battery performance

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.

TYLT Energi+ review

When it comes to your smartphone battery, having it run short while out and about is an underlying fear for all of us. We dread being in a place where we can’t plug in, and being out of touch when our phone or tablet dies out. With the slow death of removable batteries, a backup plan is in order. A battery pack is the easiest and most straightforward approach, here.

Transphorm could change the way our phones and tablets charge

You don’t have to say it. Nobody says it, because everyone is experiencing it. Your smartphone and tablet batteries charge far too slowly. Part of the reason for that is the power lost in those annoyingly bulky power converters we get. Transphorm, a startup which has been around for about six years, could be changing all that soon.

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.

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.

DROID RAZR MAXX ultimate battery test: 3-day business trip with no charger

Battery life is a problem for all mobile electronics, and Android is no exception. If there's one thing holding the platform back from a hardware perspective, it's the inability for high-powered Android phones to last through a full day without additional charges. There is one exception: the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX. With its massive 3300mAh battery impressively kept in a housing thinner than 9mm, it's nothing less than the best combination of power, longevity and high-end components of any phone on the market.
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