1. Jordan Miera's Avatar
    Hey all,

    When you live in an area without LTE, does your battery drain while the phone constantly looks for an LTE signal? I understand that battery life is worse while actively using LTE, but is it the same story when you don't live in an area with it?

    Thanks!
    10-25-2012 01:24 AM
  2. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    JDM, the phone shouldn't be looking for an LTE signal in an area without LTE. If it has an established connection it should just use that.

    Also I haven't noticed worse battery life on LTE...oddly enough I still get excellent battery life living here near Seattle in an area with good LTE signal.
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    10-25-2012 07:45 PM
  3. Jordan Miera's Avatar
    JDM, the phone shouldn't be looking for an LTE signal in an area without LTE. If it has an established connection it should just use that.

    Also I haven't noticed worse battery life on LTE...oddly enough I still get excellent battery life living here near Seattle in an area with good LTE signal.
    Great! Thanks for letting me know what your experience has been. :D
    10-25-2012 08:00 PM
  4. Xsever's Avatar
    I used my 900 for 3 months on 3G and now it's been a month on LTE and I did not notice any drop in battery life.

    I have LTE at work 1 bar yet battery life is amazing. I only get 3G 4G at home and the phone doesn't drain battery trying to get LTE.
    10-25-2012 08:16 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I also used my device for the first month I had it without LTE.

    I've been using it on LTE since then, and I have not noticed any difference in battery life.
    10-25-2012 09:11 PM
  6. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Just wanted to add to what I said earlier.

    I think it actually helped my battery life a bit since I can get in and get out of things faster due to the faster speeds. I spend less time with the screen on due to that, which helps the life.

    I often can go over 48 hours without a charge, and that's with some web usage, a few calls, and texting and such.
    10-26-2012 07:11 PM
  7. Jordan Miera's Avatar
    Sweet! That puts my mind at ease. Thanks, everybody. :D
    10-27-2012 02:00 AM
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