Pixel phones are getting personalized battery life estimates, see how the new feature works

Pixel phones are getting smarter by the day. A Google Product Manager recently announced that the tech giant has introduced a neat new feature to its handsets. It’s called “Smart Battery”, and it aims to provide Pixel users with personalized battery life estimates. 
In order to understand how Smart Battery works, let’s take a look at the way these estimates were made in the past. Let’s say that you’ve used your Pixel device for several hours. If you drained an average of 10% of your battery per hour for that period of time, the old system would …


Huawei pokes fun at Samsung, touts the 2-day battery life of its Mate 10


In a few new video commercials released on YouTube today, Huawei
presents its Mate 10 smartphone series (announced last month) as being superior
to the competition – at least in some regards.

 

In one of the new videos, Huawei introduces us to a young smartphone
owner who uses both a Mate 10 Pro, and a Samsung Galaxy S8 (this phone’s name
isn’t specifically mentioned, but it’s clearly an S8, probably the + model). Living with the device that’s not made by Huawei is presented as being complicated, as you’d need to often charge its battery,
either directly from a wall socket, or with …

Deal: iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case (also works with iPhone 8) is now $40 off, grab one for $59.99

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If you have a 4.7-inch iPhone in need of some extra protection and power, we have good news for you! The official Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case is now on sale at Daily Steals! The official Apple store has the case listed for $99.99, but you can now snatch the accessory at 40% off. 
This case has been made specifically for the iPhone 7, but it can also be used on …

The Nokia 2 (for AT&T and T-Mobile) is launching soon in the US, large battery included


Announced at the end of October, the Nokia 2 is a smartphone that runs near stock Android 7 Nougat, and is aimed at customers who
don’t want to spend too much on a new handset. If you’re in the US and you’re
interested in buying the Nokia 2, we have good news. Amazon is getting ready to
start selling the smartphone, US warranty included.
The Nokia 2 is compatible with carriers like AT&T and
T-Mobile, but won’t work on Verizon and Sprint. The phone comes unlocked, and costs
exactly $99. Amazon lists three color variants of the device: Black, Copper,
and White.  

 

The …

Your iPhone X has a dark interface mode that might save you some battery, here's how to turn it on

The iPhone X is Apple’s first smartphone with an OLED display on board and just as any other OLED smartphone out there, it has the same scope of strengths and weaknesses: excellent contrast, vivid colors, but color inaccuracies when viewed at an angle and susceptibility to burn-in. And just as any other OLED display out there, the iPhone X is theoretically going to use less power when displaying dark images or content.
Now, if only the iPhone X had a dark theme to make use of that OLED display characteristic… Fortunately, it sort of has …

Is the YouTube app killing your iPhone battery? A fix is in the works

There are some doors left open wide in the YouTube client on iOS 11, as plenty of users have taken to the interwebs to complain that their iPhones and iPads updated to the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS, are experiencing heat and power consumption issues with it. Depending on whose complaint you listen to, the battery goes down 20% in fifteen minutes to half an hour of watching video, which, by all counts, sounds pretty terrible. 

Not only that, but the iPhones apparently get rather hot and bothered when the YouTube app is running, indicating …

New feature in Android Oreo will help you combat battery drainage

A new feature in Android 8.1 Developer Preview, which is a test-bed for all the new functionalities that will most certainly make it to stock Android down the line, is a built-in wakelock detector that will potentially save you a lot of battery by identifying and highlighting apps that have prevented the phone from going into deep sleep.
The feature will pinpoint culprit apps that are causing too many wakelocks and are essentially draining your battery by preventing the device from going into deep sleep mode. Aside from telling you which apps are doing that, …

How to check battery percentage on the Apple iPhone X

On previous iPhone models, you could easily enable battery percentage to be displayed in the status bar at all times, but with the iPhone X, this is no longer an option. Since the so-called “ears”—the space on each side of the notch—are not big enough to accommodate for as many icons as previous iPhones, some concessions had to be made. And one of these was to remove the battery percentage from the status bar.

However, if you miss knowing exactly how much juice you have left, despite the battery icon giving you a rough estimate, you can still view …

Apple iPhone X battery life test comparison vs iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy

The Apple iPhone X comes with a brand new 2,716 mAh battery that takes a weird L-shape and it’s clear that Apple has made the most of the available space to cram in a big battery cell. It’s not as large as on Android phones, but it is bigger than the battery of the iPhone 8 Plus.
So what is the actual battery life on the iPhone X?
We have spent a few days with the $1,000 phone and we have run our battery test to get the numbers. But first, here is how the iPhone X battery size compares to other iPhones and Samsung …

Teardown images give us a peek at iPhone X innards and its L-shaped battery

The iPhone X goes on sale today and large queues have already formed in front of multiple Apple Stores around the world. Heck, even black market prices are nearing the $3,000-mark, which is crazy no matter how you look at it.

While we will have to wait for a while before we get treated to a full teardown of the snazzy new iOS device, but an early disassembly originating from the depths of mainland China is here, allowing us to take a glance at the iPhone X’s innards and its L-shaped battery.
For starters, the iPhone X looks quite similar to just about …