Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jaliy, Sep 25, 2011.
i'm pretty sure wifi drains more battery but did some research some say 3g uses more
Wifi consumes less when connected, but more if unconnected but still scanning.
What about when the 3G connection is unreliable and the phone keeps trying to connect to a bad 3G signal?
Iirc the poorer the signal the more power required to "hang on" to it, but that's from memory.
If you're talking data downloads, Wifi wins. I sometimes listen to internet radio all night until the battery goes dead, when on wifi it's still going when I wake up, getting another 2-3 hours out of it on volume 1 with original headphones.
That's what I thought. I think it's the same as WiFi; when you don't have a signal the phone is constantly looking for one. So a good signal should use less power as the phone isn't scanning for a signal all the time.
My battery stats seem to indicate that too.. cell standby is much higher when I've had a rubbish signal for a long time.