I've had an iphone4,4s, samsung galaxy s2, s3 and lumia 900.
They are all rubbish for battery. (the s3 was probably the best). I've had the htc 8x since Saturday and it's about on par with the s3.
The solution to battery worries in to have a charger at work. I pretty much always charge my phones twice a day. Until they invent magic batteries I'm pretty sure it's going to be standard for your battery to last about a 8-12 hours before needing a charge.
I believe this is my last concern with this device. Battery life is a huge deal for me because I am using my phone all day for gps, internet, radio, music, games, video, you name it. I even got the extended battery for my Trophy just to make it through a single day of use! knowing I wont be able to replace or get an extended battery scares me.
although I will say, now that I have another mobile device, my surface, ive been splitting the tasks I do between my tablet and my phone. Im a little less scared but still concerned.
Easily. I've used it a fair bit today (normal amount) and its on 26% now. Thats probably about 50-60 minutes on the phone, 30 mins internet, 30 mins games, apps etc. Little bit of camera. My Titan would be in battery saver mode by now.
Have had mine since Saturday so got a few charges out the way. Had it charge for 7 hours overnight. Listened to music and constant browsing on the 1 hour journey into work. Heavy use all day got screen on 5 min display with loads of live tiles. Made a few calls answered some emails had maps running for a bit with local scout at lunchtime. Downloaded some apps replied on here a few times and now on my way home while writing this with music playing. Battery is on 35%
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