Voice calls over LTE consume twice as much power as 2G calls

Shawn Knight

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Results from a recent study by wireless testing and measurement firm Spirent Communications reveals that voice calls over LTE (VoLTE) consume up to two times as much power as a standard 2G call. This isn't exactly great news for phone...

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Better sound/ voice quality tho, as the article says, better with time. Everything gets better with age, well not everything, milk for example...


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Not really a surprise.

I think there were many articles saying that 4g lte devices need to be charged more often than non-lte devices.
(likewise, with wifi on, battery will no last long.)


3G kills most "smart" phones within a few hours.

So ummm really.

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