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What do you think the biggest battery drain task you could do on your phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Roman G., Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation
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    Gonna do some testing and wonder what you peeps think:)
    Kinda looking for something or a few things that might drain the battery in as little as 4 hours, other than 4g as I don't have that.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. teky

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    Turn on GPS and Google Maps for sure and also WiFi if you've got an access point around. Also, run the camera a lot...making sure you get the camera flash going.
     
  3. MisterEd

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    Download LED LIGHT and turn it on to keep the "flash" always lit/
     
  4. iamfunkyz

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    GPS navigation while streaming pandora over 4G. I call it "punishment."
     
  5. dcoaster

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    Mobile Hotspot... no doubt.
     
  6. Mistiq

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    I heard something about wi fi not being as much of a battery drain as people think, but I think if you record video (720p of course) possibly combined with MisterEd's LED Light, while streaming pandora over 3G would hurt the battery pretty well........

    That's just a theory though I have no way to test it out to be sure or how practical it is
     
  7. Roman G.

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    I like those ones, I have no 4g but will leave it on just to suck the juice.

    Mods please close, and thanks for the reply's.
     
  8. Roman G.

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    Ya the wifi debate was basically proven when I had my hero.
    I am more looking for stuff I can keep running while it is sleeping, that way it will be a more controlled environment.:)
     
  9. neodorian

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    Fire it up and connect to 3g or 4g (whichever is available), turn on google nav with gps, and connect via a laptop streaming media or downloading a large file over the wifi hotspot. Make sure you set the screen to stay on for the hell of it :D
     
  10. septro

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    Keep hitting the power button everytime the screen times out so that you can stare at the purdy screen. That drains your battery like no tomorrow :)
     
  11. dr g

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    I understand this is old, but FWIW one of the most power-intensive things I have done on a cell phone is stream video to the phone and listen to the audio via a bluetooth headset.
     
  12. unplugged1

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    Once Slingbox comes out with the mobile version for Android, you will really see a battery drain. My watching live streaming video sucked the battery dry on my Touch Diamond WinMo device in about 30 to 40 minutes.
     
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