HTC One X availability in South Africa and battery life issues

theJonster

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i would rather have less power and more battery...pointless a "slower" phone that is on is infinitely better than a powerful one that is dead..
 

roberth

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I got my One X from MTN early last week and I love it. Haven't had battery issues, in fact I am finding the battery lasts considerably longer than the Desire I used to use.
With mobile data off (because my number has not yet ported from Vodacom and VC prepaid data is expensive) I use less than 30% battery in a day. That's with fairly light use but with wifi on and used to browse and dl a few apps. I haven't played any games. (I'm on 61% now, and it was last charged on Wednesday night).
My desire lasted 1 day, occasionally 2 if I didn't use it much.
 

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Does anyone have factual information on how long the battery lasts with typical use I.e. surfing on WIFi / 3G / 4G or playing a game or talk time, playing music, watching a video, ....
 
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Hopefully it isn't HTC's ICS that is using more battery for the phones to be updated.
 

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As an EX HTC user, HTC's have awful battery life. Will never touch another one!
 

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[)roi(];8262617 said:
Does anyone have factual information on how long the battery lasts with typical use I.e. surfing on WIFi / 3G / 4G or playing a game or talk time, playing music, watching a video, ....
There's a battery stats thread on xda on the one x section.
 

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I got my One X from MTN early last week and I love it. Haven't had battery issues, in fact I am finding the battery lasts considerably longer than the Desire I used to use.
With mobile data off (because my number has not yet ported from Vodacom and VC prepaid data is expensive) I use less than 30% battery in a day. That's with fairly light use but with wifi on and used to browse and dl a few apps. I haven't played any games. (I'm on 61% now, and it was last charged on Wednesday night).
My desire lasted 1 day, occasionally 2 if I didn't use it much.
Battery stats are always great when data is switched off. Thing is though, these phones are built to run with data on. With it off, your smartphone is really not much of a smartphone.

A better test will be leaving your data on and then seeing how much you drain it. No test is comprehensive though, each persons usage patterns are different.
 

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There's a battery stats thread on xda on the one x section.
Thanks guys. It confirms they they too are not coping with the industry's biggest issue.

Battery capacities on a few of the popular phones
iPhone 4 = 1420mAh
iPhone 4S = 1432mAh
HTC One X = 1800mAh
Samsung Galaxy S3 = 2100mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 = 2500mAh

What this indirectly tells us is that hungrier components or the inclusion of additional tech comes at a signifiant power drain cost.

Battery life is the industry's biggest issue ATM, and pushing CPU, GPU, RAM, LTE, ... is not helping;

Hence the reason phones like the S3, Note, ... are getting bigger i.e. from a engineering POV you need more space for more power.

Clearly we not going to discover some miracle battery tech overnight; well certainly not one that can be immediately employed and there's a limit to how big phones should practically get (I would hasten to say we already over some of those on the Samsung side)

So I personally like to see a stop to chasing spec for spec sake; or chasing the next gimmick -- it's now time they focus on producing not only faster CPUs / GPUs or the next gimmick but also on power drain

I.e. more efficient tech as opposed to faster; we anyway don't IMO use most of the capabilities of the current specs.
 
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I got one of the One X's from MTN last week, and I have used it quite heavily, but I never got it to die within 11 hours (in fact, not even 12h30m but I think it would definitely possible to kill it in 11). Obviously I'm not talking about continuous video watching or web browsing, but as my regular phone. It is constantly connected to WiFi, has 2 mail accounts syncing, perhaps 1 or 2 phone calls during the day (use the office phone for most other calls), has whatsapp messages coming through and going out all day, I use it to play about 30 min of gaming a day, and about an hour of web browsing.

With my Desire (even when new), it was a challenge to get anywhere near that! (although rooting and installing custom firmware did help a bit, but that could also be the case for the One X)
 
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Even the newer Blackberry phones have crap battery life and I would hardly call them slick pieces of kit. If you want a smartphone, you have to accept that crap battery (if you're actually using it, not using it as a paper weight) is going to be here for a while.
 

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While the S3 has a slightly bigger battery, the AMOLED screen uses more power. The two point even it out with the rest of the market.

Having had my One X for a week or 2 now, the battery has been great, that's taking into account that it sits on WiFi for half the day, and the device is used frequently. It handles a full day very easily, and I'm loving every minute of this phone.
 

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Isn't it sad that we now think a battery lasting for barely a day or less is a good thing ;) Remember the days when mobile phones needed to be charged only every other day.

One X is cool, but frankly the battery sucks just as bad as all the other smartphones.
 

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I don't know.

Maybe I missed it in one of the discussion threads here somewhere, but, is one day of battery life the generally accepted/expected battery life for smartphones these days?
 

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Battery life or no battery life. Upgrade deu on 19 June and the one X will be the new phone.
While the S3 has a slightly bigger battery, the AMOLED screen uses more power. The two point even it out with the rest of the market.

Having had my One X for a week or 2 now, the battery has been great, that's taking into account that it sits on WiFi for half the day, and the device is used frequently. It handles a full day very easily, and I'm loving every minute of this phone.
 

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Date for upgrade is 19 June. Battery life or no battery life, I think the one X will be the next phone.
 
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Date for upgrade is 19 June. Battery life or no battery life, I think the one X will be the next phone.
Why not the S3? I'm asking this as I am also due around the same time, not suggesting you should be looking at other handsets.
 
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