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  1. strokee's Avatar
    Wow...reviews have been all over the ballpark in regards to battery life. They are anywhere from "subpar" to "more than adequate" to "surprisingly good".

    The Wall Street Journal reviewer said he used it for web browsing, email, etc all day and had 25% battery left at midnight. Another reviewer said web browsing lasted about 4.75 hours. Most reviews have said it goes about a full day without needing to charge.

    I'm not sure what to think...
    10-30-2012 07:55 PM
  2. independentvolume's Avatar
    I heard the same about the 920. I find it hard to believe any phone getting a full days charge under heavy use, which I'm sure they are. Also, there are so many variables. Signal strength, ECT... The snapdragon is a pretty efficient processor so I'm sure these phones will be fine.
    10-30-2012 08:05 PM
  3. aventador779's Avatar
    I'm in the EXACT same place! I'm really worried about the battery life on the 8X (Verizon). I just want it to last me a full day with heavy usage until midnight, will that happen? :dry
    10-30-2012 08:53 PM
  4. independentvolume's Avatar
    Maybe the razr maxx will last a full day with heavy use but I don't think any other will. Perhaps we have a different definition of heavy use.
    10-30-2012 09:02 PM
  5. aventador779's Avatar
    Look what I found :)

    10-30-2012 09:07 PM
  6. aventador779's Avatar
    I'm assuming 4G LTE will have an impact on battery life, BUT Qualcomm claims that with their new S4 processor, LTE doesn't affect battery life. Hmm... :dry
    10-30-2012 09:08 PM
  7. aventador779's Avatar
    Why does the iPhone 5 do better with LTE than on 3G? Weird...
    10-30-2012 09:09 PM
  8. independentvolume's Avatar
    Nice find on that chart. 4 1/2 hours isn't terrible but isn't great either.
    10-30-2012 09:12 PM
  9. aventador779's Avatar
    Nice find on that chart. 4 1/2 hours isn't terrible but isn't great either.
    Better than my Galaxy Nexus.
    10-30-2012 09:14 PM
  10. independentvolume's Avatar
    Also, where was the maxx? Did you perhaps pull this chart off of a apple shill? Lol
    10-30-2012 09:16 PM
  11. aventador779's Avatar
    Also, where was the maxx? Did you perhaps pull this chart off of a apple school? Lol
    Bunch of charts. But no LOL

    AnandTech - Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC Preview
    10-30-2012 09:17 PM
  12. independentvolume's Avatar
    I'm not sure what my trophy gets but I'm pretty sure it's shy of the 8x.
    10-30-2012 09:22 PM
  13. kregstrong's Avatar
    Looks like the lte version might be pretty crappy lol, I have a Vzw gs3 and keep lte turned off and barely make it through a work day a lot of times

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    10-30-2012 09:24 PM
  14. aventador779's Avatar
    Looks like the lte version might be pretty crappy lol, I have a Vzw gs3 and keep lte turned off and barely make it through a work day a lot of times

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    wow so seems like the 8X is going to suck with battery...
    10-30-2012 09:28 PM
  15. willied's Avatar
    How does the iPhone 4S only do less than 5 hours of browsing and the iPhone 5 does over 8? That doesn't seem right.
    10-30-2012 09:31 PM
  16. kregstrong's Avatar
    wow so seems like the 8X is going to suck with battery...
    Sure seems like it. Unless Verizon finds a way to sneak a bigger battery in lol.

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    10-30-2012 09:33 PM
  17. Honestabebread's Avatar
    wow so seems like the 8X is going to suck with battery...
    You'll have to charge it at the end of the day but its not that bad.
    10-30-2012 09:38 PM
  18. independentvolume's Avatar
    How does the iPhone 4S only do less than 5 hours of browsing and the iPhone 5 does over 8? That doesn't seem right.
    That's what I'm wondering. I wonder if this is in a controlled environment. Weak signal strength is a battery eater so that could explain it.
    10-30-2012 09:38 PM
  19. strokee's Avatar
    I saw that chart earlier today and pretty much disregarded it...nothing adds up. The iPhone 5 on 3G gets around 4.3 hours...yet on LTE it nearly doubles to 8.1 hours? Huh?
    10-30-2012 09:40 PM
  20. strokee's Avatar
    BTW, I currently have an iPhone 4 on Verizon...the chart puts it's battery time near the bottom (3.68 hours). I do a TON of web browsing, email, text, talk, FB, etc...it will certainly go well beyond 3.68 hours before needing to charge.
    10-30-2012 09:46 PM
  21. Honestabebread's Avatar
    When I had about 4 hours hands on with the phones, I depleted about 45% of the battery. This was on LTE browsing the web, watching movie trailers, using a ton of location based features, setting up Kids Corner, etc. I cannot see battery life being an issue here. Engadget said it lasts a full day of regular usage no problem. I trust Engadget because their always pan out in real life. My Intuition is exactly how they described it. Same with my Razr, Rezound, Curve 9370, and every other phone I've carried.
    10-30-2012 10:21 PM
  22. kregstrong's Avatar
    When I had about 4 hours hands on with the phones, I depleted about 45% of the battery. This was on LTE browsing the web, watching movie trailers, using a ton of location based features, setting up Kids Corner, etc. I cannot see battery life being an issue here. Engadget said it lasts a full day of regular usage no problem. I trust Engadget because their always pan out in real life. My Intuition is exactly how they described it. Same with my Razr, Rezound, Curve 9370, and every other phone I've carried.
    How did u like the 8x?? I'm coming from a gs3. Wanting to swap to it

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    10-30-2012 10:23 PM
  23. strokee's Avatar
    I just did my own 1-hour web browsing test with my iPhone 4. I charged it to 100% and began web browsing, Facebooking and watched 2, 10-minute YouTube videos. I had 88% capacity after 1-hour. At this rate I could go over 8 consecutive hours.

    That chart is bogus.
    10-30-2012 10:38 PM
  24. Honestabebread's Avatar
    How did u like the 8x?? I'm coming from a gs3. Wanting to swap to it

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    In my opinion it's the best launch WP8 device.
    10-30-2012 10:39 PM
  25. thed's Avatar
    When I had about 4 hours hands on with the phones, I depleted about 45% of the battery. This was on LTE browsing the web, watching movie trailers, using a ton of location based features, setting up Kids Corner, etc. I cannot see battery life being an issue here. Engadget said it lasts a full day of regular usage no problem. I trust Engadget because their always pan out in real life. My Intuition is exactly how they described it. Same with my Razr, Rezound, Curve 9370, and every other phone I've carried.
    Is that 4 hours of pretty much continuous use? If so then that's good news. I'm not too worried about the battery life.
    10-30-2012 10:40 PM
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