HTC EVO boot times compared against competing devices

How do HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D boot times compare to each other and to competing devices? Tech blogger Artem Russakovskii decided to find out, and you can watch his interesting little experiment in the video above.

The set-up, in Artem's own words:

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, unrooted, running stock, filled with more apps than any of the other three devices. It also has an external SD card full of music, which causes the media scanner to run for a bit.
  • HTC EVO 3D, unrooted, running stock. This is the wife's phone, so it has maybe 1/4 of the amount of apps compared to the E4GT.
  • HTC EVO 4G rooted, running CM7. It has about the same number of apps compared to the E4GT – this is my previous device that I upgraded from (and so glad I did).
  • HTC Thunderbolt, unrooted, running bare stock with maybe a 1-2 apps installed.

For the purposes of this comparison, I considered the boot process done as soon as I saw the welcome/home/unlock screen.

Interestingly enough, both the Samsung Epic 4G Touch and HTC Thunderbolt fared better than both EVO devices, coming in (by my math) at 20 seconds and 54 seconds respectively. The EVO 3D was next, at 1:35, and the EVO 4G was last at 2:36.

Granted, this is far from a scientifically accurate test, as many factors can affect boot times including the amount and type of apps that are installed, custom ROMs, and countless other factors. And in any case, I've been fairly happy with my EVO 3D's boot time, and have experienced even faster start-up times when fast boot is enabled in the power settings.

What do you think of Artem's test, and are you happy with your EVO's boot time? Have you noticed whether any certain configurations provide better start up performance?

[Android Police]
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