Battery Difference Between Using WiFi/3G

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  1. want a droid
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    So I was wondering if some of you guys could provide some insight on this. I notice when I am around the house on my WiFi my battery lasts much longer than when I'm out on 3G.

    I believe I even use my phone more when I'm at home, because I don't use it much while at work.

    I know using WiFi uses less battery than 3G, but should it be this noticeable for me?

    Some useless stats:
    My battery was at 40% after 14 hours (6 hrs on WiFi)

    My battery was at 40% after 9 hours (0 hrs on WiFi)

    ^With about the same usage (if not more on the WiFi)
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    Wifi uses much less battery than a cellular radio, WHEN YOU HAVE GOOD SIGNAL. If you were constantly searching for wifi, you'd use more battery.

    I don't know what insight to give, except to say that your observations are correct.
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