What do you think the biggest battery drain task you could do on your phone?


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  1. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation This Topic's Starter

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    Gonna do some testing and wonder what you peeps think:)
    Kinda looking for something or a few things that might drain the battery in as little as 4 hours, other than 4g as I don't have that.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. teky

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    Turn on GPS and Google Maps for sure and also WiFi if you've got an access point around. Also, run the camera a lot...making sure you get the camera flash going.
     
  3. MisterEd

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    Download LED LIGHT and turn it on to keep the "flash" always lit/
     
  4. iamfunkyz

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    GPS navigation while streaming pandora over 4G. I call it "punishment."
     
  5. dcoaster

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    Mobile Hotspot... no doubt.
     
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    I heard something about wi fi not being as much of a battery drain as people think, but I think if you record video (720p of course) possibly combined with MisterEd's LED Light, while streaming pandora over 3G would hurt the battery pretty well........

    That's just a theory though I have no way to test it out to be sure or how practical it is
     
  7. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation This Topic's Starter

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    I like those ones, I have no 4g but will leave it on just to suck the juice.

    Mods please close, and thanks for the reply's.
     
  8. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation This Topic's Starter

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    Ya the wifi debate was basically proven when I had my hero.
    I am more looking for stuff I can keep running while it is sleeping, that way it will be a more controlled environment.:)
     
  9. neodorian

    neodorian Well-Known Member

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    Fire it up and connect to 3g or 4g (whichever is available), turn on google nav with gps, and connect via a laptop streaming media or downloading a large file over the wifi hotspot. Make sure you set the screen to stay on for the hell of it :D
     
  10. septro

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    Keep hitting the power button everytime the screen times out so that you can stare at the purdy screen. That drains your battery like no tomorrow :)
     
  11. dr g

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    I understand this is old, but FWIW one of the most power-intensive things I have done on a cell phone is stream video to the phone and listen to the audio via a bluetooth headset.
     
  12. unplugged1

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    Once Slingbox comes out with the mobile version for Android, you will really see a battery drain. My watching live streaming video sucked the battery dry on my Touch Diamond WinMo device in about 30 to 40 minutes.
     

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