battery life

Department of Energy program to make batteries more powerful, less expensive

When you're shopping around for a new phone or tablet, battery life is one of the most important bullet points you can look at. After all, you can have the best equipment running beneath a beautiful screen, but if the battery life is poor, those top-of-the-line components aren't going to do you much good. The Department of Energy has decided it's time to come up with new batteries that are not only more powerful, but less expensive as well.

Lenovo’s P770 smartphone has a 29-hour battery life

Lenovo’s P770 smartphone might not be the fastest, most powerful device around, but it does have some good things going for it. It has a stylish design, and it's on par with most mid-range smartphones in terms of how it runs. Just when you think you're looking at another standard mid-level phone, you notice the massive 3,500mAh battery. That's 29 hours of talk time.

Crushed Silicon Li-ion tech could triple smartphone battery life

In a smartphone world of 5.5-inch HD screens, quad-core 1.5 GHz processor that rival old computers and more one thing that is still truly holding smartphones and tablets hostage is the battery life. Whether it be Android, iOS, or anything else for that matter battery technology has only come along so far, and that isn't much. However, A new crushed silicon technique could see our battery life triple without using more real estate.

LG phones beat Samsung in battery life

LG is claiming battery superiority, and it has just performed tests designed to prove it. LG tested its own Optimus G against a Samsung Galaxy S III. This is an interesting move on LG's part. Going directly at one of its competitors and coming out ahead with a feature as important as battery life could be quite important for LG.

Early Galaxy S III test shows impressive battery life

You may recall our short editorial on the one thing the Galaxy S III needs to truly shine, that being a better battery life than similarly high-end devices. A screenshot from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin shows just that: the new Samsung flagship his clocked at just over 20 hours of run time with 42% battery left. The battery on the Galaxy S III is 2100mAh, about 15-20% larger than most high-end Android phones.

HTC canceled bigger battery plans for thinner phones

Would you rather have a larger phone with a bigger battery that lasts forever? Or a thin, sleek and sexy phone? This was HTC's question and apparently they decided to shelf the bigger battery plans to compete with the DROID RAZR MAXX and opted for a mild upgrade to the battery. This will enabled them to produce the thin and awesome phones like what we are seeing today in the HTC One X and One S.
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