Here's an app that will really maximize your smartphone battery life

Here's an app that will really maximize your smartphone battery life
Battery life is probably one thing you won’t brag about if you have a brand new smartphone - no wonder, those huge screens eat a lot of power, and if you have a battery hog app to run in the background, you’re destined to have your phone die on you before the day is over. If you happen to see that you’re running out of battery, though, and you really need the phone to last as long as possible, a new app, Carat, on both the iPhone and Android, brings an elegant way to do so.

If you’ve looked up battery saving apps, you probably already know that the majority of them are a waste of time and space on your phone - you’re either stuck with a very advanced task manager and tons of apps you can kill with no known outcome, or a too simplistic non-functional battery report.

What makes Carat different is that it strips off the layer of sophistication, analyzes your phone and the apps you use, and shows you just which apps are the battery hogs and - here’s the best function - how much battery life you’d gain if you kill one particular app.

If you still don’t trust Carat, let us just mention that this piece of software is developed by MS and PhD scientists from the University of California Berkeley’s Algorithms, Machines, and People Laboratory. It’s not an app designed to make their creators rich - it’s a free app using latest research in battery and is used as a means for the team to collect data that won’t infringe your privacy for research purposes.

source: TechCrunch



1. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I guess I can give it a try.

2. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Sounds good

3. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Always thought these were stupid but since Leonard, Sheldon, Raj, and Wolowitz are working on it then I'll try it.

6. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012


8. Jodabro

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Now the the phone will sound a notification..."knock, knock, knock" Battery! "knock, knock, knock" Battery!

4. antmiu2

Posts: 552; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

2.8 at google play .. no

7. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012


10. paladinkar unregistered

If you look at all the negative reviews, it is because in the description the app clearly says "within a week Carat will start recommending actions" but people wanted it immediately to update and didn't read that part..hence the 1 star reviews.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yup.. people are idiots. i installed it. waitin my week to see what it says. sooooo long.. want to get info now!

15. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Ya, I wouldn't go off the reviews, just yet. The first day i had it, yesterday, it just would sit there with a spinning wheel. But, now, each time I open it it sends the sample quick and they number of sample i send keeps going up. So, I will just wait the week to see what it has to tell me....I have waited 6+ month for my ICS update on my Razr...waiting a week for this app is child's play!! Haha.

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

wonder if it will help improving One X's battery life since it is set to kill almost all the apps shortly you exit out

9. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 280; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

good find PA considering it only has 100+ downloads from the Play Store

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Love how in the picture that restarting Evernote improved battery life by 4 days! Come on, is the app's performance really THAT BAD?

12. scotty0717

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

Giving it a try now...

14. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I'll give it a try for a week and see what it finds. It talks about hogs (apps that use lots of battery) and bugs (apps that use lots of battery on your phone but not others). So I would like to know if I have any bugs.

16. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

what kind of data is this app collecting

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