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Support Email Push vs Fetch. Which one uses more Battery?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hodakaguy, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Hodakaguy

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    I came from a Iphone 3G on AT&T and found the Push to be very unreliable on that phone. I would just rather set the phone to fetch every 15 minutes. Will the fetch use more battery than having the phone on push?

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  2. cubswin326

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    I believe fetch will use more battery because you are constantly activating the radio every 15 minutes. I know this was true of my Omnia (winmo). Push seems to be less stress on the battery.
     
  3. kwest12

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    Excellent question: if anyone can provide a definitive answer on this, it would be much appreciated.
     
  4. Stone

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    I've used push/fetch connected to an exchange server on both my Droid X & iPhone 3GS. In both cases fetch is better on battery life.

    Technically push is only supposed to use bandwidth when the server tells it there is a new message available, however it must maintain a secure connection to the server, this connection is broken and re-established throughout the day so it ends up being almost constant whereas fetch only uses bandwidth at a specified polling interval. I can't use fetch because most days I get well over 100 messages and many require a quick response so I don't have the option of having a 5 minute fetch cycle, I could get 10 messages in that amount of time. So IMO fetch will be much better on the battery, assuming you choose a relatively long refresh interval like 30 minutes+
     
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  5. kwest12

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    @Stone, thanks man, that makes sense. I think I should be able to go with fetch.
     
  6. Kiri

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    It appears my battery drains less when using fetch than push, especially every 30 minutes
     
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  7. moon_walker333

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    Thanks a lot guys. I had the same question and was expecting that Fetch will be less of battery drainer. I am happy to see your answers confirming that.

    Thanks! Keep the juice flowing! ;)
     

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