[Q] Battery Usage, Cell Standby, & Network Mode ?
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini SGH-I257M , 4.2.2
I would like to understand whatever relationships exist among Battery Usage, Cell Standby, & Network Mode.
I am seeing that Cell Standby accounts for 40% of my battery usage - with GPS, Wi-Fi, and Mobile Data all turned off. I would like to be able to reduce this %.
Under Network Mode i have 4 choices ...
- GSM/HPSA/LTE auto connect
- GSM/HPSA auto connect
- GSM only
- HPSA only
Will my choice among these affect my battery usage?
What is the difference if i do not choose an auto connect option? I am guessing that auto connect simply means that the phone will choose the best option, so auto connect is not necessary when there is just one choice.
I do not need the extra hi speed of LTE. Rogers coverage in Canada is slightly better with GSM/EDGE than with HPSA. So i am considering setting my phone to GSM only.
Will i save battery usage with this choice? What do ya think?