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    Question Which uses more battery: wifi or 3G

    Simple question, which uses more battery power, 3G or wifi?
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    Wifi, I'm pretty sure
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    I'm gonna have to disagree. I believe 3g kills the battery pretty quickly compared to wifi.
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    GPS. Definitely GPS
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    I can say with a fair degree of confidence (haven't done any methodical testing) that 3G eats up more battery than WiFi. On both the iPhone and the Droid, I find that leaving WiFi on gives me better battery life than if I had turned off WiFi and relied on 3G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkS View Post
    GPS. Definitely GPS
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    My (loosely) timed testing reveals that: WiFi is far more efficient than 3G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New2u View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KirkS View Post
    GPS. Definitely GPS
    Agreed 100%
    Do you GPS as in using Google Maps, or when GPS is accessed every so often, by checking your location through apps such as weather bug.

    Also, does wifi use less battery while constantly streaming? I killed my phone's battery (almost full) streaming a radio station, in 4 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrvogt View Post
    Simple question, which uses more battery power, 3G or wifi?
    Do you SERIOUSLY think a bunch of Droid owners off the street are gonna' have a clue about a question even a Motorola Droid design engineer would have to do calculations to answer?

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