You’ve Spoken, We’re Listening – Improving Battery Life

As device technology and wireless networks have improved, we find ourselves using our phones – and those big, beautiful screens – to accomplish more throughout the day.  It’s easy to spend five hours or more on phone calls, texting and email, with music playing in the background during a typical day.  Additionally, we spend a considerable amount of time surfing the web, updating social media sites, watching video, or simply using everyday applications that regularly connect to the Internet. And of course, our busy lives require that our phones keep pace throughout a long day, without requiring a charge.

Unfortunately, as many of us have experienced, battery life doesn’t seem to have improved as much as device features over the past few years.  But in reality, HTC, along with our partners, has put a great deal of effort into improving overall device performance and battery life.

Daily battery life is a direct result of not only battery size, but also the overall approach to power management.  For the HTC One, we researched all layers in the phone; from the chipset, networking, display, operating system and preloaded applications – all with the goal of making the most efficient use of both power and data consumption.  And our testing has shown significant performance improvements (when compared to the HTC Sensation):

  • 147 percent increase in talk time
  • 105 percent increase in MP3 playback time
  • 39 percent increase in video playback time
  • 23 percent increase in web browsing time

And our initial testing is validated by independent third-party benchmark testing from AnandTech, who called the HTC One X on AT&T the “longest lasting Android smartphone in our 3G web browsing test.”  But it’s not just web browsing.  AnandTech said the HTC One X (international) “lasts longer as a 3G hotspot than any Android phone we’ve ever tested.”

We’re also seeing independent reviewers commenting on battery life.  From Phil Nickinson of Android Central writing “I’ve been pretty impressed with what I’m seeing after three weeks of use” in his review of the One X, to Chris Ziegler of The Verge, who reviewed the One X, writing “And is battery life a concern without a higher capacity? Absolutely not. In fact, short of Motorola’s outrageous Droid Razr MAXX, this is the longest-lasting smartphone I’ve seen in recent months.

Of course we all want to share in the experience of Phil and Chris, or that of Christian Magno, who still had 18 percent battery life remaining after 17 hours 44 minutes of use.

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. When you combine this engineering effort, along with the 1800-mAh battery in the HTC One X, the real-world performance gains, as highlighted earlier, are significant.  And when comparing the HTC One X to the popular HTC Sensation, we’ve increased the screen size from 4.3 to 4.7 inches, the battery is 18 percent larger and yet the device is still less than nine millimeters thin – 2.4 millimeters slimmer than our previous flagship.

Join the discussion and tell us how your battery life is holding up.  Better yet, if you have an HTC One click here to give us your review.

  • http://proworkshop.net/go/3G/ Sonya

    I applaud you for listening to your viewers! But why ATT One X battery so bad 🙁

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Sonya,

      The reviews we have seen and the benchmarks we have seen (linked in this post)  refer to improvements in battery life in the One X.  I hope you will give it a try once it is available on AT&T.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1010372038 Madhav Kota

    Not true… accepted that One X is a great phone and am happy with the purchase but the battery life sucks

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Madhav,

      What battery performance are you seeing (and where are you located)?  Have you reached out to support about your battery issues?  If not, they can be reached at http://www.htc.com/www/contact/

  • http://twitter.com/madaanmanav Manav Madaan

    Does this change apply to the One-X only?

    Or the other phones too, like Wildfire S, ChaCha?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi Manav,

      The items referenced in this post refer to work that was done during the development of the HTC One family. However, keep in mind that improving battery life is an ongoing process. There was work we did prior to this last year and, of course, we will continue to work towards improving battery life across the board through our ongoing engineering efforts.

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  • Zainul Tinwala

    The battery lasts barely 10 hours with moderate use. Less than 6 hours with heavy use.

    • http://buysimonlydeals.com/cheap-sim-only-contracts-deals/ sim-only-deals

      You need an extended battery!

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Zainul,

      Looks like you are seeing different battery life than what we have seen highlighted in the reviews and benchmarks.  Have you contacted customer support about battery issues?  If not, you can reach out to them at http://www.htc.com/www/contact/

  • http://twitter.com/Xmoo Mohammad M

    My One X lasted 6 days… But without using it… so I screen shot doesn’t tell you anything without knowing screen on time etc.

    On normal useI can get around 16 hours. Enough for me, cause a working day is 8 hours 🙂

  • Olivier Cahagne

    Is there any hope to get better battery life with HTC Sensation and future Android releases ?

    • martynalexandro

       And a better performance! With ICS, I’m having lots of issues!

  • Aldrik Corbe

    Everything discussed on this post is relative.  Why are there no hard facts such as actually talk time, standby time, and actual continuous usage.  Its almost like reading an ad where information is skewed to a perception and comparison to a phone where battery life is really bad.   I am not saying the information is false, its just all relative.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Aldrik,

      The best place for hard facts is the actual AnandTech review, specifically page three about battery life.  Here is the link: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5779/htc-one-x-for-att-review/3

      • Aldrik Corbe


        Thanks for the facts, it looks to me the disparity between the HTC One and HTC Sensation is about 1 hour to 1.5 across the board.  The HTC One is definitely better but it is still a long way to having customer satisfaction on the battery life.  Glad HTC has realized this and is working on improving battery life.  It would be sad to see that battery life would be the downfall for such good hardware in all other aspects.  I will anxiously anticipating the future and the success of HTC.

  • http://evert.meulie.net Evert

    Looking forward to see how this will compare with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 3. Battery life may be the deciding factor for my next phone 🙂

  • Ang Deng Seng

    I like!

  • http://twitter.com/xsaix5 sai

    will compare this to the samsung galaxy s3 

  • Iucidium

    What really should have been shown is the advanced use of battery. Especially screen on time
    I get that much time out of my nexus S every day and my screen on time is in excess of 5 hours.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Lucidium,

      You can see the full slate of tests AnandTech performed and results on their website at http://www.anandtech.com/show/5779/htc-one-x-for-att-review/3.  This link will take your directly to the battery life section and covers some of the advanced use items you refer to.

  • James Burridge

    Please someone at HTC type “HTC on x screen flicker” into google. Anything close to the colour grey makes the screen strobe/flicker. It seems to be being ignored but there are loads of us out there who got the phone within the first week with this issue. Help?

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.hurst1 Andrew Hurst

    I still don’t get it, I’d still go for a thicker phone 1-2mm for a larger battery that allows a phone to work for a full work day….including travel to and from work. 

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Andrew,

      Finding the balance between phone thinness and battery size is a challenge; especially when trying to please millions of customers worldwide.  We also know that the efficiency with the software and hardware work together also impacts battery life.  We believe we have made good progress in this balance, and we are seeing reviews and benchmarks also show the improvements we have made.  Of course, we will continue to work with customers to continually improve overall performance of our smartphones. 

      Thank you for your comment and feedback on your expectations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3315479 Tristan Cordier

    Glad to see you’re working on this, it’s basically your biggest usability problem. That, and not allowing us to delete apps that come with the phone (Seriously, I don’t want the blockbuster app).

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Thanks Tristan,

      Battery life and design is an ongoing process and we believe we have made great strides with the HTC One family. 

  • Geoffry Houze

    Wonder how the new DInc will fare?

  • Peter Lee

    I’m finding the battery life is great – I can easily get 2 days out of my One X (unlike my previous phone, a HTC Desire) – but I wish my network operator (Orange UK) would hurry up and distribute the recent software updates as their branded handsets are still on 1.26.  Is there anything you can do to hurry them along, HTC?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001165262008 Mark Molloy

       I used to have a desire and the battery life was rubbish,much improved on my HTC one x. Cant get 2 days out it though.

    • http://twitter.com/TremF Trem Feighery

       2 days? I like to use my smart phone as I don’t see the point of such a powerful/costly device otherwise. As soon as the screen is used battery life is sapped right out – I have yet to see 3hrs screen time. I have had almost 2 days out of my One X but that was a quiet weekend and I was using my Transformer Prime instead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609676449 Adam Albrecht

    I would go with 1 or 2mm plus for an improved battery life as well… Maybe a thicker edition of the One S would be very welcome, and this is not only my opinion. Please consider it, and make some more representative surveys.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Thanks for the feedback Adam. 

      Finding the right balance between design and battery size is a delicate act to be sure.  While I don’t know where industrial design will take us next, but we know it will be based on the feedback of millions of customers worldwide.

      Thanks for being a customer.

  • Gav456

    Sensation XE not as bad as the desire was, but does have an upgraded batteryover the sensation. How bout instead of ramming money into beats, dropbox and whatever else, you partner with Mügen Power and slap some higher standard batteries in your phones?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000545168406 Amanda Jayne Westwood

    i always carry a spare for my sensation xe & pop it on charge when driving. It IS annoying when the battery waves good bye when u have somethign to film/share. Id settle for a thicker handset with better battery, or discounted replacements/spares direct from htc. Better than desire HD tho

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1142748160 Ian Smith

    This is odd as all the reviews I’ve read about the HTC One X pick up on poor battery life as one of the phones worst bugbears.  My Wildfire S sometimes runs out of battery after just a few hours. 

  • http://twitter.com/GrangeJuice HerpDerp

    My rooted 2.3.4 Wildfire with overclocked kernel @710MHz:disqus could last me 1 1/2 days on it’s stock battery. Only 3-5 hours if I’m using GPS on the go.

  • http://twitter.com/Alsalmany Zakareya AlSalman

    it works good with me like 15 hours in the low-medium using and maybe 5-6 hours for hard using . i am talking about my one X. I think it will be better if you can do it more 

  • Daniel Ahmad

    So then why is it that eveyone i know with a One X can’t get more than 3 hours on screen time with heavy use.

    I have the same issue. 

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Daniel,

      As a user of a One X, I am getting a full day out of a single charge.  If you are only seeing 3 hours, i suggest contacting customer support (if you haven’t already).  They can be reached at http://www.htc.com/www/contact/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Hartridge/1208835704 Michael Hartridge

    I can’t wait to pickup my AT&T branded One X. I’m leaving those cowards at Sprint. I’m not a fan of the mutilated Evo 4G LTE. That is one TERRIBLE designed phone. HTC International Design Team > HTC America Design Team. 

  • CaptainPedge

    Never listened to me when I have spoken. When will we see ICS on older phones. Soon really isnt good enough.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Captain,

      As noted on the ICS updates post, http://blog.htc.com/2012/03/ics/, we are working through the list of devices.  We know that people want ICS on their phones and that post will give you the latest information about our update schedule.

  • Zac Lim

    battery life have not really improved after the update recently… i am still see flickering on the screen and i still see screen going crazy… 

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Thanks for the comment Zac,

      Have you contacted customer support about the issues you mention?  If not, they can be reached at http://www.htc.com/www/contact/

  • DrDanOwen

    The battery on the One X is terrible – you can’t spin this. Even the photo that you post shows an uptick in battery power, which implies that it was charged at some point during the day. Hardly an example of long lasting usage during a whole working day without needing to recharge.

    For example, my phone has lost 58% of its battery since I left work with it fully charged about *5* hours ago. Its screen has been on for about 1hr 47mins, which accounts for 63% of the lost power.

    Just admit it – you’ve made a phone that has such a powerful screen that any significant graphical usage will leave you charging during the day, or buying a separate external battery (as I have – something I have never had to do before).

    Show me a graph of battery usage that isn’t related to 3G or usage as a wireless hotspot. Show us a comparable graph of phones with their screens on and active – I’m sure we’ll see how the One X really fares.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Thanks for the comment Dr Owen,

      We aren’t trying to spin anything, rather to provide some insight into what we have been doing related to overall performance.  The AnandTech review goes into far more detail on the benchmarks and tests they performed.  The battery life section is available at http://www.anandtech.com/show/5779/htc-one-x-for-att-review/3. 

      We believe we have created a device that has marked improvements in battery life and performance vs previous models.  Of course, we will also work to find the right balance between design and battery size and work to deliver phones that you can use without worrying about battery life. 

      Thanks for the feedback and for being an HTC customer.

      • DrDanOwen

         Hi Larry

        Thanks for your response – I understand you’re trying to explain how you’ve improved your phone against previous models, but as a first time customer to HTC – I don’t really care about your improvements against older models.

        I only care about the performance I’m experiencing with my One X right now, and like many people on this thread, I’m seeing that I just can’t use my phone intensely (surfing net, checking e-mails) with the screen on for more than 3 hours without needing to charge during the day or resorting to an external battery pack.

        > Of course, we will also work to find the right balance between design
        and battery size and work to deliver phones that you can use without
        worrying about battery life. 

        Well I think it’s obvious from my concerns and the concerns of many people on this thread that you’ve mostly failed in this goal. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t worry about performance, hope that some software updates will be released that will help, or have to double check that I’ve packed my external battery pack.

        Of course, I may just be using it wrong. If you have some general hints on how to prolong battery life I’d be more than happy to hear them – do you have a general guide to prolonging battery life?

        But seeing as usually around about 60 to 70% of the life is consumed by the battery, should that be my main focus? Can keeping screen brightness low (I usually have it on auto) really help that much?

        And please don’t get me wrong – I love this phone. And because of that, I love to use it. It’s just that when I do, it’s for a really limited time compared to previous phones I used to use (predominantly blackberry). I appreciate the efforts you’re all putting in, but if I see performance remain this bad, I’ll have no option but to buy a different handset.

        Couple of separate questions – when will the sync software be released for MAC? Your online doc and documentation on the phone itself tells me that the sync software is available, but I know that it isn’t. This just smacks of a phone being rushed to market and makes HTC look quite amateurish, and it gives me less confidence that you’ve actually spent all the time you claim to have to get a fully optimised phone. And can you please release release notes for software updates?

        Many thanks for your time.

        • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

          Yeah nice post Larry but that does not justify the fact that we still payed 600 dollars for a phone that depletes battry in 2 hours of use time. Its awsome that you guys will now do something about it… but what about us??? can we swap the one X without extra costs when a better phone comes out? i guess not. so then we need to pay another 600 dollars.. i dont think so! my next one will be a samsung. You ruined it good this time!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vasily-Zaytsev/1269864129 Vasily Zaytsev

        So many replies state that the ONE X battery is v bad. even ENGADGET said that about the TEGRA 3 ONE X version.

        I currently own an iphone 4 and I wanna change it. I loved the ONE X design, poly carbonate body, the sense 4.0 (BEST Ui EVER!!!). everything on the ONE X is amazing, except for the battery alot alot of ppl are complaining about. this thing will make me change my mind and get the Samsung GS3. I would rather buy a phone with a good design and excellent battery than buying a phone with an EXCELLENT AWESOME design but a bad battery.

        Dear HTC, Please try to fix the battery problem on the TEGRA 3 INTERNATIONAL version. 

        Sad that the best mobile I have ever seen has a bad battery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=766612980 Hilda S Laboy Plana

    My One X with heavy use of camera, Facebook, Whatsapp, HDR+, with 80% of that time on Wifi only (do not have Att signal at home)… 

  • http://twitter.com/TremF Trem Feighery

    I’m sorry – I saw 6.967 hours  web browsing time and didn’t bother reading the rest as that’s probably a lie too. In discussions with lot’s of other One X owners at XDA Developers it is considered good if people get 3 or 4 hours screen on time (no chance getting that with the browser let alone 6.967). I get the longest life if I don’t use the One X – but that’s not why I got it! As soon as that screen is on that battery goes fast. We won’t mention flicker and overheating which kills the battery faster still shall we?

    It’s a great phone but rubbish like this draws responses like this which you don’t want if you want to sell it.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Trem,

      The full review from AnandTech is available online.  The specific section that addresses battery life is available at http://www.anandtech.com/show/5779/htc-one-x-for-att-review/3 and shows all the tests they perform.  Of course, we do our own internal testing and the reviews for the One X (AT&T and International versions) all reflect improvements in battery life over our previous phones.

      But we also know this is a process.  The point to this post is to give some insight into how serious we take the issue and highlight some of what we have done and seen in our newest line of smartphones.

      Thanks for participating in the discussion! 

      • http://twitter.com/TremF Trem Feighery

         Hi Larry, Thanks for the response. I feel bad at my comment but it’s through the frustration that most of us feel from not quite being able to use the One X to it’s full capability yet and seeing reviews with seemingly impossible screen times with real life use (why limit your smart phone to get more life?). I love the phone and don’t regret getting it and I am sure HTC/Nvidia will work out it’s little niggles eventually.

        In the meantime I have purchased a battery charger/booster so I can get more use out of the phone while out and about without worrying too much about the battery.

        BTW I have just seen the SGS3 and IMO I made the right choice with the One X 🙂

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          Thanks for the compliment on our design Trem!

          You are in the UK, right?  Have you contacted customer support about the battery life?  If not, you should get in touch with them at http://www.htc.com/www/contact/ and see if they can help improve your battery life.

          • http://twitter.com/TremF Trem Feighery

            I am in the UK yes.

            I was sold instantly on the design, feel and the screen. I followed this phone from the early days when known as the Edge so had a good idea of the specs before viewing and they are the best IMO.

