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Hi guys,

So I'm doing a test here and came that apks on Android actually gives a huge loss of Battery Life where the Mobile Sites do not (like Facebook, Instagram, XDA Etc.) but me curious of what ya think...

Here's my recent Screen of just using Mobile with the Default Browser from the S8+

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Of course having several apps running will use more battery compared to just having a browser running, was there ever a mystery with regards to this ?
 
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Sure it does drain if its an active software running on the background that's why i always keep unnecessary software closed.

There has been a quick advancement in hardware but unfortunately not in the battery department.
 
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Well I just found it interesting to see how many actually use the Browser method rather then the APK side. Like right now of course I have Apks such as Facebook, Instagram running just to see the battery meter flop like always. What ya think about Palm OS? How was the battery life? Was it better then Android... Just curious
 
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This is pretty dumb question, like asking "when you start your car does it drain gasoline from fuel tank?"
 
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even smallest led notification also drain battery, idk what are you trying to say
 
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Well I'll have to look into how much mah take from a tab from browser then the APK side
 
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You mean you haven't downloaded more battery capacity yet?
Pshh what are you on sir? You can't. That's like adding more RAM on software side for windows in which those are viruses

Also like Mah on some batteries *Claiming it's 3200mah but look around back state like 3099/2999mah :slap:
 
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How about an 18000mAh phone.

 
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Nah Nah I'm good. Seen it but way way too thick. Plus it has a MediaTek CPU though good at battery consumption it's just not like Qualcomm plus the camera's they use in their phones are terrible (I don't know why the cameras are bad on most MediaTek phones (mostly the cheap ones)
 
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Nah Nah I'm good. Seen it but way way too thick. Plus it has a MediaTek CPU though good at battery consumption it's just not like Qualcomm plus the camera's they use in their phones are terrible (I don't know why the cameras are bad on most MediaTek phones (mostly the cheap ones)
Rockchip is even worse. :nutkick::D
 
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Yes but they don't offer phones... Just tablets and Android Boxes
 
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Sure it does drain if its an active software running on the background that's why i always keep unnecessary software closed.

There has been a quick advancement in hardware but unfortunately not in the battery department.

We are about out of chemical storage technology advancements with batteries, the chemical bonds only contain X amount of energy per bond and we cannot go over that. I'm expecting more advancement in beam shaping to enable wireless charging and the few smaller nodes we have left in silicone to bring us mobile devices with 2 maybe 3 day battery life but not much beyond due to screen power use.
 
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Now far as screen size 5.8 is my Favorite Size. Just all these 6+ is beyond too huge. Can't wait for 7 inch phones aka like this

But But as long as the charging ability technology gets faster I'm OK

 
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This is pretty dumb question
:( The only dumb question is the one not asked. Just because something may be obvious to some does not mean it is obvious to all. And just because some question might easily be found with a little homework with Bing Google, that still does not make the question dumb. The purpose of forums is to provide a place where people can come get answers to their questions, not be ridiculed for asking them.

If this were so obvious, why do so many come to forums complaining their systems are running slow only to find out they have tons of programs starting with Windows, eating up their resources (which of course, consumes more power).
Fortunately, rk3066 took the high road. :toast:

@ rk3066, any time you tell any electronics to do more, it will consume more power. If that source of power is a battery, it will drain the battery faster. Visiting sites like Facebook is running 1 program or app - your browser. That uses resources (processor, RAM, storage, etc). And utilizing resources takes power. Running other apps at the same time takes more resources. How much depends on the specific app and this can vary too by many things, such as the amount of animation on the screen, how often the app must reach out (tranmitters are big power eaters) to get more data, and more.

Here are some good tips to increase spartphone battery run time.
 

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Of course. A bunch of apps running in the background is going to drain battery, and also slow down your device. That's why apps like Greenify exist, but I stopped using it because it would shut down a bunch of stuff like my email and weather, so these things would never update unless I checked them manually. It's better, if you can, to not have a ton of apps installed, and the ones you do have installed, check the settings in that app and see if you can't limit how often they update.
 
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We are about out of chemical storage technology advancements with batteries, the chemical bonds only contain X amount of energy per bond and we cannot go over that. I'm expecting more advancement in beam shaping to enable wireless charging and the few smaller nodes we have left in silicone to bring us mobile devices with 2 maybe 3 day battery life but not much beyond due to screen power use.
Yeah as long as there are Lithium-ion batteries there won't be major advancement in battery life.
 
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If folks would simply look up and stop talking, texting and facebooking, their battery charges would last for days too. ;) What a concept. :D
 
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If folks would simply look up and stop talking, texting and facebooking, their battery charges would last for days too. ;) What a concept. :D
Times change i wonder did someone say stop looking at that paper.

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Times change i wonder did someone say stop looking at that paper.
LOL Good point. But at least when done reading, they put it down. And not many (there were always moron exceptions) read the paper while driving.
 

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Software consumes CPU cycles which consume power
More software running = more power used

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Software consumes CPU cycles which consume power
More software running = more power used
If software is installed and it's not running or doing any background services to surface things like push notifications, then it shouldn't impact battery life because it's not doing anything. If it's doing anything, it will negatively impact battery life. I think that's an important distinction to make.
If folks would simply look up and stop talking, texting and facebooking, their battery charges would last for days too. ;) What a concept. :D
My iPhone 7 was last fully charged 24 hours ago, it's at 77% right now. That's the power of not using your phone 24/7. That's also with things like Facebook and other applications that do push notifications still being turned on. So much power is wasted to just to illuminate the display.
 
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