Samsung promises better battery life in 2012

January 17, 2012
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For those of you with devices like the Galaxy Nexus and the DROID Charge, you know good and well that not all Samsung devices are top of class when it comes to holding a charge for an equitable amount of time. That's why it comes as awesome news this week the Samsung's vice president of product innovation mister Kevin Packingham has all but guaranteed they'd be making battery life more of a priority in 2012. Noting in an interview with CNET that they "don't want you to feel anxiety about your battery life" when you wake up and when you go to bed, batteries such as that which you saw in the RAZR MAXX, for example, may well be popping up in your next Galaxy.

Packingham spoke on how they'd simply be moving to bigger batteries in a lot of cases, but would be working how how the devices themselves more optimally work through a battery. Items such as how the device searches for wi-fi, how often the device uses its highest speed data connection, and basic items like screen brightness are on the board.

With the DROID Charge, a notoriously battery sucking piece of fantastically bright display -having LTE Android, Packingham noted that Samsung "wasn't quite there yet" when it came to power efficiency. Not the thing you want to hear if you're still in a 2-year contract on that device, but they haven't abandoned you! Samsung will have your back, they say, with new devices this year that'll last all day at least. Hopefully sooner than later!

[via CNET]


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  • Guest

    Why should customers who hated their old Samsung phones return to them when their two year contract is up? If you ask me they already lost a chunk of customers by rushing out such shitty devices.

  • Bob

    The Droid Charge isn’t THAT terrible on battery life. I can go through a 15 hour day and have a 30-40% charge by the end of it with moderate use. Just turn down the screen brightness, even at its lowest setting you can still use it outside in day light. My girlfriends G2X is at 10% or dead after 8-10 hours of moderate use.

    What really sucks the juice out of the battery is when you have no service and the phone is constantly searching for it. Or when it constantly searches for a wireless connection in an area when there clearly isn’t one. All you have to do is simply turn it off.

    The best battery life is if you put the phone in Airplane Mode in an area with no-service or data/wireless connection, and the battery will barely diminish even while still using the phone.

    From an engineer’s point of view: having a computer in your pocket that can do almost anything instantly is a decent price to pay for 12-15 hours of battery life. Compared to a laptop that averages around 5-6 hours. For the average user that kinda time I guess isn’t quite enough when they have to be on Facebook and play Angry Birds 24/7.

  • Mirzoyeva 1

    Battery is extremely bad.melted as an ice cream.never get 4g.inside or outside.
    my phone is onlu 4 month old.advice:avoid samsung