1. r p3's Avatar
    I travel every week spend a lot of time on a plane, just curious if it would be less taxing on the battery to turn the phone off or put it in airplane mode. I would think turning the phone on and off several times everyday would consume more power.
    Just curious

    Sent from my XT1058
    03-11-2014 08:57 AM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    I would just place it in airplane mode. I'm not sure how much juice is used on the power down cycle but boot up I know taxes the battery getting everything up and running.
    03-11-2014 09:08 AM
  3. JoeNM84's Avatar
    Guess it depends on how long your flight is.
    03-11-2014 09:14 AM
  4. r p3's Avatar
    Generally they are anywhere from an hour to three hours. If it is a West coast flight I turn it off as they are from 4 to 5 1/2 hours
    03-11-2014 09:35 AM
  5. kolyan2k's Avatar
    That's an interesting question....but the last time I ran a battery test on my N5, it drained 1% in 8 hours on WiFi and cell network. So I assume on a 5 hour flight with air plane mode its not gonna drain anything I mean 1-2% is acceptable and not enough to even bother switching phone OFF
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    03-11-2014 09:57 AM
  6. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    but the last time I ran a battery test on my N5, it drained 1% in 8 hours on WiFi and cell network.
    Yup, gotta go along with that thinking. I have my X in a charging stand tethered and streaming videos of an evening. When I go to bed, I turn off the tether (widget) and the wifi comes back on automatically. By morning the battery is showing 10+ hours and 99%. If I were the OP, I would hit airplane and forget it for all flights, well, maybe not to New Zealand or something.
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    03-11-2014 10:40 AM
  7. oldDummy's Avatar
    My wife's X is used as a phone, mostly........don't ask.
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    03-11-2014 01:58 PM
  8. 4runnerbrett's Avatar
    Jesus that's insane battery usage

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-12-2014 11:07 PM
  9. oldDummy's Avatar
    Jesus that's insane battery usage

    Posted via Android Central App
    Agreed.
    Stopped checking after 4+ days and charged it up. It still had like 33%+
    Irritating.
    03-13-2014 08:51 PM
  10. Evilnut's Avatar
    Agreed.
    Stopped checking after 4+ days and charged it up. It still had like 33%+
    Irritating.
    Perfect candidate for a feature phone instead of a smartphone.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Ebony backed Moto X
    03-13-2014 09:30 PM
  11. oldDummy's Avatar
    I consider it a backup that is always close by.
    along with the 8X, S4 mini in the drawer..grrr
    Got to stop buying phones. [as many have also stated]
    03-14-2014 08:26 AM

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