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    Editor's note: In the gulf between iPhone releases and in the run-up to the next Windows Phone resurrection, the ratio of Android to non-Android phones in our review inventory continues to rise. As a result, this piece is written from a predominantly Android-centric perspective. Everybody wants awesome smartphone battery life. Whether you’re addicted to the latest power-draining augmented reality game or just trying to get through a day of texting and talking, the panic moment is a familiar one: mid-afternoon, no charger in sight, and a pop-up dialog warning you that you’re 15% away ...

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    (Updated 02 April 2014 to add HTC's comments at bottom.) Sometimes, all you need is a phone. Not a digital assistant, not a pocket internet tablet, not a gaming platform. Of course all of those things are nice, and the enhanced features smartphones bring to bear have become essential to millions around the world. But thanks to the realities of battery endurance and processor capabilities, most of today's smartphones offer a variation on the same promise: "From the moment I come off the charger until the moment I lose power, I will be a smartphone. Nothing less." With the unsubtly-named ...

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    At CES 2013 we learned about about a whole new class of SoC that will power the next generation of smartphones and tablets. These new chips not only come with more speed and capabilities, they also come with promises of reduced power consumption which most interpret to mean "longer battery life". The new processors are still several months away from being in devices that we can actually purchase. In the meantime we have to "get by" with the devices in our hands today -- which, you've got to admit, aren't half bad! That brings us to battery life. Isn't there something we can do to help ...

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