How is HTC One X battery life? HTC One X has 1800 mAh battery capacity. Based on specification, it is not much for a quad-core smartphone with 4.7″ 720p HD screen. I am not surprise here because HTC always put smaller capacity size battery on its smartphones (compare to competitors). HTC HD2 has 1230 mAh battery capacity only with 4.3″ large screen 3 years ago. And I still manage to get a whole day of battery life on normal usage (on Android 2.3 Gingerbread of course). How about HTC One X battery life? Let’s find out…
As usual, I enable 3G connection all the time instead of Wi-Fi on HTC One X. And enable WCDMA only in Network mode. This will consume more battery than GSM only with Wi-Fi connection. On standby with no data connection, I get around 1% battery drop on each hour. Around 3% battery drops per hour with 3G data turn on and surfing 3 of my blogs (1 main page and 1 single page). This is on par with my Samsung Galaxy S2 battery life.
As expected, HTC One X 4.7″ 720p HD screen consumes the most battery life ~ 61% with 3 hour and 19 minutes time on. NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 CPU and GPU is the second battery hungry guy. Battery drops fast and temperature go up to uncomfortable level when play 3D games.
This battery life test is based on the very first production ROM (software number 1.26.707.2) for HTC One X. Hopefully, HTC can improve HTC One X battery life in future software update.