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General HDMI + 4G Netlix = Battery sucking demon

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rushmore, Dec 20, 2011.

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    Today I streamed Vampire Circus on Netflix after reading the review at DVD Drive-in (love Hammer horror films). Normally when attempting HDMI, the Razr would at some point, lock up and reboot. This time, I was able to browse for about an hour and then watch a movie with no reboot :) That was the good news, but the bad is in spite of a fully charged (I checked) Razr, the 87 minute movie resulted in 35% battery left- while charging. I knew that using standard USB to charge would be a net negative, but not THAT much. Jeesh.

    Next test is to watch a movie with 4G on the Atrix lapdock (GREAT device) and see if same low volt charge.

    BTW, the movie played great and sound in sync :)

    In the Razr's defense, the battery life result would be the same for all current 4g devices via HDMI and standard USB charging.


    Update:

    Just streaming 4G does not appear to cause the huge net negative on charge. Charge keeps up. HDMI must draw some serious juice (or it is a bug).
     

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