HTC touts the One X battery life

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.

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

Related phones

One X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh
One X AT&T
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.50h talk time)



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

3. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012


2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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%

4. gboo2565

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 29, 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.

7. theruleslawyer

Posts: 108; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

5. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

These results are not real. Check out the real battery test of the HTC one X done y GsmArena @

13. Kefler

Posts: 2; Member since: May 08, 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.

14. Kefler

Posts: 2; Member since: May 08, 2012

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

18. sdnative1

Posts: 4; Member since: May 26, 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.

6. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

8. kingkoopa765

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 22, 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!

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

11. poddey

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

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

12. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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..

15. jeffhanson1

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

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

16. sdnative1

Posts: 4; Member since: May 26, 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.

17. sdnative1

Posts: 4; Member since: May 26, 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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