Disappointed About the Battery Life of Your New Phone?
Every time when a new device comes out, people are complaining about the battery life. It’s always the battery that gets the blame. On one side I do understand that – it is obviously quite frustrating when your battery doesn’t make it the full day – but on the other hand it isn’t something new: you will soon notice that your older Android phones won’t hold it much longer. XDA member jcsugrue calls it the “new gadget syndrome” – the battery drains so quickly because you are intensively using the phone. Everyone wants to play with his new toy, and this will drain the battery very quickly.
Yet there are some things to do about it. XDA Member shoman24v for example notices that the screen is factor number #1 when it comes to battery drain. To do something about this, it is a good idea to put the brightness of your screen down, as low as possible. Someone was able to double (!) his battery life by decreasing the screen brightness to about 10%. That’s a huge gain!
So, next time when you just bought a new device, don’t worry about the battery. Soon, it will turn out better than you thought at first, and with some small tweaks and reducing the screen brightness, you can almost be assured that you will enjoy your battery life much more!
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