I was reading this post over at TheCubicleChick.com and decided to write a much needed follow-up post to my original HTC Evo post from 2010 (yes I’m all late and such but let’s pretend like I’m not mmmkay?).
It’s been almost 2 years that I’ve had this particular Android phone, an HTC Evo 4G with Sprint, and I have to say that, if it wasn’t for the issues with battery life, my phone would be perfect!
The pros of this phone are too much to document. For starters it has a huge clear screen, is fast, the camera is good quality, it’s durable, and I have rarely had to pay for an app that I needed. Coming from my beloved Palm Centro, it has been the perfect initial foray into the world or smart phones. I practically do everything on it and can’t imagine life without it.
My contract with Sprint was up on April 1st, and I’m eyeing the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G, but for right now it’s still going to be me and Eva (the name of my Evo #don’tJudge).
But (there’s always a but huh?) …
… the battery life on this phone is HORRIBLE!
When I say horrible I mean hor.rib.BULL. It started out less than desirable and went to O!M!G!
At its worst (2 weeks ago), my phone would not stay on longer than 15 minutes unplugged. Yes you read that correctly … 15 minutes unplugged = phone dead. Since I have insurance, I visited the Sprint store and was told my battery was fine but they ordered me a new one that would take two weeks to arrive. Last week I took it to different Sprint phone (because I am pregnant and need a phone that works when unplugged), and was told that my battery was actually no good and I needed a new one. Since I was given the battery from the self-same Sprint store a month prior, they didn’t have much of a solution for me except to wait on the battery (which hasn’t arrived I might add and it’s been 2 weeks). My husband eventually dug up an OEM battery for me to use in the interim, so for now, my phone works longer than 15 minutes unplugged … for now.
So ultimately what are my thoughts?
I love my Android phone, wish I could afford to upgrade to another Android phone (and/or get a tablet *hee*), but until then, I’ll wait and pray the new battery arrives soon and helps me make it longer with my beloved Evo.
What phone do you have? Are you an Android lover? How’s your battery life?
Until next time Glam Fam
I wish you
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