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Old 10-10-10, 11:11 AM   #26
snowmanwithahat
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Default Re: Galaxy S Captivate and Fascinate updates

This may be different between our phones, but I know for a fact that the 3g connection uses more battery power on the epic.

People seem to attribute this to the fact that they're using a wrapper (lame) to make the software see it as a GSM radio, and then the driver wraps it to work with the CDMA radio, causing a major battery drain (extra-lame). Also they buggered up the radio on this and its constantly searching for signals in the GSM range of frequencies leading to a high time-without-signal.

My general understanding has been that wifi is usually better on a battery than 3g, that may be different though between different carriers / network types
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