Tag Archive: Battery


Samsung’s new entry-level phone has a hole-punch screen, 5000mAh battery

The latest addition to Samsung’s entry-level lineup.

What you need to know Samsung has quietly announced the Galaxy M11, its latest entry-level smartphone. The Galaxy M11 comes with a hole-punch display and has a triple-camera array on the back. It is expected to go on sale in select global markets soon, although Samsung hasn’t revealed the phone’s price yet.

Earlier this month, Samsung announced the Galaxy M21, a budget phone featuring 48MP triple cameras and a huge  [Read More…]

These are the best battery cases for the Galaxy S20 series

Your Galaxy S20 already comes with 4,000mAh battery — or 5,000mAh if you sprang for an S20 Ultra — but no matter how big your battery is, there will always be those of us who need more. If you’re one of the bold, battery-burning few, these are the battery cases you can trust and buy today for Samsung’s newest flagships.

Easily accessible LANYOS Battery Case

$ 39 at Amazon

Available for all S20 models

This case  [Read More…]

Why does a high refresh rate display use more battery?

The display is already the biggest power consumer on your phone and making it work harder does exactly what you think it would: east up that precious battery time. Here’s why.

High refresh rate displays are one of the best things to ever happen to a smartphone. But like everything great, there is a trade-off and in this case, it’s battery life.

There is no denying that a higher screen refresh — whether it be 90 Hz  [Read More…]

Redmi Note 9 Pro series specs: 5020mAh battery, 64MP quad cameras, NavIC

The Redmi Note 9 Pro features the largest battery in a Redmi phone to date.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro series is here, and Xiaomi is going back to the basics. The phones feature a massive 5020mAh battery and interesting camera and hardware upgrades. The battery is obviously the main talking point here, and it’s clear that Xiaomi is positioning the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max as devices that can easily last  [Read More…]

Redmi Note 9 Pro preview: The battery life champion of 2020

With a 5020mAh battery and a large 6.67-inch FHD+ display, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is an absolute beast.

The Redmi Note series has a storied legacy. The Redmi Note 3 was the first phone with a Snapdragon 650 chipset. The Redmi Note 4 was the first phone in India to sell 10 million units. That momentum continued over the years, with the Redmi Note 7 Pro becoming the best-selling phone in India last year.

Xiaomi’s rise  [Read More…]

How to view battery usage figures on your Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 has a generous 4,000mAh battery that lasts all day, but if you’re curious about seeing just what services are using up the battery, you can do so from the phone’s settings. You’ll be able to see detailed usage statistics, and a list of all the apps that are consuming battery cycles, which is important when that errant app running in the background starts draining your battery.

How to view battery usage statistics on the Galaxy  [Read More…]

Save battery and enjoy the darkness with the best Dark Mode apps

After years of being teased by Google with references to a system-wide Dark Mode, it finally arrived with the release of Android 10. With this update, just about all of your applications will automatically transition to a darker theme. Not only does it just simply look better, but with OLED displays, dark mode helps to provide better battery life and prevent screen burn-in. With that said, we have found many of the best apps with a Dark Mode available for  [Read More…]

Vivo Z6 5G launched with Snapdragon 765G SoC, impressive 5000mAh battery

Unlike some of its rivals, the Z6 5G does not have a high-refresh-rate display.

What you need to know Vivo Z6 5G is the company’s first mid-range 5G smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset. The phone sports a 6.57-inch FHD+ hole-punch display and has a 48MP quad-camera setup at the rear. It has been priced at 2,198 yuan ($ 314) in China.

Vivo today announced a new mid-range 5G-enabled smartphone at an event held in China.  [Read More…]

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 120Hz display is a big drain on the battery

The phone loses nearly three hours of battery life by switching from 60Hz to 120Hz.

What you need to know In tests conducted by Tom’s Guide, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra lost nearly three hours in battery life by switching from 60Hz to 120Hz. When running the test at 60Hz, the Galaxy S20 Ultra lasted nearly 12 hours, but when set to 120Hz it only survived for 9 hours and 13 minutes. By default, the Galaxy S20  [Read More…]

Galaxy M31 with 64MP camera, 6000mAh battery launched in India for ₹14,999

Aside from the new 64MP camera, it isn’t vastly different from last year’s Galaxy M30s.

What you need to know Galaxy M31 is the latest Samsung budget phone to debut in India. The phone packs a massive 6,000mAh battery and runs on an Exynos 9611 processor. It will be available in India from March 5 via Amazon.in for a starting price of ₹14,999 ($ 209).

With an aim to take on Chinese rivals in India’s highly competitive  [Read More…]