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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HaTrEd360, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. HaTrEd360

    HaTrEd360 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    What uses more power in the long run, like if the phones in my pocket or I'm using it? Running PACRom newest version.

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  2. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase

    Depends on signal strength, really.

    I Keep wifi on all day at work, since I have a low signal there. WiFi keeps the minimal things I have syncing up to date, without being so harsh on the battery.
  3. ochenta

    ochenta Well-Known Member

  4. FoxyDrew

    FoxyDrew Android Enthusiast

    I'm almost positive wifi uses less power than 3g. But remember to turn it off when you know you're not at home/near wifi so your phones not constantly looking for wifi and draining battery.
  5. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Android Expert

    3g... Because of the spotty connection :).
  6. HaTrEd360

    HaTrEd360 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Would turning off your 3G while connected to WiFi help? I've noticed in Airplane Mode you can connect to WiFi.
  7. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Android Expert

    What do you mean help? Putting it in airplane mode will block signal to your phone except WiFi. WiFi isn't responsible for sms and calls. Just turn off 3g and not in use or use an app like juicedefender and set up profiles.
  8. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase

    You can turn off mobile data, and still have the 1x signal, allowing incoming calls/SMS. However WiFI will not download MMS messages, so that being said, 3G is needed for that.

    Or you could do what Afnan said, and use JuiceDefender. It's what I use.

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