Downloading drains the battery like CRAZY!!

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  1. dmarz45

    dmarz45 New Member

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    Today I was driving in the car and I had about 40-50% battery remaining. I used an app called GTunes to download 3 songs and all of a sudden my battery just instantly drained and the phone shut off. It seems that when Im using a WiFi connection the battery doesnt drain much at all when Im downloading, but when Im using the network connection to download the battery drains VERY quick. Am I right?
     
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    3G uses a lot more juice than WiFi, yes, but that's a bit excessive.
     
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    I agree. I've downloaded many times on my Droids and never once had it kill my battery just because I used 3G.
     
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    oh alright maybe I had less than 40% battery remaining and I just didnt realize it... The battery did drain mighty fast tho! It maybe could've been because I was downloading 2 songs at once....
     
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    I doubt it. I have downloaded a rom and a theme directly to my phone one after the other using 3g and I lost maybe 20 - 30%

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    That's still a LOT of battery loss. I guess my Droid 1 does have a decent battery.
     
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    Granted I was in my house with maybe two bars of service. Even then it was probably closer to 20%

    I'm downloading stuff constantly and I never notice any kind of drastic batt loss

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    Maybe the Artists whose music you were downloading fiqured since you weren't paying cash for their songs that you could pay in battery life.....Just Sayin'