This is one of the more hotly contended things about the HD2, some claim itâ€™ll last days whilst others get barely get hoursâ€¦
Iâ€™ve only had the HD2 for a little over a day, but as far as Iâ€™ve seen so far, battery life is pretty good. Iâ€™ve been playing with it a lot with HSDPA (not switched it to GSM at all), some bluetooth file transfers, browsing the interwebs, taking lots of pictures, texting, calling, videos and listening to music for a few hours and generally showing off quite how awesomely fast it is, and itâ€™s survived from 7:30 this morning till now. Thatâ€™s a little under 7 hours which is pretty good for what Iâ€™d call very intensive use.
With things like Chainfires WMLongLife, and not deliberately trying to kill the battery, it could well do significantly longer, possibly up to two days. For my usage itâ€™s fine as is, though you might want a second battery if you really need it to last more than a day!
My first impressions are very very very good! If you can live with the sheer size, itâ€™s definitely the best Windows Phone out there, maybe even the best phone out there.
I apologise for the picture: it was taken with my Diamond as I couldnâ€™t find my cameraâ€¦
Thanks to Clove and WMPowerUser for supplying the device!