            It just needs a few tweaks to iron out bugs I have mentioned to support (which seem to be software related going from discussion with other One X users, developers and HTC feedback) and hopefully we can all see closer to the 7 hrs browsing time without having to turn things off and spoil the smart phone experience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626805736 Chris Hunt

    I’ve had my One X just over 3 weeks. The phone is fantastic. Like many others, I struggle to get 3 hours screen on time over a 12 hour (door to door work day) period even on lowest brightness for web browsing and emails. It seems that a few seem to regularly be getting 5 hours of screen on time with similar activities. The variation is more concerning than the battery life. The screen off time is amazing – loses about 1.5% per hour. 

    I appreciate that people’s precise usages are different but the variations seem large. Any thoughts?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Chris,

      Not sure what level of power user you are, but I know I get a full day easy out of my One X.  Have you contacted the customer support team about your battery issues / experiences?  If not, please do.  They can be reached at http://www.htc.com/www/contact/

      • http://twitter.com/sonygamer Dameon White

        Does HTC or anyone not see the irony in this post? They say the trade-off for more battery power is a bigger battery. Well, um… Motorola put a 3300mah battery in their smartphone and without knowing the exact dimensions off the top of my head I believe the Razr Maxx is thinner (if not, they are likely a very millimeters apart). Samsung just put a 2100mah in their GSIII and it’s a fraction thinner than One X.

        So, what HTC really needed to say was the following:

        WE do not know how to build a bigger battery without actually making it physically bigger.

        Your market research must have had very pety people in it or more than likely, the extremely casual user who – for the most part – will make it through the day because they stare at the phone more than they use it.

        After having a Thunderfail (don’t even get me started on how bad that thing was) and now a Rezound that I had to get the ridiculously huge extended battery to squeeze 10 hours out of it (still pathetic imo) I’ve decided not to get the One X. I know it simply won’t last.

        Samsung GSIII w/ 2100mah AND swappable battery here I come.

        Also, for those saying you have great battery life, here’s something to consider when listening to us who say we have poor battery life:

        1) Are you connected to Wi-Fi more than an hour a day? Did you actually know that being CONNECTED to wi-fi saves you a tremendous amount of battery? Probably didn’t. Consider those of us who are not connected to wi-fi because we actually do things outdoors.

        2) Is your screen ON time less than 2-4 hours a day? I bet it is. Screen is easily one (if not THE) biggest drainer of most smartphones. My screen on time ranges between 6-10 hours a day because, well… I actually use my phone for my entire life and not just facebook’ing. It’s my business, it’s my everything. If your screen ON time is less than 2-4 hours a day then you have no idea how bad your battery life can get.

        3) Do you use Google Nav daily? Do you make more than 2 hours of phone calls a day? Do you use less than 10gb of NON-WIFI data a month? Do you send less than 100 emails/texts and/or instant messages a day? Do you listen to music when you’re out and about? Are you constantly on the move? Do you have business/personal apps that are continually pushing data to you because you need it as quickly as possible or do you have all your push settings set to more than 30 minutes or greater instead of 5 or lower?

        These are all things that you get check in the power management. Needless to say, that’s how I – and many others – actually use our phones.

        Don’t assume everyone uses it as little as yourself and be respectful when people tell you that they get bad battery because they actually do.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

           Hi Dameon,

          I don’t assume everyone uses the phone as I do, nor does anyone at HTC.  However, I do leave WiFi on all day, I use GPS / Google NAV every day, I am also a cyclist and use Endomondo to track my rides (every morning, minimum of one hour).  I agree with your statement about the big screens and the drain time.  I also make hours of phone calls daily and I easily get a full day out of my one charge.  I must admit though, I don’t do a lot of games and things on my phone.  The Razr Maxx is thicker and much heavier – that was the point.  It is a balancing act to get the right performance.  It is a total engineering effort.  One we will continue as we move forward. 

          I am sorry you are not willing to try the One X, but of course I respect your decision and the reasons you give.  I hope to have you back on an HTC phone in the future.

          Thanks for participating in the discussion

          • http://twitter.com/sonygamer Dameon White

            My post wasn’t directly direct at you if that’s how it came off Larry (in fact, I just hit reply to the first thing I saw, but it wasn’t in reply to you specifically. It was addressed to everyone who’s giving those of us who have bad battery life grief and disbelief as if everyone uses their phone the same way they do.

            A lot of people it sounds like have office jobs or situations where they are able to save a ridiculous amount of battery life because of constantly being connected to Wi-Fi (and this removing another major battery drain, which is the phone constantly adjusting network strength or searching for signal).

            I don’t even think Wi-Fi battery time should be considered when talking about battery because Wi-Fi can technically be considered as battery management when connected, but not everyone is connected all the time. Putting that above as “proof” of good battery life is a cop out imo because that’s not something the average person can take into consideration.

            I am a huge fan of HTC phones (still am despite how it sounds) because I think overall HTC makes the best quality smartphones in the Android landscape.

            However, HTC definitely seems to put form over function with every new device, always having the smallest battery cells of any competing OEM. 

            We’re not asking for Razr Maxx performance (I get it, this was a major exception for what they did), but if you can’t get through a typical day WITHOUT having to be connected to Wi-Fi or having to turn all the features of your phone off or down (why are we in 2012 and still having to turn our screen brightness down to 30-50%?) then the phone simply shouldn’t be made.

            Here’s something to think about as well since HTC has been in the news commenting about the iPhone hurting their business lately:

            “Do you think Apple is going to release their next iPhone with extremely poor battery life?”

            Hopefully HTC understands that our frustration is not hatred towards the company. It’s frustration that the company we like continues to ignore a vast majority of its customers and then even blamed it on US (*cough* saying that your research indicated that people wanted thinner phones and not better battery *cough*).
            I work in the wireless industry and if you walk into any carrier store and ask about HTC and battery life they will all tell you it’s poor and that’s primarily the main reason why the reps don’t always like pushing HTC. Even better, go into a Verizon store and say Thunderbolt or Rezound and watch how quickly they try to push you onto something else (they are tired of the angry customers and returns).

            HTC, give us a bigger battery and stop making excuses. There are millions of people that will gladly except a little more bulk for a stock 2600mah or larger battery. Motorola proved it’s very possible so there’s no more excuses if you ask me. At this point it’s just companies not wanting to do it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626805736 Chris Hunt

        Hi Larry
        I have had ongoing discussions with HTC support who have been very helpful in trying to sort out what’s going on. The issue seems to be 3G data and talk time. Wifi browsing seems to be fine. Would it be possible to please publish the test conditions which produced 6.967hrs of browsing over 3G. My estimate is that after a full factory reset, screen at low brightness and auto sync off, I’d struggle to get half of that.
        Thanks for your help.


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sandeep-Dhiman/100000973532043 Sandeep Dhiman

    battery backup is very poor in htc…….need to recharge daily and sometimes twice……this thing needs to improve…..i have sensation and battery doesnt last long enough compared to similar handsets of other companies…….battery sucks…..

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Sandeep,

      I think we can all agree that improvements in battery life have not kept pace with feature improvements.  This post outlines some of the things we have seen, some work we have done, and how reviews and benchmarks are showing marked improvements in our battery life.  It is a process we will continue to pursue – delivering devices that meet your smartphone needs with a battery life that supports you usage patterns.

      Thanks for being an HTC customer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CalebTCooper Tyler Cooper

    im pretty pleased with the battery life on my amaze

  • Mutasim Billah

    well i’m not impressed. i don’t believe the one series will be able to handle the updates like the upcoming android 5.0. isn’t it something you should keep it in mind while manufacturing? we are willing to pay for improved battery performance instead of those beats audio garbage believe me.

    • http://twitter.com/ajitmani Ajit Mani

      battery life instead of beats?? u might be out of your mind 🙂 we want beats headphones also.. dont mind the battery its pretty good

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Mutasim,

      We can’t comment on unannounced or rumored OS upgrades, but we can say we have done a great deal of work to improve battery life in the HTC One family.  As for Beats Audio, we have many customers asking for better audio in our devices and Beats certainly delivers.  As Ajit mentions in his reply, there are those who appreciate the audio improvements.  We continue to work to find the right balance in design and performance to make sure we are delivering a phone that lasts all day, but also one that you want to carry with you.

      • http://twitter.com/TremF Trem Feighery

        Design wise the One X is the best! – I’ve just seen the new GS3 🙂
        Beats audio is so 80’s/90’s bass boost like IMO (expensive gimmick) – A good equalizer (Poweramp) sounds alot better. It would be nice to have the choice without having to get third party apps.

  • Richard Tan

    I am pretty impressed with battery life, and I have the quad core version (Singapore).  What gets me is the wifi reception, which is very much weaker than Sensation.  Even the trusty old HD2 has so much more wifi receptive power than the One X.  Tested side by side, the HD2 and Sensation hold on to wifi signals far better than the One X.  Any solutions?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Thanks for the comment Richard,

      Have you contacted customer support about the WiFi issue?  I have not experienced that personally, so it would be good to have the support help identify the issue.  They can be reached at http://www.htc.com/www/contact/

  • Nassim Najm

    You just talked about how good your htc one series is by talking bad about your old flagship htc sensation which i have and the battery is less than adequate instead of finding a solution for all your phones battery problems the old and the new. Bad move htc work on creating a larger battery that can withstand an entire full 24 hour day with extreme use. Instead og my sensation battery that lasts a max of 10 hours with basic use. Another thing is not giving sense 4 for the sensation family is clearly a marketing/htc failure forgetting about your flagship phones of the year before is a clear fail. Best regards from an htc owner since htc diamond came out. 

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Nassim,

      I don’t think the intention to talk about how bad Sensation was, rather, we know how popular that phone is so we gave it as a comparison to show the progress we have continued to make in battery life.  I have a Sensation XL that I used to use, which would last most a day for me, and I am seeing better performance in my One X.  That is the parallel we are drawing.  We will continue to work in the future to improve overall performance as well.

      Thanks for the comment and for being an HTC customer.

      • Nassim Najm

        Thank you for your reply sir but i have one suggestion that i hope can be taken into consideration. I got my htc sensation about 7 month ago and i love the interface and everything but i am always worried about going for a long trip because the battery never lasts a full day. If i may ask please do consider either releasing an htc regardless of carrier update to improve battery performance and if possible providing a battery for the htc sensation with more mah and i am willing to buy it. I pretty much use my phone for everything. Best regards and again thank you for your reply

  • forumhookers

    I have 5 hours on screen time and the usage is browsing for 5 hours on my sim. and I heard that custom Rom have more on screen time like 9 hours and about. why don’t you guys implement this in stock Rom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anthony-Williams/734852721 Anthony Williams

    I admit the Sensation XE battery isn’t great, but then it is a stunning phone and all you have to do is ensure you have a charger at work, in the car and charge every night at home. Also buy a spare battery for when you’re out somewhere.

    I agree a higher capacity battery would be better but then you’d have a fatter phone. It’s all a balancing act.

    I’m very happy with the phone and as seen on the One the tech is improving all the time.

    • Ryan Avancena

      Anthony, I did the same for my Sensation then. You may want to get an Anker brand high capacity battery. That gave me 3-4 hours additional juice to withstand an always-on 3G connection.

  • http://twitter.com/eadred eadred

    Who cares about anantech review, if everybody else experiences very poor battery life with respect to their smartphone experience? What is the use of a phone that will die on you middle in the afternoon? I need to be able to rely on my phone thorough the day.
    I don’t know what crippled market research agency convinced you that thinness was more requested than battery life by your customers. This is profoundly wrong according to every single comment you can read on forums.
    HTC is such a dissapointement. I have been customer @htc over the last 5 years. The Sensation was so poorly manufactured that I ended returning it. I though bad luck, let’s give them another chance. And now you make very good manufacturing and incredibly poor battery life? That was the last straw htc. Enough is enough. Let’s walk toward Samsung and its 2100mah battery for the S3. Samsung has very poor design, but I rather have a bad looking phone I can use than an awsome looking device I can only look at, as the battery died before the end of the day!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=567887265 Dexter Miguel

      You are aware not EVERYONE experiences bad battery life, and many people have reported an incredible battery experience from HTC phones. Cry less.

      • http://twitter.com/eadred eadred

         Yeah maybe some people having the htc one x S4 version will see acceptable battery life. But people using the one x T3 international version do share my point of view, guarranted.

  • Nafeesa Bassa

    I got my new HTC Desire S couple months ago and am still trying to get a screen protector for it in the Dbn CBD area
    Please advise where I can purchase one

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevecunnington Steve Cunnington

    I have been an iPhone user for over 2 years, I was waiting for the release of the Galaxy S3 for some time but became impatient, the spec of the One X is market leading so I took the plunge (my 14 day return window ended yesterday the day before the GS3 was announced!!) 
    I fully believe I put my money on the right horse, battery life for me has not been an issue (no more than my old iphone) I was concerned that the spec of the GS3 would blow the One X out of the water (2gb ram etc) but the phones are so closely matched, the HTC even having a slightly faster processor. I am so pleased I took the leap to Android with HTC, the phone is so well built, features are excellent, camera first rate, I even like sense 🙂 All I need now is for 02 UK to hurry up and release the over the air update to 1.29 as my One X is still running 1.26 and there are admitedly a few niggles this update irons out. Looks like HTC have invested a great deal of time (and money) into the One X’s technology and as long as HTC stay focused on releasing updates and improvements for the phone I for one will be happy. Just waiting on the HTC sync manager software to be released now so I can sync with my Mac. My only feature requests would be wireless charging, greater customisability of the HTC Car interface and a stock Siri like PA application built in. Thanks again HTC for a great phone! Cheers, Steve

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       You’re welcome Steve.  Thank you for high compliments and for being an HTC customer.

  • Ryan Avancena

    I get around 13-15 hours on my One X. It’s good to know the great effort HTC does to improve the battery life. My Sensation was upgraded to have an extended battery which made the phone last about the same number of hours with 3G on always-on. I get about the same battery life with the One X despite the bigger screen and an interestingly fast quad core. Anyhow, after seeing the S3 launch, I knew I made the right choice.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Thanks Ryan,

      Glad the work we have done is meeting your expectations.  And thanks for the compliment about making the right choice.  We think you did too 🙂

  • aaronjrogers

    Battery life is phenomenal… if you don’t use the phone.
    While the standby time is great, as soon as I start to use the phone, the battery just plummets. A long stand by time is nice, I suppose, but I’m not getting any use out of the phone.
    The other day, my work pc died and so I spent 2 hours wasting time on my phone, while waiting for it to be fixed. In just 2 hours, the battery dropped from about 95% to 28%; another half an hour and it would be pretty much dead, so I had to stop using my phone for the rest of the day, in order for it to survive until I could charge it.
    My previous smart phones were the iPhone 3gs and the Xperia Play, and I never experienced that kind of sudden rapid power drain. The iPhone may have only lasted a day, but it lasted a day no matter how I used it and the Xperia Play, would easily last a day; two with power management.Bottom line is; I didn’t buy the latest and greatest phone with all the specs, not to use it. If I just wanted to make the occasional phone call or sms, I wouldn’t buy a smart phone. I bought the HTC One X because I wanted to take advantage of it’s great specs, and I can’t do that on standby.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RELLXY88 Terrell L Washington

    I seen the GS3 announcement and looked at video i’m impressed but not more impressed as i am with the HTC EVO 4G LTE. I have decided that this is my next phone. I loved the first Evo 4G, the 3D was good but not enough for me to keep it but the EVO 4G LTE is simply gorgeous, and amazing and i for one can’t wait to get one when ever Sprint decides to release it. Unfortunately Sprints extremely slow 3G and non existent 4G LTE service is the major sad part for me and the fact that HTC can make me stay on Sprint with this phone alone regardless says something. Thanks HTC for you continued commitment to service and for actually listening to customers and other companies wont 😀

  • ppontheweb

    I am not able to connect my HTC ONE V to HTC sync manager……….. Please help. I have tried  step by step instructions on the website. I have the latest version of Sync manager..

  • ppontheweb

    Hi all, I have recently bought HTC ONE V. Problem is i am not able to connect to the HTC Sync manager to my phone. I have tried your step by step instructions, but with no results. please help….

  • liangfa L

    As a loyal user of HTC, owning HTC Desire, Sensation, Sensation XE and now ONE X, I must say the battery life is comparably bad across all 3 devices. I was allowed some breathing space with spare batteries for the Desire and Sensations, but the ONE X? Had to get a bulky and inconvenient spare charger just to get through a day. 
    I do second the fact that its standby time is great. But if I wanted a fantastic standby phone, I would have gotten a Nokia. Now, I’m considering the just released S3. Let’s see how the battery life of that works out. 

