iPad Battery Use?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by rjsim, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. rjsim

    rjsim Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2008
    #1 rjsim, Dec 20, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2008
    When purchasing a game, one major factor (along with price and replayability) is how much battery it uses. If I feel that it will quickly drain my battery, I don't buy/download it. I don't want to be charging my touch everyday. So I pose the question: how important is a game's or app's battery usage important to you?

    Also, what factors play in how much battery is used? I assume that accelerometer usage, WiFi usage and higher, 3D graphic drain it more. Any more factors?
  2. Buster08

    Buster08 Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2008
    How much battery a game uses is hugely important to me. I buy games based on battery usage and replayability.
  3. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Student By Day, Masked Vigilante By Night
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Battery life ain't a factor for me since all the good games drain it like crazy. I've just learned to accept it...
  4. SpotlightEyes

    SpotlightEyes New Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    Couldn't care less since everything about the iPhone is a battery hog in general. In reality, I'm never away from the ability to charge the phone for long enough that it would ever be an issue, so I don't worry about it, and thus its a non-issue.
  5. Maeks

    Maeks Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2008
    Since I'm a pessimist, I fear over my Touch's battery life, what with the replacement hassles and all (Not to mention that I'm not sure my iPod is under warranty because I bought it in Japan...), but in general it isn't such a HUGE factor for me.

    Obviously, I don't want a game that is gonna be playable for only an hour before I have to recharge, but at the same time, I'm willing to accept it if it's fun (and cheap) and I'm at home or something.

    A good example is Zone Warrior, which of all the games I've downloaded, sucks the battery out the most. But it's fun, and it's a good pick up and play game that doesn't take a lot of dedication (timewise) and I can turn it off fast if I need to and not be worried about my game.

    It's gonna be a challenge for developers (as well as Apple advertising the iPhone/Touch as a gaming device) to come up with good games that don't abuse the battery, and in all honesty is probably one of the biggest problems in terms of the iPhone/Touch being a "gaming device".
  6. SydneyS

    SydneyS Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2008
    Student/Classroom Aide
    I have to say that battery life is an important factor to me as well. I take my ipod to classes with me and need it to last the entire day. I can only play certain games when I am at home because I need the battery to last, like chocolate shop frenzy, rolando, or sneezies. I have also started carrying around a portable charger so i can charge it when I am not using it.

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