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General Battery stats - Mobile Network signal

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GalaxyN, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. GalaxyN

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    After turning off a bunch of stuff (Google Talk, Google backup, etc) I have had fantastic battery life - with light use I got a day to a day and a half easily running on 3G.

    On Sunday, I turned on 4G to see what difference it made and I still got about 20ish hours but turned it off as I really don't have a day to day need and battery life is more important to me.

    Today, my battery life is awful! Down to 35% within about 6 hrs! When I look at the battery stats I see a bar showing "Mobile Network Signal". Usually this bar is gold with a few spots of green, today it is almost all green but as far as I can tell, I haven't lost 3G as I've gotten mail, etc. normall all day.

    Does anybody know what this bar signifies?
     

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    Green is good, it means your signal was strong. Don't think that is the cause of your drain.
     
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    Thanks Crankerchick!

    I'm surprised to hear that green is better than gold as my battery always goes down faster when it is green but usually green has been only a small portion of my time up until yesterday when it was almost all green. After going dead last night, I'm all charged up now and did a battery pull to make sure everything was nice and fresh this morning. We'll see how it goes....hoping my battery is back to its normal self.
     
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    Hmm I have the opposite. Mine is hardly ever green, and when it is, my battery life is much better. I've only seen green for a long period of time when I am very close to Baltimore and my phone is showing full bars on both 3G and 4G.
     
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