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Question regarding 3G and wifi

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by microserfs, May 11, 2010.

  1. microserfs

    microserfs Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 22, 2010
    video game reviewing
    Brighton, UK
    Hey guys

    Battery seems to be consumed alot by wifi when I use it, but less so by 3G if I'm out and not using it (and only syncing every couple of hours).. is this normal? I assume that 3G must take up less battery...? Wifi tends to eat 10% of my battery in five-ten minutes... :\


  2. I've noticed the same thing. When I'm connected to my wifi at home the battery usage for wifi sky rockets. Right now it's at 39%, been connected to my home wifi for about 3 hours now.
  3. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Packet for packet 3G on the Droid eats more battery than WiFi.

    Be careful how you interpret the battery usage screen. 10% is not 10% of your battery. It's 10% of what was used of your battery since the last charge. For example, if total battery usage was 20% and the battery usage screen indicates that 10% was WiFi then WiFi acutally used ~2% of total battery.

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