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HTC EVO 4G vs Samsung Epic: Battery comparison

When Sprint launched the HTC EVO 4G it was hailed as the best Android smartphone to date, and they were not wrong. However, since its release it has been marred with problems, such as stock issues and battery performance. So will the upcoming Samsung Epic 4G fair any better?

What better handsets to offer a comparison, the Epic forms part of the Galaxy S range and is considered to be like the EVO, but with a slide out keyboard as well as a touchscreen. The new smartphone will have a tough job on its hands, not only will it have to fend of the HTC EVO 4G, but also the BlackBerry Torch as well, which is also a slider touchscreen handset.

Back to the matter at hand, it is no secret that the battery life on the EVO is poor — both have a 1500mAh battery. The screen on the EVO is a TFT and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, whereas the Epic has a super AMOLED display and a Hummingbird processor.

Taking both of these features into account, the Epic should offer more than the 5 hours talktime and 146 hours standby on the EVO. Do you think the battery life on the Samsung Epic 4G will be better than the HTC EVO 4G?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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Ivy Humphires
Ivy Humphires

I’ll go over HTC EVO it was really an amazing phone which usually well the battery life of both phones are quite impressive for me since my hubby owns a Samsung Epic phone.

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David Love

I got my EVO the day they came out. I have the Froyo update and have conditioned my battery by doing full charge and full discharge cycles. I am now consistently getting 2 – 2 1/2 days of battery life with moderate/normal use. I use bluetooth to listen to music a few hours a day and 15-25 calls per day. Usually internet usage is limited, maybe 30 minutes or so a day. I leave Sync off, and just do it manually 4-5 times per day. Anyways, I wanted to share my experience as I am very happy with the stock… Read more »

Craig
Craig

One thing people do not keep in mind, and this refers to ANY cell phone battery is where you are in regards to signal strength. THis is aimed at those whose phone dies within a few hours and they claim they have no apps/low brightness/n sync…whatever. If you are in an area with incredibly low to NO signal strength, your phone will work much harder to find that signal, thus using up more battery power. For example, I work in an X-Ray department, in the middle of a large hospital, completely lined with lead in every wall and ceiling. Any… Read more »

Anthony
Anthony

The Epic not only has a very short battery life, but it also takes longer to charge. I am consistently caught in the middle of the day with not power. It is a great device when working otherwise.

webpilot
webpilot

I'm concerned. Just bought the evo yesterday, charged it up at about 8 pm and it was dead by 8 am this morning. Less than 12 hours on standby, used it only for sending a few text messages and poking around on youtube for maybe 20 minutes. Haven't downloaded any apps to it yet and didn't have anything running on it. When i put it on the charger this morning it instantly shot up to 50% battery life. This probably is an issue with battery conditioning, and I'm hoping it gets a lot better after that. If not, I will… Read more »

therealchewtoy
therealchewtoy

I've had my epic now since the day they came out, and the battery life is horrible. It probably is going back tomorrow.

If I go to bed at 10pm on a full charge, the battery is dying by morning, and the battery usage app blames the display!!! WTF?! The display killed the battery when the damn thing was turned off? This is ridiculous.

valnomien
valnomien

I know it's better than both the iphone 4 and htc evo i have the evo and epic and hear complaints about iphone 4 barely lasting a day. i'm going to post up snapshots of my epic right now i'm at 60% after 18hrs and my 2nd most used item is my display at 17% phone idle at 16% voice calls at 12% and the highest value is standy at 50%…I've conditioned this phone many times and wiped battery stats from recovery menu and i'm on the andromeda kernel

ricardo
ricardo

thre is NO way the iphone last that long I HAD one and I Left that to go to the evo but the evo battery life was horrible and this phone is much better the epic is the best phone out hands all the way down. To all you on the edge of maybe buying this phone I’m pushing you off buy it!:)

CAW2000
CAW2000

I found that when I turned off Wi-Fi, auto sync, turned the vibration down, the brightness to auto or all the way down, turned off background data, my battery charged really quick, it was dead when I woke up this morning and Ive been charging it for a little over an hour and it's almost fully charged. although I wish I didn't have to turn everything off just to extend the battery life. When they made this phone they knew it would drain the battery quick so they should have put a better battery in it, but overall I do… Read more »

Rpasil
Rpasil

Epic's battery is horrible in 3hrs of not doing anything with the phone its down to less than 50% and that is with the brightness turned off no auto sync in background and all wifi gps 4g and bluetooth turned off!!!! Very frustrating and im ready to return it!

Davo
Davo

i have the epic. Love the phone except for the battery life. It also takes hours and hours to recharge! They need to do something about battery life on these phones.

jenzhere
jenzhere

I have the evo and my husband has the epic. I get way more battry than him. On both we have auto sync off, apps refresh when we open them , on the evo I unplug it about 7am and stiill have plenty of battery a 7pm, the epics display is killing its battery! All time outs set at 30 sec and brightness set to auto, yet it is using 86% of the battery

BateNsWITCH
BateNsWITCH

htc evo vs epc battery comparison. Nice, there is no comparison.

What a bate and switch from this site.

What a JOKE…sucks

Unknown
Unknown

Epic and EVO will have the same battery life. And both of them don't last long enough. 2 hours or less on a battery life using High Display, apps, surfing web & watching video clips. Only if u keep using it all day & do all of them at once. Its all about the damn battery life. Why can't these companies improve battery life? Are they that anxious to release a good phone with great features regardless of the battery life in order to earn more money as fast as possible? They lack good battery life.. All I keep seeing… Read more »

cant say
cant say

I can't say how I know…but I do know…the Epic battery life will be significantly better than the EVO. I know this for an absolute FACT.

TheDude
TheDude

Nah it will be better, the epic is running the same processor thats inside the iphone 4

Preston
Preston

LOL uh the SAMSUNG moment was the first android phone with AMOLED screen and look how the battery life is with that? Samsung phone battery life will be worse than the evo's battery life.

LOLmaster
LOLmaster

The new Samsun Epic 4G will definetely have a much better battery life compared to the Evo, since it has the AMOLED screen and such.

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