BATTERY LIFE Posts on XDA

Comparing Battery Life with and Without Google Services: A Week of Minimal Idle Drain

It's no secret that battery life on smartphones these days are not the best. Most will consider it mostly a hardware issue, seeing companies trading battery size for aesthetic design. But that's not the entire reason, with a large part being attributed to the software used on our phones. In the XDA Virtual Office, many of...

UMi Super Battery Report: How Far Can 4,000mAh Take You? [Sponsored]

The UMI Super is one of the better packages for the picky consumer on a budget, sporting a beautiful metal design with specifications that defy its price. At $179, the elegant phone carries inside it an eight core Mediatek processor, a whopping 4GB of RAM, and a massive 4,000 mAh battery with some seriously comfortable charging...

XDA Friday 6/10/16

  Check out the links to these articles below and have a great weekend! Details on the new Moto Z Sony Stamina Mode Vs. Doze Xperia X Video Recording Issues HTC 10 Buttons Mod Thread:

How Google is Laying the Foundation to Kill Rogue Background Services

Google has major plans in the works to further improve the battery life of Android devices. In a talk during Google I/O (which you can watch below), the company shared their current and future plans with developers regarding optimizing for battery life. Google is planning on killing unbound background receivers and will force developers to coalesce their...

Some of the Best Battery Life on Android Today Comes on a Budget

In our recent review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 variant, we noted some stellar battery performance. This was no ordinary 8hr-SOT battery life, this was legitimately 14+ hours of screen on time under working scenarios. We asked our followers on Twitter which phone this screenshot originated from, and just one person could guess...

Two Day Battery Life? Give Me One Full Day with No Compromises Instead

For some reason every new device announcement comes the audacious claim that it will last up to 2 days on a single charge. Most of us see these claims, roll our eyes, and turn to the reviewers we trust to see the claims dashed to pieces. HTC made this claim yesterday with the HTC 10 announcement,...

Low Battery Generation: A Momentary Fall, or a Downward Trend?

The battery life of our devices is a top concern for us these days. While better SOCs are released with more efficient processes, and software optimizations help with battery life, a lot of us are still worried if our smartphone or tablet will get us through the day. We root and install apps like Greenify, tweak...

Optimize Battery Life with This Useful App

Battery life is an important aspect of your smartphone, especially if you use it for more than just calls on the go. Since you're on XDA, you probably do and want to get the most out of your battery. Now, you can't magically expand its size but no matter how much its capacity is, you...

PSA: Google Play Services Wakelock Affects Many 5.x ROMs

Wakelocks are the bane of the battery conscious, and this wakelock bug has been plaguing Android ROMs for a while. Yes, the issue is neither new nor unique, and it won't be resolved for good until Google steps up, but the recent launches of CyanogenMod 12 and CyanogenOS (among others) have prompted a new round...

Lean Mean Battery Power Saving App Review

We talk a lot about battery topics here at XDA TV. We talk about everything from Power Banks to USB Desktop Chargers to Battery Saving Apps. We talk about this stuff because both we and our viewers are not “normal” users. We don’t use our devices to check Facebook on our breaks and find the...

Battery Charged in 30 Seconds? Maybe in 2016

Phones and tablets are getting more and more power hungry with each passing generation. Their battery capacities continue to rise, but still we have to face the problem of slowly charging and rapidly discharging batteries. A reasonable solution still hasn't been developed, but it appears that some good news is just around the corner. The Tel Aviv-based...

What’s SOT and Why Isn’t it the Battery Meter – XDA TV

Mobile phones are getting more powerful everyday. With each passing generation, our smartphones are getting higher definition screens and more powerful processors. Mobile phone batteries are getting bigger too, but it doesn't seem that way. Compared to older phones, batteries are bigger than ever. But because of the power hungry screens and chips, you wouldn't notice...
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