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Sprint and HTC announce the HTC EVO 4G LTE

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Journeyman

Sprint and HTC announce the HTC EVO 4G LTE

This thing looks super sexy and has some great added features that the rest of the One X line-up was missing. Coming out Q2 for $199. Pre-orders start May 7th.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/04/htc-evo-4g-lte-preview-video/

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Journeyman

I think the phone looks great, even though that back upper-glossy plastic is a fingerprint magnet. Most people will buy special cases to protect their LTE EVOs anyway. There's a rumor being reported at some websites that May 18 will be the launch date, would be nice to get the EVO LTE early but I have a feeling it will be released in June.

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GrandMaster

got any reading material on the li-po battery? to my knowledge i dont think i have ever used one to date..and like yourself im on limited net usage. any clue rough guess on battery life with medium to heavy usage? i think that will be the killer for most people out there.

IndieArmy wrote:

There are certainly plans for LTE to be launched in San Diego. Should google for the road map that was shown a few days ago.

As for the battery, again, it's a li-po battery. I'd be surprised if it doesn't last 4-5 years. There may certainly be a few bad ones here and the but there won't be a mass amount to go dead 2 years from now.

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GrandMaster

tedsc wrote:

.... removeable SD is nice but removeable battery is a must unless they offer >=3000mah embedded battery with a mid contract replacement $40 deal due to battery degradation.

i would jump on that out the gates

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Journeyman

The biggest factor in your battery life will be screen on time. From what I've seen with people and the One X, the battery is lasting about 12 hours with moderate net use. Email and Facebook, etc set to push. Adequate Twittering, web browsing, etc. Keep in mind that this is on the One X which has Tegra 3 and smaller capacity battery, both factors that will decrease battery life when compared to the S4 powered EVO 4G LTE. Comparing this to the EVO 3D and what you would normally get for about 3-5 hours (very heavy use), you will be able to get for 9-11 hours on the EVO 4G LTE... Of course you need to factor in that if your phone can stay on longer, you will probably end up doing more, so it might be closer to 8-10. That's very heavy use though. Typicaly use, again, you're looking at closer to 12 hours on the battery.

As I posted earlier, with the One X, Engadget got 6 hours of constant video playback. So the screen is always on (biggest factor) and the chip is always under heavy load. That's very impressive.

fireguy_6364 wrote:

got any reading material on the li-po battery? to my knowledge i dont think i have ever used one to date..and like yourself im on limited net usage. any clue rough guess on battery life with medium to heavy usage? i think that will be the killer for most people out there.

IndieArmy wrote:

There are certainly plans for LTE to be launched in San Diego. Should google for the road map that was shown a few days ago.

As for the battery, again, it's a li-po battery. I'd be surprised if it doesn't last 4-5 years. There may certainly be a few bad ones here and the but there won't be a mass amount to go dead 2 years from now.

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GrandMaster

yah most of that i know already from past experiences..which is why im rocking the 3500 in my phone..depending on what i do that day i can USUALLY get a full day/day and a half out of it..unless i play games...then i croak that thing in a heart beat.

if they got 6 hours out of video playback with it then im calling game on with this phone again..the battery was the main factor i wasnt to up on. everything else in it was a go for sure.

as someone mentioned either in this thread or another one about the same phone (to lazy to go look) maybe they'll eventually have a upgrade battery size that can be put in for such and such amount of moolah..one can only hope..

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Journeyman

When the EVO 4G first came out, I found myself watching vidoes, reading books, etc.  Now that I have an iPad, I watch all the shows and read books on that while tethering to the internet through my phone.  I have a feeling that the tablets are stealing a lot of thunder from the cell phones, and a few years from now (or even 1 year from now), I bet no one will need a huge battery in their phone.  My EVO now goes 36 hours-- I think in part, due to my decreased use.  I have a feeling that the EVO 4G LTE will have a completely adequate battery due to my shift to the iPad, and I think HTC will be struggling to remain strong in the era of tablets. So, I want the LTE to connect my tablet and laptop to the internet.  Other than that, my cell phone is going back to a glorified PDA that can make calls and give me my e-mail.  (This post should be making HTC shudder).

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GrandMaster

lol i use my phone for pretty much everything under the sun. moderate use and while on wifi i can bump out a day and a half easy..personally i like the feel of the larger battery compared to the slim feel it had before..i'll just have to get used to it. as long as the battery holds its own i'll be happy.

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Journeyman

I was looking forward to this phone until I read about the non-replaceable battery.  Unless the internal battery can run the phone with the display, GPS, bluetooth all in use constantly for at least 10 hours, a replaceable battery is a must.  Sure there are external battery packs available, but they're bulky and cumbersome.  I can carry 4 spare batteries for my EVO without even noticing they're on my pocket.   

Oh well, good thing I'm happy with my EVO. 

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Wizard

I have some concerns about the battery, but I'm never away from the office or my car for more than a few hours at a time.  I'll plan to buy a car charger and additional USB charger for whatever phone I select.

It's an intersting time for Sprint's cell phone manufacturers.  With all of their customer base being eligible for upgrades within the 2-year roll-out of LTE that Sprint promises us, that opens a huge market for LTE phones...the manufactures should be pulling out all the stops.  As much as I love my current EVO and think I'd be happy with the new EVO LTE, I'll confess I'm probably going to wait to see what the new Epic, iPhone 5, and others put out between now and the end of the year.  The Mrs. and I will do our part to stimulate the economy!

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