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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by teaguzzler, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. teaguzzler

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    Would running an app to listen to the radio drain the battery fast?
     

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  2. messenger13

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    If the display stays lit, yes. If the volume is turned way up, that couldn't help either.
     
  3. vincentp

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    Depends on what your definition of "fast" is. Will it drain the battery faster? Yes. Anything that uses a constant stream of data and creates audio is going to use a lot of battery. The life on my Droid is excellent though. I usually use Pandora or Last.FM radio at work for at least a few hours and the phone still has plenty of juice when I go to bed.
     
  4. teaguzzler

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    I'm using an app called Vinyl. I can listen to a radio station from Sweden. I had it playing for a few hours. Earlier I had been on the phone for about an hour. The battery status bar went yellow, so I stopped it. Do you think there's something wrong with the battery?
     
  5. vincentp

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    Probably not. The battery is pretty good, but voice calls will use a good chunk of it, as will radio. I use Internet radio quite a bit, but I don't spend a lot of time making voice calls (maybe 5-10 minutes per day) so your battery is going to drain faster than mine if you're talking for an hour or more. I also don't know what other apps you have that may be running / affecting your battery life on your phone. It should probably be OK, though.
     

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