|09-18-2010, 06:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: London, UK
Device: Sony PRS-650
Standby screen picture
I was wondering if using a standby screen picture will drain the battery faster than not using one.
My hunch is that it won't make a difference. Is this correct?
Thanks a lot
|09-18-2010, 06:37 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Device: Sony:505, 600, 350, 650, Kindle 3 & PW, Kobo Mini & Aura HD
shouldn't make any difference as eink only uses power when changing pages once the image is on the screen its done
|09-18-2010, 06:41 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2010
Device: PRS650, K3 Wireless, Galaxy S3, iPad 3.
Eink doesn't use power all the time an image is displaying - only to get the 'ink' particles into shape in the first place.
You could argue that using a standby screen picture would count as a page turn to bring up the 'screen saver' image, adding very slightly to the everyday battery use. However, the screen will flash black before clearing itself to a blank screen anyway, which is equivalent to a page turn. If you leave it without being in standby, the touchscreen will probably remain using some power.
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