With the same battery, HTC One (M8) for Windows listed to have nearly double the battery life of the One (M8) for Android

The HTC One (M8) for Windows might feature an uncanny resemblance to the Android-based One (M8), down to the looks, camera and battery size, but interestingly, despite its equally sized, 2600mAh battery…
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6. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I've gotten 6 days before with my M8, windows phone could get TWICE that?!?

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If you look at it once a day and make 1 phone call per day.

22. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Even if you look at it once a day and make a 1 phone call per day, it is very difficult to get it to last 6 days.

7. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

This is curious. While WP is arguably easier on the battery, the Lumia 930 has the shortest battery life out of any flagship. Also, the Samsung Ativ S doesn't quite best the Galaxy S counterparts by much. And ascent Mate 2 easily beats even the big WP champion, Lumia 1520. Again, WP may be more efficient, but the difference isn't that big. And when Android L comes, it will turn Android into a very efficient OS (giving an incredible 35% longer endurance to Nexus 5 even in preview stage)

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That's what is wondering me too. How is this possible as the entire OS is controlled by MS. I think we'll have to wait for the battery tests from reliable sources such as gsmarena before rushing to judgement here.

36. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Exactly I've been wondering the same thing too. And gsmarena battery test is great.

40. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

its not just great, its traditional benchmark, they play video, make calls and browse web compare to phonearena who just run script

15. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

Keep dreaming dude! Android can never be as power efficient as Windows phone or ios.

20. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Binder, Surfaceflinger, Zygote, Skia..... Just to name a few of the power drainders on Android. They are ridiculously inefficient.

23. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

They are not running similar hardware my friend.

38. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

which test did ascend mate beat lumia 1520? dont point wrong facts. -lumia 1520 has 3400mah -ascend mate 2 has 4000mah but in gsmarena test lumia 1520 is still king with 107h compare with 106h of ascend mate 2. i agree its close result but if you take fact that lumia 1520 has smaller battery then you will know wp is efficient in battery life. lumia 930 its single case and it can be nokia fault, but what about other wp phones? lumia 720, lumia 625 (world record for longest call ), lumia 1320 and 925 they got great battery life. problem with android is that user cant limit background task, even app like camera 360 which you dont use frequently stay open in background for 24 hours what do you expect in battery life? even wp have shortcomings, all wp are not good in browsing, their score fell short compare to android competititor but overall? wp has more battery endurance compare to android

45. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Ascend mate 2 trumps the 1520 in every test except for the standby times which are significantly longer on the Lumia. But I agree that when we take into account the capacity difference and the more frugal chip in the Ascend Mate, WP seems like the lighter OS (not surprising at all) Again, I'm not denying that WP is easier on the battery, but the difference isn't nearly as big as this title suggests, and it will probably be gone with the release of Android L. There are many mid range Android phones with great batt endurance rivaling the WP ccompetition already, most notably the recent Sony Xperias. Oh and you can easily limit the background processes on Android to as little as a single task. Settings -> general -> developer options -> limit background processes

53. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

i agree with you about sony midranger they suprise even me, especially t3 and t2 ultra, but its sony only what about samsung, or lg or other android oem? "Settings -> general -> developer options -> limit background processes," i use this setting in my gs3 but its not enough because if i want to limit only 10 application not to run background and allow 3 application to run in background i cant by use that setting. in wp (which people said its feature phone os) you can decide which app can run in background and which to limit its process hence it save battery and give you total control of your smartphone.

12. naittosan

Posts: 240; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Because Windows don't have any apps, ask me I know.

24. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Tell me about the info you have sir.

37. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Too bad Windows phone sucks.

21. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

LOL, all these comments only defending their Android products. Now that's funny.

26. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

All of these brainless fandroids hiding the faults of their precious OS and trying to troll WP is so damn funny! In any case, HTC have hit the sweet spot with this handset. Please release it internationally HTC!

27. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Then what happened to the 930/Icon? They both flopped on PA and GSMA!

28. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Most likely a mistake - they rotated the 1 and 2 numbers. But of course PhoneArena would be the first with BS rumors out.

29. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

This was expected. Android is not the best operating system when it comes to batteries. A dual core iPhone with under 2000 mAh. Battery was competing with power mongering devices running Android. Every OS has its virtues and vices...Its upto you what you choose!

30. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Nearly double the battery and nearly half the functionality. Logic!

31. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Android truly is a hot mess. All kinds of crap running in the background, but it's supposed to!? The processing power it takes for a Android phone just to run smooth is a enough to operate a jet fighter! Every time a new release rolls out, it's built on top of the previous hot mess.

32. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

Exactly my point. We have been waiting for the smooth and power efficient Android since gingerbread. Kitkat is supposed to be the efficient version but it's a mess on almost all non Google products. (ask sony)

52. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

HTC one had many issues, s4 did as well. Doesnt mean there is not good ones out there or all is bad, but i see way more defects than i should. Mainly due with poorly written apps going from 4.3 to 4.4. Not to mention that camera loop bug that needed to be fixed that killed the battery too.

33. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I have used WP and Android Devices. From my experience I like closed Platforms rather than Open OS. I agree that WP is missing some important features like USB OTG and MHL. But the Apps and Games part i did not miss anything in WP ( At least for Myself). It is good to know that Battery life in WP is greater than the Same in Android. But i am waiting for the battery test results. Expecting One MAX in WP

41. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

same here i dont miss any game from android only thing i miss is gameguardian.

47. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

People who are bashing WP dont know anything! Ok the Apps are not near ios and Android but still they are growing, like when ios and android started they had million apps on the first day......NO! It has to grow and i see WP growing and growing it is going to be a big OS mark my words.

55. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's not about the apps. It's just ugly and too simple.
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