battery life

Galaxy S5′s Ultra Power Saving put to test in road trip

Since Samsung has been harping about the Ultra Power Saving mode of its Galaxy S5 for some time now, even going so far as to mock its rivals with a clever ad, they decided to prove its worth with a coast to coast road trip test. The trip was compressed into a 2.5 minute video that shows the smartphone managed to last 7 days on the road without needing to recharge it.

Project Volta to test out Android L’s battery use

Hearing the name Project Volta brings to mind a hardcore metal band or a top-secret effect on the battery life defense project by the US Military. But the reality is much simpler, but also that important. It’s the codename for the Google team’s exhaustive project to test the upcoming Android L’s effect on the batteries of Android devices and ensure that it will not cause too much drainage.

TYLT Energi+ backpack, hands-on

When traveling, you want to take it all with you. Computers, tablets, smartphones — our connected lives dog us with devices, and chargers to boot. Cobbling together all your power cables and chargers can be a nightmare, but the TYLT Energi+ Power Backpack just might be what you need. With a massive 10,400mAh battery pack on board, it can power just about anything you can carry. Recently, we took a week and went hands-on with the pack, running it through it’s paces to find the powered pack was just hype, or worth the hoopla.

Our LG G3 battery life test gives impressive early results

The LG G3 has a lot going for it, packing a lot of muscle beneath a gorgeous 5.5-inch screen. Though it’s got a massive 3,000mAh battery, we questioned whether battery life would suffer under normal use. As it turns out, the battery life is not only impressive, it’s outstanding.

StoreDot charges your device in 30 seconds, coming in 2016

Having to set aside an hour or more to charge your smartphone is a minor annoyance, but one that could be going away. Startup StoreDot has shown off their rapid battery charging technology, which has the ability to charge a phone battery in 30 seconds. Though the company cautions that they likely won’t get this to market before 2016, it’s a breakthrough we’re happy to be seeing in 2014.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has three new ways to extend battery life

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is chock full of features, and limted on battery. A 2800 mAh battery is likely inadequate for heavy users, and plugging in can be a pain. Swapping batteries is always an option, but then you have to carry round extra kit. The company may have found a happy medium, though, offering three new features to help with battery life in their device.
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