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5+ days of standby on HTC EVO with Seidio 1750mAh battery


It's been a really hectic week for me so my HTC EVO 4G has been sitting around in standby more than usual. It isn't my primary anything (phone, MID, whatever) because I'm a gadget addict, so it isn't an integral part of my day-to-day routine. I like to use it whenever I can, of course, but my schedule (or baby girl) doesn't always allow that.

So after 5 days and 56 minutes of primarily being in standby, the Seidio 1750mAh slim battery I've been using for almost a month in my EVO is down to 14%. I mentioned the other day how its performance was improving over time, so this kind of standby time isn't something I've experienced before.

When my EVO is in standby mode:

  • WiFi, 3G, background data, and auto-sync (Google and Twitter) are on
  • New email (not Gmail) is retrieved every hour during peak times and every 2 hours off-peak
  • Sense weather widget updates every hour
  • Auto-kill in task killer is never used
  • Always-on mobile data and data roaming are off

Even though this is just standby time and not active usage time, I'm still impressed. A lot of my other devices don't last that long, and most aren't even fetching data.

Note: Whenever I write about standby battery life, at least one person in the comments will say something about how the usage chart is inaccurate because I didn't use the phone or ask why the "Android System" percentage is so low. *sigh* The word standby is used in the title and throughout the post because I'm referring to—you guessed it—standby time.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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