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WiFi more of a battery drain than OTA Network?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stimulatedboredom, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. stimulatedboredom

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    Probably a dumb question, however I wonder if it is less of a battery drain to use my WiFi at home / work than to simply use the Sprint network / Ev-Do Rev A?

    I figured that since it can read my WiFi easier, it might use less power, then again it is a function on the phone that needs to be launched and therefore might be draining more.

    Curious if anyone knew for sure, thanks.
     

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  2. digitized

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    There are threads covering this already. The consensus seems to be that wifi is indeed better on battery life.

    Edit: turn wifi off when not near a known network, like while driving. Searching for networks probably takes a good amount of juice.
     
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