  • yahbabe

    I respectfully disagree with the test results. The One X is my first Android phone and when I first got it, it was awesome, fast, sleek and beautiful. Never knew that the Android platform can do a lot of things IOS can’t. (been an iphone user for 4 years now)

    but the battery life is atrocious! and if you read other forums, this is not an isolated case. I never had this problem before with any of the iphones (not an exxageration) i go to work via train for the past 5 years. To be exact, my train commute is 55 minutes. I leave home at 7:30AM with the battery 100%, once I get seat on the train, then i will start to use the One X, from reading emails, checking for sports scores, reading nytimes front page news, checking facebook updates, all along listening to the Slate podcast. My whole 55 minutes is on screen all the time, half of the train is underground, half is open air. Once I arrive to my train station 55 mins after, the battery is down 65% to 70%

    Once I arrive at the office, I charge it, back to 100%, then just use it sparingly throughout the day. Will leave work with probably 80% battery, then off to the train station for another 55mins of commute. Once I arrive to my destination, my battery is down to 45 to 50%

    btw, my screen brightness is set to 15%. my phone is updated to 1.28

    A friend of mine told me to disable auto-sync, gps, bluetooth, turn off screen animation, have only 1 or 2 widgets and make email fetch messages manualy. it did helped a bit. I installed an app (not to be named, for i might be accused of promoting it) one that can “defend” my phone from having the battery suck out of the phone. what it does is it disable all the network radio when the screen if offline, etc etc. it worked but now I couldnt get any notifications from my messenger clients, Tango calls are gone now, FB notifications as well.

    takes out the “smart” in smartphone if you ask me. I hope HTC can fix this with an update. I wouldn’t mind slowing down the CPU if it will give me better battery life

  • Eugene Teoh

    I was a user of HTC Desire, Desire HD and Sensation XE. I would say that One X battery management is far better than any of the earlier flagship models. 

    However, it is still very difficult for me to attain a full day of usage (about 1 hour call, 20-30 messages, every 1/2 hour email checking, active sync on, WhatsApp on, 30 minutes of browsing) without needing to find a charger. Normally by around 4pm the battery level will be hovering around 20 – 25%. If I don’t do anything about it, the phone will be dead before I reach home.

  • http://twitter.com/ohforfs Kevin McCaughey

    I am considering the One X, but the sealed battery makes me nervous. What I would like to know is, are the cores *definitely* being spun down when the screen is dark?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Potts/547953889 Andrew Potts

    Today my One X battery lasted less than 6 hours, with just 1:45 of screen on time (browsing 3G).


    • Yeow Kuang Lai

      Mine as well, the screen is burning the battery to bits. Mine lasted for about 5+ hrs or so. 

      I was on my way to work, and just reading some news on the web and within an hr, I had only 50+% left. And the phone heated up like crazy..

    • yahbabe

      Please explain this HTC, please.

  • JGreen1280

    HTC, keep trying to improve utilization. In the meantime, can you invest in something like this: http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2011/11/batteries-energy-kung.html

    This would be useful for all existing devices. Battery technology is moving at a slower pace than all other tech. With technology like what I’d mentioned in the link above, the mobile electronics industry could change, for the better,indefinitely.

  • JGreen1280

    Why didn’t my comment get approved? I’ve tried to post 4 times now. It says the forum mod needs to approve. Why are comments getting approved and my comment isn’t?

    • JGreen1280


    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi JGreen,

      Not sure what comments you aren’t seeing as i don’t see any awaiting approval.  Posts will automatically approve if they are from a verified and registered user (with a verified email address) and don’t contain profanity.  Please let us know if you don’t see all your posts.

  • MikeLT

    This a great news for your latest phone. However, what about the phones that were released prior? Amaze, Sensation, etc. If you have software tweeks for your current customers send them out! If not then don’t release a new phone every month, spend your time making better products.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524886368 Zainab Shiram

    Please tell me from where to download high quality applications and stuff for HTC wildfire , thanks 

  • rcasmus

    is htc looking at using lithium polymer batteries like the droid razor maxx?

  • capital petroleum

    i used all htc models approx. and now i shifted to nokia just cuz of battery time. htc is perfect except battery life . whats the use of great technology if u have no power to run . now ill try one x . can u tell me will it last for a day with high use?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747639082 Tom Kelsall

      Did you even read the article at all?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000725674381 Mahesh Babu

    battery life is not good with in hours its over…

  • http://twitter.com/EldjW Djwar

    why International has a better battery life than the carrier (at&t) ?
    thats strange

    • robert steedman

      GSM is a more simple signal than CDMA. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506211093 Gideon Alvin White

        AT&T IS GSM!

  • http://twitter.com/eadred eadred

    htc one x is definitely the worst phone ever regarding battery life. I had htc magic and sensation before, no problem going through the day. With htc one x, at 2-3 pm the phone is dead. This is a mobile phone which can only be used with a power cord. What were Htc thinking? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747639082 Tom Kelsall

      Did you even read the article at all?

  • Feng Teo

    I was an avid iPhone user… went from the 3G to 3GS to 4 to 4S.  I had a brief stint with Droid on the Samsung Galaxy SII.  I couldn’t stand it, so back to the iPhone.  When the One X came out, I knew this would be the next phone to try…. and I have no intentions of changing back in a hurry.  I get the same if not better battery life on the HOX for the same types of behaviour (about 45-60mins of talk time a day, 1.5 hours or so of screen time).  I’ll be at about 30% after 17-18 hours.

    For those who have noticably bad battery, check your apps that you have installed.  Try resetting to default and checking the performance as you install apps to see if there’s a rogue app that may not be ICS optimised or just being buggy.  Many reports over at XDA of great battery life for many varied usage patterns… with the exceptions being a buggy app.

    Good on HTC for creating a product that feels at about the right balance of work/play for me.

  • Lakish

    ohh realy… dear HTC..

    WE ALL want a thin smartphone…. but it must have a better akku !!!
    samsung did the same like u… but only 1mm more fat.. that is okay!!
    and they git an 2100mmh akku….
    i’m realy sad about it 🙁

    At the beginning it was the perfect smartphone.. i would buy it to my birthday 🙂
    because the most problems will be fixed, a month after release… 
    but in all german forum they talk about the bad akku….

    now i realy don’t know.. if i bough the ONE… or wait and buy the sgs3.. the price is the same…  but i didn’t want to load my akku 2x a day..

  • http://twitter.com/TIBoine Tor Ivan Boine

    hoping the battery life will improve … 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506211093 Gideon Alvin White

      turn down the brightness!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747639082 Tom Kelsall

      That phone is faulty. On full brightness and with moderate use I’m getting 14 hours.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747639082 Tom Kelsall

    I worked for 17 years in the RAF as an Electronics technician (specialising in aircraft RADAR and Avionics). I therefore know a little about what all these stats mean.

    Current is the amount of electricity which is flowing between two points, and is measured in amps. Voltage is the amount of “push” or “potential” behind this current flow. Most phones these days have an operating voltage of anywhere between 3.6 and 5.0 volts – so let’s call that fixed. The current however is a different matter.

    Batteries are rated in “milli-amp hours” or “mAh”. A battery which is rated at 1000mAh can deliver 1 milliamp (mA) of current for 1000 hours; or it can deliver 1 amp (A) of current for one hour. So the life of the battery is determined by how much current you draw from it.

    On my HTC Sensation, I have a 2430mAh battery fitted. I decided that the life provided by the 1520mAh one wasn’t enough; I was finding it necessary to charge after a maximum of 10 hours; the minimum I was getting was 6 hours. So from that I’m getting that the phone is drawing a minimum average of 152mA over a charge; and a maximum of 253mA. That’s an overall mean of about 200mA. Therefore with my 2430mAh battery I should be getting about 12 hours of use; and I’m happy to say that on average I am.

    So to maximise battery life there are two things you can do; you can fit a more powerful battery or you can minimise the current draw of the device. Everyone for some reason focusses on the first one and looks at what the trade-offs might be – but only have about half the information they need for such a discussion.

    When you manufacture a battery, you can make it smaller to a point… so for instance it is possible to build a 2430mAh battery which is exactly the same size as a 1520mAh battery. HOWEVER – the trade-off is in quality. A larger number of the 2430s will be faulty or will carry less charge than 2430mAh. If this is 20% of the batteries produced for instance which produce less than they should or which are faulty, it becomes the phone manufacturers problem in support, reputation and cost.

    Let’s assume that 1520mAh was the maximum rating HTC could get and guarantee that 99% of the batteries produced would hit that 1520… they can AFFORD to reject the 1% which don’t, and get them replaced before they ever hit a consumer.

    Now – in the One X they have fitted a battery which is 1800mAh – and everyone screamed “TOO SMALL!!!” because their existing smartphones draw 200mA and that gives them a theoretical maximum of average 9 hours use. They also started complaining that they wouldn’t be able to replace the battery on the fly. This wasn’t helped by early software versions hammering the battery due to bugs.

    What HTC did NOT say at the time was that this phone (when bug-free) draws an average of 100-150mA. That means an average maximum life of 16 hours. With light use and some turning off of services you can eke one out if you have to – to two and a half DAYS.

    You are NEVER going to need either an external battery or to compromise on your usage with a One X – unless you go camping for a week – and how often in a year do working folk who can afford a One X do that? So – I think HTC have delivered in an awesome way what EVERYONE was asking for; a superthin smartphone with great battery life. The need for that trade-off has gone away. The One has become the phone that other manufacturers will measure their battery performance against.

    • DrDanOwen

       Hi Tom.

      I appreciate your comments, but this isn’t what I’m experiencing, and if you read the thread many people are also experiencing quite bad battery life with moderate usage.

      You say that I am “NEVER” going to have to use an external battery or compromise on my usage of the phone? I would have to disagree wholeheartedly on both of those claims, as I have to do both on a VERY regular basis. And this is within one day, not spread out over a week.

      Do you have a One X and do you use it regularly?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747639082 Tom Kelsall

        I have a One X but I only just got it so I’m still in the initial shakedown. p.s. I work for HP 🙂

        • DrDanOwen

           In which case, get back to us with your thoughts once you’ve had a decent play around with it. It’s a great phone (though you need to get your sync software out for it sharpish), and if there are any software fixes that can address batter life they would be most appreciated.

          For as it stands, the quote of yours I alluded to, namely

          “You are NEVER going to need either an external battery or to compromise on your usage with a One X”

          rings painfully hollow, and is patently false from my experiences. I bought my first ever external battery after one week of owning a One X.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747639082 Tom Kelsall

            p.s. HP don’t do sync software for HTC phones. So I don’t need to get my sync software out for it. I work for HP. As I said.

          • DrDanOwen

            Sorry – HP/HTC easy to mistake in a rushed post. 🙂

            HTC need to get the sync software that they allege is present (on their website and the instructions on the damn phone) out of the door quickly.

      • http://www.jasondunn.com/ Jason Dunn

        I’ve been using my One X (the AT&T version) for a bit over a week now, and routinely get 24 to 48 hours between charges based on my usage patterns (screenshot attached). This isn’t much screen time (just over an hour), but does include 3 hours and a bit of music playback.

        I’m a “lite” smartphone users on days when I’m in the office, and a “moderate” user on days when I’m out and going from place to place. For instance I used my One X to shoot 150+ photos at the Seattle aquarium over the weekend and, not surprisingly, I needed to charge it that night. Heavy usage = more frequent charging. This shouldn’t surprise anyone… :-)Previous to the One X I was using a One S and charged it every second day. I work for HTC, so obviously I’m a bit biased, but I can say with complete honesty I’m seeing vastly superior battery life on our new One series phones versus the previous generation of HTC Android phones I was using.Don’t forget the role that the network coverage has on battery life: when I was on my previous wireless carrier, which had very poor signal in my home (basically none), my HTC phone would burn through battery rapidly because it was going into high-power seek mode to acquire a signal. I switched to a new wireless carrier and the problem stopped.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506211093 Gideon Alvin White

          it’s OBVIOUS by the image you attached that you BARELY use the phone.  If the screen uses 27% of your juice, you’re not really using it.  If 18% of your battery life is used in “standby” that means 18% of your battery was used doing NOTHING!  16% on idle?  COME ON NOW!  Then wi-fi was 17%?  wi-fi uses LESS ENERGY than 3g!  You’re one of those people that sit their phone down, don’t use it, then rave about the battery lasting a long time.  How about you try actually getting some use out of the phone and THEN posting a screen shot?  

          • jimmy hor

            Yup clearly idle most of the times. For me phone idle would be 5% or less if I used the phone moderately. He was using the LTE version as well. Which is proven to give much better runtime than the international version. I seriously doubt the international version can get nearly as good runtimes. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

            The tegra 3 is baked on a 48 nm while the LTE is a ARM baked on 28nm its far more power friendly and wont overheat as much as our version. I really dont understand why they didnt use this CPU in all versions. Its like HTC isnt testing their units at all and just drop them on the market to see how much idiots are gonna buy it… im one of those idiots im afraid!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

            The One X will deplete within 2 hours of sceen on time. This is also the reason why HTC removed the screen on time in the battery stats since last update (4.1) so people cant see anymore how long they used the phone. Its a smart move but it proves even more that HTC is acknowledging the problem.
            When i use my One X during gaming it will drain the battery within 30 minutes. The phone will become almost untouchable hot due to this battery drain. after 48 degrees the indicator led will start to flash green and red rapidly while in the charger. this means the phone is overheating and the charging process will stop until the temperature is lower then 48 to prevent huge dammage to the battery.
            So what can you do to get a good battery life out of your One X??? Dont use it!!! then you will easily manage to get 2 days of use..
            I just got my one X out of the charger 2 hours ago. and its allready at 80% so that makes me a power user? i barely touched the phone and that means 10% per hour of battery drop.
            This will be my last HTC… im moving on to samsung for my next phone. they atleast understand what people want… not the thinnest phone of all… but the phone that lasts the longest on one charge.
            HTC are amatures not listening to their customers and think they can tell their customers what they want for them. HTC is garbage. it gest broken fast (wifi problems, overheat , etc) Buy a samsung next time.

        • DrDanOwen

           Hi Jason.

          I suppose this is the point of many people’s issues. Had we known that to maintain a decent battery life between charges, all we had to do was not use the damn thing, then we might have considered not buying it.

          It seems that using the screen (which I thought might be pretty crucial to the features of a smartphone) is taking up most of the juice. Playing music isn’t going to eat up the battery like 2 to 3 hours of screen time.



  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1575300097 Darwin Con-el

    I just had my HTC One X replaced. Right out of the box, the drain is exceptionally high (see attached).I got my replacement 2 days ago and it seems to be doing okay so far. about 7 hrs for the first cycle charge. Testing it for another day and see how the battery responds to normal usage.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Thanks for the information Darwin.  Please let us know how the battery works on your replacement model.  We see this as a journey, we have made improvements and will continue to innovate.

      Thanks for being an HTC customer

  • Yeok Teck Quak

    Let’s say that there’s significant improvement to battery utilization on the One X as on the article. But what I enjoyed about removable battery is that if the phone actually hangs, I can remove the battery and reset it.  I can’t do it with the battery sealed in.  Not to mention the missing microSD expansion.

    I have been thinking pretty hard which phone to get, S3 or 1X. Leaning towards S3 this time, because of the removable battery and microSD.

    • Yeok Teck Quak

      Not to mention the locking of the bootloader.  Reading that a pure hardware issue will be denied warranty just because the bootloader is unlocked.

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

         HI Yeok,

        Where did you read this?  Was it related to the One X on AT&T or the International One X?

        • Yeok Teck Quak

          Actually it is in the comments of another blog post  on htc blog.

      • Feng Teo

         I had a screen issue on mine in AU.  I had an unlocked bootloader and a custom rom, and the replaced the phone on the spot.  Their warranty states that they won’t replace if it’s believed it was caused by the unlocked bootloader.  Things like a screen blemish etc which can be obviously proven to not be a software issue is a no brainer.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Yeok,

      Pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds will perform a hard reboot if the phone “hangs.” 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001874179882 Svapnil Thaker

    can u give update of htc sense 2.3 ginger bread to htc wild fire…………..

  • The Calm Critic

    While all of this batt life improvements are much welcomed, I trust that your customers/users would still appreciate larger capacity batts. Your competitor Motorola has managed to fit a 3300mAh module into the RAZR Maxx with no apparent deficiency for a slim profile.

    Added value of peace of mind via enhanced multi day phone operation should apply both to average and maximum usage scenarios across user levels. A large batt adds value to any typical users’ ROI perception.

    • Yeok Teck Quak

      I would like to add that, even though the battery utilization efforts are definitely welcomed, but what is within HTC’s control is just Sense 4.0 and the apps that come with it. Applications downloaded off Play or sideloaded aren’t necessary going to play nice with the battery.
      Overall, the customer’s experience is that the phone doesn’t last as long on a full charge. 

  • NightAngel79

    please keep on with battery improvements… other than that (and it still isnt that bad) i have ZERO complaints with my rezound

    • Fitchpuckman

       yeah i’m with you. my one x (LTE) is not doing so well with battery life so far.

  • James Snook

    Coming from HTC Sensation (Unbranded in both cases) to One X I am finding that although capable of about a day of sporadic use, and generally being an outstanding device, battery life is still sub-par.

    I say this based on endless testing under different circumstances, but find that getting over 2.5 hours screen time per charge is just unrealistic.  For me, that is, and I am wondering if my battery is naff.

    I use auto brightness indoors, manual outdoors to maximise performance.  I am uninterested in mobile gaming and am basically using IM, mail, browser and things like Feedly.  I understand how account sync drains power and try to manage that too.  Nonetheless I find that any amount of screen time drops the battery like a stone off a cliff.

