It has been hours since the HTC Velocity 4G was launched in Australia via Telstra and here you are: complaints are flowing in again about its battery life. It should be said that this phone was welcomed in Australia with acclaim once it was already advertised for US and in South Korea though under the name the HTC Vivid.
The problem is not in the battery defects, but that under heavy operating the battery is reported to be drained after 4-5 hours of use. In general, the HTC Velocity is packed with high-class features like a 4.5-inch qHD screen, an 8MP dual-LED flash camera, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 16-GB of internal storage. Let’s agree these are quite decent features. The only drawback is Android 2.3 Gingerbread the handset runs and this can account for the poor performance of the battery. It appears the reason why the HTC Velocity did not come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is that the carrier needs 16 week of 4G testing before introducing it to the market.
Now with the problem revealed, Telstra may push the Sandwich update sooner, since Android 4.0 is developed in such a way as to provide better battery performance.