Huawei P20 Plus and P20 alleged battery sizes revealed, might come with OLED displays

Huawei is one of the big names that will have a presence at MWC 2018 in less than a week’s time, but sadly, you shouldn’t expect a new flagship to be unveiled at the large trade show. It has been confirmed for a while now that the third-largest smartphone manufacturer will reveal its flagship devices for the year, the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus, at a separate event that will take place on March 27. That’s more than a month from now, but at least we already have a pretty good idea why we should be excited and what to expect from these two troopers.

Today, a new rumor comes …


Google Pixel 2/2 XL owners complain about overheating and battery issues after February update

Back in January, the Android 8.1 update left several Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL owners unable to swipe up on the lock screen so that they could enter their PIN code. Now, it appears as though the February security update also was disseminated with unwanted side effects. On Reddit and Google’s Pixel User Community website, there are several complaints from Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users about their handset overheating. Additionally, since installing the update, some Pixel 2/2 XL owners say that they are experiencing lower than usual battery life on their units.

One Pixel 2 owner says …

From zero to hero: How the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series significantly improved battery technology

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As the two largest, most profitable smartphone makers in the world can’t shake off battery management issues, Huawei has spotted an opportunity and seized it with two hands. The company left nothing to chance, and went to the most rigorous third-party certification system – Germany’s TÜV Rheinland – to ensure a fresh and demanding set of eyes before launching the phones with the best battery life in …

ZTE Axon 7's Android Oreo update will bring a near-stock UI, improved battery life

ZTE USA today announced that owners of the Axon 7 smartphone can now register to be part of an Android 8 Oreo beta program – in order to test the software update before ZTE can publicly release it.  
Launched as a flagship phone back in 2016, the ZTE Axon 7 initially ran Android 6 Marshmallow, and was updated to Android 7 Nougat in 2017. According to ZTE, following “a request voiced by consumers,” the Android 8 Oreo update will bring a near-stock Android experience to the Axon 7. Apparently, users aren’t too fond of ZTE’s own MiFavor UI that the phone originally …

Phones with best battery life in 2018

Which phone has the best battery life in 2018?
If you are looking for a phone that you know will last you through the longest of days or if you want to avoid buying a phone with poor battery life, you need to know those battery numbers.
We have tested all major new phones available right now in 2018 and we have found that battery life depends not only on the battery size, but on a number of other variables from software to display quality and other optimizations.
Of course, measuring battery life is complicated and …

Amazon invests $90 million to get its hands on chips that can extend the battery life of devices

Toward the end of last year, Amazon spent $90 million to purchase Blink. This is a company that makes home security cameras. The reason for the acquisition might have little to do with security or even cameras. According to a report published today, those familiar with Amazon’s thinking say that the company bought Blink to gain access to the latter’s energy-sipping chips. Blink says that its cameras can run for two years on one pair of  AA lithium batteries.

Amazon is said to be looking over Blink’s exclusive chips to find out if it can use them to lower production costs and extend …

A battery in your smartwatch strap? LiBest makes it possible, launches Apple Watch battery strap!

So, one of smartwatches’ biggest weaknessess is battery life. With the exception of Samsung’s amazing 3-day battery life on the Gear S3 variants, wearables will usually last you about a day, if not less.

Many have toyed with the idea of having a battery inside the watches strap, but few have developed a product out of it. Well, meet LiBest — the company that made a full range flexible battery to be fitted in a watch strap.

The first product to come from LiBest is the LiFlex strap — a battery strap for the Apple Watch that can be charged wirelessly and, in turn, charges the Watch while …

How to check your iPhone's battery health and disable performance throttling (iOS 11.3)

Alright, alright! So, it turned out all those conspiracy theories about Apple slowing down old iPhones had some type of truth to them. Apparently, Apple put in a mechanism in iOS which would limit hardware performance if the phone’s battery had deteriorated and was no longer capable of providing reliable power for the phone to function right. Apple’s train of thought was this — better have a slow phone that works instead of one that restarts randomly due to the battery failing.

The problem? Apple forgot to tell the customers that this was happening. So, some people were out there …

Deal: iPhone 7/8 Smart Battery case (white) is now $50 off, grab one for $49

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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 B&H! The official Apple store has the case listed for $99, …

iOS 11.3 Beta 2 finally adds the iPhone battery health sub-menu

After another iPhone scandal late last year, Apple admitted it hasn’t been transparent enough about how it handles power management on aging iPhones. Long story short — iPhones with batteries that have degraded beyond a certain level get their performance throttled in order to prevent the weak batteries to cause random restarts. However, the user was never informed properly of what is going on and why their iPhone has suddenly slowed down in performance and responsiveness.

To redeem itself for this lack of communication, Apple lowered the price for replacing an iPhone battery down to $29 …