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Did You Know That Your Smartphone Uses More Power Than Your Refrigerator?

by Ben Olson

Did you know that according to some experts the average smartphone uses more energy than a midsize refrigerator? Many refrigerators that qualify for the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star rating use about 322kW-h a year, while your iPhone or Android smartphone uses about 361kW-h if you stack up wireless connections, data usage and battery charging.