It would seem that the question? If you are not using Wi-Fi – just turn it off to save precious battery, right? In fact, things are not so simple. And here’s why.
Of course, the Wi-Fi adapter consumes energy smartphone, like any other of its components. However, each of them consumes the battery in different ways, to the best of their appetites. Wi-Fi, such as “eat” is much smaller than a cell module. And even when the user is not connected to a particular network, to search for access points spent a small proportion of stocks mAh.
In other words, if you’re going to go hiking, then disabling Wi-Fi – this is a very logical step, which really save some part of the charge. In all other respects, the daily moving around the city from one access point to another, it does not really matter. In this regard, more good will disable automatic synchronization, besides it get rid of annoying notifications from Google+, for example.
On the other hand, Wi-Fi enabled smartphone not only provide free Internet access where possible, but also help to determine its location. This is what the Positioning System Wi-Fi, and that is why, if you start the navigation application, the first thing we will see a pop-up window, in addition to offering to include GPS and Wi-Fi-module.
This system is used where GPS-signals may be unavailable or blocked by other sources. Anyway, it’s a way to get location data without relying on GPS, which can be quite greedy with respect to the battery. So if you’re not one of those who are afraid of Big Brother surveillance to tremble at the knees, it can bring many benefits.
And which category do you feel about users? Do saves battery power by all means, or think that a smartphone is needed in order to use it?