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Smartphone Now Lasts More Than a Few Days Between Charges

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Smartphone Now Lasts More Than a Few Days Between Charges

No miracle solution.
It's just that I've joined the many and bought a tablet (off ebay) so my phone no longer gets played with at home.
It's only a second hand first generation Hudl. But I was pleased that it was like new with a case and box with all the bits.
I still find it surprising, when it comes to tech stuff, what you can get for your money now.
At £30 all in that was only 5p more than what I once paid for the first Sinclair calculator.
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Re: Smartphone Now Lasts More Than a Few Days Between Charges

Hasn't worked like that for me as frequently I find the lighter weight of the Samsung S4 Mini much easier to handle so I seem to spend an equal amount of time between tablet and phone.
Most of my computer time is still spent on the PC, though.

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Re: Smartphone Now Lasts More Than a Few Days Between Charges

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Most of my computer time is still spent on the PC, though.

Despite the way things seem to be moving I have to agree with that.
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Re: Smartphone Now Lasts More Than a Few Days Between Charges

Bluetooth enabled on a phone is a known battery drainer.
In the UK, on my main phone, with Bluetooth enabled 24/7 the phone only lasts a day between charges, mostly on standby.
Currently, on holiday, with Bluetooth turned off on the phone, it now lasts around 3 days between charges.
(Also disabled the keep looking for a network feature, which also drains phone battery)
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Re: Smartphone Now Lasts More Than a Few Days Between Charges

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Most of my computer time is still spent on the PC, though.

Despite the way things seem to be moving I have to agree with that.

I'll second you both! The PC is just so much more powerful than a tablet or phone will ever be plus far easier to use.
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Not so easy to take into the garden, though, on a nice summer's evening Tongue

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Re: Smartphone Now Lasts More Than a Few Days Between Charges

I'm another who prefers to use the desktop PC. If I'm lazy I may use a laptop whilst watching TV. I have a Samsung tablet which I always carry in my gym bag and it doesn't get a lot of use - I get 15-18 days between charges Smiley
As for a phone I find it too finicky for most web browsing Sad
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Not so easy to take into the garden, though, on a nice summer's evening Tongue

I beg to differ! If you use a remote desktop or VNC connection you can still technically take the desktop with you and use it remotely  Cheesy
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I have tried this using both laptop and tablet but the 1600x1200 16:10 desktop display isn't easy to see on either as well as being cumbersome in accessing the 2nd display Wink

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Re: Smartphone Now Lasts More Than a Few Days Between Charges

Portable [ahem!] PC's for the garden, http://www.acmemilspec.com/
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Re: Smartphone Now Lasts More Than a Few Days Between Charges

Looks like it would be easier to bring the garden indoors,