Battery drain 2G(1x) vs 3g

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by razorseal, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. razorseal
    Offline

    razorseal New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Is there that much of a battery drain between 3g and 2g? or are these apps more for people who don't have good 3g coverage in their area so the phone is always looking for a 3g signal therefore draining the battery?

    I found this app called Toggle 2G and it's supposed to turn 2g on while the phone is asleep or screen is off to save battery...

    does 3G actually use that much more battery compared to 2G/1X mode?
  2. razorseal
    Offline

    razorseal New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Really? Nobody cares about this issue regarding battery drain and 2g/3g? I'm surprised since everyone talks about battery saving issues here
  3. Tanknspank
    Offline

    Tanknspank Beta Team Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Wow. Did you notice you replied exactly 12 hours after your last post?

    Anyways, I guess the reason no one responded was because no one knew. Maybe someone should take the time and actually test it and see. If it is a good difference, it might be beneficial to turn off 3g when you won't be web browsing or something. Just wondering.
  4. razorseal
    Offline

    razorseal New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well I'm not sure, I was hoping someone had done the research.

    cool about the time too lol

    I can try I guess and see how long it lasts at work on thursday as I use my phone th emost there
Search tags for this page
1x battery drain
,

1x vs 2g

,

2g vs 1x

,
android draining too much battery on 3g vs 2g
,
battery life 1x vs 3g
,
battery usage 1x vs 3g
,
does 1x use more battery than 3g
,
does wifi or 3g use more battery
,

is 1x the same as 2g

,
verizion 1x battery drain
,
what is 1x compared to 2g
,
why does 1x drain the battery