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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 Android Expert
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    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

    (1)

    (2)

    (3)

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

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  2. dunbad

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    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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