3G connections require slightly more power than EDGE Connections. There is PLENTY of data to support this if you look online. It's not a significant amount of power to drain battery that much faster. The searching for the best signal is what consumes data. Ranxoren is correct in saying that ATT has the phone programmed to switch only when certain conditions apply which would use less battery power than a 2g/3g selection that constantly searches and switches. Comparison to any other device is pointless. The curve's processor is twice as slow, the screen is smaller, and the resolution is less. And there is no linear proportion for power consumption based on processor speed, lcd, etc. differences so you cannot make a distinction in battery life between the two. Regardless, I am sure there are some reasonings for why you are getting better battery life on the ATT bold. At the same time I think drawing the conclusion that the ATT bold is an overall faster and has better battery life is not a conclusion to be drawn at this point. The only thing that differs between the two is the ROM which does not play into the issues that you present. This is probably just me being an engineer. When we do testing, we go through a lot of effort to elimnate variables and there is always a reason behind something. I cannot see that here.
Originally Posted by NICKY88XX
Last edited by gatechfireblade; 10-31-2008 at 11:33 AM.
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