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Update on the Sprint HTC EVO Battery Debate: Not Bad, Really. See Yourself.

IMG_9983The HTC EVO is the hottest Android phone for now, but it is plagued by the much debated battery issue.  Clearly, it’s a monster of a workhorse, and battery life will depend on one’s usage patterns: you can’t expect a whole lot if you get background updates from social networks every 5  minutes and watch HD video for hours.

But the real divisive issue is battery life on stand-by: some claim their EVO’s die in Sleep mode in a matter of 5-6 hours, while others swear battery life is not worse than that of the iPhone.  TechCrunch goes as far as warning people: Don’t Buy The HTC EVO, It Is A Seriously Flawed Device.

Wow, that’s a heavy statement – and I have to disagree, because I had experienced all the trouble myself, than started to research, experiment and went from 5 hours to 2 days standby time.

But I don’t want to argue – I don’t have to.  I have proof.  Just look at the image on the right: after almost 2 days my EVO still has 40% battery left.

I’d say that’s as good as you can get, from a powerful little computer that happens to allow phone calls, too. 🙂

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve)

Comments

  1. Rich Haus says:

    So, maybe I should buy this phone, after all!

  2. I'd give it a try within your 30-day window.. can always switch back if you can't live without a physical keyboard.

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