Physical properties aside, the EVO 4G’s battery stands out for a slightly more significant reason: According to iFixIt, the battery is a 3.7-volt, 1500-mAh, and 31-gram unit — meaning it has 23 percent more capacity than an iPhone 3GS, 15 percent more than a Droid Incredible, and 7 percent more than a Nexus One.
Now, you might be thinking, “Hang on, muchacho — I’ve heard that the EVO’s battery life sucks.” It’s true: Early reports have suggested that the EVO 4G suffers from a case of premature dechargation (that’s the polite way to put it). Remember, though, capacity and performance are two different things. It appears 4G usage puts a serious strain on the battery, which is likely a large part of the device’s, shall we say, “problem.”
More EVO Teardown Highlights
Some other interesting highlights from iFixIt’s teardown of the HTC EVO 4G:
• Want to feel like a surgeon? Check out these shots of the EVO 4G’s innards (view full-sized images). You’re looking at the logic board, located below the front-facing internal frame, and the guts beneath it.
• If you break the glass on the front of the EVO 4G, there’s no need to panic: It’s actually quite easy to remove and thus replace (view full-sized image).
• On the EVO’s main board, there’s a Qualcomm QSD8650 Snapdragon processor; a Broadcom BCM4329 chip that powers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FM functionality; and an Atmel MXT224 touchscreen controller, among other incredibly geeky-sounding parts (view full-sized image).
The HTC EVO 4G officially launches on Sprint this Friday, June 4. No word yet if it’ll be magical and/or revolutionary.