 4G
    • Watch how you configure
    • Watch out for runaway apps (the updates seem to be fixing bad apps, not the OS)

    There's a reason that other blogs reviewing the SGS2 is saying it has great battery life. (And yep, in the SGS2 forums, some users are having issues - but it's not battery chaos like when the Evo came out.)


    On-point: I'll bet many aftermarket batteries will happen, just because.

    See also -

  7. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Android Expert

    Exactly the example I was thinking of. Its only semi-similar so I didn't mention it.

    Of course they were sensationalizing, that is the job of the media after all. I wasn't going to post it other than the fact to red flag this thread from getting too heady about the wonders of a dual core processor and how we won't need extendo batteries. Will we be better off with dual core? Yes/maybe, but is it a proven solution? No.

    Battery life is ultimately subjective and specific to every handset, personal use, and a myriad of other factors. Of course all the other battery saving conventions still apply. I see that article as more filler than anything else just to get heads in the right frame of mind, not preach-able fact.
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  8. Sorry, your information is wrong and inaccurate. The moderater Earlymon can tell you why this information you provided is totally false. Dual core phones sip battery and are more efficient from my readings on this forum.
  9. apinkel

    apinkel Android Enthusiast

    I'm guessing (hopefully an educated guess) that the Evo 3D will be roughly on par with the SGS2 in terms of battery life.

    Sounds like the sensation (which has similar specs to the E3D) lagged a bit behind the SGS2 but was quite a bit better than the prior generation snapdragon HTC phones. Hopefully the larger battery in the E3D (1520 vs. 1730 on the E3D) means it will equal or possibly surpass the SGS2. i.e. it should be able to make it thru a medium to heavy use day on a charge.

    I think the one caveat to this is 4G... if you use 4G extensively I'm guessing that is still going to kill your battery life. If 4G is your thing, I'm guessing an extended battery might be a good buy.

    I am glad HTC stuck with a removable back cover instead of having a fixed back where the battery slides out of the side of the phone. I'm sure that fixed back cover makes for a more solid build but it rules out extended batteries.
  10. deltatko

    deltatko Well-Known Member

    In the Engadget review of the Sensation it said that it has better battery life than the Galaxy S II.
    Quoted from the review
    "If battery life is an important consideration in your spec-for-spec comparison with the Galaxy S II, score this as a win for the Sensation."

    So, one could assume that the EVO 3D (being essentially a Sensation with the 3D added in and more RAM) having a larger battery should be have really good battery life.

    HTC Sensation review -- Engadget
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  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    If I'm not mistaken, the Slashgear review said a little less, so put 'em together and all in all, a worthy showing.

    I think it's going to be great.

    PyroSpoker's warning is dead on though - best to remember that we have not seen this phone yet and there is no one rule for any one phone for all of its users.
  12. apinkel

    apinkel Android Enthusiast

    I missed the engadget review of the sensation. That's a good sign.
  13. deltatko

    deltatko Well-Known Member

    It was posted about an hour ago so it might not have been there if you didn't look recently.

    I agree that the the life will be different for everyone, but I'm encouraged by that review. I don't get horrible life with the 4G but will be extremely happy to get some extra time on a charge.
  14. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    You didn't miss much. It was pretty biased.
  15. masoodjamily

    masoodjamily Lurker

    Good new guys, just go to Seidioonline.com and you will see 1900ma and superlife extended batteries for the Evo 3D. They are coming soon and you can rest asured that that 3D device will kick anyone's ass.

    Over n OUt.
  16. I will be purchasing the 1900 mah battery. If the capacity is correct that will add about 2 hours and some change to whatever you are getting with the 1730 mah battery.
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  17. Risket

    Risket Newbie

    It looks like there will be a 3200mAh battery coming out soon for $79.99. They're taking pre-orders right now.

    Seidio Innocell Super Extended Life Battery for HTC EVO 3D

    I hope it comes out really soon. We're getting my wife an Evo 3D on Friday and I'd hate for her to have to put up with the stock battery for too long. I got a 3500mAh battery for my Evo 4G the day I got it and I would never use the stock battery. I tried to once. It was off the charger at 7am and dead by about 2:30pm.
  18. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    I'll probably be getting that, as I had the same one you had for my 4G. I'll probably wait til it's on Amazon for cheaper though, like I did with the last one.
  19. Risket

    Risket Newbie

    I agree. I paid full price for my extended battery and a couple weeks later saw the exact same brand on Amazon for around $8. I hope it comes out soon and I hope it's cheaper on Amazon soon.
  20. ebolamonkey3

    ebolamonkey3 Android Enthusiast

    You guys should do a review after you get it. Battery life/size/weight and all that :)
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  21. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast

    Hello everyone. I struggle making it through 5 hours on a full charge so i went ahead and purchased this battery set off of Amazon. It just came in the mail today. I have the batteries charging and will report back after I've used them. Just wanted to share for people who also suffer with bad battery life.

    . Laza Sprint HTC EVO 3D 4G 2x Battery + Travel Charger + Case Combo $39.99 In Stock Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
  22. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    5 hrs??????? how, i have gmail auto sync, exchange push, bluetooth on, weather auto update. Make approx 2 total hrs of calls from 9-5, 25-50 texts some internet and peggle here and there and i still get about 12 hrs per charge
  23. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast

    I don't know how yall do it LOL. Today is actually really good so far. I'm on 6 hours with 30% left. I'm usually dead by now. But It's already a nice feeling to knkw I have two batteries on deck.
  24. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    well, that is one reason not to chose the iphone, replaceable batteries!
  25. seidioseidio

    seidioseidio Android Enthusiast

HTC EVO 3D Forum

The HTC EVO 3D release date was July 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1730mAh battery.

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