http://www.enterprisemobiletoday.com...i-Fi-Radio.htm"Wi-Fi is more energy-efficient than 3G when it comes to transferring data, so that is why 3G sucks up so much battery in that regard," he said in an e-mail to InternetNews.com. "Alternatively, when you look at how much energy the device consumes while idling, Wi-Fi is much more inefficient."
Last edited by avt123; 07-05-2010 at 06:57 PM.
Post explaining the theory of how Wi-Fi is faster and thus conserves power by means of permitting you to get done quicker.
3G vs WiFi when at home - which uses less power? - Page 2 - Android Forums
Actual article explaining how Wi-Fi isn't optimized for mobile phones. Even the protocol designed to reduce Wi-Fi power drain doesn't work effectively.
Technology Review: How Wi-Fi Drains Your Cell Phone
Edit: on the first link, check out how many mW each actually uses.
Last edited by ZeroBarrier; 07-05-2010 at 08:12 PM.
I take it that for normal daily usages like texting, internet and email that 800 mhz is fine for a phone?? I'm on BB v.4 with 1.2GHZ P3. I usually let petes script control the cpus speed. I was able to get 10 hours of it for that kind of usage. YOu think if I set it at 800 Mhz I would still get great performance and more battery
Anyone notice that phone calls really drain it inordinately quick? if I make even a 5 - 10min phone call, it'll immediately become the highest ranked program under battery usage. Otherwise I've found battery life to be pretty good, never had 1. 1 though to compare. Using Chevy ulv 1ghz kernel fyi.
What I dont get is once my phone is fully charged, I unplug it from outlet and start checking emails the battery drops down to 90% in less than 10 min...sigh... Dont get it
One thing to keep in mind, is even if you don't use wifi, you're still sapping juice discovering networks. If you don't use it, turn it off.
However, if you're using the Wifi instead of 3G... factual posts above this one, and my own anecdotal experience show that you're much better off leaving the wifi on.