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HTC Bolt: Battery Life - Sprint Product Ambassador

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HTC Bolt: Battery Life - Sprint Product Ambassador

During the month of December I was doing some competitive research around Kansas City and I took my Galaxy S6 and the HTC Bolt around town with me as I was visiting stores.  Now without getting into the technical aspects of which applications use more data than the others I can say I was impressed with the how the Bolt performed. 


I headed out with both devices charged to 100%.  I used the S6 primarily for GPS to find the stores I was visiting.  On the Bolt I streamed Spotify nearly the entire time and used the camera to take about 75 pictures over a 3 hour period.  At the end of the journey the S6 had 33% battery remaining and the Bolt had 53%.  Again this isn't an apples to apples comparison.  But having used my S6 for nearly two years now streaming and taking pictures I would say the Bolt does a little better in the energy department as it should considering the larger battery. 


The Galaxy S 6 battery has a 2550 mAh battery while the Bolt packs a larger 3200 mAh battery.  So, you would expect the Bolt to have a longer lasting life between charges.  But I was more impressed with the fact that I streamed music at Spotify's highest quality setting which burns through more data and was still able to take all those photos and have 53% remaining when I got back to the office.


How much battery life a person needs can differ, but considering I don't spend a lot of time talking on my smartphone and mostly use it for answering emails and streaming music I find the HTC Bolt's battery life more than sufficient for my uses.  The Camera takes great pictures as you can see from the cover photo. 


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