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  1. Joshuah22a

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    I know when 4g tech was in its earlier stages it would drain batteries etc in older phones...but now since im sure they have gotten more refined and it wastes less batter.. is it still more battery friendly to be on wifi than 4g or no?
     

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    wfi will always be better in terms of battery life.....though if you have slower wifi when when you use it, it can drain it more then normal or faster speed internet.

    i always have my phone switch to wifi when i'm at home.

    i do notice that when i'm at a place that has public wifi and it is slow(as most public wifi are) my battery drains faster then when i'm at home.

    4g will always drain faster then wifi.
     
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    oh yeah.. 4G is a lot harder on your battery.. than wifi.

    keep this in mind...
    wifi is only good up to .. about 100ft radius from router.
    4G is good for a few miles from the tower.

    so.. 4G is going to require more power to push your data that far!
     
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    ...and LTE is even harder on battery than 4G
     
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    A poor signal no matter whether it is Wi-Fi, LTE (4G), HSPDA or what ever will consume battery like nothing else. Good strength Wi-Fi is of course the best to use, then good strength LTE. HSPDA, for me at least consumes battery faster than LTE. The worse, and I've actually watched my battery percentage fall while ultimately failing to Web browse is an EDGE (2.5G - GSM) signal. If that's all you can use, my advice is don't, it will fail (Google certainly does) or render a simple web page in about two minutes, while your battery drains at a rate of 1% every twenty seconds, I kid you not.
     
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    I use an app called Usage Manager..
    Not sure if I downloaded it or if it is a stock app..
    Looking at battery useage yesterday I realized I had an app called "Vault"..
    It was using 23% of my battery usage...
    Which was the largest battery user I had.. Even OS was only 20%..
    It's been uninstalled....
     
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    thanks for the feedback everyone!
     
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