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Thread: Which uses more battery: wifi or 3G

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    Actually I find mathmatical calculations to be BS, I would rather have realworld opinions from realworld users who would be using the phone the same way I would.

    Mathmatical calculations are like **sh)(&%, every scientist thinks his is right
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    The problem is, very few real-world users actually write down any real data on usage... They mostly give their opinions, which may be incorrect.

    But, based on what I've read in various places, it would seem to me that WiFi is a bit more efficient, most of the time.

    But I don't use WiFi because a couple of my widgets don't work with it. And the difference between 3G and WiFi is pretty slim, at any rate -- otherwise, there'd be no argument about which is more efficient. It'd be very clear that one is better than the other.
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    WiFi uses more power then 3g. That's my opinion. I keep it on 3G except when I'm home then I put it on WiFi.
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    It depends on the quality of the signal. The weaker the signal, from my experience, the more current will be drawn from the battery to try to boost the strength of the receiver/transmitter.

    Do tests of your own. A guy sitting in the 3rd floor basement of a building 6 ft from a WiFi router will say WiFi is better.
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    I just started leaving my gps on and I have not noticed any decrease in my battery life. Now I don't have any apps set to check my location continuously but I still leave it on. I figure its a pain to have to turn it on every time I want navigation, or places around me. I think as long you don't have apps set to check location on a daily basis then leaving gps on doesn't effect battery life.
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