Best Battery Backup Smartphones in 2018 and Tips to Improve your Smartphone Battery Life
1. Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
The Zenfone 3 Zoom has a 5000 mAh battery and gives you 20 hours of battery life which is 2 hours more than the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Even with such good battery, this smartphone won’t feel heavy on the hand.
2. Moto E5 Plus
The Moto E5 Plus is powered by a 5000 mAh battery and lasts for 36 hours on regular use. Coupled with a TurboPower charger, the Moto E5 Plus gives you an additional 6 hours of use with just 15 minutes of charging.
3. CAT S61
The CAT S61 has a 4500 mAh battery baked in, allowing you to go without charging your phone for 2 days. The CAT S61 comes with a QC 3.0 charger; however, it supports QC 4.0 when used with the right charger and cable.
4. Huawei P20 PRO
The Huawei P20 PRO sports a 4000 mAh battery and is a solid 500 mAh battery larger than what Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has. Even with aggressive audio and YouTube streaming, this phone lasts a full day.
5. Blackberry KEY2
The Blackberry KEY2 has a 3500 mAh battery that lasts an entire day. It can however extend anywhere between 25 to 25 hours even with regular use.
Tips to Improve your Battery Life
1. Check for Power-Hungry Apps
If you find that even after charging your phone to a full 100%, it doesn’t last you an entire day, navigate to settings to check which apps are power hungry. If the app you hardly use is sucking the most power, you may want to uninstall it.
2. Adjust Screen Brightness
Keep the screen brightness low. Auto-brightness is convenient, but often you can push the brightness a bit lower and still actually see what’s on your display. On some smartphones, you can toggle auto-brightness from the notification shade, while others require a trip to the settings menu.
3. Turn Off GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE
While you manage your cell data usage, you can also cut out all of your wireless radios and receivers. These are switched on as a convenience. These still draw power when you are not using them, so brush them off.
4. Trim Apps Running in the Background
Apps running in the background, especially on Android devices can consume a lot of battery. By quitting non-essential apps, you can save a lot of battery life.
5. Remove Home Screen Widgets and Live Wallpaper
Swap a fancy wallpaper for basic black. You definitely have a beautiful live wallpaper, but what benefit does an animated wallpaper provide you, if It only leads to a shorter battery life. Switching to a static wallpaper should take a little power pressure off of your phone and if your handset uses an AMOLED display, switching to a dark theme or at least using a black wallpaper should help reduce the amount of power draw from lighting up unnecessary pixels. This simple change can improve your battery life by 20%-30%.
6. Switch Off Wi-Fi and Data Connection in Poor Network Areas
In areas that have poor network and a low Wi-Fi range signal, your phone antennauses more power to connect better. This drains your battery rapidly and results in phone heating issues. In situations where poor signals prolong, best is to keep your Wi-Fi and data connection switched off until signals improve.
7. Make Sure Real-World Talk Time is Sufficient
A lot of us depend on long conference calls and sufficient battery life is crucial while you’re at it. It can be really frustrating when a phone that’s fully charged takes a big drop in battery life while you’re on a call. Don’t always go by what the manufacturers say, check for real-world talk time before you get on a call.
8. Reset Battery Life Cycle
Resetting the battery life cycle can also improve your battery life considerably. To do this, fully charge your smartphone, then fully drain it out and once the phone has died, leave it switched off for at least 6-12 hours. Then fully charge it once again and leave it on charge for 2 more hours. This resets the way the phone communicates with the battery, thus improving the battery life.
Dev Bhatt is the head of digital marketing at OnlyMobiles. He is a tech enthusiast and loves to review and write about gadgets of all sorts – smartphones, tablets, or any electronics. He’s impulsive to check out what’s new in the market and share his findings with his readers so they can make informed decisions when buying electronic devices. In sync for this love for gadgets, he is also an avid a gamer who loves to travel.
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