    Using the HTC testing application from the phone dialer the phone loses almost 30% over one hour, in aircraft mode.  At that rate 6 hours browsing with radios on is entirely impossible.  I imagine the screen brightness must be very low to achieve such numbers.

    So I hope software improves this, or my unit is bust and needs replacement because ultimately, despite this problem, I find it to be the absolute best Android device I have ever used.  And I used a fair few.

    • Matt Hughes

      im just curious, what were you doing in that what looks like 1/4 of the time unplugged where the phione was awake and yet the screen was off? were you streaming audio?

  • Fitchpuckman

    I wish there would have been more studies done on the LTE version.  for the last 3 days i’ve been struggling to make it through mid-afternoon under moderate use, with GPS turned off and screen brightness down to 20-30%. Granted I am in full LTE coverage area all day, but i sit at my desk with the wi-fi switched on to take care of any background data.  the battery life is really disappointing considering how much it was touted before release.  I’ll give it another week or so to see how much usage tapers after the initial lust of a new device wears off and I leave it alone more, but the early returns are not very impressive.

  • http://twitter.com/Shaun2k Shaun

    Dear HTC, please improve the battery life of the One X.  I get 8 – 10 hours and its dead before I go to bed at night. Thank you.  Apart from that I believe it’s the best phone on the market, well done. 🙂

  • 音 清

    As a one x consumer,I have used this phone for about one week ,and I’m VERY doubt that whether producers have test the heat when it works. 

  • http://twitter.com/DahIzzo DahIzzo

    i love how HTC complains bout Batterysize and Non-removeable batterys and their way of “We did it to make the phone more slim”
    BUT in the same way, i see a EVEN MORE SLIMMER #new quadcore phone, not from HTC# with a Removeable 2100 mah Battery.  just lol htc… just lol…
    and sad! i sended back my HTC oneX FOUR times duo lack of functionality.
    Even after the update, my battery lasted for like 6-7 h only. i know im useing the phone ALOT. but even my HTC Evo3D made like 9-10 h and i was able to change a 2nd battery anytime.
    you should seriously re-think your way of building a phone!
    (or atleast give some posibilitys, aka: phones-series WITH incl. battery, AND w/o incl. batterys, so the COSTUMER can decide what to buy and so heavyUsers like me arent FORCED to leave HTC or carry a big ugly and unhandy BatteryPack)

  • Kiran Shenoy

    HTC Sensation XE user. My average day has consists of say about an hour of browsing, constant texting and chat, an hour or two of music, and also an hour and a half or so running apps. Wifi & GPS are always left on and screen brightness is set to 30-40%.

    If I charge to a 100%, my phone reaches 10% in 8-10 hours.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4MXVIMFXS3BTP4MQ6M2O7AFTUE eu citizen

      That is the dualcore mate! If you don’t like it get another rom and kernel…..

      • Kiran Shenoy

        Not complaining. 8-10 hours pretty much covers it. If I forget to charge, I always have my portable charger with me. 😀

      • Matt Hughes

        nothing to do with the core… i can make my galaxy nexus last over 24 hours with moderate usage(browsing, phone calls, emails all day through exchange, a game or two for a few minutes, voip calling, wifi and gps on constant.)

  • Vaibhav Sharma

    will there be any updates for htc wildfire??

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenkins.chng Jenkins Chng

    HTC One X is not showing any photos from Picasa (or Google+) in its customised version of the gallery. can you please look into it? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/kasey.hills Kasey Hills

    HTCs battery life is no good. I have an HTC sensation and I was getting 6 hrs of life out of it before it died. I bought a new battery and a battery saving app (which limits my phone’s functionality) and now I nearly get a day out of it. As far as I am concerned, that still isn’t enough. The best phone in the world is still just a paperweight when the battery dies.

    The HTC One S appeals to me a great deal. What I can honestly say is that despite being less than a year into my current 2 year contract. I would have bought the HTC One S immediately if it had 32 G or more storage (or an SD Slot) and a bigger battery. Judging by the battery tests I’ve seen, 2500 mAh would have been awesome. 2000 MIGHT have won me over.

    The main thing I want to say, is that I couldn’t care less that the One S is the slimmest HTC ever. Double the thickness and give me a real battery and some storage and I’d have bought it.

    Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand that there are many people that love their slim phones and you’ve catered to that. Why don’t you cater to the people that want to get through a busy day reading emails, checking facebook and other internet pages, sending messages and making calls… Without needing to charge their phone?

    I see that the One S is extremely energy efficient (congratulations). I have seen battery tests. It’s inefficient at displaying white though. I use my phone for a lot of internet based stuff. White is important. Give me a bigger battery. At the very least give me the ability to buy a bigger one and put it in.

    At the moment I am sticking with my Sensation. I see that Mugen have a bigger battery available now, so I’ll spend the $41 on that and hope for the best. I will be buying the very next high end phone I see with sufficient battery life and storage… Even if it turns out to be the uninspiring Galaxy S III…

    I love you HTC, but your batteries are no good. I don’t give a toss about slim and light. Show me the battery!

    • abc905

      I think ICS makes devices more energy efficient by quite a bit, due to what ever demon magic Google put into it. Also, I remember seeing a “No background processes” option under the dev settings of ICS… maybe that will help your Sensation’s battery with the ICS update?

      • http://www.facebook.com/kasey.hills Kasey Hills

        I hope so. let’s hope the update comes out soon 🙂

  • Joseph Malabanan

    I am NOT a fan of Samsung but they managed to come up with a slimmer phone with a larger and removable battery plus a microSD card slot. From what I read, the non-removable battery and the lack of microSD slot on the One X were deal-breakers for many. With that, you already lost a lot of potential buyers. Take note of those esp on your next flagship. I’ve been recomending your phones to my friends but I always find myself defending the brand when battery life is the topic.

    • Justine Val Jade Lacaba

      they would’ve exploded and dominated the whole Android competition if the phone already has 32 GB internal memory plus 32 GB microSD, although I hate the non-removable battery but I don’t mind coz’ in the country where I come from, I can’t even find a store wherein you can purchase HTC batteries. So what’s the point of removable batteries if you can’t even replace it?

      • Joseph Malabanan

        Well, to be honest, I really don’t use spare batteries. While the non-removable battery isn’t really a big deal for people like us, they have to remember that there are still a lot of people out there who think removable batteries are important considerations.

  • http://twitter.com/pmg_Barnham PMG_Barnham

    What worries me as much as battery life is the trend to non interchangeable batteries. I am quite prepared to carry a spare battery on days when I am likely to run out of power and then be able within a minute to resiume brousing etc. Increasingly this is no longer an option and “battery chargers are heavier to carry and involve delay. Long live my touch pro 2. This issue is delaying me replacing it.

  • engadger

    I suspect something really wrong with these tests. How on earth a nearly doubled battery of the Razr Maxx (compared to Razr) is only 10 percent better in 3G -> Wifi tethering??? 1780 mAh -> 3300 mAh, and the very same hardware lasts 10 percent longer? No way!

  • Sravan Kumar Reddy

    Whom you are trying to fool HTC with screen shot of 18% battery life.
    that phone is not used at all… wifi is turned on and may be used it as a paper weight.
    you can use this screen shot to say this what One X can be when it is in stand by mode.

  • Fredrik Chabot

    It would be more useful to try use the 2.4 mm you made this phone slimmer to add more capacity, 9mm who cares, using those 2.4 could have easily double battery capacity. Having a phone with a decent battery capacity would negate the need for this kind of PR spin. Wow you made it more efficient, ok, fine now add the capacity so we can use the phone for at lease a normal working day.

  • Dattatraya Bhalerao


    I have bought my HTC One X yesterday in Hong Kong and after charging 100% for the first time, the phone discharged within flat 4 hrs!!! and that too moderate use. No games, No Video, No music, Just few pics, browsing and exploring the functions. The on Screen is less than 2 hrs 🙁

    I am not at all satisfied at all. I am on latest software 1.28. It takes longer to charge than to discharge !!!!

    I tried with Global HK Phone number as per your website but when called it says number not in Use !!!  

    Please let me know how I can return my phone? I am not all satisfied with the battery life and its no where what was promised.


    • jimmy hor

      Typical issues with battery life on this phone. Most users are getting 2-3hrs screen use time with 3G and more with wifi. That Anandtech test that htc linked showing 7 hours of continuous web browsing over 3G with display at 200nits (50%) brightness is highly questionable.

  • Darko Roje

    HTC One X lasts a maximum of 3 hours screen time often less. In addition, the battery often drops 3-4% in one step. It has the worst battery life of all Android phones I have ever had. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

      Amen to that!!! 3 hours will indeed be reached when not doing anything with the phone while the screen is on. When you install cool tool you can see the actuall CPU usage and on wich frequency it is running. very often you will see the CPU get to 80 or 90% on 1400 mhz while doing nothing. even on android 4.1.
      It really is poor.

  • David Mulholland

     Having upgraded from a HTC Inspire 4G had both on did a few benchmarks the Inspire battery of only 1300mah was down to 80% the One X was around 55% it’s also very slow to charge can take up to 4 hours I’ve found. It’s fast but that’s pointless if the battery life is so bad. I’m thinking of just sticking with my Inspire because can at least swap batteries it is slower but does everything I need still. I’m a bit disappointed and can’t believe the 1800mah battery is so bad. If the battery was removable at least would be able to swap them during the day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aredeep.haron Aredeep Haron

    im new user of htc oneX…but im not satisfied with my batery….if not using the application like games n browsing,my bateri enough in 1 day a more….isnt ok?

  • http://twitter.com/sandylOO7 Sandeep

    I personally like htc phones but coming to their batteries they r really bad at it..I own a Inspire 4g,it will hardly give a 1 day backup even after fully charging!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000725674381 Mahesh Babu

    battery life does nt long last even full charging i get hardly a full day this is worst experince but i like htc as my life….my dream phone

  • jimmy hor

    That Anandtech test with almost 7hours web browsing over 3G is BS frankly speaking. Most users here experience only 2- 3 hours screen on time if running on 3G. And that was not even with continuous usage of browser and data.


    standby time is good enough for now, what really need some optimization is screen on time since thats whereall that matter, a good phone will brag about 100+ hours standby time but only 5 hour screen on time, but a great phone will prefer 50+ hours standby and 20 hours screen time.

    my point is, standby time should not be a concern, main concern is improving screen on time

  • marcineeek345

    Where HTC Desire S update to ICS? :((((((

  • http://www.facebook.com/kamalraj.m Kamalraj Raj

    I am a HTC One X user almost for a month. Because of the love of HTC mobile i bought HTC one X, a big investment. Phone is amazing on design and performance are extraordinary, but concern is on battery. I want to use my phone all the day after i seeing the phone battery draining fast i am now limiting to turn on only when very necessary.

    If we got the 20% improvement on overall battery is very much appreciable, please HTC i have great hope on you. Please give us some update to help us love and trust HTC and its mobile products forever.

  • http://twitter.com/jayjenti jay

    Hi when is upgrade available for Sensational XL??

  • http://www.facebook.com/abrillie Adriaan Brillie

    I use JuiceDefender, and thats working great too. make it a standard for Sensational XL. When can we get Androide 4.00 for the Sensational XL?

  • Wing Chau

    I really don’t know how u can said Razr Maxx just got 8 hrs while web browsing and 6 hrs while using wifi hotspot, my razr maxx can use for more than 20 hrs and the battery won’t be less than 20% after i “used” for 15 hrs.
    Could u guys post how u get these data? I really don’t believe ur data.

  • cryosx

    So what’s the situation on multitasking being too aggressive? And as much as I like anandtech, I don’t believe their battery life tests reflect real usage. Gsmarena is much better in that regard.

  • John C

    :X where is my comment!, afraid i was harsh with my criticisms

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SJGNLYMIXOTGDAKTDFVK3CJEOE Jatareanu Costel

    Hello htc. I got my htc one x and i must say i am veryyyyyyy impressed about it. Im using in for more than 3 weeks but my problem is battery life is really really frustrating fand demoralizing for me because even when i go at work i take my charger with me :(. I dont want to change my phone because of the battery life , i love the phone. Is it possible to get an update so you can improve the battery life? i am an htc fan, i always was

  • RAJIV Gandhi

    Can this improvement be passed on to the older devices through updates?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sivasankar.maddu Siva Sankar Maddu

    is htc desire s as a option to upgrade to ice sandwich

  • http://www.facebook.com/sivasankar.maddu Siva Sankar Maddu

    is htc desire s can   upgrade to ice cream  sandwich 

  • Chris Moss

    Hey John, Interesting thoughts on the battery life. Also looking at the charts it shows iphone 4s with one of the best battery lives… and we all know that’s not the truth. So somewhere thre’s a disconnect. Sadly I think you’re confusing OK battery life with amazing and awesome battery life. What customers want is truly amazing battery life whilst using the phones functions such as bluetooth and gps functions. Many Years ago Nokis 6310I had a choice of three clip on batteries. They had one that would last over a month of daily talk/ standby. OK the screens were Black and White and it had nothing like the functionality of todays phones…. but what would it take to create a “HTC Magic” phone with a battery life of 3 days? People would love it, Worship it, Adore it, and queue up to buy it. Finally I love HC’s products.. but I’m being drawn to the dark (S)ide … They say their new phone battery life is great… 

  • Toon Winckelmans

    You forgot one little thingy, the HTC Evo 3D. That’s because it’s battery life is worse than the Lumia 900. It eats battery like a spaceship on steroids! Why don’t you provide a fix ON THAT?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=702585065 Harry Evers

    Is there any way that I can improve the battery life on my Desire? If I use GPS or Wireless the battery dies in a few hours! Particularly annoying if I need to use Sat Navigation!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=702585065 Harry Evers

    Also, what is the easiest way to browse folders on the htc phones??

  • prpoul

    HTC One X is a beautiful phone, it’s fast and the screen is bright and clear – BUT …..battery life is poor. Fully charged 7 o’clock in the morning and it needs charging around 3 in the afternoon and that’s without playing any videos and games.
    In my point of view, there is room for improvement – so fix it! Make an update!
    The battery life in iPhone 4S is not that good, but it is certainly better compared to the One X.  

  • Simon04

    Sealed in non user swappable batteries are a deal breaker for me – that takes the latest HTC offerings off the table as far as I’m concerned, no matter how good the rest of the hardware is.

    • Chris Moss

      me too… no swappable battery… no HTC sale

  • cryosx

    Okay, after seeing the GSM arena tests for both versions of the hox, I can say anandtechs tests are complete utter bullshit when it comes down to real life use. Honestly HTC, you should know what kind of battery life the phone gets and if you’re going to post some charts that are completely false and misleading I’m just going to have question my next HTC purchase. World needs more balance when it comes to BS comapnies…

  • http://www.facebook.com/harishrough Harish Kumar

    I just bought htc one X. It is an amazing device in all sense… i love it..
    But, the battery dies so fast.. can you please provide a way to improve this.

    • http://twitter.com/trojanere Kev T

      Well for one.. when you first get a new phone you play with it for hours on end. And two… the screen eats the battery, I find that using the minimum brightness indoors increases the battery life considerably, I can use it quite happily on this setting.

  • http://twitter.com/jadysean jady heal

    TOO BAD the SENSATION battery is useless.  HTC answer buy aftermarket!!!  HTC does not stand behind their own products!! Apparently the new “HTC ONE” was an improvement, guess not!!!! next time BUY APPLE!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/RichCowell Big-Rick Cowell

      You’re obviously not happy with HTC, so why not just sell up and shut up? iPhone batteries aren’t exactly wonderful either… battery life is a problem for all manufacturers… at least HTC have admitted to the problem and are looking into it…

    • Mohd Amirul Hanif

      just shut up..go with your APPLE..!!

  • http://twitter.com/jadysean jady heal

    based on all the comments it is very apparent HTC only interested in selling short term and could care less about future sales!!! I know this is my first and last HTC product.  I will also ensure I “spread the word” to everyone I know to stick with the iPhone!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/G_Awesome Gordon Huynh

    Pretty much for every smartphone now, you have to expect that the battery won’t last for days if you use it moderately to make calls, check txts, email, fb, twitter, browse web, take a few pics, watch a youtube vid or two while listening to music. Considering you’re essentially walking around with a mini portable computer that’s limited by a tiny battery that is capable of only so providing so much power to power-intensive hardware (like the touchscreen). That’s why I always carry around a backup battery in my pocket on weekends or days that know I’ll be using my phone for everything knowing that it’ll drain in about 8ish hours and then you’re screwed for the rest of the night when you really need to make that important phone call to get home/drunk call/drunk txt/etc.

    So I guess a better solution for HTC is to include an additional battery and maybe a charger.

    • http://twitter.com/jadysean jady heal

      Dude we know what smartphone is!  Bottom-line is HTC has a problem that they just try to ignore. another battery would help but HTC doesn’t admit they have a problem!!! GO APPLE GO!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jadysean jady heal

    Does anyone actually believe John Starkweather “the Marketing Guru” fot HTC even reads this Blog??????????????

