AVG speaks: here are the Android apps and games that drain your battery and eat your storage space the most

AVG speaks: here are the Android apps and games that drain your battery and eat your storage space the most
Regardless of the hardware potency of your smartphone, installing too many apps on it has the potential to make your phone a slouch. What's more, you'd probably witness a deterioration of your battery life - one of the most dreaded experiences for almost each and every mobile user. Have you ever wondered which ones these might be? 

Well, we most certainly have, and thanks to a recent report from AVG, the developer behind the eponymous AVG anti-virus app for Android, we now seem to have a clearer picture on what's eating our most precious hardware resources. The developer analyzed the data from 1 million unnamed Android enthusiasts that had the aforementioned AVG app installed and summarized which are the apps that have detrimental effect on your smartphone experience. Have in mind, however, that AVG has only mentioned the more popular apps, ones with over a million downloads, to be exact.

Check them out right below. How many of these have you installed on your Android companion?


source: AVG via CNet

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38 Comments

1. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

I know it... I try BBM only for a week, then uninstall. I also feel that BBM is battery hogger. and Skype is also battery hogger.

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

It's Facebook all the way...

35. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Yeah facebook is a real nightmare in android devices that simply you cannot get rid of it :(

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I wish I could uninstall that all share cast dongle from my S4

4. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Install App Eater (requires root) and you're good to go.

9. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

How about if we disable it? will that do the trick? (urgent question)

13. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Most probably yes. You can also hibernate it with Greenify (certain features require root, too). That will do the trick.

28. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

It's sad that on Android you even need to do garbage like that.

36. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

You prefer iOS where u can't?

38. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Yes. Why should you have to Greenify stuff to keep your battery life? It should work out of the box. Or Android should integrate Greenify. Unfortunately for users, those background processes are how Google (and other data collecting apps) make money.

14. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

but disabling can sometimes cause errors among other apps

23. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I've never experienced that

33. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I had disabled all the Samsung mumbo jumbo with root uninstaller but that didn't help. Nor did the proformance propaganda solved. Then I cleared my phone memory to 4 gb(internal) and there was a sense of increase in performance to 66% then before and battery increase of 12%. Note still the mumbo jumbo are disabled. Android is not optimized as apple.

5. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

that is the reason I browse Facebook using opera mini :p

8. Akkilidor

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

yaas .fast &light..

6. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

4 games from King. They are the king of mobile games for real

7. KingOfAndroid

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

9Gag is too addictive... I just can't uninstall it :(

19. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i feel you bro....

20. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I can spend a day browsing it :D

10. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

lol same here!

11. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

greenify !

17. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It's a must for the FB app and the Messenger one too. I've even added G+ as it is almost just as bad.

12. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

9gag and instagram :(

15. bagou01

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 20, 2013

How is 9gag a performance drain?

32. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The new version preloads and download gifs before you click on them.

16. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Yeah I only do Facebook on my OnePlus One and it is a noticeable difference in battery drain vs the Facebook App. But on my Note 4, I use the app because I'm not worried about the battery as much since I can easily swap batteries or charge it super quick with QuickCharge 2.0 tech.

18. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Lol...are you marketing the note 4?

30. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Nah, I wish, then I would get paid. But yeah it's a pretty damn good phone battery wise, but surprisingly so is the OnePlus One. I thnk they're both great phones.

21. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

As expected facebook manages to show up on all three lists... Well done facebook....even more reasons to uninstall fb app...

22. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I bet AVG itself top the list...

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