battery life

Z9 smartphone in China to sport 5,000 mAh battery, lasts for days

These days manufacturers of Android smartphones appear to be focusing heavily on 2 or 3 key areas. Those being massive 5-inch and bigger HD displays, quad and even 8-core processors, and of course ultra-thin smartphones. However, one spec that shouldn't get overlooked and often does is the battery. The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has a 3,300 mAh battery, and the Note II comes in quite large too at 3,100, but how about a 5,000 mAh battery...

Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru aims to boost your battery life

We all know that one of the key areas of a smartphone is battery life. What use is that 5-inch HD display and awesome features if you never use them to conserve and last the rest of the day? In a way, battery life is the most important feature, and today Qualcomm's new app is hoping to increase exactly that. We've seen BatteryGuru before, but today it left beta and is readily available.

Battery Life: keeping charged while on the go

There is plenty to talk about when it comes to battery life and keeping your devices charged while on the go. At risk of stating the obvious, but this is one of those times when there never seems to be enough and where bigger seems to be better. The exception to that rule comes when the battery is large enough that it adds serious weight and size to the device. Anyway, the topic of batteries came up when we saw that Woot offering from last week, the one where they were offering the messenger and sling-style bags for $39. Basically, while trying to decide whether I needed to purchase the Powerbag, it got me to wondering -- how are most users keeping their device charged while out and about.

Qualcomm details Quick Charge 2.0 to power devices 75% faster

We all want to spend less time by a wall outlet at the airport and more time browsing Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, ESPN, or whatever else we all do on our smartphones. Last week we reported on a feature called Quick Charge 1.0 from Qualcomm, but today they've introduced 2.0 to take things up a notch. Quick Charge has been around for some time, only they just detailed it last week, now today they're releasing details on what will make their new Snapdragon 800 series the best chip yet.

Battery Widget? Reborn! is a neat circle battery meter for Android [Hands-on]

We've all seen and probably used tons of different battery meters, widgets, and mods in the past but today we have our personal favorite to share with everyone. Yes, crazy as it sounds it's actually called 'Battery Widget? Reborn!' and today is even being featured by Google with their new wireless charging orb in the Play Store. Goofy punctuation aside, this is hands down one of the best battery widget apps I've come across and it's available in beta for free, or a Pro version as we speak.

Deep Sleep Battery Saver puts a new spin on preserving battery life

There's a new app available now on the Google Play Store that will help you conserve and save that precious battery life. We all know our smartphones don't last as long as we'd like, so why not try to save a little at night. There's plenty of "battery saver" apps available -- but none are like Deep Sleep Battery Saver. Their motto is "reclaim your battery" so lets take a look at why it's so special.

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.
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