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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by PauByrd, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. PauByrd

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    drain my battery and/or slow down my phone :thinking:
     

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    Handcent works great for me
     
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    I've never had an SMS app that affected my battery nor slow down my phones. What ones have you tried so far?

    +1 Handcent

    I also like GoSMS

    I send about 20-30 messages and that doesn't even put a dent on my battery.
     
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    I have tried Handcent SMS and it seemed to drain my battery but perhaps it was something else, I like Handcent but I was wondering if there is another one that won't slow or use battery but if the app is not what's draining my battery then I will go back to it!
     
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    I could see it draining a battery if it's sitting there trying to send in a dead zone... if that's the case, they all will, use GV. I don't text enough to worry about it so I use the default app. Tried all the others which look nicer, but I like to minimize app space.
     
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    I use GoSMS (along with GoLauncher and GoChat). Very happy with it - all the customization of Handcent, but less force closing. Handcent seemed to start having problems about once a week on my phone.
     
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    It's pretty easy to verify rather than just assume -- look at your battery info screen. Never heard of this myself. Just about any messaging app, including Handcent, will meet your requirements.
     
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    I use Handcent and it will run in the background, but doesn't use hardly any battery.
     

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