HTC EVO 3D And Sensation Battery Issue Solved

HTC along with its current and forthcoming devices is definitely hotting up the mobile phone market. Just recently, the HTC Thunderbolt despite delays on releasing, has proved to be an exceptional handset, the only downside as some of our readers have commented on, is that of the poor battery life. Two new devices are set to release in the not so distant future, that of the HTC EVO 3D and Sensation.

We have to say that the pair are sporting some pretty fantastic specifications, and although there is no official word as to when they will both release, it hasnt stopped many of you showing an interest. Before we give you a quick synopsis of what the pair will include, we spotted an article today from the guys over at gizmocrunch.com. Jacob Palmer from the team has talked about the inclusion of “bump charging” which could be used to up the battery life, something of which the Evo 4G was heavily plagued with.

As Jacob pointed out, bump charging is not a new concept but consists of certain things that you the user, can do to limit the amount of juice your handset uses. Firstly as reported from our source, leaving the handset ON whilst charging for up to 8 hours will certainly give your battery a good charge, other than this you can turn your device OFF completely, plug it back in and leave on charge for up to an hour, giving that extra boost.

For the third and final option, Jacob found, that by unplugging the device, turning it ON, waiting 2 minutes before powering down, and reconnecting the charge port for another hour, a doubled battery level was seen straight away. With this experiment an extension of 14 hours over the initial 8 hours was discovered.

We have to say that it seems a little “long-winded,” and a lot of messing around, but if it works and improves battery life, particularly of new devices, then who are we to comment.

Now coming back to the HTC EVO 3D, in terms of specs, this which we compared to the Nintendo 3DS gaming console only yesterday, is not just a phone but gives 3D viewing as well, HD 4.3-inch display, two 5MP cameras with benefit of 3D shooting and so on.

The HTC Sensation on the otherhand is purely a phone. It will include a 4.3-inch screen, run on Android’s 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, 8MP rear and 1.2MP front facing cameras, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Sense 3.0 and so on. Check out the links to find out more.

Tell us what you think about today’s tip on “bump charging.”

  • DANNY COLON LOPEZ

    Great news from HTC, battery issue solved!

  • Siq Kafit

    This will severely lower the lifespan of your battery, doing this will guarantee you buy a new one within the space of a few months.

  • Greg

    Bump charging or battery conditioning is a myth. Tried it on two different Evo 4Gs and no change in battery life. This technique is like when you fill up your car with gas and the pump auto stops and then you squeez the trigger over and over and shake your car to get as much fuel in as possible to only drive another 10 miles.

  • Liar

    Leaving the phone plugged in after it's 100% charged will shorten the lifespan on the battery. Good in theory, bad in practice.

  • occam49

    It is a fact that lithium batteries last longer if not fully charged or fully discharged during use. Perhaps HTC under charges to prolong the battery life. Maybe this bump-charge trick fools the charge control logic and allows a fuller charge.