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HTC EVO Battery Life: iPhone 4 Compared

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.

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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Crystal
Crystal

Omg I had an HTC Evo and thought it was the best phone ever at first, didn't see issues w battery life in the beginning and bam, about 2-3 months later I'm charging 2x a day (only 1x a day before) n then 2 months later I'm charging it 4x a day. Not to mention sprint service still sucks n I have been w them for 6 years when they were really crappy then. I made the decision to cancel sprint in march 2011 n get an iPhone 4, I will never have another phone other than an iPhone. And… Read more »

tom abc
tom abc

I dont even understand why iphone lovers get so personal with their phones. If they love their iphone good for them, they seem to hate anybody that doesnt love the iphone. It is like Apple is paying them or something, its a phone, not a child. Android and iphone obviously suit to different people. To own and enjoy an android one has to be somewhat smarter cause there is a lot of possibilities and customizations available. If you like boxed simple stuff… just get an iphone.

jim cnon
jim cnon

htc corp. does not want to acknowledge they are having problem with the battery issues……

iPhone user
iPhone user

Also when you travel around citys you notice like every 4th person has an iPhone and I have only ever seen one person using an android device (and only to receive a phone call)(I saw it in seaward Alaska) it was the HTC EVO, so I decided to ask him if they liked the phone. He told me it was a great device but the battery life was horrible, he also told me that he saw his friend with an iPhone 4 so he decided to order one from apple with a new AT&T account (Wow!) and he was going… Read more »

iPhone user
iPhone user

iPhone 4 is better

And for all you android fanboys, you need to look at the numbers being posted by then cellular carriers,
The iPhone has 32% of smartphone marketshare while all android phones have only 9%!!

So stop saying that android is starting to outsell iPhone

Also rim devices even out sell the iPhone at about 35% but thats because they are used for business

Tom M.
Tom M.

one thing most people forget is that batteries wear out over time. so the first month you have your phone it's going to be the best you'll ever see. literally 6 months later, a noticeable difference…and a year? might as well replace your battery. the thing with the iPhone is that you CAN'T replace the battery. this is known as "planned obsolescence" and this is how Apple makes a LOT of it's money and repeat business. a great part of their business plan relies on this planned obsolescence. unremoveable batteries on mostly all devices except laptops (without of course voiding… Read more »

Skyfire
Skyfire

One additional way to conserve battery life on the EVO, for those of you who consume a lot of video, is to download Skyfire for your video browsing. Due to our ability to transcode video into Html5, and do the heavy lifting/compression on our end, this can dramatically conserve battery when compared video consumption with other browsers and optimized mobile video.

love evo
love evo

the battery life is fine if you make some well thought out adjustments. the initial evos were sent as if they were active newborns with all screaming high metabolisms – everything going. 4G, GPS, constant background monitoring of every app, faceboob, flickr, wifi scan, 4G scan, HTC sense contact integtration, weather, etc. i turn of background data and still use three email accounts including an active sync set at 15 minutes and it works fine. if you change all of this to reasonable settings then everything is fine. also many were shipped as auto searching for gsm networkds which clearly… Read more »

Meech
Meech

Same here. I will admit my battery des not last as long as i would like but it is by no means as bad as i have seen some people report. 5.5 hours? Better check to see if its defective. My battery will last me at least 8 hours with heavy heavy use… i can barely put it down since i picked it up on launch day. I do have to charge at least once a day though… woukd rather go once every 2 days to charge. But just gotta get a better battery… where as with the iphone it… Read more »

mindful
mindful

The life of the battery on my Evo is just fine. I don’t get what others are talking about and I use my phone all during the day constantly actually typing this comment from my Evo right now.

redman
redman

My Evo's battery drained after 5.5 hours yesterday after charging it fully with it off, today it died after about 4.5 hours, I'm not a heavy user at all, I make about 5-6 calls on it, browse the web for about .5-1 hour and the battery is still horrible. Also when I have 1/2 battery left and go to bed with all apps killed except the alarm it the battery is dead when i wake up 8 hours left, the alarm never goes off. Sad cause the phone is sweet!

rookie
rookie

can apple be beat…absolutely i dont like their way of locking down their devices…you get the phone and what they let you use. you should have to jailbreak a device to enjoy it.

ozzy
ozzy

lol, can apple be beat?, that shits funny, wheres the flash player?cant even send music files. state of the art my ar$e.

Drg
Drg

You just learn the term ‘fanboy’ and felt compelled to use it? What was your point? The EVO is known to suck down battery and the iP 4 is supposed to improve on 3GS battery life. That is ALL the article says. Maybe you should just take a nap and unwind, and pick your whiny little over defensive spots better.

manuel
manuel

more drooling apple fanboys…can apple EVER be beat?

PLEASE

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