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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wrench, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member
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    Is the battery for the Hero the same as for the Evo? Do other HTC phones use the same battery? I'm thinking about picking up a spare battery for my Hero.
     

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  2. Joehunni

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    The Evo and hero do use the same battery, also I think its the touch pro who's battery works as well.
     
  3. jeremylobaugh

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    I have a Hero and an Evo and my wife has a Hero. Between the 2 of us there are 5 batteries. 1 stock Evo 1500mAh, 2 stock Hero 1500mAh(1 of which is actually from a TP2), 1 Seidio 1750mAh, and 1 Andidia 2000mAh. I have tested all 5 batteries in both my Hero and my Evo, and I will slip the wife a different battery now and again without her prior knowledge and see if I get and 'feedback' about piss poor battery life.

    Now this is where things get strange, the Evo and Hero batteries are very similar and rather interchangeable, that is where their similarities end, Aside from being different colors, the Evo battery outperforms both Hero batteries in whatever handset I put it in. Now I suppose this could be completely coincidental since The test variables were different each time, however, all tests(except the wifes) were performed while at work, where I have fantastic service, as there is a cell site mounted to the building. The day to day usage differed slightly, but I don't believe it would be enough to skew the results that much.

    All of the HTC batteries outperformed the Seidio and Andidia batteries.

    In closing, I would recommend the Evo battery. A few other handy items are an external charger for your extra battery, and a business card holder. Why a business card holder?, it gives you something to keep your spare battery in so it doesn't short out against change or keys in your pocket, and it adds some protection for the battery, you wouldn't want something to pierce the wall of the cell(s).
     
  4. Joehunni

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    If the batteries are the same size, same mah rating, and are interchangeable. Seems to me, if the Evo battery honestly does better than It's solely because It's newer. I could be wrong, but seems to me that this is the only logical explanation.
     
  5. jeremylobaugh

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    The Evo Battery is only a month or so newer than the other 2 HTC batteries. A month is not enough time to cause that much of a difference. I am assuming the battery comes from a different manufacturer, maybe one with a better quality Li-Ion cell
     
  6. Joehunni

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    Hmm, weird...
     
  7. jeremylobaugh

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    I have studied and worked with electronics for almost 20 years, "weird" comes with the territory. LOL
     
  8. chawski

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    wow, on the hero, i get a solid 7a to around 11p on a charge with some juice left over, and thats on a phone with a 500-ish mhz processor. youre telling me a phone that has a 1ghz processor and almost inch larger screen has the same battery?! no wonder everyone is complaining about battery life on the evo. Im not even an engineer, nor even remotely qualified to judge this, but even to me this seems like a fail waiting to happen (which it did haha)
     
  9. jeremylobaugh

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    the processor doesn't run at 100% all of the time. Optimization is the key.

    I hate to use this analogy, but it's not the size of the tool, it's how you use it :)
     
  10. Joehunni

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    Lol, fyi, the evo has 1.1 inches more screen.
     
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