Thinking of upgrading to the HTC EVO V 4G from my current phone and was wondering what the batter life is like. The LG Optimus Slider is pretty bad on the batter. Anyone have one?
Sorry, no; but if the HTC Desire (T-Mobile G2) is any indication, I get a bit less than 10 hours off a single fully charged battery. Luckily it's swappable; and also the thing seems to take charge very quickly indeed. But this is the shortest-lived phone battery I've had yet.
I have the G2 and it is heavily dependent on how I am using it. On standby I get at least a day per charge. If I'm Yelping and navigating and gas-buddying, etc, it's a lot less.Of course I have killed a lot of stuff. I rooted it and removed Twitter completely (it was always an auto-start program - I hate Twitter). I removed a few other things, but don't remember what now. Then I use an app-killer program so that whenever the phone boots the app killer pops up and shows me everything that just loaded. I kill all but the necessary apps (e.g. Facebook gets stopped), and I'm good to go.One thing I found seems to really kill the phone is the email app (not gmail, but the yellow icon 'email'). Don't know why. But if I try to set that up with Yahoo and the office, my battery dies very quickly. When I kill the email, it lasts a LOT longer. 1poorlady has observed the same on her Nexus (she's on Jellybean, I'm on Gingerbread).1poorguy
If you don't mind sharing, which appkiller?
I don't mind at all! It's proper name is "Advanced Task Killer". It runs on boot. It will present you with a list of apps that are running after the boot-up (including itself). You select what you want it to stop, and it stops them for you (and then closes itself too). It will remember and auto-check those same apps next boot, so you don't have to and can just click "kill".Just for fun, if you can do it without causing yourself problems, try killing the email app and see what happens to your battery. I'm betting the life goes up substantially.1poorguy
I've been considering it anyway, just because of the notification sound.I have my SMS to make a little noise (Alpha Centauri, I believe), and in theory, my GMail and my email set for silence. But every time the phone is powered off - soft reboot - or hooked by USB to the PC, even for charge, and even though the SD card is unmounted, the damn sound defaults back. I get a lot more emails than texts, and their urgency is rather less. So getting a notification for every damn email is irksome.
I wonder why your sound settings change. That's odd. Mine don't, or at least not spontaneously when I plug in the charger. I occasionally accidentally change them when handling the phone (by pressing the volume buttons), but that's it.I get a bit of gmail, and some SMS notifications (occasional). I have taken to putting the unit into airplane mode when I go to bed. The alarm will still work, the battery level hardly moves all night (literally less than 5%), and no notifications come in to disturb me.
I wonder why your sound settings change. That's odd.Yeah, it is. The problem seems to be with setting different notification sounds on different apps. The phone apparently "likes" to notify by a single default sound regardless of source. If it were MS we were talking about I'm sure it'd be a Feature. Since it's Android, I'm sure it's a bug. I'm just not certain how to correct said bug.
I purchased a HTC EVO V 4G back in mid October. It is my first Android device and it took some tweaking to increase performance and battery life. At first I always turned on wifi whenever I was home and turned the 4G antenna off. But I've found better battery life by just leaving the wifi off and the 4G on except when I go to bed when I turn both off.I also use a task killer app, Easy Task Killer and a battery saver app, Easy Battery Saver (both from the same author) to prolong the useful battery life. I now easily get a day to a day and a half between charges.I also found a program called Sound Profile that lets me create and setup multiple sound profiles for various times of the night and day. You can set the notification volumes for several items, (SMS, email, phone, alarms, multimedia & system) and change them all in a single tap. I used to adjust each volume separately, this is so much more friendly and reminds me of my old Blackberry. I have normal, loud and low profiles as well as silent, night, vibrate only, calls only and airplane mode. It will even change your wallpaper with each profile if you want which I like as it confirms at a glance which profile the phone is in.YMMV, Kurt
I also found a program called Sound Profile that lets me create and setup multiple sound profiles for various times of the night and day. You can set the notification volumes for several items, (SMS, email, phone, alarms, multimedia & system) and change them all in a single tap.That sounds good - about halfway what I want. Will this program allow assignment of different sounds as well as volumes? I would like a sound for SMS, a sound for email, a sound for phone ... you get the idea.
That sounds good - about halfway what I want. Will this program allow assignment of different sounds as well as volumes? I would like a sound for SMS, a sound for email, a sound for phone ... you get the idea.Yes, the program will permit assignment of different sounds for ringtones and notifications in each profile. However, email and SMS are grouped together as notifications. In fact ICS has both ringtone and notification volumes linked and you need to change a setting in the sound profile program depending on the version of Android OS you are using so it can separate these controls.
I don't mind at all! It's proper name is "Advanced Task Killer".Already tossed you a rec, but wanted to thank you more specifically for this; this app is doing wonders for my speed. I had no idea how often FB and YouTube were running themselves in the background, the damn sneaks. I appreciate the assistance.
Glad I could help.Yes, a bunch of stuff gets loaded automatically. I actually rooted my phone and deleted some things that were loading that I would never use (like Twitter...I still don't get the appeal of that one). The app killer is nice because I still have the apps when I want to run them, but can truly kill them when I don't. Had I known about it earlier I might not have rooted my phone, in fact.Do let us know if you end up getting a new phone as you mentioned a few weeks ago.
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