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HTC touts the One X battery life

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HTC touts the One X battery life
HTC outed a blog post in which it detailed the thousand of man hours that went into the battery life performance of its flagship HTC One X handset, partly to alleviate the concerns about it having a non-removable battery, we'd wager to guess.

They compared with last year's flagship HTC Sensation and the results are pretty astounding - 147% longer talk time, 103% more music playback, 39% more video playback, and 23% more web browsing time, all from a phone with a beautiful 4.7" HD screen.

Not bad, but HTC also has some independent reviewers' charts to back its claims up, like those from the Anandtech review below.

HTC touts the One X battery life
HTC touts the One X battery life
HTC touts the One X battery life

While individual daily usage patterns and battery life will vary, we’ve been working diligently to balance performance with design and functionality goals. For example, we held multiple focus groups with real-world users to find the right balance between battery and phone size. Our research was clear: you want your phone to last all day, but you also want your phone to be thin and light.  So we set battery performance goals alongside design targets and relentlessly pursued creating gorgeous phones that work throughout a long day.

Of course, one of the first questions we usually get is about battery size, “why is the battery only 1800 milliamp hour (mAh)?  Why not 2050, 2400 or even 3600-mAh?”  Well, Moore’s Law doesn’t apply to batteries.  Unlike a computer memory chip, where the size of the chip is constant and fits in the same slot regardless of how much memory it has, a higher mAh actually translates into a larger battery – which impacts the overall size and weight of the phone.

It’s important to keep in mind that performance is not just a matter of increasing battery size, but rather a holistic approach to software and hardware management. For the HTC One series our engineering teams spent thousands of man hours on the Battery Stamina Boost Project – an effort that impacts battery life by improving standby time, extending talk time, increasing audio and video entertainment time and increasing web browsing and social network time.
Looks like HTC has definitely put a lot of thought behind the battery life in the One X, so we can't wait to compare it with the other upcoming beast today - the Samsung Galaxy S3 - which should have some battery optimizations of its own, too.

source: HTC & Anandtech

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posted on 03 May 2012, 02:54

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

Iphone4s has better web browsing life than one X O.o?
well, at least HTC shows its honesty about the poor battery life... compare with razr maxx

posted on 03 May 2012, 04:19 5

3. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


posted on 03 May 2012, 03:31 3

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Seeing the HTC one x in action first hand over the last few weeks I've seen it generally last almost two days under normal amount of usage. Mostly at the end of the first day the battery can be at 55-60%

posted on 03 May 2012, 04:33

4. gboo2565 (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

"what a waste of a thousand hours" I traded iphone 4 for this and whilst i do like it overall, the battery life is around 50-75 % of what i got with the iphone in any situation.

posted on 03 May 2012, 08:52 4

7. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

Sure. Apple still has the better battery life per whr. However you have to remember that they are still driving a tiny 3.5" screen. That's nearly half the area most flagship Android phones are driving. If Apple makes a move to more comparable screen sizes this fall it will be interesting to see how battery life stacks up on a more even footing.

posted on 03 May 2012, 09:26 1

10. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

The One has a lot more background things going on and is more capable than the iphone, whereas you have to use apps to do just about anything with the iphone, hence more power consumption

posted on 03 May 2012, 05:57 3

5. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

These results are not real. Check out the real battery test of the HTC one X done y GsmArena @http://blog.gsmarena.com/htc-one-x-battery-test-concludes-the-results-are-inside/

posted on 08 May 2012, 19:47

13. Kefler (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 May 2012)

Actually they are real. GSMArena's review was based on old firmware (1.26) most likely. Newer firmware (1.27) fixed it. Doubt they'll change it and update their battery life ranking.

posted on 08 May 2012, 19:47

14. Kefler (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 May 2012)

Check the date of the GSMArena test btw to see what I'm talking about.

posted on 26 May 2012, 16:41

18. sdnative1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 May 2012)

Thanks! Their result make more sense. No way a HTC One with a 1850mah battey is outlasting a Razr Maxx with a 3300mah battery as phonearena's chart is saying.

posted on 03 May 2012, 06:48 2

6. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

dont you guys see its a 4.7 inch screen on a phone have mery on htc please. what if one x had this battery with 3.5 inch screen dont you think it would beat iphone 4s? come oen guys thats really great for an hd 720 screen.

posted on 03 May 2012, 09:15

8. kingkoopa765 (Posts: 18; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

This is true at least for my HTC one s, been getting 24+ hours off a charge which is twice what my amaze was getting. so great jobs HTC engineers!

posted on 03 May 2012, 09:25

9. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Considering the battery life of the Sensation is my single biggest issue with the device, I'm glad they focused on it for the new crop of phones. That being said, I think a slightly larger battery wouldn't have bothered too many: look at the success of the RAZR MAXX

posted on 03 May 2012, 09:30

11. poddey (Posts: 77; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

Why does the S4 AT&T version of the 1X fare so badly in cellular talk time compared to the T3 international version?

posted on 03 May 2012, 10:42

12. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Most likely is because it's burdened with bunch of unless apps. However, the processors are different, it could be that reason too. We should only compare AT&T One X to One XL..

posted on 26 May 2012, 16:07

15. jeffhanson1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

How could the HTC One X have longer web battey life than the Razr Maxx??? It has a 3300mah batteyr! Please explain.

posted on 26 May 2012, 16:32

16. sdnative1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 May 2012)

Good question. I'm wondering the same thing. If the HTC One X only has a 1850 battery, there's no way it should last as long as the Droid Maxx.

posted on 26 May 2012, 16:34

17. sdnative1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 May 2012)

If the HTC Evo LTE 4G (Sprint's One X) comes with a 2000mah battery, how long does it last on a charge compared to the One X? Also how come Sprint's version gets a larger battery?

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