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/34KUPT7RM7U7OWEX23K5WOGSTQ Hakim

      Obviously he didn’t read this blog. After all your comment is 1 week old, if he read it for sure he have time to reply your comment.

  • http://profiles.google.com/crasher.it Domenico Casillo

    Indeed you did a great work optimization-side. The battery life is really great even with a huge screen, and 1800mAh battery.

    However, even if it’s true that you can get 18hours life-time with moderate usage, the issue is that, why shouldn’t you get more with a bigger battery?

    Honestly, i don’t believe in full to your words as for battery capacity, and thickness. Look at the Razr MAXX. 3300mAh in an ultra-thin body. So Motorola showed us that it’s possible!

    If the One X had a 3300mAh, with your great optimization, we could get 36hours of average usage..that can also translate in a full day of heavy usage! That would blown away any competitor, and resolve the smartphone’s battery issue.

    Anyway, i love the design of the One series.
    next Time i hope you will join design & bigger battery 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/arianeta Arianeta

    Until two months ago I had an iPhone and I have to say my Sensation XL has more autonomy. A little more.
    A few days ago I upgraded to “ICS” and the truth is that now lasts even a little more.
    The problem we have today with our devices are a lot of social networks in which we are engaged and willing to learn all at all times. I have found that no active Twitter or Facebook, or Instagram, or other similar social networks, the device holds very well the whole day but when you turn all these applications, the phone can not take the whole day as it should. Although I say that it shows improvement with “ICS”.

    I’m keeping my HTC before returning to Apple world.

  • Martin Samuels

    For me the One X has a great battery life, far better than my previous Desire. It lasts all day comfortably with the amount I use it which is fine by me.

    This still doesn’t mean I understand why the option of either a swappable battery or, if it has to be fixed in place, a larger battery couldn’t be included.

    I accept that battery technology doesn’t improve as quickly as the hardware inside the handsets but to put a relatively small battery that can’t be swapped in a powerful handset, no matter how much optimisation has been done, just seems silly to me. It is almost counter-productive against all of the optimisations made to not allow the phone to then have as much power as possible!

    • http://www.facebook.com/harshjoshihhj Harsh Joshi

      & what the amount of use that you do everyday? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Long/661470702 Lee Long

    That Christian Mango post is silly. He barely used the phone…My Rezound could have 18% left after 17 hours if I barely used it too…4g and surfing the web just CHEW through the battery…Especially if the screen is on full. But I didn’t pay $200 for the most beautiful screen available so that I could make it uglier by reducing the brightness. I am glad that HTC knows how important this is and are working on it, but they don’t seem to have gotten “there” yet…I agree that a bigger battery isn’t the answer. I bought the big one for the Rezound at Verizon because it was half off, but I never use it because it makes it too cumbersome…I save it for when I am traveling. For now, my phone is usually on the charger by 1 or 2 in the afternoon…

  • http://twitter.com/apa1102 Apa Chen

    HTC should resolve launcher restart issue first!!! This is the most important. Launcher have to always on call. Because you have to do every thing  through launcher on Android. Launcher should “never” restart at all.

  • cowboymark

    thats all fine and good but what aboiut battery life for the evo 3d? that and the volume switch are the only things rthat i’ve found on my evo that i’m not completely happy with

  • cowboymark

    the other thing is when i installed avast security i lost java function what can be done to keep a superior security suite and still have the java based functions?

  • Kjelldahl

     I like my Desire HD very much. Is there a chance that the batteri can be
    upgraded? I do not use the phone so much but have to charge every day.
    Any new battery around?

  • Ian Toh

    Have the One X for 2 weeks now. One X is a nice phone with nice screen and UI. But, like what other mentioned, battery cannot last as compared to others. Also, camera is good but the photo captured was over enhanced – like you would see lips become red even for guy without lipstick. Overall, One X is nice but HTC should improve the battery and make the photo processing more natural, hopefully in the next software upgrade. With these enhancement, HTC shall be able to be the top mobile makers. Otherwise, you will always be in the shadow of the leaders …..

  • http://twitter.com/kevinx1 Kevin Chapple

     Battery VERY poor (in my opinion). Yeah, okay, if I leave the phone on,
    receive 1 x 8 min call, phone receives tweets and downloads e-mail
    headers, but I DON’T TOUCH THE PHONE, then after 5 hrs there’s 80%
    battery left.

    If, however, I use it as IT SHOULD BE USED, in as much as I receive and
    READ e-mails, View Tweets and FaceBook feeds, and generally USE the
    phone (NO videos or music played) then after 5 hours I am generally down
    to about 40% battery. Now that is NOT good!

    In fact after 20 mins in the morning, reading and replying to Facebook, reading mails, and G+, along with a 5 minute call, then that’s 12% battery used. 🙁

  • Jurij Kocjan

    First of all, great phone, but with still some serious problems. I have the latest update possible (1.29) and battery is still getting max. 8 hr per day on one single charge and I disabled almost everything from running in the background. I think I am an average user, so the phone is not played with a lot throughout a day.

    I used iphone 3G  before and compared to this phone, it’s like brick to a starship, but I must say, that One X has some weird limitations set compared to the iphone.  First of all is a MMS send limitation, only set to 300k (our ISP isn’t limiting the MMS traffic), where the problem then arises when sending video, voice or picture. On iphone I had no such limitation and it was 4 years old phone. Compared to One X, I could send picture in original size and was not downsized at a recipient’s phone (unless it was my wife’s, as it turned out that the HTC Sensation XL has the same problem) .Then when receiving the pictures, they get downsized. Why is that? Next limitation is MMS video size. On iphone (it was jailbraked) I could take better videos event though the camera (wasn’t even planned by A**** to record a video) on it was a disaster compared to what should be on One X. What’s up with that, why so low quality? For comparison, my wife’s previous phone Samsung Galaxy Spica phone made a higher resolution videos for MMS without a problem.

    Also I’ve compared my HD videos and pictures in low light conditions and were surprisingly in lower quality then my wife’s Sensation XL. I event started both cameras on both phones and on mine, it was more grainy and noisy. I taught that camera was improved compared to the camera on Sensation XL, but in my case, my camera has more noise and grain when taking a picture or a video.

    So my wish list for perfecting the One X would be:

    – better battery life (a must)
    – no MMS limitations or at lest possibility to set higher send values (600k, 800k, …, 5MB)
    – higher MMS video resolution (not only 176×144)
    – better camera picture and video quality

    Everything else is a piece of art and perfectnes.

    • http://twitter.com/kevinx1 Kevin Chapple


      Just a tip. MMS messages will cost you MMS message rate. Try WhatsApp (from The Market – Play store thingey!).

      With WhatsApp you may send images, video, sounds, texts with NO MMS charges, simply uses a tiny bit of data.


  • Jurij Kocjan

    Almost forgot, battery charging is running for ages and I do mean ages. Compared to other, unreasonable (at least to my opinion) time. As the battery doesn’t hold that much, it is also unreasonable when you are on business road trips quite a lot throughout a day, to wait for a reasonable charge so long. In this case, the logic behind it is to stay in the office and tell the boss I can’t manage to get to all clients, because my phone battery won’t last too long and I must stop few times to charge it  somewhere along the way.

    • Pieter Bezuidenhout

      No you should not tell you boss that. You should get another phone with black and white screen that lasts long for calls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.okelly1 Marc OKelly

    I don’t know what is up with all the bad battery comments but I only had it for one day charged it up to 80% and it lasted 12 hours with moderate use so we will see when I charge it completely

    • Jurij Kocjan

      Lucky you then! 😉

  • http://twitter.com/kevinx1 Kevin Chapple

    Today, I called into a Vodashop, and was informed “interestingly”,
    “The first batch of One X’s didn’t have such a good battery life, but
    the second batch had improvements to the battery”…. Whether this was a
    “knee jerk” reaction from the staff member, I don’t know. STRANGELY
    ENOUGH, however, the display model (OneX) which I looked at was running
    1.29! Yes, v1.29.. The version we are waiting for Voda to release, yet
    the shop unit already had this.. Thinks.. MAYBE his statement about the
    “second batch, better efficiency” could be with reference to 1.29
    pre-installed?? Mine is running 1.28, which was received OTA a couple of
    weeks ago. 
    Back to the HTC rep, he suggests the “battery should improve over time, 2-3 months!??” We’ll see.
    So, today.. OFF charge 06:31. At 10:55 (4H 24M on battery) = 44% battery balance (56% used)
    Screen use 49%  1H 13M 9S  Voice 26%  24M
    During that time, 2 images were taken, and uploaded to FB & G+
    Tweets and e-mail HEADERS were retrieved
    and BT were on for the duration. WiFi had been CONNECTED (but not used)
    for about 90mins. Bluetooth had been CONNECTED for about 15mins.
    At 11:17 (4H 46M 45S on battery) =42% battery balance (58% used)
    Screen use 51% 1H 18M 0S  Voice 24% 24M
    Other details remain the same.
    the above, and tests carried out yesterday, it would appear that the
    battery is being depleted at a rate of 12% per hour, during normal use
    (NO videos nor music listened to).
    Still not convinced all is well, and rather annoyed at the POOR battery performance  🙁

  • http://www.facebook.com/hossameldin.sobhy Hossam Eldin Sobhy

    i have one x and it do good with moderate use 

    realy i love it 

  • http://www.facebook.com/hossameldin.sobhy Hossam Eldin Sobhy

    i have a porpolem with posting in facebook from my htc one x 

    while i can tweet in twitter and chat in yahoo 
    i dont now why ?????????
    any one can help me 

    • Andrew Johnston

      this is likely a wifi issue, but could be your app needs updating?

  • Ginee Chuck

    Since HTC One X is my first smartphone, so i don’t have any comment about that compared to others smartphone , but still the battery. I have to charge it everyday or twice a day ! I think that was my only problem currently. 

  • http://twitter.com/kevinx1 Kevin Chapple

     Perhaps you may wish to help me, and yourself, by carrying out an HTC
    battery test? I did this yesterday, and the results were interesting,
    although I am STILL NOT CONVINCED all is well, is it seems to use TOO
    MUCH of the battery, in a short time (7 hrs NORMAL use, and it needs a

    Anyway, the battery test.. (will take 60mins)

    1) FULLY charge your phone, til green light on.2) Switch to FLIGHT MODE3) Key *#*#3424#*#*  (This will bring up an HTC menu of available tests, and instructions). Go to page 24) On the second page you will see BATTERY TEST5) Tap on battery test (and follow instructions)6) What I did, was to also jot down the % used at various stages/time elapsed7)
    At the end of the test you will be given the BALANCE of power in the
    battery (which will show the amount used), and also advise whether your
    battery has PASSED or FAILED the test.That’s it. Simples.I’ll be interested to see your results on here.


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001999246635 Mark Fanqi

    so…longer battery life = bigger battery?? said by HTC while the razer Maxx is slim and lasted 2times more than my desire HD??? -.- desire HD is heavy and yet the battery life sucks…step up in technology man HTC u are lagging behind already!!!

  • Jorge Encarnação

    My Desire took a lot of tweaking and tunning but I can’t really complain that much about its battery life. Of course, this is also because we got used to the low standards of battery life on smartphones. I charge my phone every day, although I reckon it would last almost two full days with moderate use.

    I think HTC should focus on this, specially if they plan to bring more phones with no replaceable battery. I agree that the phones are getting too slim, and that means smaller batteries, which means smaller battery life. But I’m sure there is more to it, see the difference between the AT&T version and the International one? Where the difference between those phones is the cpu.

    Am I the only one who thinks that Tegra devices could be a bit more optimized in battery life? My tablet with Tegra2 was a bit of a disappointment in this field..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=685013730 Cheng Siong Lim

    My HTC One X only managed to last around 6 hours on average usage. Obviously the concerns we have aren’t really taken care of.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dagasandeep Sandeep Daga

    i have purchesed htc one v on 13th april and on 2nd june it won’t switch on.
    it’s now in the service center don’t know what to do 🙁   

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294167524 Abanoub Maher

    look if u want to improve the battery life simply do not make large screen the best screens are 3.7,4.0,4.2 maximum these are the best and people do not like extra big phones the 4.0 is the best 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SVOL3KGPM5QBTHW7PHJI5MORDA Louis Lee

      I would say people loves big screen more than a 4.0

  • http://www.facebook.com/aleksandr.ugorenko Aleksandr Ugorenko

    Guys, does anybody have problem with WiFi connection?

  • Andrew Johnston

    this is a laugh.. was the phone on standby while your web browsing was taking place.. stop lying to your customers.. dont get me wrong.. i have the phone and love it.. but i’d prefer you just told me i was going to die in 3.5 hours instead of lying

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1617439089 Manish Kardani

    Dear Blogger, I have HTC Desire phone and I got my phone storage space is low. So tell me about how to increase my phone storage space??????

  • http://twitter.com/nlvraoin Nadella

    Battery back-up for HTC One V is very poor. Satisfied with the features, but battery back upsets. Please suggest some solution.

  • http://twitter.com/nlvraoin Nadella

     Battery heats-up very quickly. When i complained to HTC, simply told me to contact their customer service, nothing else. Please suggest some good solution for these problems.

  • Jady55

    Why would anyone believe HTCP??? They sold previous phones (like my Sensation) with poor batteries and then Lied about it!!!  Likely the “ONE” is better as it wold be difficult to be worse!!!!! Trick me once HTC but never again next time APPLE!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jairusvcruz Jairus Cruz

    Yeah battery life has improved for the HTC One Series. but how about the other models? why not the HTC send firmware updates for the phone to improve its battery life. I just bought my HTC Sensation XE 3 months ago so do I really need to buy the newer one? That’s bullshit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jhairstondavis Jenifer Jone Hairston-Davis

      Yea, I just got my HTC Arrive 6 months ago…are we expected to purchase a new phone everyrtime they decide to address a problem.  Not time to boast yet, we’re still waiting.

  • Pieter Bezuidenhout

    My Results. Battery now at 48% Running on Battery for over 12hours
    Display 73% Time On 50m42s
    Cell stby 14% 12h28m48s
    Phone idle 12% 11h38m5s.

    Unlock the phone, Install Go Launcher, install Avast antivirus and use the firewall to block some apps that is using data in the background. Purchase 3G Watchdog Pro and restrict some apps to only use Wi-Fi and not mobile data. DO NOT use task killers or APP killers, the app will just reopen itself thereby consuming more power. That is the way Android is designed to work. Apps will stay in memory without using battery power, if you kill or clean memory, apps will use battery power. Do not leave Wi-Fi or bluetooth on, only when needed. I run my mobile data connection On permanantly and screen time out at 35seconds and brightness at 100% all the time. Battery(Li-ion) Info wich is an app from the market rated my battery Effinciency at 18min./%, it was at 12 before I unlocked my phone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=715137171 Joe Roux

      Flash your sensation with Cynogenmod9 and do the install the user update. Wala. You got a mobile that rox your sox off.

      • Viktor_Zweig

        It is “Voilà!” not “Wala”…

    • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

      SO the battery in sensaton also sucks then… 50 minutes and allready 48% thats even worse then the one X

  • Pieter Bezuidenhout

    Why are you guys complaining so much. A cellphone is not a portable gaming station. If you play with it and keep the screen on and the CPU running it will draw allot of current. High current equals to low battery life. Why don’t you design a battery that can last for 3 days on the latest HTC phones. Maybe you want to use a fuel cell that’s as big as your nail because you have seen it in a movie. Or you could try Lithium Polymer battery but I would urge you to read the risks involved in using Polymer batteries O yes and to watch some Vids of exploding Polymer batteries

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=715137171 Joe Roux

      Dude then what is the point in getting a sensation if you don’t use it to its full
      potential? Just get your self a nokia 3210 then.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15712764 Nick Aristovulos

      1 hour of talking kills about as much battery as leaving the screen on for the same amount of time. I don’t see how they can claim 9 hours of talk time. 2 hours and half my battery is dead. 

  • Lucas Fladzinski

    I do not use my HTC Sensation 4G for gaming. Nor do I really use it all that much even for talking. On an average day, I’ll send and receive about 7 text messages total with no phone calls and no internet or games and I do no have it connected to a wireless network. I have my display settings set to minimal with no active wallpapers. I unplug it at about 8am and by 3pm, it’ll beep telling me that I have low batter. By 4:30pm, it beeps again warning of 8% battery then 4% 20 minutes later. By 5 or 6pm, it’s dead. That’s ridiculous. I switched from iPhone and to date, each cell phone I’ve owned since 2000 has had less and less battery life. What gives???

    • Brenda Duarte

      same here! it has me wondering if the phone itself is broken. I charge up until I leave for work. 5 hours later after sending maybe 5 texts, the battery’s at 60, maybe 50%. that’s just ridiculous. before, I had the htc hd7 and the battery life on it was beyond noticeable. definitely, a downgrade in battery life, but a big improvement in apps and everything else in my opinion.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CZY3MU7IZMTY2CX7UHCF27JPTU Godsmack

    My One X battery dropped 30 percent in 3 hours just sitting. I’ve never had a phone drain a battery just setting idle like that. I’ve installed no apps as I’ve only had the phone for 3 days. You can throw out all the numbers you want to try and save face but if I dont see a huge improvement after installing a “saver” app this week my One X will be going back. I should’ve stuck with Samsung in the first place. So far I’m missing my Captivate.

