Posts tagged with: Battery Life
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    Let's be honest. Battery life, in general, sucks. "Oh, but Display X is 30 percent more efficient! And Processor X consumes 25 percent less power! And it has a 2,500mAh battery!" I got my smartphone roots from the BlackBerry camp, back when BlackBerry – then-Research In Motion – was running the show. Among at least a dozen other models, I carried a BlackBerry Curve 8330 for nearly three years. Even today, it's one of my favorite phones I've ever owned – not because the display was great, the fixed camera took 3.2-megapixel shots or because it had Wi-Fi. (Yes, Wi-Fi was a feature of ...

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    Dear OEMs, we, your loyal customers, have been patient long enough. You've given us some really great smartphones and tablets over the years. Your designs are becoming more practical with every iteration, without shedding their aesthetic beauty. We appreciate that, and thank you. Your batteries, however, have got to change. We recognize that your devices are getting faster and thinner, but we can't use them as long as we should be able to. Face it, a smartphone that only lets you use it for 4 hours isn't very "smart". In fact, it's pretty silly, if you ask us. Of course that's not what ...

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    Battery life is one thing we constantly have to battle, especially on many high-end Android smartphones. The combination of quad-core processors, 5-inch 1080p smartphones, LTE connectivity and dozens of other specifications and connections sipping at your battery all day long, lasting an entire day on a single charge is becoming more and more difficult. Fortunately, some manufacturers have chosen to fight waning stamina by simply cramming more milliamp-hours inside their high-end options. Sadly, that still isn't always enough. But there are lots of things you can do to improve your battery ...

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    1080p displays. On smartphones. I never thought I'd see the day, but it's here. Call the front desk; I'm checking out. No but, for real: around these parts, the notion of full-HD resolution -1920 x 1080- on a smartphone screen has for months prompted a range of reactions, from skepticism to disbelief to glee. Listeners of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast can sometimes hear that entire range in one sitting: pixel-density enthusiast Brandon Miniman is keen on the absurdly high-density panels, while I often profess not to be able to tell the difference. Anton D. Nagy, Joe Levi, or Jaime ...

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    I've been carrying the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III for about a week. In that short time, I've found its endurance to be on the high side of average, for an Android smartphone. It's done better than my LTE Galaxy Nexus -everything does, after all- but doesn't quite live up to the performance of AT&T's HTC One X I tested a few weeks back. Your experience, as always, may not be identical to mine. No matter how well or poorly a smartphone does on the old endurance test, though, everyone seems to agree that you can never have enough power. There's the usual array of ...

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    I’ve said before that I think the companies that provide the widest array of choice are the ones most likely to be successful (right behind the companies that make all your choices for you, of course). That’s because a lot of people like the freedom and convenience that a wide range of choice provides, whether it be car colors, TV sizes, or brands of dishwashing detergent. It’s good to give people options. When it comes to mobile phones, one of the most important facets of the user experience is battery life. Since battery technology consistently lags behind other areas of ...

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