Motorola bewildered why Samsung didn't do eight-point battery checks prior to Note 7 fiasco


At a recent conference, Motorola battery engineer Russ Gyuenes made some remarks at Samsung’s battery testing practices prior to the Galaxy Note 7’s unfortunate fall from grace. If you can’t recall, the Note 7 was pulled from the market last year when it turned out it had a defective battery prone to exploding.

Following its investigation, Samsung implemented an eight-point battery check system and shared it with the smartphone industry in the interest of consumers. The protocol involves enhanced tests (Durability Test, Visual Inspection, X-Ray Test, Disassembling Test and OCT Test), …


Top 7 best battery power packs for your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and other Android phones

When it comes to modern smartphones battery life there is one word to describe what’s happening: insufficient.
Despite Apple getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack to free up space for a larger battery, despite the advances in battery technology and more power-efficient chips on phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and despite Google’s careful work on optimizing Android and the Pixel, battery life is still not sufficient. It’s the one thing most users want to see improved in a smartphone.

A battery pack can save the day, …

Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 update with bug fixes, security improvements, and a severe battery drain

Today, Apple released iOS 10.3.2 to compatible iPhone and iPad devices. The update will fix some bugs, and improve the security of your iOS powered devices. Before updating your iPhone or iPad, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. You should also plus your phone into a power source. Once that is done, follow these directions: Tap Settings > General > Software Update.

Already, there have been complaints made about the battery drain that has been an unexpected result of installing the iOS 10.3.2 update. One gentleman by the name of Kamlesh Parmar is a technical support …

Battery champ: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is official with a 5,300mAh battery, 6.44" display, Snapdragon 625

Leave it to Chinese superstar Xiaomi to come up with an intriguing smartphone that’s pushing the boundaries as far as specs go. One of The Red Dragon’s leading smartphone makers has definitely perfected its “powerful things come in big and often cheap packages” mantra with time, and it’s Mi Max from 2016 was proof that Xiaomi is not afraid to go all the way in.And now, the second iteration of the Mi Max—not to be confused with the bezel-less Mi Mix—is now official, and rest assured it has what it takes to carry the torch onward.
As far as design goes, the …

Meizu M5c is an affordable and likeable new 5" phone that promises good battery life

Meizu is not exactly a household name in the United States or Europe, but this Chinese phone maker offers some phones that feature great value for the money, and it has just announced its latest such device, the Meizu M5c.
The Meizu M5c is a 5″ phone that is made for the global market with support for 4G LTE band 20, crucial for proper coverage in Europe. It’s a plastic phone, but one with beautiful colors a likeable design, and an even more likeable super affordable price.

“We designed the Meizu M5c specifically with our …

Benchmark site doesn't show the LG X Power 2's massive battery power

With an expected 4500mAh battery on board and a 720 x 1280 resolution screen, the LG X Power 2 is going to offer outstanding battery life. The phone was just benchmarked on the GFXBench site which revealed the size and resolution of the screen, along with other specs such as the MediaTek MT6750 chipset that is under the hood. This includes an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. The MT6750 will give you mediocre performance, but it does provide good battery life which is the goal of this handset.

The LG X Power 2 is equipped with 2GB of RAM, which is on the bottom of the RAM totem …

Lenovo: Moto Z2 Play will feature a 3000 mAh battery

Although the Moto Z2 series of smartphones has not been announced, Lenovo confirmed its existence on Twitter. More exactly, answering a question from a fan, yesterday, Lenovo mentioned the Moto Z2 Play – an upcoming smartphone that should replace the original Moto Z Play (released last year).

The only thing that Lenovo revealed about the Moto Z2 Play is that the handset would come with a “non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.” This confirms a previous rumor, and means that the new battery will, sadly, be less capacious than the battery found inside the original Moto Z Play (a 3,510 mAh …

Battery draining unstable Android apps to receive less visibility from Google

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that Google expects developers to submit apps to the Play Store that work great, look great, and run smoothly without a hitch. Your own personal experience might have revealed how this isn’t always the case. During Google I/O this past week, the Alphabet subsidiary made it clear that when it comes to apps, the search giant wants developers to follow the rule of the three S’s; apps should be speedy, secure and stable.

New tools being provided to developers will allow them to see how often their apps do not respond (the ANR rate), how often they crash, …

Moto Z2 Play is certified in China: 5.5-inch screen, 4GB RAM and 20% lower battery capacity

The Moto Z Play has made a name for itself thanks to the 3510mAh battery it sports. Add to that large capacity cell the power sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset that is found under the hood, and you have a phone that allows you to walk right past the outlets in your home, the office, the airports, or in the library. But the sequel to the phone, the Moto Z2 Play, is apparently not going to give users the same opportunity to go without a charge for two to three days.

With the Moto Z2 Play getting certified by Chinese regulatory agency TENAA (which is similar to the FCC in the U.S.) we understand …

Xiaomi will unveil a new monster 6.4" Mi Max 2 phone with a 5,000mAh battery

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi builds some great phones that offer excellent value for the money. Take its latest Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship, a stylish glass-and-metal phone with the Snapdargon 835 system chip of the Galaxy S8 and a dual camera with a telephoto lens similar to the one on the iPhone 7 Plus that sells for just $360 (2,500 yuan) in China. Unfortunately, it’s only sold in Asian markets.
Now, Xiaomi is ready to announce a new phone that will be a true joy for lovers of big, phablet phones: the new Mi Max 2. The phone will come equipped with …