[Android] Find out which apps are draining battery with BetterBatteryStats

unnamed (8)BetterBatteryStats is an application that will provide you with useful tools to help increase the overall battery life of your device. This application is great for those who have tried other battery applications and are not satisfied. This application aims to use different methods than typical battery savers in order to give you better battery stats.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

This application is simply designed to give you accurate and concrete data about how your battery is being used. This application focuses all of its power on analyzing the applications’ behavior on your device so you can easily pin-point potential problems and resolve them.

Pros

  • Find battery drainers
  • Use online Knowledge-Base
  • Measure effect of resolving actions
  • Detect changes to your phone and identify sources

Cons

  • Doesn’t have any automated tools

Discussion

unnamed (9)Battery life is always a huge topic of conversation whenever a new device is released. This is because people are beginning to use their phones for longer periods of time and with more power-intensive applications. As a result, what is considered by some manufacturers to normal battery life just isn’t enough for some people. In addition, the popularity and demand of 4G technology has forced manufacturers to upgrade the network technology in a handset without having time to upgrade the battery technology. This is resulting in very poor battery performance for 4G-enabled devices.

All this application essentially does is analyze certain aspects of your phone and report the information back to you. It will display which applications are using up the most of your battery. This is useful because you will be able to determine exactly where the problem is coming from. Once you know which applications have the highest power usage, you can go and alter the settings of them. Then you can check back and BetterBatteryStats will report about how effective your altering was. Additionally, you will have access to the online Knowledge-Base which will primarily be used to identify how to get rid of any wakelocks. The application will also detect any major changes that are made to your phone, so you will automatically know of a potential problem before is causes any damage.

The only major downfall of the application is that is could potentially be misleading for a person looking the lengthen his or her battery life. This is because there are not actually any automated processes that will magically make your battery life more efficient. All this application is trying to do is provide the user with the right tools to be able to solve battery problems themselves.

Conclusion and download link

Overall, this application is hands down the best battery analyzer you will find on the Google Play Store. Once you spend some time tweaking with the application, you will know more about your device’s battery than you ever thought possible. As a result, you will know exactly which applications to adjust in order to get your battery back to where you want it to be. You will also know how things that are not necessarily applications effect your device’s performance.

Price: $2.89

Version reviewed: 1.11.0.0

Requires: Android 2.1 and up

Download size: 2mb

BetterBatteryStats on Play Store

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