edge or WiFi

Welcome to our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.
Sign up

kdarling

New Member
Bronze
Jun 20, 2007
425
1
0
NJ, NC, CO
#3
WiFi uses less power, partly because it has a less powerful transmitter.

EDGE power usage will depend on your distance from a cell tower, etc.

Surfing very lightly, WiFi uses about 260 ma, EDGE from 270-400ma. Divide those into a fully charged 1400ma Hour battery to get hours of usage.

OTOH, you'll probably go to more sites, more often with WiFi, which might offset the lower power :laugh2:
 

kgeier82

New Member
Sep 13, 2007
22
0
0
#4
WiFi uses less power, partly because it has a less powerful transmitter.

EDGE power usage will depend on your distance from a cell tower, etc.

Surfing very lightly, WiFi uses about 260 ma, EDGE from 270-400ma. Divide those into a fully charged 1400ma Hour battery to get hours of usage.

OTOH, you'll probably go to more sites, more often with WiFi, which might offset the lower power :laugh2:
not to mention the additional time your screen is on waiting for edge to load.

wifi alll the way.
 

adseguy

New Member
Bronze
Jul 1, 2007
401
0
0
#5
EDGE definitely is going to use a lot less battery.
Please don't spread misinformation. Notice how the others are provided proof, and if not proof then at least a good theroy.

Wi-Fi uses less power.

Additional tip: Havin Wi-Fi turned on when you have mail check on actually SAVES battery. Everyone saying "wi-fi" uses up battery is just dead wrong when auto check mail is on (yes their is proof on PC world I believe). Wi-Fi is actually turned OFF when then phone is asleep anyway until it has to check mail. Ever notice the Wi-Fi not be on immediately after turning on your phone ;). Try pinging your iPhone wi-fi IP after a few minutes in sleep;).
 

Youngbinks

Zealot
Gold
Jun 4, 2007
7,617
3
38
30
Atlanta, Georgia
#6
Please don't spread misinformation. Notice how the others are provided proof, and if not proof then at least a good theroy.

Wi-Fi uses less power.

Additional tip: Havin Wi-Fi turned on when you have mail check on actually SAVES battery. Everyone saying "wi-fi" uses up battery is just dead wrong when auto check mail is on (yes their is proof on PC world I believe). Wi-Fi is actually turned OFF when then phone is asleep anyway until it has to check mail. Ever notice the Wi-Fi not be on immediately after turning on your phone ;). Try pinging your iPhone wi-fi IP after a few minutes in sleep;).

Yeah that was definitely my mistake and was supposed to be WiFi. Also, you don't need to be a prick about it.