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General WHOA - Camera eating my battery?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by inTECHrity, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. inTECHrity

    inTECHrity Member
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    So I just used my camera for less than 5 minutes and here is what battery use reads:

    6h33min since unplugged

    Camera 66%
    Android system 9
    Cell Standby 9
    idle 8
    wifi 3
    display 3
    calls 2
    etc..

    Is this normal?

    How does everyone elses camera consumption compare?

    My battery is @ 53%
     

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    the camers does use a lot of battery. i noticed this yesterday. i used my camera for maybe 10-15 minutes and it was at the top of the list for the rest of the day.
     
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    The camera does use alot of battery, I noticed it rather high myself. But then again 8mp is pretty high quality, and well high quality eats battery. That's kinda the motto for this device here.
     
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    Saw this too last night. Only shot a few pics. I think the dual LED flash is no battery slouch either.
     
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    LED shouldn't have a huge drain on battery. I'm wondering if it doesn't close properly and continues to drain battery after the user thought it was ended.
     
  6. inTECHrity

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    Can't be it. I checked the "battery use" breakdown just moments after I snapped some pics. A little bit ridiculous.
     
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    guys, what are you using to get info on what is using the battery?
    thanks!
     

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