HTC has recently taken to their corporate blog to weigh in on their cell phone battery life, and specifically that of the HTC One X. The short version: We're working on it.
But the answer isn't just a future of phone's with bigger batteries, wrote John Starkweather, WW Director of Digital Marketing. Instead HTC has been taking a holistic approach, advancing the software as well as plugging bigger batteries into their phones when possible.
These advances in software power management have already yielded some impressive results.
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When compared to the HTC Sensation, the HTC One had a 147% increase in talk time, 105% increase in MP3 playback, 39% increase in video playback, and 23% increase in web browsing time.
Of course, battery size did play a part, and possibly a major one. The HTC Sensation had a 1520 mAh Lithium Ion battery, and the HTC One X had a Lithium Pro 1800 mAh battery. Still, the yields are significant.
HTC then goes on to post a few graphs from AnandTech, whose independent third-party benchmarking put a number of HTC phones high on the list of best 3G battery life.
Starkweather rounds off his blog post with a few reviewers who seem to have not experienced the same issues with the notoriously weak HTC One X battery.
While we're fond of the advances and care HTC has put into their phones, the whole post reads a bit like a denial that the documented battery problems exist. Either way, it's worth a read if you're an HTC owner who is having those non-existent battery problems and they're welcoming opinions in their comment section.
So what do you think? Is HTC taking battery concerns seriously or just trying to spin it off as a bunch of noise?