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So currently I have a HTC Thunderbolt.

I bought it at launch, and i am really getting tired of wrestling with the battery. It seriously is not worth it to me anymore. It uses roughly 1% per 1-3minutes when using it.... When in sleep mode, it can get about 30min per percent. I have tried many different ROMs, and stuff, I am at wits end (correct idiom there?)

So, now i really don't know what to do. I have like $600 right now, + ~$150 i can get from selling my TB. so like $750 total.

I was thinking (obviously on verizon...):

1. Iphone 4S, $650 unsubsidized, not sure if this is even an option

2. Iphone 4 CDMA used, $300-350ish

3. Wait for Nexus Prime, and hope it gets decent battery life. I have a lot of hope here since the SGSII Gets such good life, and i would guess that the NexP is going to be based on the SGSII. Transitive property applies hopefully.

4. Driod Bionic? How's the battery life on this? I have seen the PenTile screen, and i really don't mind it.

5. Wild card?

So what do you guys think. I really don't prefer either platform. I care more about longevity of battery, and longevity of usability. IE, i want to be able to run apps 2+yrs from now without issue.

I have experience with both platforms, so really I DONT CARE, don't swirl this thread into some sort of flameboyfanthread.
Edited by reflex99 - 10/7/11 at 10:30pm
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I'd say go with Nexus Prime definitely.

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I dont think there are any PDA's with decent battery life. I think the iphone has been the better of the ones I have tried. I currently have a HTC sensation and am trying a a Samsung G2S. THe samsung is a little better but you still have to charge every day.
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What exactly does your daily use look like?

-text messaging
-phone
-app
-games
-web

What would you like your daily use to look like?

-text messaging
-phone
-app
-games
-web

Your option might only be to get a bigger battery if you're a really heavy user.
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I'm in the same boat right now (Droid X), and I think I'm just going to bite the bullet and get the iPhone 4S for the full price. But talk to Verizon first, see if maybe you can get a slight discount off of it for already being a customer, and paying your bills on time. You may also qualify for an early upgrade discount, but it's close to nothing ($30, in my case).
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post
What exactly does your daily use look like?

-text messaging
-phone
-app
-games
-web

What would you like your daily use to look like?

-text messaging
-phone
-app
-games
-web

Your option might only be to get a bigger battery if you're a really heavy user.
this is a good question. also you have to really just keep your wifi off and even mobile internet off when not using it. it may be a pain to turn off and on all the time but it does help. also if you have to keep your thunderbolt for a while try turning the LTE off and just use 3g. it will def help your battery.

as for phone choices i dont think the iphone is much better and the nexus prime should be great so you might want to wait.

PS you should get at least $200-300 for your phone dont even think about letting it go for $150
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thanks for all the thoughts so far.

+Rep when I get off my phone.

to give you an idea. I just took my phone off the charger, whent to the bathroom, and played NOVA2 for like 10 min, came back, browsed ocn for like 5 min.

81% left ....


as for what I would like to do with my phone:

-web browsing
-games
-I only send like 20 txt per day.
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I would definitely wait for the Nexus prime.
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thanks for all the thoughts so far.

+Rep when I get off my phone.

to give you an idea. I just took my phone off the charger, whent to the bathroom, and played NOVA2 for like 10 min, came back, browsed ocn for like 5 min.

81% left ....


as for what I would like to do with my phone:

-web browsing
-games
-I only send like 20 txt per day.
truly i dont think there is any phone that has a good battery when it comes to games. i have an HTC desire and my 3 year old kills the battery quick. maybe buy a 2nd battery from ebay for $5 it might get you through til you decide
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Quote:
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thanks for all the thoughts so far.

+Rep when I get off my phone.

to give you an idea. I just took my phone off the charger, whent to the bathroom, and played NOVA2 for like 10 min, came back, browsed ocn for like 5 min.

81% left ....


as for what I would like to do with my phone:

-web browsing
-games
-I only send like 20 txt per day.
Amount of time web browsing?
Amounts of time playing games?

Just a estimate is fine.

Do you get good reception where you're at? Reception plays a role in your battery life!
Also have you calibrated your battery? This could possibly be a battery calibration issue. I'll play some NOVA on mine just to see what my battery drain is, should be relatively close. (Evo 3D)

EDIT: Apparently I dont have NOVA installed, i'm gonna use Spiderman 3D instead. Should still be close in terms of the power it requires to play the game.
Edited by dmasteR - 10/7/11 at 11:43pm
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