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The Nexus 4 would have only throttled in heavy usage situations though. It's not like you would have hit a thermal threshold with each use of the phone. You were never throttled during general use, but if you played 3 hours straight of Dead Trigger, sure. The real battery draining situation with the phone will be experienced when actually gaming, streaming music/movies or watching video.

Regardless, this is where rooting and taking advantage of a CPU tweaking app would be beneficial.

Also, if anything, the throttling helped the Nexus 4. Sure it lagged behind in benchmarks, but was a ridiculously fast phone. The phone NEVER got hot like I've experienced with my S3 or Nexus, and was still able to run any app smooth as butter.
 
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The Nexus 4 would have only throttled in heavy usage situations though. It's not like you would have hit a thermal threshold with each use of the phone. You were never throttled during general use, but if you played 3 hours straight of Dead Trigger, sure. The real battery draining situation with the phone will be experienced when actually gaming, streaming music/movies or watching video.

Regardless, this is where rooting and taking advantage of a CPU tweaking app would be beneficial.

Also, if anything,the throttling helped the Nexus 4.Sure it lagged behind in benchmarks, but was a ridiculously fast phone. The phone NEVER got hot like I've experienced with my S3 or Nexus, and was still able to run any app smooth as butter.

I don't see what you are trying to get at, my point is just that Nexus 4 is more battery friendly than HTC One( 1.5Ghz quad core CPU with throttle vs 1.7Ghz quad core without throttle, 1280X768 screen vs 1080p screen), thus the HTC One might have worse battery life than Nexus 4's because its battery is only marginally larger( 8.74 Wh vs 8Wh).

If you think I was trying to criticize Nexus 4 you obviously misunderstood me.
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I didn't think you were attacking it, but I was just trying to make the point that the difference aren't so substantial to the point where battery life should differ by that amount. Or at least if it does, it will be by screen technology used instead of screen resolution, etc.
 
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I love my HTX One X... but the no SD card and no battery replace sucks on it, and will suck just as much on the new one... mostly because the battery life is a disaster for a phone you want to use for what it does well. So you cant get one of those battery covers or anything and you cant replace the depleted one with charged one. But if they fix the battery life it is okay with me, but the no SD slot is lame.
    
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The SD card slot sucks, but if they have a 64 gb model, shouldn't matter. Camera will probably be a bit disappointing, as 4mp will be terrible for trying to print any of your pictures.
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