08/18/2011, 07:37 AM
Well, my Pre Plus got too annoying to use with the phone app constantly hanging so I took the plunge and got a Pre 2, although seems if I'd waited just a few days longer I could have ordered the Pre 3 as I'm in the UK, but I did get an excellent deal.
Anyway, I'm still in the process of letting the battery settle down by going through some cycles. I downloaded Govnah so I could see the famed native scaling and sure enough it was switching between 1Ghz and 300Mhz.
However on poking around with Govnah I discovered that I'm able to change the processor speed between 1GHz, 800Mhz, 600Mhz, 300Mhz and 150Mhz. I'm sure the 150Mhz is too slow to be of any use, but the 800 and 600 interest me. On my pre plus I had modeswitcher changing Govnah profiles so when it got low on juice, 30%, it switched down to 600Mhz then 500Mhz at 20% (always 250Mhz when the screen was off) which seemed to squeeze a bit more out of it, though of course it could just be an illusion.
And so to my question to people who know more about these things than me. I'm aware of the "race to idle", but would I see any battery life improvements by setting the max down to 800Mhz or 600Mhz, as those are both still faster than the original Pre. If no one has any answers then can anyone tell me the best way to measure the differences? I'm always up for squeezing the most out of my devices and would be happy to share my results if I can.