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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Syv3n, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Syv3n

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    How much battery do they consume? In terms of time would the make the difference between cutting battery time in half or only like a few hours?
     

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    Im sure you would lose a few hours at a minimum. Live wallpapers take up alot of battery some take more then others
     
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    There does not exist a live wallpaper whose CPU usage and negative impact in device performance is worth its functionality.
     
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    Not worth it IMO, cool to show friends...but slows down phone and eats up battery.
     
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    Agreed, no live wallpapers for me.
     
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    Live wallpapers will slow down the device also. I only use it when I show friends, especially my Apple ones.
     
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    I am getting over 16 hours per day with a peak of 24 hours some days with live wallpapers on. So yes, if I can make it wake up to sleep time without charging the rest is gravy
     
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    They're not worth it, in my opinion. They slow everything down, and kill my battery.
     
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    I tried a few just for the novelty, but the impact on battery life alone is enough to keep me away. I think they're pretty distracting too.
     
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    But I like my wavy grass!!!
     
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    I think all of you nay-sayers should try the water one. ;)
     
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    I used live wallpapers on my original Droid and I'm using them on the X now. I never noticed any appreciable difference on my old Droid between using them and not using them. I still had to swap in a spare battery every day around the same time. On the X I can make it from 7ish in the morning till about midnight on a full charge and since I never really saw much of a slowdown on either phone when using them I'm going to keep them. They are the first thing everybody notices about the phone.

    P.S. The one place I did see a difference is in quadrant. I can get a score roughly 100 points higher when not using them, not enough to convince me to stop! :D
     

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