    • JRTuttle4

      Try Killer App by mcstealth (Android).  I’ve tried a ton of task killer apps & none work as well as Killer App.

    • James Vautin

      You probably have a crappy carrier ROM. does it void the warranty of the HTC one X to root/flash the ROM?  MIUI is looking good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/marc.okelly1 Marc OKelly

      your phone might be broken, I had mine last 24 hours once with minimal use, web browsing, texting, tap tap 4, and listening to music in internal storage and 6 hour stand 8-10 of those hours were standby.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CZY3MU7IZMTY2CX7UHCF27JPTU Godsmack

    If you want to save battery life…….dont use the phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15712764 Nick Aristovulos

    I get that the screen is big and powerful and it’s going to drain the battery….what I don’t understand is that 1 hour of talking takes about as much battery as if the screen was on. So for all that say “its not a gaming device”….well it’s not much of a cellphone either. I really like the phone…but the battery problem has to be solved. I shouldn’t have to root my phone to get a usable phone. 

  • http://twitter.com/pgohyc Peter Goh

    I can’t even enjoy an outing without worrying that the battery would die on me before I can get home to charge it. What’s the point of having all those nice features only to find that I had to restrain myself from using them for fear it would run out of battery.

    With the Sensation, I actually carry 3 extra batteries with me every time as they are small and light, since I play games and use the internet a lot on the phone, and the 3 batteries are no where near as heavy, big and expensive as the 5000mAh battery charging pack which I loath to carry with me everywhere I go. The pack not only give me less than 2 charges, it is also kinda unsightly when stuck onto the back of the beautiful One X. With Sensation, I just have to replace the battery; neat, simple, and yet elegant, and it serves its purpose.

    No bullshit about making it lighter and slimmer with non-removable battery. Samsung proved you wrong with their SGS3, and it comes with a 2100mAh removable battery.  

    I like HTC phones too dearly that I will forgive HTC this time. I actually bought the SGS3 to use as my back-up phone should One X battery die on me.

    You said it yourself, battery technology is not advancing in par with demands of better devices that changes our lifestyle, but at least give us an easy alternative to all these battery woes by making battery removable in future models. 🙂

  • arunendra jain

    Really i have very high expectation from HTC One X, which i have bought last fortnight and i am impressed with all features otherthan Battery life. Battery performance is really very poor and i am disappointed with battery. max 30 min of call and little bit here and there & battery goes to 20% in just 8 hrs. it is not impressive at all. after few days , i have also downloaded easy battery saver from market but it also cant help much to improve battery life. HTC needs to work very hard on the battery performance front.    

  • elindil

    One thing that irks me about this phone is the way the music player is organised. It takes me quite some time to scroll through the artist list due to way it is displayed(album art for every single artist!!!!) . HTC, could you please change the way users can scroll through the music player. You could adopt the most popular method of simply listing the artist names in alphabetical order and with quick scroll on the side. This method is widely used on other brands’ music players and phones, but it just simply works. Displaying album art in fine when we want to scroll through the album list.

    I’m hoping this simple adjustment can be made in the next update.


    I have a HTC one V, it is less than a week old however I find I have to charge it every night.  I would probably use it for calls for about ten minutes a day, maximum and maybe 10 -15 texts a day.  Should the battery be running out this quickly?  If for example I change it overnight, I wouldn’t get a full 24 hours out of it.  HELP!

  • Chris Lock

    I have an Evo but have also had a galaxy s and an Iphone 4. 
    The common thread between them all? Horrible battery life.

    Whats the point of having a device that does it all if you are looking for an outlet
    after a half a day of moderate use? I need to be able to have my phones functions 
    on at all times and ready for use – bluetooth, gps, wifi, 4g, etc. I dont want to have to be switching things on and off all the time to be able to eke out a few more minutes 
    of battery use, which still isnt even close to adequate anyway.

    I have an aftermarket 3500mah battery and for me that is the bare minimum and even that could improved upon. If someone offered a 5000mah or bigger i would buy one 
    without hesitation, but I resent the fact that I spend thousands of dollars on phones
    and service and then have to buy something aftermarket just to get through a day,
    (If I’m lucky).

    Phones should come standard with real world, usable battery life. Please, please, 
    please, I dont need a phone that is slim and sexy, I need a phone thats practical
    and affords me the power to accomplish the tasks I need to without being interrupted
    with something as inconvenient as a dead battery.

    The current standard is woefully inadequate and I feel it will be until battery life is 
    tripled or quadrupled. 20 percent here and 50 percent there is simply not good enough. How bout it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/marc.okelly1 Marc OKelly

      That is why I purchased a 18,000mah external battery. I never have to worry about charging a phone ever!

  • Jamal Rafiq

    I am using HTC Sensation XL with original charger. When i plug charger, it appear discharging battery status and notification LED light is blinking to red and green and within a very short time all remaining battery drain to zero. I have done factory reset so that if there is any software issue it could be resolved but still problem is there. 
    Can some one guide what exactly is the problem either phone, battery or charger. If some one get solution of this problem please let me know as well. my email address is jamalrafiq@gmail.com

  • ali2975

    i’d like to buy the one x but the overwhelming reports on its dismal battery performance won’t let me. battery life is the number 1 issue for me. it should last a solid day no questions. hopefully they will get it right in their next phone. good luck.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P6NA4RU24ZWBXTT5UXSJSDMKFY 21

    I have had my phone the HTC one X for a week and to be honest with you im starting to dislike
    it very much…. for some reason HTC one X  phone doesn’t allow you to send tex video’s
    and emails unless you are using the mms(176×144) settings!!!!!!! Why the
    hell would they make the video Quality full HD (1920X1080) on the phone if you
    CANNOT use it to send out video’s unless you down load it to fb or youtube

    • Darren Wilson

      The reason for this is that sending a MMS with higher quality video would soon eat away at the data allowance that 99% of people have on their tariffs. HD video file size is not small per minute and sending a couple of minutes of full HD video would tie up the cellular network over 3G/HSDPA for a long time draining your battery and data allowance (as well as the recipients data allowance) very quickly! Uploading full HD video to FB or YouTube would usually be done via WiFi. Also virtually every phone, smartphone or not, supports that resolution video so if you sent a large HD video to someone who’s handset did not support the resolution, they would not be able to view it, even after using all their data allowance to download the MMS!!!!

  • conditiondead

    I have had your HTC One X for 2 days, i have done the software update, but have stillo had to charge it 5 times, it is complete and utter rubbish and a complete rip off

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001179680719 Siem de Nijs

    HTC is not listening and does not care about customers, if the company really did a lot of other devices should receive updates also . 

    Its rude cause all of us are paying customers, and we bought an HTC for fast user experiences and great other things about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504331913 Mitesh Turakhia

    HTC one x has the worst battery life ever, paying such a big amount for sucha a bad phone, the battery does not even last a day…the reason y samsung and apple are so succesful is because they dont lie about their FACTS .HTC one x is the worst phone ever i wish i could give it back…..mitesht@hotmail.com

    • Darren Wilson

      I am going to completely disagree with you!!! I have had Samsung and Apple handsets and the One X battery life is on par with them for the same usage. The iPhone 4S I recently upgraded to a One X from, needed charging every night without fail, even with minimal usage (yes everything was turned off when not being used as well as apps closed properly after use). My wifes iPhone 4 has similar battery life to the One X, and it has a smaller screen and a single core CPU (4S has a dual core compared to the 4+1 core CPU on the One X).
      Even the Samsung Android handsets battery’s need charging every night unless you don’t use it (and the One X would out last the Galaxy S2 & 3 if left with the screen off due to switching from the quad core main cpu cores to the low power core that the Tegra 3 chipset has for such conditions). When the screen is off on the One X, the battery percentage does not change after 5 hours+ in this state!!!!).
      Every cell phone manufacturer tests their handsets in the same way. Quoted battery life is under OPTIMUM conditions in the test labs (which include full cellular signal, perfect operating temperature for the battery and other components, & perfect signal from any other connections which lower battery drain due to the handset not having to work harder to find a better signal). I know this for a fact as used to work for one of the UK’s largest cellular networks and this was made common knowledge to all the staff by the handset manufacturer representatives). 

      Lower signal strength = higher battery drain due to the handset constantly scanning for a stronger signal.

      • http://www.facebook.com/batizar Amin Zar

        “One X battery life is on par with them for the same usage.” … Seriously go f*** urself!!! that’s how angry I am by this piece of s*** HTC calls smart phone!! smart my a**, full of bugs and issues they never bothered to fix even after few updates!!! just to make it an all round crap they decided to go with a battery that keeps the f*** on for half a day!!! number of times it has died on me in past 4 month is more than number of days cuz sometime it’s ran out of battery more than once in 24 hours!!! my colleague has a Galaxy S3 and I just envy him!!! wish somebody was stupid enough to buy this piece of crap from me!!!


        • http://www.facebook.com/cbhepworth Charlie Gazeep Hepworth

          shut up you troll, you obviously dont even own a htc, as you dont know anything.

        • Michael the incubus

          HTC ONE X used to have a battery problem, if i recall right it had to do with the nvidia SoC drivers not addressing the 5th/companion core which is designed to do “low performance” tasks, like maintaining cellular link, music playback or reading something. Without the companion-core it’s like a car’s engine idling at 6,000 RpM, instead at 300 RpM! That will suck the car fuel right out of your cars fuel tank fast too. HTC updated the drivers, and since then the ONE X turned from “bottomless battery drain” to actually a decent power conserving device. without the driver update i needed 2-3 times a day to recharge the phone, even if idling. Now my HTC ONE X needs charged every other day in average. If you have your ONE X from your cellphone provider sponsored, you have to step on their toes to push the updates through fast enough.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cbhepworth Charlie Gazeep Hepworth

        finally, somebody who knows what they are talking about! i agree with you. Also the wayne chip will have many sucessors, and they will be more efficiant and so htc will get even better battery life ( and currently it is on par) whereas samsung will be stuck making flimsy phones.

    • http://twitter.com/kevinx1 Kevin Chapple

       Agree. Battery is TERRIBLE, and lets the whole phone experience down.

    • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools

       EBAY,GUMTREE,AMAZON……Sell it Get a Samsung.Easy HTC is not for you….don`t get upset get a phone that is more your level………….HTC ONE X best smartphone now and mark my words 1 year from now….

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.okelly1 Marc OKelly

    I’m impressed by HTC they kept the same battery capacity and increase life. That is what I want, not to charge my phone longer for a larger battery.

    • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools

       Bang on my friend HTC are the future..

  • http://twitter.com/giacecco Gianfranco Cecconi

    Same here. I would love to buy an HTC One X, but the battery performance is astounding. With all its defects, what the Samsung Galaxy S III can do with its battery is the tangible technical proof that you got power consumption very wrong.

    • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools

       not wrong just different approach,You should get a Samsung,But then you`d have Samsung…..

  • Boney Kay

    Must. Have. More. Battery Life. PLEASE.

    I’m begging you. I’ve had it for a week now and I’ve recharged it more times than I can count. I haven’t even used it that heavily since I noticed the abysmal battery life. I have an expensive, powerful cellphone with a big, beautiful display and I can’t even use it to half its potential without a feeling of dismay that it will go off on me in the middle of the day while I am actually doing something important. I would really have taken a bigger battery over a slim form any day. Even better would have been a replaceable battery.

    • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools

       GET A SAMSUNG..

  • http://twitter.com/samsoniteguy gundam aesculapius

    my HTC Rhyme only last max 12 hours.average 6 hours daily, heavily used for browsing. I’ve set the display brightness to minimum, maximised Wifi using, set the phone to GSM auto (PRL)  (press *#*#4636#*#*, choose phone information menu, set to GSM auto). man, even with optimizing my phone battery efficiency the results just so so. 1600m Ah battery is not enough. I don’t need slim phone with slim operational hour. I need a long lasting battery.
    sigh, another design paradox:function vs fashion, form follows function or function follows form.
    HTC is already known for their short battery life in my gadget freak friends community.
    HTC succeeded in designing their phones, all but battery life.
    nevertheless, I still love my Rhyme, nice phone..

    • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools


  • Bob Kelsey

    since the recent update my battery life has halved, not increased. Help

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002103733680 Dir Ty Job

      I have the same problem. Yes, please help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ahmadnasirudin.binmustafa Ahmad Nasirudin Bin Mustafa

    Battery was ok but I experience frequent rebooting after the latest update on media thing. HTC ONE V

  • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools

     I am a  HTC Desire HD…owner and all the vibes are getting from reading through these comments, is like when i first got me HD….I use mobile charge pack…..HTC ONE X is Flagship model as was mine at launch.Big Smart Phones suck power they are mini PCs,TV,VID CAM,CAM,SAT NAV,PHONE….all on Big gorgeous screens to consume with,Any Device in this cat is gonna need recharging if you use it other than as a reg Phone. IT`S A TRADE OFF….HTC are saying get a charger….Samsung give you choice to change battery…..IF you want a Smart Phone that you don,t have to charge  get Samung and change Bat….and grow to love inferiority..Me I LOVE HTC design,build Quaityl,Feel,UI,Screen,Sense..Sat Nav..Camera…THE way HTC do things…My Desire HD is a better Personal asst Now than when i bough it…Feels brand New an up to date (without 4.0 update…I Personally can,t wait to get hold of a ONE X…    PRICE Carry Charger   (BIG DEAL)…   If your moaning about bat life get a samsung or smaller phone….But don,t kid yourself HTC MAKE THE BEST PHONE OF ITS TYPE IN THE MARKET BAR NONE…….

  • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools


  • Cladz

    I am new to this smartphone world..before this I had been using a normal phone ‘blackberry’ liked phone for more than 3 years..finally the time has come for me to change to a new phone.and because of the hype of android phone..I started to seek information. And now I am a proud owner of the 1x and I am overall Impressed with it. specifically the batt performance is great i am able to go through the whole day (work related) browsing checking links and emails, texting, calling, watching video, taking pictures, recording, listen to songs all those things we needed to do on a ‘need to check or killing time’ basis, and just in time before going to bed, I charged it. In the morning the batt will be full again. routine has been going on almost a month now. And im satisfied. If i want to browse for a longer time or listening to music or watching a full lenght video or gaming, I have an ancient thing called PC or notebook on my desk..my buddy who is using a smartphone from other manufacturer, the same job and lifestyle, he can’t do the same thing. Should I say more. HTC all the way now for me.

  • Tracy Santoro

    are there any app’s or auto-updates we can add to extend the battery life? I just switched from the iphone4 and the battery life was great, but I had to turn of things, like bluetooth and the auto checking for things like email. So I figure making those changes for starters will help, any other suggestions? 

  • Max Feinstein

    Bought a new HTC One X two weeks ago. The battery drains from 50% charge to DEAD overnight with no applications running. Very frustrated with my first non-iPhone purchase.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cbhepworth Charlie Gazeep Hepworth

      you probably are not used to android, and left a lot of things running. maybe you had backround apps/wifi on/mobile internet on/ gps etc??
      also it takes approximately 7 battery cycles to get a new battery up to par.

      • http://www.facebook.com/arindam.das.96780 Arindam Das

        Charlie i might sound like a noob..but what do you mean by 7 battery Cycles..?

        • http://twitter.com/Samuel_OMalley Sam O’Malley

          Hi Arindam, I believe he means that you need to let the battery fully discharge from a full charge at least 7 times before it is working to its full capacity.

  • http://twitter.com/ku4ik George Kucik Bauer

    My HTC oneX longs all night with sync and wifi enable without taking even a 1% of battery,but if i set screen on, phone is in 3 hours cca DEAD !! (automatic bightness)

  • Michael

    I am trying to find out charging spec’s? How many amps should I look for in a car charger? An additional wall charger? 0.75? 1? 2?


  • http://twitter.com/androidnub1 androidno1

    A 3000mAh battery with a reasonable size will resolve all the problems, then you don’t need to spend ‘thousands of man hours’ to worry about the battery life… just like what Motorola did on their Razr Maxx

    • Nicholas Gray

      If they simply put in larger batteries, the technology would never move forward. HTC is doing the right thing. All we need is a battery large enough to get people through one day. Why would you need more?

      • http://gnostradamus.com/ Page Turner

        It doesn’t get us through the day. That’s the problem. How does making the user suffer make it better?

      • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

        the problem is… it doesnt even last half a day!

    • http://twitter.com/acharyapank Pankaj

      Agreed .@twitter-353465894:disqus you saved HTC thousand man hours ;).May be they can pay you .Wake up HTC Motorola has done it !!!!

  • eos_jd

    Going out to buy a phone today.  I so want the One X but HTC got it wrong by not allowing users to change the battery.  I’ve have my Desire HD and love it!  Battery life was never brilliant but add a second battery and a quick change and it was always good to go. For me the issue is not about battery life as we know that battery technology is struggling to keep up. For me the issue is WHY OH WHY did HTC decide to take the choice of carrying a spare away from it’s customers.

