how long really is the battery life of SG TAB10.1?

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  1. jakepantinople

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    I have noticed, when i use my tab with wifi, the battery life is shorter.
    But if i use it only when playing apps, the life is longer.
    And if i use the wifi and watch videos, it has the least battery duration.
    Is this normal?
     
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    Have the wifi turned off when the screen is off, you can configure that!
     
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    What do you mean turn off the screen?
     
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    Yeah, that doesn't make sense? What do you mean turn the screen off?
     
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    I think he meant when just playing games with only the Screen and the app on?
     
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    He means the screen timeout/sleep function. Since you rarely actually turn a tablet off, which would require a cold boot and some time to start, the tablet will enter a sleep state after a preconfigured amount of idle time, our when you quick press the power Burton. When the tablet enters the sleep state you can set it to also turn off wifi, which will consume less power while it is in sleep mode.

    The answer to the OP question is basically yes, having wifi on consumes more power than when it is off, and the more active the wifi connection the more power your tablet will consume.
     

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