What can Ultra Power Saving Mode in the Samsung Galaxy S5 do for you? Watch this

We have all been there. It has been a really busy day and we’ve been power-using our device for hours, then it happens, the dreaded notification that your battery is about to go kaput, leaving you in a lurch.  Some of us that are more obsessed and OCD might carry a spare battery, or separate battery pack and cable to keep the lights on. However, Samsung doesn’t want you to feel stranded on those days where you leave such items at home.

Instead, turn on the available ultra-power-saving-mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and you could perhaps get up to a whole extra day of with your phone. Obviously there are caveats with such a “promise,” but this feature might just save your bacon.

The Ultra Power Saving Mode goes to the extreme to ensure you can get done what needs to be done. First, it converts the display to a simple grey-scale theme. Then, it shuts down unnecessary features so you can keep working with the basics, like making a phone call or handling an email.

Samsung notes that you could get as much as 24 hours or more power with as little as 10% battery remaining. Of course, all sorts of factors play into that figure, not least of which is actual usage. Battery condition, temperature and other environmental issues come into play too. Either way, getting able to get more than just a couple hours usage with minimal battery is a great feature.

All that aside, the Samsung Galaxy S5 rocked our battery test, so if battery performance is important to you, by all means, Samsung’s new flagship is a must to consider.



44. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Be better if it came with 2 batteries. . I believe in korea most phones that have replaceable batter come with 2 batteries... my note 3 last me all day.. note 4 better have at least 3800mah

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Just got getting a S5, Samsung sends you an email for 50% off accessories within 90 days of your purchase date. Guess who's getting a new battery for a weeks worth a juice? ;)


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

the HTC One M8 does the same thing

50. wilsong17 unregistered

Hmm no power saving mode just turn all wifi, bluetooth gas and sync off

38. OnlyOneGio

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Nice improvement!!

37. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Excellent! As always...a smart way to implement even longer battery life!

36. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I must say, my sister received hers today and I thought the back was ugly on pictures. But it's actually quite nice. She has the black one and it looks good. Won't trade in my N5 though, but wouldn't mind the S5.

26. express77 unregistered

This phone sounds great. Wish I had more money.

30. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Well......you can always sell your kidney :3

25. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Now everybody loves the waterproofing!

31. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

yes. Its good when people start to accept technological improvements. after all it is important to keep the phone protected after spending so much money.

18. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

hasnt anyone heard of stamina mode on Sony's phone? If my battery drops to like 10% and i put it on i get about 12 hours on standby and with it on at 100% i get like 5 days and 11 hours

19. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Almost every OEM put in the phones some saving mode. But this here is different approach.

22. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

all i can see is that it shuts down un needed features like stamina mode which turns off wifi bluetooth and such when the screen is off and such

29. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

It also turns the display in grey scale which is very very efficient only on Amoled screen because of higher presence of blacks. Also if you read wilsong's post, it doesn't sacrifice performance of the device and also implements lucidLogic's smart battery tech.

34. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

@ apple4never, i recommend u to visit the site that wilsong17 has posted. you'll get better idea about the difference of UPSM of S5 and stamina of xperia

42. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

yes i did check it out and i must say its pretty cool! maybe like stamina mode 2.0 ;)

46. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Sony could use better advertising like Samsung's...just saying. Stamina Mode is awsome.

17. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

OCD has nothing to do with extra batteries. It's an actual disorder...

7. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Great way to compensate for not putting a big battery in there to begin with... They could have done the same thing by just giving it a 3000mah or larger battery. How is it that the G2 has a larger display and larger battery yet is smaller than the S5.

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Waterproofness and durability. Did you see the video of the GS5 going through the washing machine spinning like mad for 1 hour? That thing is a tank.

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"Tank" isn't suitable to describe the durability of the S5, we can describe the S5 a piece of hunk, or a mothafukin mini sumo but not "tank". "Tank" is reserved for the Nokia 3310.

33. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

haha nice joke..say it tank or hunk, it sure seems to be a terminator

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

waterproof + physical home button

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Battery capacity don't tell how good the battery life is, it depends on how the software is optimized. Why the 2600 mAh battery on the HTC One M8 can outlast the 3000 mAh one on the Xperia Z1?

53. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Honestly, better efficiency is always the true way. Getting the same life out of a smaller cell is better: less asted energy, less electrical costs in charging ... and not least of all, faster charging. My Tablet Z's skinny 6,000_cell charges in half the time an iPad 3 takes.

5. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Nice one!!!

3. maxmppower unregistered

Uber Powa Save Mode (UPSM)

2. torr310

Posts: 1734; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I got a Note 2 and it's interesting to see how S5 against Note 2. The Note 2 seems to have slightly better battery endurance than the Note 3 due to its lower resolution screen.

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