LeanDroid Battery Saver saves battery life by handling the smartphone's connectivity

Developer: TeqTicDownload: Android
Category: Battery lifePrice: Free

LeanDroid is a lightweight battery saver that prolongs your device's battery life by disabling WiFi, Cellular Data (2G, 3G, LTE), Bluetooth, and GPS after a certain period of not using it and keeping the screen turned off. It automatically re-enables these connections when the screen is turned back on. It turns them on periodically too, as to let pending notifications come through. Of course, the app only re-enables connections that it disabled, not all of the available connections. 

As with any battery app, some of its functionality is user-customizable. For example, you can set it to disable Wi-Fi connections only if there is negligible data transfer while screen is off - so downloading and streaming stuff while the screen sleeps is possible. There is a disable time interval setting that you can adjust to the length of an average song and make sure LeanDroid doesn't miss out on data activity. Or you can set a stretch of time when connections are automatically turned and kept on.

If you want to give LeanDroid a try, keep the following in mind. Handling GPS and cell radio connectivity works on KitKat and later devices only, and it requires root. Dual-SIM smartphones won't have data disabled on both cards due to manufacturer reasons. Finally, if you are on KitKat 4.4.1 or 4.4.2, there's a bug that won't let services restart themselves once killed by the system. LD works around it by using a persistent notification. If you want to hide it, find and un-check the "show notifications" option in the app. Oh, and don't swipe LeanDroid away from Recent Apps, as this will bug it out.
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