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    iPhone 3GS vs HTC Evo 4G: Battery Life

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    Chris Pirillo

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    http://chris.pirillo.com/the-problem-with-google-android-its-users/ - My initial impressions of the HTC Evo 4G were attacked for various reasons, some people going as far as to blame me for somebody else's shortcomings. It wasn't a review (hence, containing the word "impressions" in the title). Now, since I didn't mention it directly in this video - yes, Sprint did send me the device to play with (and I purchased the iPhone with my own money).

    Some of you accused me for being an Apple fanboi (and looking at an Android device through rose-tinted glasses). Okay, fine - let's see how the HTC Evo 4G stacks up against the iPhone 3GS as far as battery life is concerned.

    Oh, and... you might wanna read these posts from fellow Android fans:

    http://gizmodo.com/5555353/tips-to-extending-htc-evo-battery-life-and-brief-rant
    http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/05/31/htc-evo-4g-sprint-review/

    I'm not the only one claiming that the HTC Evo 4G's battery life leaves something to be desired. Still, I'm sure several of you will take this as an opportunity to tell me that I'm biased again... despite having shown you just how well these two devices stack up in terms of core functionality.

    I'd much rather have 60% battery life left at the end of the day of average usage compared to 15% after not having used the device at all. Swapping batteries? Sure. People love carrying extra batteries around - and they love the added expense, too.

    Don't lecture me on being biased; I'm sure other iPhone and HTC Evo 4G users would paint a similar picture. If you really want me to stack this up against the iPhone 4 (with 40% more battery life than the iPhone 3GS), I'd be more than happy to do so - but it wouldn't illuminate anything more than what I've demonstrated here.

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