Boost battery life: 1. Dim the screen brightness or use auto brightness
You love your smartphone’s large, colourful display, but it’s the battery‘s mortal enemy. More than any other component of your phone, the display consumes battery life at a devastating pace. Most phones include an auto-brightness feature that automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness to suit ambient lighting levels.
Boost battery life: 2. Keep the screen timeout short
Under your phone’s display settings menu, you should find an option labeled ‘Screen Timeout’ or something similar. (On an iPhone, look for Auto-Lock in the General settings menu.) This setting controls how long your phone’s screen stays lit after receiving input, such as a tap.
Boost battery life: 3. Turn off Bluetooth
No matter now much you love using Bluetooth with your hands-free headset, your wireless speaker or activity tracker, the extra radio is constantly listening for signals from the outside world. When you aren’t in your car, or when you aren’t playing music wirelessly, turn off the Bluetooth radio.
Boost battery life: 4. Turn wifi off
Wifi when not logging into your home internet or friends drains a serious amount of battery juice constantly searching for new wifi networks
Boost battery life: 5. Turn off your GPS
Your gps is constantly accessing satellites and then pining your phones gps which uses a huge amount of battery
Boost battery life: 6. Close down Apps not running
Leaving apps running in the background chews up a huge amount of battery without you even noticing always get in the habit if turning off your apps once you stop using them.
Motorola Moto Z Play
As the cheapest, most “midrange” phone of Lenovo’s Motorola Moto Z series, we were stunned to see that the Moto Z Play not only had the longest battery life of the Z line, but of all the handsets we reviewed in 2016 and beyond. Clocking in a whopping 23 hours and 3 minutes, this handset is worth getting for the battery life alone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
The Galaxy S8 Plus is a big phone that manages to make a 6.2-inch screen look graceful. It has every hardware and software advantage of the ultrasleek, curved Galaxy S8, including long battery life. During its lab test, it lasted a solid 18 hours of usage.
Today we had a young lady come into the shop in desperate need of an iPhone screen replacement. She had dropped it at a party last night (looked like she had thrown it at a wall). Within the hour we had her phone up and running again for one of the best priced repairs you will find in Perth. If you have a cracked iPhone and need a screen replacement don’t hesitate to contact Mobile Fone Care.
Today we had a customer come in complaining of a battery that always goes dead. Before replacing it we had a look at his mobile and realised he had a few key battery life signs displaying. He had literally 50 applications open on his mobile, his WIFI, GPS & Bluetooth were all on and he hadn’t let his battery run flat and then to full charge ever. So we completed all this in the shop and sure enough he reports back it is lasting much longer. For more information on battery life please refer to out blog article.
Samsung Galaxy A7
With its 22-hour lab time, the Galaxy A7 is a midrange Samsung phone that looks just like the Galaxy S7. Sure its Marshmallow OS is not the latest and it’s not water resistant like the S7, but if you’re looking for a cheap mid-tier Android, this is a good contender.
Today we received a phone to be unl0cked from a client who had forgotten their password, (it was an older version with proof of ownership) however if they cant remember the password we can unlock it but we cant retrieve the data. They were after some priceless photos of a family member. Unfortunately as a privacy mechanism it automatically deletes the data and we couldn’t be of the help they required. Always remember to write down your phone passcode in a secure location.
Huawei Mate 9
Screen size: 5.9in | Storage: 64GB | Weight: 190g | Processor: Octa-core Kirin 960 | Rear cam: Dual 20/12MP | Front cam: 8MP | Battery: 4,000mAh | Screen res: 1920 x 1080 | Display density: 373ppi
The first major flagship of 2017 comes from Chinese manufacturer Huawei, and it’s a keeper. Having strengthened its collaboration with Leica, Huawei’s dual camera setup delivers incredible photos for a smartphone, which is reason enough to consider this larger than life handset.
But Huawei kept the improvements coming, from shifting the fingerprint sensor to the back and making it incredibly fast, to incorporating not just a great battery but also intelligent charging features. The processor is also incredibly fast, putting it at the top of the current pack for multi-core performance.
Google Pixel XL
Screen size: 5.5in | Storage: 32/128GB | Weight: 168g | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 | Rear cam: 12MP | Front cam: 8MP | Battery: 3,450mAh | Screen res: 2560 x 1440 | Display density: 534ppi
Google may be the driving force behind the Android operating system, but the search giant has dipped its toes into the well of mobile handsets too. The Pixel XL makes a big deal of its integrated camera, which sings in natural light situations by producing vibrant images. Like most mobile cameras though, it still struggles in low light.
Google has also focused on delivering a super smart digital assistant in the Pixel XL, with voice control technology that learns over time to basically deliver you the best information you need using easy to understand natural language.
Unfortunately, the phone’s design is rather dull though.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Screen size: 5.1in | Storage: 32/64GB | Weight: 152g | Processor: Octa-core Exynos | Rear cam: 12MP | Front cam: 5MP | Battery: 3,000mAh | Screen res: 2560 x 1440 | Display density: 577ppi
Samsung well and truly cemented its place as the smartphone manufacturer to beat in 2016. The Galaxy S7 was the first major flagship refresh of the year, and it set the bar very high for the rest of the market. The Galaxy S7 manages to combine amazing build quality with powerful performance and impressive battery life to create a phone that is frankly tough to beat.