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Guess-timating Battery Usage: wi-fi or 3G

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by hakr100, May 2, 2010.

  1. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 18, 2010
    Just curious.

    Let's say that I'm just using my droid as a normal cell phone, with a few calls out and a few calls in each day. Wi-Fi is off and 3G is off.

    Let's call that (1) Ordinary Usage.

    Now, let's turn on Wi-Fi for, oh, an hour of internet stuff at the local coffee shop.

    Let's call that (2) Ordinary Usage + Wi-Fi.

    Now, let's turn off Wi-Fi and turn on 3G for an hour of 36 usage.

    Let's call that (3) Ordinary Usage + 3G.

    Now, the question.

    Assuming one starts with the battery at 100%, after a day of usage, what would be the battery percentage levels for




    Has anyone done this? Is there an app that displays "base" and "base +" usage of the battery?


  2. dunbad

    dunbad Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2010
    I'm led to believe WiFi uses less battery than 3g. But it would be nice to see some sort of accurate way of testing this via a decent app.

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