The last notification that one ever wants to get on his or her phone is “Battery low…!” Or get into a situation when you pick up your phone to capture the right moment and all you get is a message saying something like “Can’t use flash, battery low…!”
Everyone hates such messages but obviously your battery can’t last forever or you can’t put your phone on charging whole day. So until we get amazing batteries in our phone, we can rely upon some really cool battery saving apps that will take care of all the unnecessary processes and apps which are eating your battery unnecessarily.
So today let’s dig into the features, pros and cons of 5 of the best considered power saving apps for android. While choosing these apps, characteristics like ease of User Interface and friction free normal usage are considered. Let us go through them one by one.
1. DU Battery Saver
One of the most popular battery saving app with really cool and easy to use User Interface. It is fully loaded with features like One –Click Diagnose and Optimize, ability to select out of different power modes or to create your own power mode according to your usage. It also provide 3-step battery charging which is the healthiest way to charge smartphone’s battery so that it last longer. Du Battery also has a widget that acts as a universal cache killer. It also shows the phone’s temperature In its notification bar.
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Du Battery saver also has a pro version with the features like Scheduling of Power saving mode according to time or remaining battery. With the pro version, one can also reduce CPU speed and also remove unwanted power-leeching apps. Du Battery saver is compatible with all android versions 2.3 and after. You may refer to a detailed review of Du battery saver by Phone arena here.
2. Juice Defender
One of my next favourite to make it on the list is Juice Defender. As its name implies, it has been developed to leech out and utilise battery efficiently. Most of the features of Juice defender work automatically and all you need to do is to select the right mode according to usage.
Juice Defender is also available in plus and ultimate version along with the free version. Personally I found the User Interface not so easy and less flexibility at least on the free version. But it is still recommended if you don’t have much time to ON and OFF unused functions and apps yourself. It will do that for you according to the selected plan. Juice Defender supports Android 2.1 and above versions. You can read more about Juice Defender at CNet here.
3. Battery Doctor
Battery Saver is another of the android power saving apps that you will love to try. As a doctor diagnoses the symptoms and gives you pills, similarly it also finds almost all small and big power issues and solves them for you in one click.
It also lets you healthy charge your phone through 3-stage charging cycle. The best thing about this app is it’s easy to use and has really intuitive User Interface. The only con here is that the free version does provide advertisements now and then as being shown in following screenshots. Battery Doctor supports all the Android version including and above Gingerbread (2.3). You can read more here
4. GO Power Master
The next one to make it to the list is GO Power Master. Another clean and very easy to use Interface here. It also has predefined modes like save mode, my mode and Smart mode along with different tools and widgets. It is most recommended app for those who knows doing what would reduce their battery usage. Go Power Master is compatible with all android versions including and above Android 2.2. Read more about it here.
5. NQ Easy Battery Saver
NQ Easy battery saver is a free app that can extend your battery life by killing the background apps that consumes lot of power. This app made it to the list due to its creative smart assistant that hangs on around your screen and boost up your battery performance with just one-click when you need.
It also lets you on and off less used stuff like GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-FI, etc in a click, through its widget.
One feature that I really loved is that it lets you lock the apps you don’t want to close, so that you don’t lose anything important next time when you go to power saving mode. It also supports all the android versions including and above android 2.2. Read more about it here.
All the above apps are free to download and use but there paid versions are also available if you really love them and want to get some extra features and get rid of ads.
To help you decide which one is best for you, if you want really good power saving and want app to do everything automatically then Juice defender is surely your take.
If you want an easy to use good power saving app, you can go with any of Du Battery Saver, Go Power Master and battery doctor.
Or if you want to squeeze those last minutes from the battery in just one click without any hassle, then NQ Easy Battery Saver is the most recommended choice for you.
Let’s wrap up these by knowing some really cool tips and tricks that would let you save a lot of battery power yourself.
- Turn off the features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC when not in use.
- Don’t give the permission for auto-sync to apps unless it’s really needed.
- Try to keep ad-free apps whether they are free or paid. This will surely save you a little more battery juice.
- Don’t use live wallpaper when running low on battery.
- If your screed in OLED, try to use darker or Black themes as this would save you a huge power as a black pixel practically consumes no energy in OLED devices.
I think now you have all the weapons and tricks to extend your battery life a bit. If you are using any other app to save battery on your Android smart phone and find it to be good, please share that through a comment below.