Some testers over at SlashGear took their shiny new HTC Thunderbolt for a "test-drive" of its battery life, and found it a bit lacking. They made it clear that this was only some preliminary real-world usage tests, and that more testing will come later. According to their experience,The above picture, at 70% battery life, was the result after that brief period of time. They continued to test throughout the day with what most people would consider "average to heavy" usage. After another hour and the same amount of usage, the battery life was at 50%."After having just charged the unit up from zero to full, Vince took the HTC ThunderBolt from Verizon out for a spin. Once one hour had passed and having done “regular tasks” like email, internet browsing, Twitter, and a little bit of Facebook, the batter displayed 70%. Note that this was without using the camera, no videos, no YouTube."
Continued testing revealed,Obviously, this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, since this was just one HTC Thunderbolt. It is possible that their model simply came with a defective battery, or that with some OS tweaks one could get better life out of the battery."Finally, with an uptime of 3:34:03 and actual usage time of 2:45:59, the battery was at 8%. During this time there were no phonicalls made, no YouTube or Videos watched, no Wifi used. This amount of time was dedicated to LTE for data working with email, Twitter, Disqus, downloading the app Dungeon Defenders, and etcetera."
Of course, if this ends up being the typical battery life of the TBolt, then Verizon and HTC have some improvements and optimizations of their own to "workout", or at least some splainin'.
What do you think? If there are an forum members with a TBolt already, please share your battery life experience with us.
There are more pics at the source link below, and thanks to "cereal killer" for the story tip!
Source: AndroidCommunity and SlashGear