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Battery life tips and tricks

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Feb 2014, 14:34

While cell phones are getting bigger by the year and processors are getting smaller, it might look that one aspect of phones remains the same. You've guessed it right – it's the Li-Ion battery, the juice and pulp of your smartphone experience…

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posted on 17 Jan 2011, 05:39 1

1. android_hitman (unregistered)

nice article but you made a mistake... Ni-Cd has no memory and Li-Ion and Polymer has memory. This is the advantage, you can recharge them whenever you want.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 09:42 11

2. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

Li-ion has no memory while Ni-cd does. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li-ion

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 14:39 1

10. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

One question,
Does it hurt the battery if we play games while it is charging?
It is so important to know as a I always play while my phone is charging.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 15:00 3

11. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Well it depends if the phone gets hot while you are playing...

If the answer is "Yes" then your battery might be suffering from this...

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 18:24 3

18. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)

The battery of my friend's GS4 got bloated because he always plays games while charging. So IMO it does hurt the battery.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 15:07 4

14. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

My nexus 5 is going good whole day, regular use.

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 08:53

27. Dude2 (Posts: 40; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

Another good solution is to get one or two spare batteries and just swap out when needed. Got Sumsung battery and charger combo for less than $40.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:58

4. MOTOX (unregistered)

The problem is no one ever charges their smartphone battery fully before use....even me and then you all complain...your supposed to charge it at least 12 hours before use...i did 8 and my droid x lasts me about 8 hours on super heavy use..games...texts...data.....crapp loads so i think its pretty good but my next phone...im going to charge it tons!

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 12:22 4

5. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)

And if your phone is WiFi capable, connect it to WiFi where available. My Droid used to run out of battery power in 8 hours at my workplace until I connected it to the WiFi and then I would get a full day of use out of it.

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 09:39

7. bigboombam (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Jan 2011)

Not always true. If your WiFi is on, and you're not connected to it, it's just like leaving your Bluetooth on, and it'l drain your battery faster than normal.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 12:50

6. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

mmmm I didn't bother reading the article just because when my phone has less then %15 and it does the little fart noise I just turn everything off and make the screen as dim as it can get without going black. It usually lasts about 4 to 5 hours with that.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 15:01 1

12. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Or you can install Llama or Tasker... which you can configure to automatically do that when your phone reaches whatever % you want...

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 18:19

8. jimmy37 (unregistered)

I have an Android app that intelligently disables devices if no app is running to use them or if the screen goes off.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 14:37 7

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

LOL! Comments from 2011! PhoneArena, no fresh news for today? :D

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 15:05 1

13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Nah, PhoneArenas's long battery test just ended. 2,5yrs is quite good.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 15:19 1

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Also Lenovo has bought Apple. :D

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 16:32 4

16. E.S.1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

ha ha ha ..... someone should buy them so they can start innovation :)

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 22:04

20. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 182; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

I believe your thinking of Lenovo buying motorola

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:43

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

That was a joke. :D

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 16:35

28. droidmanX (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2014)

:) Wow that was really awesome comment.. lol..2.5 yrs battery life.. that definitely made me happy and laugh after a long terrible day ..Thank you...Wish some phone company and battery pioneers get together to actually make that happen.. :p

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 17:26

17. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

I pretty much already done all of that, so I'm good

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 20:29

19. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

I don't really see what's wrong with plugging your smartphone in the charger every night before you go to bed. It's not that hard...

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 22:33

21. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


posted on 06 Feb 2014, 22:49 1

22. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

It's funny because you're contradicting yourself, especially on the Bluetooth point.

"Try NOT to talk when your phone is charging!" - Also a myth debunked.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 22:52 1

23. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)

Oooooooo kill 'em!

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 23:30

24. andynaija (Posts: 968; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

Lol PA recycling stories from a few years ago :)

"you should let your phone fully discharge once every 30 charges" I doubt people actually count the times they charge up. Also Bluetooth has a minute effect on battery life, it's the data (3G/4G) that makes more of an impact, that's why I try to mostly use (trusted) Wi-Fi when available.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:04

25. JC557 (Posts: 1788; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

After using the Motorola Razr M I haven't needed to worry about battery life much and I bought a Mophie pack for those just-in-case moments to which I haven't needed it so far. Imagine if I had the Razr MAXX HD or Droid MAXX...

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 12:01

29. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)

Take vibrate off females would be reluctant to do so!!!Lol!!

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