EDGE of WiFi

mrgrumble

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Which consumes most of the battery power when being used? I don't know if anyone answered this already but i'd personally like to know. Because when i'm at work my wifi is full strength so i'm wondering if I should use the Wifi all the time when i'm at work or just when surfing the web
 

gijohn

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WiFi will suck up the battery quicker than Edge. I leave mine off when not needed. Turn it on if I want to surf, stocks, etc. Only takes 15 seconds to switch it from Edge to WiFi.
 

mrgrumble

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WiFi will suck up the battery quicker than Edge. I leave mine off when not needed. Turn it on if I want to surf, stocks, etc. Only takes 15 seconds to switch it from Edge to WiFi.
I figured that thats what i'm doing now so i'm glad to see i'm doing the right thing. And by the way how do you thank somebody i cant figure that simple thing out
 

clausenfan

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bottom right of a post says thanks! click that
 

fury

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When I know I'm not going to be in the range of a decent wifi network, I turn it off so it doesn't waste juice looking. I didn't know it uses more power than edge, though. I just might stick to edge when untethered from the charger cable even here at home. It isn't unbearably slow for me anyway.
 

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My wifi is usually on all day long and I make it through the entire day without having to place it on a charger; couldnt say that for my Mogul.
 

fury

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I'm one of the unfortunate ones where it seems to have come with a dead battery. I'd be lucky to get 5 hours of active use out of it. And that includes music playing with the screen off.
 

scandalex

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I'm one of the unfortunate ones where it seems to have come with a dead battery. I'd be lucky to get 5 hours of active use out of it. And that includes music playing with the screen off.
I forgot to mention that I have music or audiobooks playing with the screen off and I check my mail manually.

I don't know if there is an app that gives you the percentage of how much battery is remaining. It rather hard to say with just a battery bar. Right now, my battery is not at the 1/2 mark.
 

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I had it fully charged at 10:30. I've been using it on edge browsing the web for about an hour and a half. For the first 30 minutes or so, I was listening to music with the integrated speaker at the 3 dot volume level. I got tired of the web browser stopping the music and just gave up on that. Minimum brightness, manual email checking, etc. My battery indicator just fell below 1/2
 

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Really? Wifi uses more battery than Edge? Not in my experience. Perhaps in idle, when not connected to a wifi network, you will use more juice with the Wifi searching for a network. But when I'm actively surfing, on Edge I can almost see the battery gauge go down it's so draining. Wifi goes forever. Is it just me?
 

mrgrumble

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I had it fully charged at 10:30. I've been using it on edge browsing the web for about an hour and a half. For the first 30 minutes or so, I was listening to music with the integrated speaker at the 3 dot volume level. I got tired of the web browser stopping the music and just gave up on that. Minimum brightness, manual email checking, etc. My battery indicator just fell below 1/2
wow I actually feel really bad for you that's unexceptable on any phone