Games Eat Batteries

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by 103734, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. 103734 Guest

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    Has anyone else noticed games like monkey ball, and that water game eat up your battery fast!

    Not sure if its a 3G iPhone thing or if its the same for all iPhones
     
  2. carve macrumors 6502a

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    hmm, I kind of expected it would, since you are using the accleramator pretty much all the time
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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  4. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Super Monkey Ball and Enigmo are like two of the games that uses a ton of graphics and 3D rendering. Of course it'd drain the battery :p.
     
  5. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    As does running of 3G and browsing the internet, it isn't surprising that games run down the battery

    Did people expect otherwise?

    iPhone is a great tool but it still suffers from average at best battery life
     
  6. Galley macrumors 65816

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    Bejeweled 2 will drink some serious battery juice.
     
  7. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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  8. nintendofreak93 macrumors regular

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    I played Super Monkey Ball on my Touch for 30 minutes and it drained half battery life! :eek:
     
  9. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I'm glad I have a Touch instead of iPhone, even if it dies from games I'm not left phoneless!
     
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    You mean kinda like how HandBrake would drain my laptop battery faster than if I was just using Safari? Yah, I figured that. I've also noticed that my car's gas lasts longer if I don't drive it. :)

    If there isn't one of those portable battery doo-hickeys like there are for a lot of phones, there should be soon.
     
  11. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    im not talking about normal high usage im talking very excessive, like draining half my battery in 30 mins
     
  12. robbiekins macrumors newbie

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    The phone also gets incredibly hot when playing something like Monkey Ball.
     
  13. mavis macrumors 68040

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    OMG, will there soon be a "doo-hickey" available for the iPhone?! :eek:

    :D Just teasin' ... heh

    Actually, I hope you're right - I'd love to see more option as far as mobile charging goes. At the rate I use my phone, this battery won't even last me until lunch!
     
  14. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    I don't believe that it's the games, themselves, that's sucking the life out of your battery but more so having the back light on (to play those games) for extended periods of time ;)
     

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