Best use of Battery Life - 3G or Wireless?

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  1. Bossone macrumors member

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    When at home I have access to 3G and my wireless network. Which approach is best on conserving battery life?

    Thanks
     
  2. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I'll try to find the link but it's WiFi > 3G > Edge
     
  3. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    In my experience with other 3G devices, nothing drains battery faster than surfing or streaming over wifi. But others claim to have data suggesting that 3G drains battery more quickly than wifi on iPhone. And if you live in an area where 3G is weak, you may lose battery life even more quickly because your phone has to work harder to hold onto the signal.
     
  4. aosman macrumors 6502

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    I agree: Wi Fi drains the battery faster than the 3G navigation. Forgot where I read that though: I'll try to post a link.
     
  5. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    How is that though? Isn't wifi faster than 3G? That means the iphone has to work because the page loads in about 5-10 seconds.
     
  6. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    From my experience WiFi did seem to eat up the battery much faster than 3G.

    So it would be WiFi > 3G > E for me.
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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