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  1. gaiden2k7
    Feb 04 - 8:58 am

    i am always aware of that (white bg’s are less energy efficient than black’s – same thing on monitors too) i just hope app developers are all aware of it and give us the options to flip the bg color. better yet, android should make that part of the Honeycomb feature – the ability to force black bg with grey text.

  2. FarTed
    Feb 04 - 10:26 am

    Jeez, even 283 mA is a big battery draw. What’s the battery size on the VP? Is it 1250 mAH, or something like that? You’re only going to get 4.5 h of uptime with that draw. On my fuze, with the backlight at 50%, I have a draw of ~115 mA.

  3. Patrick Kortendick
    Feb 04 - 10:38 am

    White on AMOLED actually draws more power than white on most of the other standard displays. From what I’ve heard, it also decreases the life of the display

  4. DavidK
    Feb 04 - 11:30 am

    It doesn’t matter- the black is so black and the white is so white I don’t care how lngo it lasts!:) I do use a black theme and I think the battery life on my Focus is solid. I haven’t come close to having an issue with it. Interesting though, that white is twice the draw…

  5. Danny Lam
    Feb 04 - 12:44 pm

    @FarTed: The battery is 1400mAh. Forgot to mention that the backlight was set the “high” and that the Venue Pro has a 4″ inch screen so it will use a decent amount of power.

  6. Black Google Mobile
    Jan 21 - 2:57 pm

    Nice post! It’s surprising how many people don’t know about this power difference and still complain about poor battery life. You can search the web and images using Black Google Mobile at and it looks great. Every bit helps!

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