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    Watching movies = drained battery

    How fast does the battery drain when you're watching a movie on your phone? I haven't ever really watched a whole movie at once, but I'm going on a trip soon and I'm planning to do that during the trip. I'm guessing it'll drain the battery pretty quickly, right?

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    That is my guess too. Take a look at some of the apps you have and try to picture how long your battery lasts. You might want to watch the movie through other means.

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    I would think that your best bet would be to keep it plugged in to the car charger while you are watching. It would probably drain it really fast.

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    Some good friend of mine advised against using the car charger. He just told me this normally damages the battery. If you have other options, I would recommend going with those.

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    I have never heard of a car charger harming a battery, why would it? Batteries only have a specified lifespan and number of charges so maybe your friend just thinks it will cause overcharging? The only other option I can suggest is buying an extended battery.

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    I really don't like to use my phone for watching movies. I really don't know why anyone would do this, unless you are absolutely bored to death. The screen is just not big enough for movie watching for me. I stick to watching videos, but that's about it. I think a lot of people watch movies on it, just because they can.

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    If you are going on a trip and want to watch a movie I think you definitely need to keep it plugged in. I doubt my battery would last a whole movie. I haven't heard that a car charger is bad for the phone but I could be wrong.

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    Anything Apple related drains a battery and that is something I am looking to get away from. Movies were never that bad but GPS was a huge issue for me.

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    Well, watching a movie through my phone would be the last thing I would try. I love feeling like I am part of the cast and that would mean watching it through a PC.

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    I don't think that most phones batteries would last through an entire movie. I agree with everyone above. If you're really bored on a trip, you can try watching YouTube clips on your cell phone, but a whole movie would be pretty much impossible without having the device plugged into the car charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdette View Post
    Anything Apple related drains a battery and that is something I am looking to get away from. Movies were never that bad but GPS was a huge issue for me.
    Don't you just hate that? Just when you are almost there, the battery dies, leaving you totally lost! I actually turn my GPS off if I am going to be on a long stretch of road, and then turn it back on later, in order to try to save the battery.

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    It might, possibly, last *if* it is fully charged before you start, and you keep the brightness on its lowest setting. Regardless, you will need to have a charger available, because if it DOES last, it will be nearly dead anyway.

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    I haven't watched a movie on my phone - I don't think I ever would. I know surfing the net makes the battery go dead a lot quicker than just texting and talking. I would assume that watching a movie would make it drain a lot quicker too.

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    I have watched a movie with the phone plugged in, and that was while I was sitting in the airport on a layover. I am pretty sure my battery would not last otherwise.

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    I would keep it plugged in as well but even on a tablet sometimes watching a movie is tricky. I would rather use my PC or my TV if possible, the tv is a big one and our newest project.

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    Yeah, tablets are better to watch movies on. The screen is bigger and it is meant for all of that. I think some people just try to do it on their phones because they can.

 

 

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