    I will probably be purchasing the Samsung today and will use it for a couple of years before seeing where the next 2 years takes us.  I just cannot live with the fear and constant checking of battery life…. I’ve other things to worry about!

    Please HTC, listen to the many loyal customers who WANT your kit but are having to turn away.


  • Carlo Francis

    life is a bit of a mixed bag. It certainly delivers when the phone is
    not heavily in use, rarely decreasing by more than 3% if left overnight.
    However, it does get depleted during heavy usage, but then again, which
    smartphone doesn’t. With average use the user should get a whole day of
    use even with a little gaming, and HD recording in between, as well as
    browsing the web through both WiFi and 3G/EDGE/HSPA/HSPA+ thrown in.

  • http://twitter.com/k8vin Kevin Hyde

    unfortunatly HTC your not listening, heres my letter i wrote to your customer services and recieved the general response, still waiting for a descision, you must be losing customers so quickly.



    Thank you for your quote to repair my phone on ref 12GBC270003960, I refuse the
    quote based on the following facts. The quote clearly states that the
    fault/damage is not covered under warranty however your quote contradicts this
    statement given the faults I reported to you, I returned my phone with the
    issue of a very hot device possibly battery, a rear casing that had disfigured
    (bulged, only slightly due to heat) and the resulting cracked screen. I now
    have some questions that I need confirmed to me as I am taking this matter very
    seriously and feel that some legal issues exist namely you may have breached
    your contract with me under the terms and conditions of the warranty.  Q1) if this results in accidental damage why
    are you requesting a replacement battery, when its only a cracked screen (phone
    works fine with the exception of the heat issue) according to your report no
    other fault exist Q2)Screen shots show battery temp around the 60 degree and
    clearly shows OVERHEAT so why is this not warranty (warranty as in it results
    in higher temps and screen cracks disfigured rear casing)  Q3) you can see clearly from the screen shots
    sent in that the phone is working perfectly well(with the exception of the heat
    issue) so why does the LCD need changing, Q4) again as you can see from the
    screen shots that I was able to type on the screen so why does the digitiser
    need replacing??.. All this quote does is prove that it is faulty yet you
    refuse to cover under warranty, this I don’t understand. I would like you to
    confirm to me as the burden of proof is upon yourselves during the first 6
    months how I have damaged this phone, their are NO marks on the phone casings
    (only the heat marks) and no marks on the screen to suggest any damage has
    occurred due to operator or general usage, this I am 100% certain of because I
    know I have not had any incidents with the phone., if as you maybe and I do say
    maybe suggesting I damaged the screen myself why are you not just quoting for a
    replacement screen ???, I hope you can see my issue here and request that the
    phone be replaced, not repaired due to the overheat issue as I am both
    concerned the phone may be a safety issue and possibly explode and with the
    quote for things that did not need replacing the phone may never have been
    inspected for safety issues.  I will give
    you 14 days to reply to this official request. I do hope we can resolve this
    issue amicably without the need for further action and inconvenience to us
    both. If you need any further photos of the phone please do not hesitate to contact me.

    UPDATE. Just wrote to your Chief Exec by email, hope he can resolve it.

  • Craig Antos

    Forget battery life, ICS for the Desire HD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674365950 Lewis ‘TheSolution’ Cianci

    HTC hasn’t listened.  Next phone will be a Samsung.

    • Matthew Iversen

      Samsung reneged on updating the Galaxy S as well man… Nexus / Google Motorola is probably the way to go!

    • Louis B

      NO one cares about your threat. Fk off Samsung troll. 

      • http://twitter.com/sunilrshenoy sunil shenoy

        samsung is probably busy copying iPhone 5 at this very moment.. i am glad they got their a&& sued 😀

    • Rahul Electra

      HTC is digging its own grave by not updating its flagship models.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BSDBXIDGTAPZT5KLVN5VFR24X4 Terry

    Battery life still sucks, and I hate the dragging thing, rather just press it

  • Jason Wong

    no ICS for Desire HD, no more HTC new phone for me…… I meant it…..

  • Matt .

    Yeah great listening. Thanks for ignoring DHD

  • a1koffi

    send it back to them (hTc)

  • http://twitter.com/kickassM14x Romel Pagunsan

    HTC listen to your customer without us your nothing… dont just read out comments prove to us your doing something with this problem. Battery is a crucial part of smartphone without battery how can we use our phone?????

  • http://twitter.com/kickassM14x Romel Pagunsan

    Of course we all want to share in the experience of Phil and Chris, or that of Christian Magno, who still had 18 percent battery life remaining after 17 hours 44 minutes of use
    yeah..this phone wasnt used for too long..we all know that right….

  • Tom Holton

    my phone did this, I got t-mobile to replace the phone for me and the problem went away

  • http://twitter.com/bennethwei Benneth

    Has been supporting HTC for years and felt disappointed with the bettery performance. I still want to support HTC but Samsung is giving the better features and better battery performances 

  • Stiff Roy

    I want to buy a new smart phone and shift to android form s60. I am a bit leaned towards HTC. I was comparing between HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3. But what I found here in HTC’s official blog was heart breaking. Everyone is throwing their grief here but no one from the company side bothers to reply. Quite unexpected from a big giant like HTC. Are they really guilty?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jignesh-Shah/823509373 Jignesh Shah

       Hi ROY

      If you have won a Lottery and want to waste your MONEY, than buy HTC.

      • Stiff Roy

        I just liked the looks of One X far better than the S3. This is taking me time to decide. But its true that I am searching for a phone and not a jewellery. Nokia 3310 with charge is far better than the One X out of charge in need.

        • jtv

          There was an update released 8-10-12. Everything is faster than S3. Benchmark tests don’t lie. Music playback and Stand-by time of OneX is far better than S3, because Onex has a 500mhz 5th core for music playback and stand-by. Video playback is a bit better on S3 because it’s screen is black and darker with Pentile resolution. Plus, cheap build quality. My brother just waited days before his S3’s cheap glossy finish started peeling off. Now he wants to trade with my OneX when he receives his newly ordered back cover. The hell i would never trade now that my OneX’s benchmarks are better. Hahaha.

          • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

            video play was never better then the S3. the S3 gets almost 10 hours of use time more then the one X because the CPU is baked on a 28nm procedure. HTC cant fix this with an update…. its hardware related

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isak-Andre-Woien/100000232331793 Isak Andrè Wøien

          I have had no regrets from buying the one x. The battery issue is a minor thing compared to all the advantages. Listen to my avvike; go but the htc one x, you wont regretit, and that is a promise…

          • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

            Then you should compare the one X to a S3 from a friend like i did. Then youll know whats wrong with the one X. Last night i was playing with the one X and a friend of mine with the S3 When looking at eachothers batteries i mentioned my battery draing twice as hard. and im on the latest update with android 4.1 and HTC sence+. Please dont buy the One X but get a S3… you will be so much happier with it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/pratik16 Pratik Limbachiya

      i dont think they are… PATHETIC SERVICE FROM HTC … FROM ME NO TO HTC.

  • udaya kumar

    Do will be any software updates to improve battery life for htc Sensation. I am tired of this, after updating ICS, the memory usage is too high and also worst battery life.
    While compared to other mobile manufactures, battery life is too bad. I am wating for your reply.

  • Димитър Стайков

    “We’re Listening” that is where i stopped reading and started laughing … great comedy.

    Maybe you should start producing internet memes and jokes instead of phones … o wait .. you are already doing one of those.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jignesh-Shah/823509373 Jignesh Shah

    What crap they are talking about . All nonsense. for a Quad core processor handset, is 1800mAH battery is sufficient with a queen size display? It sucks

  • Javi Lozano

    “…a higher mAh actually translates into a larger battery – which impacts the overall size and weight of the phone”That’s not a problem! What do you prefer, the thinnest phone dead or a phone thicker but still working?
    The response is really obvious!

    • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

      Still, a bobo at HTC said in an interview that people dont want bigger phones with more battery, but thinner phones.. i dont know from wich planet that guy was. but sure must have been living under a rock the past 10 years!!
      HTC doesnt understand their customers at all. in fact they dont even listen to them. as from my nokia n70 a decade ago. people were complaining about batterylife. so how in the hell can a guy at HTC say people dont want bigger batteries… its insane! people DO need bigger batteries! i want to have a screen on time like my Motorola xoom!!! It has 8,5 hours of screen on time and a total online time of 4 days in the same charge! Full use i get 12 hours screen on time from it… now thats what people want. A usage that even when you try your hardest to let the battery die within 24 hours you just fail to because it just has to much juice.
      I contacted HTC and told them i only get 8 hours out of my One X. I got back an answer that its normal that the battery only lasts 8 hours… it cant be true that a high end phone, thats costs 600 dollars, can be used for 2 hours and allready the battery dies. what the hell is this garbage!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/GoNavyMike Mike Asbell

        No we do not want bigger batteries….. We want longer lasting batteries. The capability is out there, the market is there too, it’s just that the cost share hasn’t made it affordable to be mass produced at a reasonable profit.

  • kewlol

    I understand the reasons behind the battery drain owing to the screen and the core rich tegra 3, but I wonder why isn’t tegra 3 optimized to use the 5 core more often than not? I tried using a could analyzer to find out the reason behind CPU drain and it seems the 5 core is seldom used for any processing and that kinda beats the point of having a low power 5 core. My transformer prime, which also uses the tegra 3 uses just the 5th core at all times when the eco mode on it is turned on andon eco mode it just provides unprecedented battery life. So maybe HTC ought to follow a similar way of effectively using the 5th core on the tegra3 and that would solve a hell lot off the battery problem it faces now. Aslos my phone kinda uses more power towards cell standby than for the screen or CPU. I know its strange but mine tends to work that way and I’ve already checked it n times and it’s always the same. Maybe the wifi antenna module isn’t optimized or something of that sort.

  • pruikki mana

    htc are just bad coder, bad devs!
    hire some people from XDA like samsung did!

    or hire some finns fom finland like rightware, ZTE hired them!
    sure it cost more but sure is the performance better than your 50 or 60 year old devs…. u need some young blood,talent

  • http://www.facebook.com/maunit Maunit Bhayani

    the WORST battery life i have ever experienced. I respected HTC until i got the HTC One X with its tremendously bad battery life (1800 mAh – Really? is dis a joke) and the death of the ‘menu’ button, instead all applications have the menu buttons on the screen which is hard to reach by 1 hand. The menu button on the phone never harmed anyone! Y kill it? HTC used to be good.. now its just gettin commercial.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1273731850 Alexandre Renaud

    ill be honest maybe the samsung s3 gives more features but you wont use
    most of them unless you want the battery to drain as fast as the one x
    tried the s3 and i like the looks of sense better will the battery last
    my whole day ? im about to find out if not i will be getting my s3 back
    no questions asked if i do ill keep the one x instead because its well
    enough suited for me at the very least  so instead of crying about how it sucks on here people why dont you get another phone and stop crying about it ? if htc did make a mistake they will notice a big sell drop

  • thami mogashoa

    download go power master, it really helps with battery

  • gullapalli phani

    hey john! the htc one x battery is unremovable.. but if i had any problem with the battery i quit the phone..right?
    then it is a big problem na…?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.caldarellwhitaker Cathy Caldarell-Whitaker

    My HTC Sensation dies by 2:00pm after charging all night. I only use it for about an hour. I really don’t want to buy another phone but this is ridiculous. What can I do to improve this issue?

  • Colton Cabeal

    honestly the whole size to mAh’s doesn’t make sense. When I had my droid incredible that has a 1300 mAh stock battery, I ended up getting an extended battery that was the same size with 2000 mAh, it worked perfectly and lasted all day with heavy use.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danielbleich Daniel Bleich

    Most crappy bullcrap I have ever seen….the One X drains battery like hell, why didnt u allow to change the battery? Why that nonsense? No we have to wait for mugen or others to do the job, provide a cover with battery-access (yes, that is in work – and its pretty easy) and a bigger battery over all…

  • Dave Skerrett

    If I watch videos or play zinga poker, I usually charge my battery 3 or 4 times per day

  • http://gnostradamus.com/ Page Turner

    I have the One S. The phone’s great, but the battery drains. I’m not a heavy gamer, nor a video user or talker. Yet the phone barely lasts a day even if I hardly use it. I often recharge it before I go to bed so it doesn’t die on me during the night and take the alarms down with it. If play some games for a bit or browse the web, or check emails instead of using my PCs, I have to recharge twice a day. I have had to do that three times a day recently, and I’ve only had the phone for barely two months. I shudder to think what will happen in a year. I’ll have to bring a charger with me, in addition to the ugly power pack from third party.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jv.varron Samuel Varron

    I have an HTC One X for almost 3 months at first it was really good then the issue started first my battery seems to lose it juice much faster than usual did the basic t/s and called their help line the answer it was normal and next it was burning hot and again the answer it was normal, now may HTC one x touch screen will not respond it it gets hot it will freeze and i have to hard reset the phone
    and power it down. I tried to factory reset the phone but the issue persist. I have to wait for it to cool down before i can use it. I’ll bring it to the service center and i call the helpline and their answer it might take more than a week to fix my phone with no guarantee of a service unit since i use a micro sim. I asked if they have a replacement for defective unit and they said they don’t. Wow I’m a happy client purchased a crappy phone for 32,000 bucks i could have trusted my instinct and got a Samsung S3 or an Iphone 4s. what a lemon.

  • 洁敏 林

    poor battery life……

  • http://twitter.com/raverale Raphael

    I am sorry, but battery life of the HTC One X sucks! I had the Galaxy S2 with the 2000mAh battery before and it lasted much longer.
    The phone gets so hot (which is probably a sign of everything running wild and draining the battery), if I am browsing and texting that I can’t hold it in my hand anymore…it is such a disappointment!

    Besides this the phone had a complete breakdown after one month and I lost all my data back then….

  • http://twitter.com/Ssscrudddy Ssscrudddy

    Hmm you’ve listened have you? Battery for my HTC One V is rubbish. 1 day only if I try not to use it, less if I do use it. Went camping Friday 3pm with 100% charge, sent around 10 texts, made 3 posts on Facebook, took about 10 photos which uploaded to dropbox, didnt listen to any music, didnt make any phone calls, didnt play any games, by 5 pm Saturday my phone was dead.

  • imaginaryGHOST

    I’m a loyal HTC customer, loved both the Legend and Sensation. However, this time I’m going with the S3, and believe me, it’s a hard decision to make. The lack of SD slot(s) and a non-removable battery are absolutely deal-breakers for me. It’s a shame HTC decided to go the Apple route, probably forgetting that the main reason anyone buys Android is cos they he/she wants to stay as far away from the latter as possible.

    The fact that you would sacrifice the most important element of the phone (how long it works) for a slimmer design is ludicrous! Whoever made that decision needs to be fired. It would be one thing if the battery was powerful enough, but it’s really, really not. In the two weeks I’ve had it, I was getting ~5.5 hours on it. That’s laughable. Granted, my Sensation’s battery life improved when I installed various roms on it, the most successful being CM9 (a full day), so I would assume that by ripping Sense and removing other bloatware the battery would increase, and if that was the only problem I might have taken a chance on it. But, as stated above, no SD card and a non-removable battery pretty much kill it for me.
    Unibody design = no sale.

  • http://twitter.com/sunilrshenoy sunil shenoy

    i was having the same problem of the HTC one x heating up.. Red hot.. after reading this thread, i didn’t find any sane suggestion, so i did the simplest thing, factory format..

    now the battery lasts longer, the phone doesn’t heat up. i am guessing the heating of the phone is due to some rogue app that was running unnecessarily in the background. choose your apps wisely. i had close to 300 apps installed on the phone. now i am choosing my apps very wisely.

    hope this helps. try it out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.chapman.716 Pete Chapman

    IV had my one x for about six weeks now, its my first android phone, my previous being the hd2 with windows 6.5, and compared to that it is an absolute revelation!, I rate the phone highly although I have had a couple of issues with the camera ( like poor quality pictures when taken with zoom, also some oversatuation of colours on sunny days)and as has been mentioned so many times on here yes the battery life is a big disappointment, that said I did my research before buying the phone, read many reviews so already knew what to expect from battery performance but still thought the phone was right for me, and I figured if need be I could always buy one of those battery booster thingies.
    I do get between 16 to 24 hours use and in that time I send a few texts, use a few apps, some browsing, gaming and a fair bit of ebook reading, I would still consider myself to be a light user for a lot of the time though.

