Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Battery life when using my Droid X as a 3G Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot
A few weeks ago, I was using my Droid X every day as my personal hotspot. I was using an external battery pack, so I had the ability to recharge my battery during the middle of the day. If I didn't have that battery pack, my phone would have died by noon.
The 3G mobile hotspot on the Droid X is a great feature, but it would be nice to see a higher level of battery efficiency in these devices. The MiFi 2200 is rated to 4r hrs and the Fivespot Global Ready 3G hotspot lasts 5 hrs, so those devices aren't great either unless you're carrying a separate battery pack.
For now, I'll continue to use my Droid X as my mobile hotspot. Eventually, the time will come to upgrade to a 4G device and let's hope that battery life is better in those devices.