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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by otter, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. otter

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    If I'm someplace that has wifi am I better off enabling that whenever I can instead of using 3g even if I have the phone in standby or will that use more battery? I might check my email and facebook, etc maybe every half hour and I'm wondering if I will save battery life by enabling wifi or will that eat more battery?
     

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  2. Bramsy

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    i personally have seen wifi save battery life on my cybernetic cell phone.
     
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    from my personal experience I think WiFi consumes less battery when connected but, the scanning for networks can be a drain so I dont leave it on and instead just fire it up when needed. I am always on wifi at home.
     
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    My droid definitely has a much longer battery life if I use the wifi with a good signal. I have access points set up at work and home so for the most part I just leave wifi on; it only has to search during the 20 minute drive. Significant battery improvement.
     
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    I leave all the radios running most of the time. I do plug it in while driving though, since I usually have wardrive or waze running.
     

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