Tag Archive: Battery


3 months later, how’s your Galaxy S20 battery life holding up?

Having a chat with the AC forums.

As hard as it is to believe, it’s now been about three months since the Galaxy S20 was released. The initial hype and craze for the phone has obviously died down, but there’s no denying that it’s still one of the very best Android handsets you can buy in 2020.

If there’s one aspect of a phone that needs long-term use to fully analyze, it’s battery life. The battery of  [Read More…]

Latest Pixel update brings two great features, and a vague battery promise

These are solid additions we can all appreciate — but don’t go far from a charger.

Google’s latest quarterly “Feature Drop” for its Pixel phones has arrived, and unlike most updates it actually hit my Pixel 4 XL right away. Now that I’ve had a little time to take in the changes, here’s what I’m seeing and appreciating in the latest update.

Every Pixel user should get familiar with the Personal Safety app.

It makes sense to lead with  [Read More…]

Motorola RAZR 2 leak reveals a Snapdragon 765 chipset, 2845mAh battery

It could debut sometime in the third quarter of the year.

What you need to know The second-generation Motorola RAZR smartphone could feature a more powerful Snapdragon 765 chipset under the hood. It is also tipped to come equipped with a 48MP rear camera, 5G connectivity, and a 20MP front camera. Motorola is expected to take the wraps off the second-gen RAZR in September.

Lenovo South Africa general manager Thibault Dousson revealed during a Reframed Tech podcast  [Read More…]

How much battery life are you going to sacrifice for better ANC?

The Sony WF-SP800N and AirPods Pro are both true wireless earbuds with active noise cancelation (ANC). Though, one set of earbuds trade ANC performance for battery life, while the other have excellent ANC but worse battery life.

Battery life for days Sony WF-SP800N

$ 200 at Best Buy

Pros Long battery life IP55 dust and water resistance Great, customizable sound Superb comfort USB-C for charging Cons Lacks wireless charging case Case is bigger Only decent ANC performance  [Read More…]

Disable 5G to improve battery life on the OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 is a fantastic phone with great hardware and the company’s beloved OxygenOS software atop Android 10. Like many other high-end phones released this year, it features support for the budding 5G network, which sounds great at first glance — but most markets still don’t have a 5G network to connect to. In the meantime your OnePlus 8 will be draining its battery searching for a network that isn’t there. Luckily, you can tell it to stop  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite is here with 64MP quad cameras, 5260mAh battery

Except for a few downgrades in the camera department, the Mi Note 10 Lite is mostly identical to the standard Mi Note 10.

What you need to know Xiaomi has launched a “Lite” variant of the Mi Note 10. The mid-range phone comes with a Snapdragon 730G chipset and 64MP quad rear cameras. It is slated to go on sale in Europe next month.

In December last year, Xiaomi introduced the first global phone to use Samsung’s  [Read More…]

How to maximize battery life on the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

Make that great battery life stretch even further.

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are known for having excellent battery life, thanks to large battery sizes and efficient OxygenOS software. Hoiwever, one thing we know is that no matter how much battery life you have, you could have more. As you start to load up your phone with more apps, and maximize its capabilities, you may see battery life trail off just a bit. There are plenty  [Read More…]

Nubia Play is a sub-$350 gaming phone with a 144Hz display, 5100mAh battery

Nubia’s second gaming phone to feature a 144Hz display.

What you need to know Nubia has launched a new gaming-focused mid-ranger with a 144Hz AMOLED display. The Nubia Play is powered by a Snapdragon 765G chipset and packs a large 5,100mAh battery with 30W fast charging. It will be going on sale in China from April 24 for a starting price of 2,399 yuan ($ 340).

ZTE launched the world’s first smartphone with a 144Hz display last  [Read More…]

OnePlus’ upcoming Bullets Wireless Z could have 20-hour battery life

Just like the Bullets Wireless 2, the upcoming Bullets Wireless Z will not be truly wireless.

What you need to know A new leak has revealed some of the key selling points of OnePlus’ upcoming Bullets Wireless Z earphones. The earphones will apparently offer up to 20 hours of battery life and come with Warp Charging support. They are expected to be launched alongside the OnePlus 8 series phones on April 14.

We got our first look  [Read More…]

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…]