There’s a reason Android phones are called smartphones: They are phones with smarts. Such intelligence comes at a price, however. These phones need more processing muscle, and, just like the human body, the more muscle you have, the more energy you’ll need.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, for instance, needs a lot of power for its quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, its Mali-400MP GPU, and its bright and vibrant HD Super AMOLED touchscreen. For most people and provided it is used intelligently, the Galaxy S3’s 2,100-mAh Li-ion battery suffices for several hours of casual to moderate use in a day.
For heavy and hard-core users, however, that [...]
Modern smartphones are often plagued by less than stellar battery performance, which sometimes makes a full day usage of the device impossible. The core of this problem lies in the fact that battery technology is still lagging behind the evolution of other smartphone internal components, such as the display, processor, or graphics chip.
If you’re a multi-tasker who refuses to be weighed down by USB charge cables or wall chargers inside your manbag, getting an extra battery is one way to ensure that you can complete yet another round of Angry Birds, whilst still receiving and sending those important ‘work’ e-mails.
If you love your Galaxy Nexus, chances are [...]