HTC One battery tests deliver the best web browsing endurance

HTC One battery tests deliver the best web browsing endurance
Due to the pretty pretty aluminum unibody of the HTC One we were willing to overlook the fact that its battery is sealed tight, as long as the 2300 mAh unit provides decent talk, browsing and video playback times.

Now a 3rd party battery test confirms other 3rd party tests of the phone's endurance, as well as our own real-time observations about the handset's stamina while using it for reviews and comparisons.

In fact, at close to 10 hours, the phone scored the most out of them all in web browsing endurance, including the reigning champs RAZR MAXX and iPhone 5. It also is up there in the top with more than 10 hours of video playback duration, alongside proven marathon runners like the S4 and III, as well as the iPhone 5 and the obligatory RAZR MAXX. 

Talk times were also close to those delivered by the S 4, at more than 13 hours, and about the only thing hindering the HTC One's final score is the standby time - it appears there is some leakage during standby, which draws the battery faster than it should. These are usually fixed with a firmware update, though, after the company identifies the rogue chip or app that causes the unnecessary battery drain, so when this happens, we might be looking at one of the best battery lives on a smartphone, delivered in the slender package of the HTC One.

source: GSMArena

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

"One"derful !

10. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Htc One is seriously soft compared to the Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3. Plus go to and see the real truth regarding the Htc One and other devices.

16. Floorkill22

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

I agree. It's funny how phonearena constantly praises the HTC one even when they won't clearly admit apart from the HTC one's amazing build quality that the galaxy s4 is superior in every other conceivable way and yes, that includes the screen. Gsmarena are clearly not biased in any way and review all their phones appropriately. Gsmarena are basically calling the galaxy s4 the best smart phone around with the best screen even putting it above the HTC ones SLCD 3 screen. Go figure.

19. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

gsmarena praises anything from samsung...ANYTHING !! even if they make it with cheapest plastic available. and samsung fans sees it as unbiased... HTC ONE is truly a amazing device , BETTER THAN ANY SAMSUNG MOBILE ! , it's boring design and UI.

25. Floorkill22

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

All these arguments are pointless. Let the galaxy s4 sales speak for themselves. If people don't like the galaxy s4 based on its build, it's simple don't buy it.

41. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Just change the position of the letter l from your name and it will completely justify u r personality ! From Floorkill22 to Foolrkill22 !! Sales never speak for which is the Best Phone !! Sales depend on the Brand Name and the amount of Marketing done by the company !!

51. Floorkill22

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Another ignorant and stupid comment. Yes brand name and amount of company marketing are two important factors but are not the only ones. You obviously don't come from any type of marketing background to make such an ignorant comment like that. The standard marketing philosophy nowadays is to make a product based on customers needs and wants. All the marketing in the world won't change nothing if a product isn't catered for peoples needs. Get educated pal.

111. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Marketing includes the product, price, promotion and the place (as in availability)

27. Adithya7184 unregistered

trolling like a king......he he

36. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

weng excuses.. even gsmarena crtcze the plastic.. dumb!fool!!!

76. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

did u see the drop test for htc one ,how the premium aluminium crumbles and the glass shatters ,talk about premium build and the s4 pass this test

79. gogowho

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

guess what HTC one us not all metal´╝îand edges are covered by plastic, and the production quality can't be solved. lots of owners suffer gaps now. it is not all metal and usual.

103. SleepingOz unregistered

"BETTER THAN ANY SAMSUNG MOBILE !" Mind to explain how? 'coz what I know so far, the only advantages of One over the GSIV is its "premium" feel in hand(but very very poor build quality) and its stereo speakers. The GSIV has a better CPU/GPU, better camera, better features, better multitasking, better s/w, better support from devs, better ergonomic, better screen(according to GSMArena in-depth test) and I bet it has a better build quality as well.

47. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

what 3% better? learn about significant figures.

67. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

So if one of two super awesome phones is better than the other the less better one should not be bought? S4 is awesome and so is the one. Both can run ANY app in the play store so if someone wants a device that actually feels nice what's all the hate about? And to those of you saying S4 is plastic with gimmicky software then your statement is correct but at least you get a removable battery sd card and maybe you'll use the software once in a while, like that s translate. Yeesh everybody be actin like babies supporting their favorite brand/phone.

107. winddroid

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Maybe, just maybe you might be a little biased. If you think the only advantage the One has is the build quality. Dual chambered noise canceling mics, easy set up process from your computer, ability to transfer all content from iTunes backup and wirelessly transfer all content from any Android phone, Zoe with video highlights, always smile, burst mode of 99 pics, customizable app drawer, pocket mode, reflowing text, base model with additional 16gb, audio recording in hdr, stereo front speakers, quick launch apps on lock screen, five stage flash, wireless hdmi with dual screen capabilities, bilingual text prediction, 1080p hdr video recording, wide angle ffc, countdown timer on camera, blinkfeed, 2.5v headphone jack, amplifier in headphone and speakers, lithium polymer battery instead of lithium ion, larger pixels, ois, backup and restore, lyrics to songs your listening to.

112. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

some of those aren't even advantages, you're just labelling things the one has the s4 doesn't like a "lithium polymer battery instead of lithium ion", thats not an advantage, the battery is 300mah lower. there are a ton more i can criticize like "countdown timer on camera" but i can't be bothered

33. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Samsung has alot of money and money speaks for them on fake reviews and all this websites online get paid or how you think they still alive? but on the other hand HTC doesn;t have the money and they don;t do fake reviews anyway because there prodocts speak for them self.

35. Floorkill22

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Fake reviews? Do you even think before you speak or just enjoy talking bulls**t? Tell that to the 50 million people who bought the galaxy s3. The numbers don't lie not to mention the galaxy s3 won the smart phone of the year award last year. The s4 is the obvious choice this year.

57. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

lmao! You HTC fan boys have the biggest inferiority complex and say anything that you can pull out of your, huh?

68. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

listen man i'm not a fan boy i love samsung and and all other compines i have a samsung note 2 but this year i have to hand it to HTC with making the best phone from all aspects. what bothers me is when i see samsung or apple fan boys that know that this year the HTC is best phone and lie to them self and buy an s4 or iphone 5 which is the same phone whats the point of buying the same phone when you buy new phone because its samething new something diffrent not the same most features and same desgin. even ( pocket now ) give the s3 and s4 the same spot which is the number 3 from the top 5 phones for 2013 at the end of the day they all android and all winners but i have to go with the truth i hate lying to my self

102. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Look im not gonna say the one sucks its obviously a great device but how is it better in every way? everyone keeps saying plastic phones are bad but i don;t see how. lets not forget with out all bias aside the places the one really shines i the speaker and beats audio integration and ..... i guess being different with blinkfeed but i kinda still don't see that being a big deal just because i don't know too many people that really would use it as their homepage. oh Zoe great software choice and innovation. but camera features its been shown s4 has it beat there. i just kinda don't see why we consider the phones crap. Or why you feel the HTC one is the best phone

12. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

"Looks like the Oneders"

24. TheBitterTruth unregistered

So what? I can charge atleast once a day. Its not a big deal for me. And hope the next firmware update will fix that issue and will blows away the other plastics!

43. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

thats why i like it beauty.. respectfull super phone.

44. ghanemsam

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

may be your comment is the best comment ever , i like it , good job buddy

87. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So where is now user called "drpain" which was crying in every article about bad battery life?!

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Blinkfeed. I doubt they will ever let you disable their baby.

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You can't remove, but you can disable all the sources from updating, effectively making it useless. I personally find BlinkFeed useful, I mean even on my GS2 I have a Google Currents widget that takes up a full page. Though I hope HTC sends out an update to Sense (5.1) that gives you the option to completely remove it, it's just one of those annoyances for some people; like the persistent menu button in apps without them that was in Sense 4, HTC sent out the Sense 4.1 update with the option to make long pressing the back button the menu key function.

26. TheBitterTruth unregistered

May be blinkfeed is the battery hunger.

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