A friend of mine was complaining that his phone battery was dropping anyhow whenever he had poor network or poor signal and to me I felt this was not true but was supposed to be the opposite and that poor signal would even save you some battery on your smartphone.
We argued this for long and decided to consult the oracle “Google” for more info on this and to my greatest surprise, it seemed to be true as people were also complaining about this.
Look at what some of them had to say about this strange but true topic. Maybe I don’t really know so much after all
Yes. When you have a poor signal, the internal radios use more power to try and maintain or improve the connection.
Major. Like having nearly no service can kill your battery minimum 2 to 3x as.fast
Not just searching – the lower the signal you have it will actually turn up the amplifier on the radio, thus dramatically increasing battery drain. The amplifier takes up probably more battery than the ‘searching’.
When you have great 4+ bars signal it can turn down the amp.
What do you guys think about this? Does poor network also affect your smartphones battery?