HTC EVO Battery Life: iPhone 4 Compared

By Peter Chubb - Jun 11, 2010

Two of the most popular phones at the moment are the HTC EVO 4g and the upcoming iPhone 4, which will be released on June 24, 2010. Both handsets comes with all the latest technology, but it is the battery than we thought we would take a closer look at – so how do these two compare?

It is no secret that the battery in the current iPhone 3GS sucks, so Apple knew that they had to improve on this – with claims of up to 40 percent more talktime we can only hope that poor battery life is a thing of the past. This could be a huge problem for HTC, as there have been a number of reports that the battery in the EVO 4G performs badly.

Matt Burns from Mobile Crunch said that it is the battery that is a deal breaker for the HTC EVO 4G, which is a shame as the rest of the phone performs very well indeed. If you were to switch 4G, GPS and Wi-Fi off at night, the battery would still drain by one-third. And let us not talk about how much the 4G data connection drains the battery.

No matter where you look there does not seem to be a detailed look at the EVO battery, this is not the same for the iPhone 4G. We recently wrote an article on its battery life thanks to some information from Apple. Standby time for the new iPhone is 300 hours, Wi-Fi usage offers 10 hours and 3G 6 hours. Audio playback is 40 hours and video 10 hours.

This does look like the iPhone 4 has much better battery performance than the HTC EVO 4G, but the real test comes on June 24.

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