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I was about to install my messeging apps, to summerize I use this ones:

Facebook
Messenger
Skype

Whatsapp

The first three can be included in a single app called IMO instant messenging

My doubt about all this is there are single apps better than IMO but I would like to know if having 3 o 4 running apps (just chat) instead of 2 will make a difference with the battery use.


+rep as always for good advices, more info could be detailed if it would make it easier to resolve the "case"

The smartphone its a SGS2 to know that RAM in this case it's not a problem
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I'd go with independent app, in my experience runs better than single app for multiple uses, my phone is hacked for run android 2.3.7 and runs without problems, so, your phone should run awesome and without problems.
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I'd go with independent app, in my experience runs better than single app for multiple uses, my phone is hacked for run android 2.3.7 and runs without problems, so, your phone should run awesome and without problems.

Independant apps are better than a single one with everything, have better features? And they wont consume u more bandwith to have them separated? or is there an app who can handle the battery use in a optimus way?
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Independant apps are better than a single one with everything, have better features? And they wont consume u more bandwith to have them separated? or is there an app who can handle the battery use in a optimus way?

Correct, some app have excellent features than a global app won't have. Your are on the same bandwidth independent of the amount of app that you use. Exist some app for handle the battery use on the android market, while the battery of you phone can live a very good time as default, those battery app can give you nice features.
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My personal experience with Evo 4G, Evo 3D, and Rezound (Evo 4G running extended battery) is that it all depends on how efficiently the individual programs handle the battery. I remember about a year and a half ago the only app that allowed FB chat absolutely massacred my battery, but I can now run Meebo, Skype, FB chat, and Gtalk and my battery lasts a lot longer.

My advice is to monitor their battery usage (battery stats) first. Second it's really up to you - personally I prefer consolidating everything I can for efficiency (only running 2 home screens that are ultra organized) so if I can access all of my chats in one place then that's what I'm going to opt for first - UNLESS a specific standalone app has a feature I just can't live without.

Those, IMO, are the only two important things to consider smile.gif
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My personal experience with Evo 4G, Evo 3D, and Rezound (Evo 4G running extended battery) is that it all depends on how efficiently the individual programs handle the battery. I remember about a year and a half ago the only app that allowed FB chat absolutely massacred my battery, but I can now run Meebo, Skype, FB chat, and Gtalk and my battery lasts a lot longer.
My advice is to monitor their battery usage (battery stats) first. Second it's really up to you - personally I prefer consolidating everything I can for efficiency (only running 2 home screens that are ultra organized) so if I can access all of my chats in one place then that's what I'm going to opt for first - UNLESS a specific standalone app has a feature I just can't live without.
Those, IMO, are the only two important things to consider smile.gif

Nice in contrast to what saint19 said you are like in favor of the only one app that concentrates every chat... tongue.gif which full chats app did you use? or u consider its better?
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I use Trillian on my Droid X
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I use Trillian on my Droid X

I Itried Trillian on my computer and I didn't like it... .(
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