    Now because battery life is such a big issue for so many HTC customers I believe HTC has an obligation to us all to try to help out… for instance they could provide a detailed guide on what settings to adjust to put less strain on the battery, they could test and recommend battery boosters so we can get a charge while out and about, they could also create a tailor made app to allow us easy control of what drains our battery power…so come on HTC there is more you can do to help us get more out of this amazing phone…

  • http://www.facebook.com/arindam.das.96780 Arindam Das

    The battery life on my HTC OneX is bad.. 🙁 it hardly lasts 8 hours. Which includes calls, mp3 playback, browsing & social media updates..!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Slay0rwr4th Lee Shaw

    All the complaints I hear about battery life for the One X I don’t have issue with, this phone uses… maybe 1% over 3-4 hours while on standby, however, as soon I start using the screen the battery life drops considerably fast, you can even see it in the picture above (Screen – 63%) Phone calls, music, anything with the screen off and the battery life is excellent, well above my old HTC Desire 🙂 Shame the beautiful screen is so demanding

  • http://www.facebook.com/sumanreddyparni Suman Reddy

    i have HTC wildfire S its amazing but im completely dead due to the battery life its giving only 6hour i need at least for 8 to 9hour please help me how to manege

  • Andrey Georgiev

    In the next few weeks I am going to buy a new smartphone, too. As a fan and dutiful user of HTC my first choice was the One X – beautiful display, monstrous CPU and brilliant design – but what turned me away were the reports surrounding the battery – the battery drain is not going to be a serious problem when I buy a spare battery (a routine with my old HD2 running ICS) but then I realized that HTC has apparently made very stupid and unwise decision of not letting the battery to be replaced, a la iCrap. What? I put smartphones up to their paces, I am constantly using it for browsing, music and movies and the lack of a spare battery would be frustrating to say the least. Not to mention that a normal Li-Ion or Li-Polymer battery would deteriorate for a year or so – which will render the One X almost unusable after 1 – 1,5 year. I am terribly sorry to say this, but I am going to buy S3 because of the One’s battery issues.

    No SD card? Like I am talking about an iCrap, please! Consider the lack of expansion slots, too. I hope someone from the company reads this and takes notice. I love HTC and I love the solid design of their phones, but please, learn from your competition – design is a feature of the functionality, do not let the exterior render the product hard to use.

  • http://www.facebook.com/meredith.lawrie Meredith Lawrie

    My brand new HTC Wildfire S has to be charged every 2 hours!!! I hav only ever sent 1 txt msg on it in the 2 weeks I have had it, because I was learning how to use it!!! How do I fix the battery problem?? It is a pain!!! 🙁

  • http://www.facebook.com/dpullen3 Darren Pullen

    I’ve just tried to speak on my one x – it used the last 9% of the battery on one call before switching off. Stock rom, wifi/bluetooth/gps switched off. Absolutely barmy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/madis.sidam Madis Sidam

    i didnt need to charge my one x for whole weekend. went to psytrance party in forest. constantly used camera, apps and talking frequently. got home and i had 11% battery

  • http://profiles.google.com/rawheat Rohit Gowaikar

    I had bought a One X around a month and a half ago. 1800mAh battery with all the optimizations should not be bad, right? Wrong! Even without using the data and 3g, the battery used to drain in 3/4 of a day. And I am not a very heavy user. I’m not a novice user either. Don’t know what was wrong with the phone. I replaced the One X with GS3. Battery lasts one and a half day. With 3g and data on. I’ll probably not buy another HTC unless it has at least 2500mAh battery. I don’t believe this marketing gimmick anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711944779 Mauricio Nörenberg

    What? You spoken, but spoken what? To defend this ridiculous battery lifeand get away with that? Graphics and reviews don’t explain why my sensation is still have less battery life than any Iphone 4s, Samsung or whatever it is!

  • BernieTime

    I just bought the HTC One V. It would probably have more battery life out of the box if it shipped with Vibrate turned off as default rather than buzzing at every little thing you do.

  • Anjaneya

    Htc’s hard-work is one side and customer’s satisfaction is on other side. If performance is good enough then customers want bigger battery. If 1800maH doesn’t last even 24hours then it is useless.

  • James Rayson

    battery life is pretty awful – the thing I don’t understand is this – why does the camera jut out so far? surely a better option would have been to bring the body up flush and crammed battery in the now empty space?

    I love this phone – I really do, but the battery life is woeful – I’ll be getting a battery pack case for this as soon as I can track one down.

    I just hope that HTC learn from this glaring mistake.

  • http://twitter.com/Jonkarra Jonkarra

    I really regret buying the One X now, its great when you are constantly close to a power socket but if you leave the house around 8-9am, play a game for 30 mins on the train and check your email/facebook once or twice an hour the damn thing is dead by 4pm. Its absolutely atrocious I can handle a phone where the battery dies when you have actually used the damn thing, but for example on my old iPhone 4 I could play a game for an hour or so in the car, check email/facebook etc regularly and still make it home with some battery left on the phone. Its so bad I am considering paying out of my own pocket to get a samsung SIII in the hope its better. At least with that I can buy a spare battery!

  • http://www.facebook.com/imasyuk Ibu Jari

    hye,anyone know why my one x the touchpal cannot display…i cant type any masage,please help me

  • supa_dupa

    I’m having a decent battery life with my Tegra 3 based One X…the phone is great…Also great stand-by times…4.30 hours since it’s off the charger and I’m still at 100 %

  • Atif

    just bought the one x couple of weeks back, and i must say, its smart. its beautiful. its amazing. this being my second htc, first was a sensation xl, which was, unfortunately hijacked by my wife.
    well, yes, the battery is a big concern, but really, there are ways around it, disable unused apps, remove widgets, limit the duration of movie watching or gaming, aaand, you could get a case charger. yes, such a thing exists, for all of you who didnt know. a phone case, which has an inbuilt 3200mAh battery too, so thats good too. i think its a small price to pay for such beautiful piece of engineering.

  • lynnette lynn

    My HTC Sensations stock battery was so poor! Thank God I found a solution ! It’s a Mugen 3500mah battery! it has been amazing ! I am finally free from the charger! my device now lasts two days with heavy use. I’d much rather have a thicker device and great battery than a thin device with a poor battery life! no question about it! I don’t mind one bit my device is thicker! my battery life is amazing ! that’s much more important. I think most people would agree!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamesagallagher James Gallagher

      Of course you’ll remember that the Mugen battery was fitted into the spot where the original HTC 1400Mah battery went. i.e. Sensation had a removable battery. One X does not – hence the problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508696756 Sunay Yalmaz Hayrulah

    well motorola razr maxx is thin 8.99 mm and its has 3300 mah ? how about that???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508696756 Sunay Yalmaz Hayrulah

    motorola razr maxx has 3300 mah battery and its thin 8.99 what is that mean ??? is it some kind of alien technology :)???

  • cali626dude

    dude man thin is diffinitely not in. Is a smartphone, is not a chick. Make a removable battery if you cant raise the mah. Is it that hard to understand that?
    No doubt, hands down htc makes THE BEST phone, design wise, quality, etc. But be pratical too guys. No sense owning a ferrari if you can only drive it for 100 miles and have to fill up. BATTERY BATTERY!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508696756 Sunay Yalmaz Hayrulah

    and i can even post here because im telling the truth probably

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1801759578 William Taylor

    Why don’t T-Mobile get one x love

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000951117981 ƛmƛn ƛwƛn Maan

    Sir my mobile htc wildfire s is giving 2 hours battery back up and is brand new..

  • Pollob

    I am a HTC One X user….from last few days i am facing a strange problem….100% to 90% charge finish with in a few minutes without using….after that its taking to finish in normal time….like 10-12 hrs maximum in moderate use………please guys help me………………

    • Pollob

      HTC Blogger all are inactive. They don’t reply. I dont know why they open this blog. If you dont help us then close this and open a HTC Forum. where we the all user can talk and help each other like GSMARENA.

  • Bryan Baduya

    True! The battery of HTC is less or more than people says. So, This is what I did and my settings to share for the lucky people who can read this. 😉

    My simple ways to carry my HTC One X.

    I like Photography, Games mostly TD. and my basic needs, of course texting and calls.

    Lets Start Quietly:

    As you can feel, vibrations cause to much energy.
    So, I turned off all the vibration mode except on the UI, im not used of without a touchy feel.

    I only turn on my vibration mode in a meeting or a discreet places like church.

    Auto sync is off unless i needed to use it.
    Auto-rotate is off.. But i have a widget in the home screen if I needed to use it.

    Brightness level 25%
    Sleep 1 minute.
    Notification Flash is all on.
    Sound depends on what you can hear I guess.

    Lastly, I Downloaded Easy Battery Saver its free in Play store. It works a lot and will help you go in a day..

    • Bryan Baduya

      Try it,
      It’s Brilliant!

  • Hershal shah

    Love the phone really nice display awesome user interface – but battery life completely unacceptable. I emailed HTC support and the they respond back asking me to turn off the Bluetooth and WIFI to increase the battery life….. hello I know I can do that but why the hell I am paying so much to get a phone that cannot support the Bluetooth or WIFI. Completely disappointed by battery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kunalm83 Kunal Mehta

    My simple question is : how good is a Ferrari if it can only take you half a mile on a full tank? I don’t care if my phone is say 1-2 mm thicker and weighs a few extra grams. But I would be really annoyed if despite such a brilliant processor, awesome screen and all the loads of goodies that it has got, I cant even play a moderately lengthy video, or listen to music or play games for a decent amount of time for the fear of losing the battery life.
    It surely is no rocket science to discover that almost everybody wants a phone that lasts longer even if it is a bit thicker or weighs more.
    And secondly why do away with a removable battery? Don’t even know where to begin with on that one.
    I just dearly hope that MWC 2013 gives some good news. But till then I am OK with my One S, which by the way has the same issues. But seriously there seems to be no alternative to HTC, so a hope that you listen to the customer voices. (Motorola with 3300 mAh can be an inspiration.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesagallagher James Gallagher

    Solutions not problems people!!

    How about this – #HTC offers (maybe not publicly) to swap out 1800mah battery of #OneX for higher capacity 2100mah battery that you are manufacturing and putting into One X + ………At the very least offer swap out at cost price (i.e. $20-30 not $60). Your average non techie won’t bother and take up will be largely by those who are disgruntled (me included) by the battery life.

    That would save many people leaving HTC if this forums is anything to go by.

    • Khaled Fayez

      This…just this.

  • Khaled Fayez

    I’m 90% sure that sense and its useless animations is whats causing poor batterylife. just give us stock 4.2 and u’ll see the defference.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.pratt.56 Ken Pratt

    Hey HTC – still loving my Incredible, but I can’t find a (legitimate) genuine OEM replacement battery (BTR6300B) anywhere. There are plenty of online stores that appear to be selling knock-offs or refurbs as new. Not interested in that. Help me find a replacement please!

  • http://gnostradamus.com/ Page Turner

    I’d still prefer a bigger phone if it means I don’t have to worry about battery dying in the middle of the day. It’s been less than 6 months since I got my One S and it drains about 1/5 overnight, even with wifi turned off and essentially no apps running (it says 90% or so but it takes a long time to charge from 99% to 100%). If I don’t charge overnight I basically can’t browse the web for long the next day without getting to the danger zone.

    • http://gnostradamus.com/ Page Turner

      Oh, and I check my emails in the morning and there goes 10% of the battery. Great job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

    @HTC where is the screen on time, in the battery stats since android 4.1 on the one X??? Removed it on purpose so customers wont be able to see how long they can use the phone anymore before it is emty?
    You really think this will help to get rid of all these annoying customers complaining all the time about the suckin battery of the one X??
    You really think that thats the way you should work with your customers. just try to hide it and hope it will go over??
    Nice way of doing business!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sygys22 John Hermans

    Quote: 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. When you combine this engineering effort, along with the 1800-mAh battery in the HTC One X, the real-world performance gains, as highlighted earlier, are significant. And when comparing the HTC One X to the popular HTC Sensation, we’ve increased the screen size from 4.3 to 4.7 inches, the battery is 18 percent larger and yet the device is still less than nine millimeters thin – 2.4 millimeters slimmer than our previous flagship.

    The question stays… would it be a problem if the one X was 2mm thicker but the battery would last 50% longer. instead of the thousands of man hour put into making the battery last 10 minutes longer, you could also have send these people onto the internet and read what the customers would have wanted. Because when you would have done that, then all of the comments down here (400+) Wouldnt have been posted, complaining about the sad stats of the one X.
    You guys just dont get it. You wont listen to your customers but “THINK” you know what we want. in the meanwhile you spend millions of dollars on people making the one X last 10 minutes longer on a charge, and completely missing the point.
    You guys have million of users posting theire oppionins on forum… they are all free of charge and can all be taken into account without spending a dime. And still you guys just ignore these “annoying people complaining” and build yet another phone with a far to small battery.
    You guys shouldnt work there… i should! Because when i would be in charge things would go very differently at HTC. I would make sure no garbage would be shipped to stores. And HTC would listen to every last one of the complaints out there. Im just as precise as steve jobs. And you need a guy like him ruling your company to really make quality products. A guy that uses the product and sees every small flaw of a device and keep making it better until its perfect. And thats why Apple has grown so extremely the last couple of yours. And thats why shares of HTC are still dropping faster then ever.
    HTC start listening to the few customers you have left… because if you guys dont. in 5 years HTC will be like Nokia. they never listened and look where they are now.. from smartphone market leader to low budget phone seller in just 2 years.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi John,

      Thanks for the detailed post. We actually do use our own products and have focus groups, read forums, etc. I have a One X that I easily get a full day use from (I am a moderate user). We continue to work towards the balancing act of phone size, weight, screen size and batter life. We know it is a challenge and continue to work towards improving across the board. We will continue to work towards this goal,

      Thanks for reading and providing your input. It will be passed on,


      • Alex Williams

        Then why doesn’t the HTC One have a MicroSD slot and removable battery? Within two years, my phone’s resale value will be close to 0 because no one can replace the battery.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          I disagree with you on that statement Alex. First off, when someone purchases a new smartphone, I don’t believe they are worried about resale value 2-3 years down the road. They are worried about meeting communication and information needs today. As all the reviews show, our HTC One is at the top of the class.

          • Alex Williams

            I disagree with that too. Some people don’t want to own a phone, but would rather “lease” a phone such that they want to get as much money as they can for their current phone to apply to a new phone. Most smartphones today are very expensive compared to the more traditional bar/flip phones years ago, so the cost could be swallowed. But at $500+, I want to get some money back and apply it to a new phone — the same thing with games, buy new, sell when done with it, and the game only cost a fraction of the original retail price and the buyer gets a great phone at a great price, win-win for all. HTC had it perfect with the G2 which I still use, removable battery and SD Card being top priority, and to me personally, the keyboard is very nice. Also of note, as to what iFixit concluded, if you don’t get insurance, the phone is pretty much toasted if it’s past the one year warranty — but if you do get insurance, the phone greatly increases in TCO, coupled with higher cost of having to buy a larger data plan since I can’t store my content from my SD Cards on this unit. Yes, Yes, you offer 29GB, but with all my music, videos, documents (I also use it like a USB stick) and photos, I need additional space, not in a cloud, but on my phone.

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            The G2 was / is a great phone. The HTC One is a phenomenal phone and I believe will hold value over time. Where are you located? Is the 64 GB version an option for you?

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Hi Dan,

    this post is to give some insight into what we are doing. We continue to work on battery, design, etc, for all phones. this post is about how we try to strike the balance between what customers are telling us. It is also an area we will continue working towards advancements in.

    Thanks for reading and being a customer.

  • Natasha J. Stillman

    Did anyone actually prime their battery when they first got their phone? I just got an internal extended battery pack for my Sensation XE and after the 2nd day of priming, I am seeing very good results. My phone lasted two days before I had to charge it. I use my HTC phone moderately – I turn the Wireless and Mobile Data off when I’m not using it – I killed Auto-Sync and only manually sync – these are very easy things to do which extend battery life, saving the full-on use for my Galaxy Tab. I have two more nights of 12 hour charging/priming and I’m good to go. I expect solid results.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ianimages Ian Spicknal

    Battery’s are Old and holding all industry’s back they just are hell to redesign. If this HTC 1x was bigger body(not screen) and had more battery i would cheer dance maybe even sing karaoke

    maybe htc could just release 2 types of 500-700 dollar phones , this one for moms and people that talk more than anything and another one for superusers that boasts a better battery option or removable at least or even the option to add an extended battery I would pay 700 dollars for a htc1x that lasted as long as an iphone even if it was a brick of a phone.

    More over if HTC wants to keep me or any superusers around it has to adopt

    PS superusers or even moderate users have a huge impact on your target market since they do reviews and mom and dads or technophobes read and listen !

    ( excuse the grammar not going to take the time to go back and fix )

  • David Elstob

    The battery level drops rapidly if you are constantly using the screen… no wonder, then, that on the Jelly Bean update the screen usage stats have been removed in order to hide this!!

    Yes, HTC, the holistic approach of your survey makes sense, but a holistic approach with an even bigger battery makes even more sense. My One X is even worse than my Desire HD with regard to battery life, which is saying something.

    It is a shame that such great hardware as HTC’s is paralysed by shoddy battery life.

  • http://twitter.com/feras787 Feras

    When I saw the update on my htc one x I thought this would never work, but man I was shocked how good the battery life now, its like giving your mobile a new soul! You just gave me a reason to start using my abandef htc phine again, thank you.

    • Andy E

      What update???? Mine is still losing almost all battery within a working day.

  • TheDangerousOne

    Battery life when wi-fi is on stinks, I have the ATT HTC One X + not pleased also since it’s internal. Now I have to go spend another $100 for an external battery pack, that sucks…..