Tag Archive: Battery


OmniCharge 20+ review: A ridiculously versatile portable battery

With nearly every charging port you could ever need, this thing will charge pretty much all your things.

Here’s the thing about portable batteries. They tend to either be small with just a couple of options for connections, or they’re huge with the ability to charge all the things.

The OmniCharge 20+ is a happy medium. It’s not small — just under 5 inches square, and a little more than an inch thick. (If you’re old enough, it’s  [Read More…]

OmniCharge 20+ review: A ridiculously versatile portable battery

With nearly every charging port you could ever need, this thing will charge pretty much all your things.

Here’s the thing about portable batteries. They tend to either be small with just a couple of options for connections, or they’re huge with the ability to charge all the things.

The OmniCharge 20+ is a happy medium. It’s not small — just under 5 inches square, and a little more than an inch thick. (If you’re old enough, it’s  [Read More…]

Keeping the Quest charged with the best battery backups

When playing on the Quest, some people may want to extend their play beyond the 2-3 hours of battery life. For some players, this is not nearly long enough for a good gaming session. Many users opt to use an external battery pack, which is usually carried in a pocket and connected to the Quest. Of course, the most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for a battery pack for the Quest is that it must support 5V  [Read More…]

Does 5G use more battery than LTE?

Best answer: No. In the early stages of 5G, there may be increased battery usage due to switching between signals as you move in and out of 5G service areas. As coverage increases battery life will improve and should become better than LTE with chip improvements.

A powerful phone for Verizon 5G with a 4,500 mAh battery: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G ($ 1,300 at Verizon) A 4,000 mAh phone for Sprint’s 5G network from LG: LG V50  [Read More…]

Motorola debuts Moto Z4 with better camera, bigger battery

Motorola on Thursday introduced the Moto Z4 smartphone, the latest in its line of handsets with modular capabilities. The Moto Z4 not only improves the camera performance and battery life over its predecessors, but it also manages to sneak in a bigger screen and a few other goodies.

The Motorola Moto Z4 will be offered in two versions: one that is unlocked for all carriers and for Verizon customers. The unlocked  [Read More…]

Moto Z4 Specifications: Snapdragon 675, 4GB RAM, 48MP cam, 3600mAh battery

Motorola tries to keep the magic alive in 2019.

Last year, we got the Moto Z3 Play and, a few months later, the Z3. Neither of them was particularly flagship-worthy, but they served a purpose — the former as a mid-range phone to whet the appetites of Moto Mod lovers, and the latter as a vehicle for Verizon’s burgeoning 5G network.

The Moto Z4 continues in the same vein, with seemingly budget specs at a not-so-budget price.  [Read More…]

Mophie adds USB-C input and output to 2019 powerstation battery packs

Mophie, makers of all things power-related, today announced an update to its powerstation line bringing USB-C to its portable battery packs. Available in four sizes — powerstation, powerstation mini, powerstation XL, and powerstation XXL — each features a dual-purpose USB-C that functions for both input and output, as well as additional USB-A ports for juicing up additional devices.

The updated Mophie powerstation line has a fabric finish that looks pretty smart but also means that it protects against  [Read More…]

How to improve your OnePlus 7 Pro battery life

The OnePlus 7 Pro’s display is bigger and better than any OnePlus phone before and the difference is dramatic. Unfortunately, the downside is a bit of a hit to battery life. Despite the rather hefty 4000mAh battery, you may find yourself looking for a charger on heavy days — but we have a bunch of tips and tricks that can help you extend your battery and stay away from the batteries and chargers for as long as possible.

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Blu G9 debuts with big screen, big battery, and sharp looks

Blu Products on Wednesday introduced its latest phone, the G9. At just $ 180 the price tag suggests an entry-level experience, but the specifications tell a slightly different story.

Running Android 9 Pie, the Blu G9 (READ OUR REVIEW OF THE G9 HERE) offers up a large screen, generous battery life, and an unexpected design language. That is, rather, that it seems to punch above its weight class.

With a 6.3-inch display and a 4,000mAh battery, it ticks two of  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 6 preview: Big battery, flip camera, stock Android!

ASUS’s new flagship has the specs phone nerds want, and the cameras selfie fans need.

In recent years, the ASUS ZenFone line has been characterized by overbearing software, a bewildering number of often superfluous features, and copycat design language. After first seeing last year’s ZenFone 5 series, my initial impressions were of a phone whose only goal was to be a cheaper iPhone lookalike, while also bludgeoning me with nonsensical faux-AI features. It did little to convince  [Read More…]