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What's HTC One X battery life like?

Anyone using the HTC One X? Battery life good?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Apr. 17, 2012 at 11:31

I had it for 2 hours on Sunday. From fully charged to about 30% (which is not exactly accurate...). But I tortured it in those 2 hours, trying every feature, downloading non-stop etc etc... The One S gets me through a workday; needs a charge in the evening...
But an acquaintance reckons his One X is terrible battery-wise; but he hasn't received the firmware fix yet... (HTC released a fix that allegedly improves battery by 10-20%)

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 17, 2012 at 11:31

I had it for 2 hours on Sunday. From fully charged to about 30% (which is not exactly accurate...). But I tortured it in those 2 hours, trying every feature, downloading non-stop etc etc... The One S gets me through a workday; needs a charge in the evening...
But an acquaintance reckons his One X is terrible battery-wise; but he hasn't received the firmware fix yet... (HTC released a fix that allegedly improves battery by 10-20%)

Pondlife  Apr. 17, 2012 at 11:41

Sounds like they'd need a few more battery fixes to get it half decent though

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 17, 2012 at 11:58

Sounds like they'd need a few more battery fixes to get it half decent though

Yes. It's stupid imho - they really have a nice formfactor for the S: it doesn't look like any 4.3incher out there. They could have made it 2 mm thicker for added battery power while maintaining the sleekness. In fact, imho, it would improve the feel of the thing..

TrendyGary  Apr. 17, 2012 at 19:12

Why would they release a phone that lasts less than a day?

I mean, I know we've moved on from the simple phones that would last a week before recharging and I definitely like the new features. It just seems like the ability to last a full day of use should be one of a phone's basic requirements.

FearOne  Apr. 17, 2012 at 20:03

The constant worry of battery not lasting the day just puts most off using many smart phones to their full extent. It is a big deal but manufacturers dont care too much cos most users dont return a phone cos of short battery life.

Pondlife  Apr. 17, 2012 at 20:14

Perhaps the manufacturers should have to have hours/charge figures on different usages like the motor industry with the mpg urban extra urban combined figures only preferably accurate.
Talk time and standby just not cutting it.

Pondlife  Apr. 17, 2012 at 20:22

Doesn't this have the 4+1 cores too?

FearOne  Apr. 17, 2012 at 21:07

Yep

Pondlife  Apr. 17, 2012 at 21:35

That concept works well then

Jim988  Apr. 17, 2012 at 21:43

I bought the one x a week ago and can confirm the battery is far from brilliant, it's tolerable, but not tolerable enough for me to buy an external battery pack..

it lasts me 12 hours on mid usage, while its not bad don't expect razr maxx battery.

Pondlife  Apr. 17, 2012 at 21:56

Is that after the update?

Jim988  Apr. 17, 2012 at 22:03

Is that after the update?

Before the update, auto brightness, sync on, mobile network or wifi on dependings where i am..Everything else off.

I had a HTC Desire, and the battery on this is miles ahead, HTC are slowly learning in the battery department..Baby steps

kamawell  Apr. 17, 2012 at 22:22

I had a HTC Desire, and the battery on this is miles ahead, HTC are slowly learning in the battery department..Baby steps
Glad to hear it's better than the Desire - my One X should arrive tomorrow and I always just about managed to get through the day with my trusty Desire.

evansc1  Apr. 18, 2012 at 08:45

My battery is pretty much the same as the Galaxy Nexus. I am a heavy user so a day is max for me. But that being said, if you don't have all the apps under the sun running, you can comfortably get it to last more than 1.5 days with reasonable usage. i.e. the occasional Temple Run and creating the odd Picasso on Draw Something!

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