5 Best Battery Saving Apps for Android

Posted on Aug 17 2012 - 10:00am by Rodge

Android is the most popular smartphone platform today, and its popularity and dominance will keep growing for at least another 3 years.  The best thing about Android smartphones is their flexibility and immense power that the device pack – some Android smartphones and tablets are as powerful as laptops.  With dual core and quad processors and GPUs designed for high graphic games, your Android phone has one major downside – battery life.  You may find it cumbersome to manage the battery manually every time, what you will need is a third party application to handle the battery issues and help you conserve power to avoid the phone going off on you in the middle of the day and to eliminate the need of keeping the phone or tablet in charge all the time.  Here are some of the best Android battery saving applications you should consider.  I ranked them according to product description and features, popularity and customer ratings.

 

1. Easy Battery Saver

If you want an app that has a sleek interface and is easy to understand and use, Easy Battery Saver may be the application for you.  It is a fantastic feature-filled application that can make your battery last as much as twice longer than it does now.  The developers somehow managed to interweaver effectiveness and user friendliness – the two things that matter the most in the best applications.  This app saves the battery by intelligently addressing the status of network connectivity, screen brightness and timeout and sleep schedules  with a number of preset saving modes, you just need to select one that suits you best or create a mode and customize it to meet your needs.

Size: 1.4MB

Price: Free

Current Version: 3.2.3

Requires: Android 2.0 or later

View product details on Google Play here

 

2. Juice Defender

The name of this app describe everything it does, it retains your phone’s juice for as long as possible.  It has been a dominant application for application batteries for quite some time and developers seem keen to keep it that way.  This simple app may get you going for days without the need to recharge your phon.  It comes with fiver powerful presets to choose from and the latest version is designed to seamlessly integrate with power control widgets – it will work just as if it came with your operating system.  Battery life is never enough when it comes to smartphones, but Juice defender may be just what you need to get the extra hours you need your phone on.

Size: Varies with device

Price: Free

Current version: Varies with device

Requires: Varies with device

View product details on Google Play here

 

3. Battery Dr. Saver + Task Killer

Battery doctor and task killer is a necessary app for those who are serious about prolonging their devices’ battery lives.  Task killer may sound like a bad name but it is suitable for those apps that just run in the background or sometimes keep popping notifications that you do not need.  This app ensures that the applications that use your battery are those that benefit you.  If you have widgets that keep the light of the phone on, this app will deal with them.  Besides terminating tasks fast, this app also helps manage battery life by managing screen brightness, connections and idle time.  It also displays a wide variety of helpful information such as temperature, battery health and usage and how each application is using the memory and battery.

Size: 1.1M

Price: Free

Current Version: 3.5

Requires: Android 1.6 or later

View product details on Google Play here

 

4. Gauge Battery Widget

If you do not want to be bothered by all the technical stuff that most applications come with and just want results in the simplest way possible, the Gauge Battery Widget may be just the tool for you.  This is a light and uncomplicated tool that will not confuse you with a ton of jargon about memory and stats but will keep you informed in the simplest way of your device battery and in style.  It is a small tool but with impressive quality graphics, it is customizable to match the theme of your hone and displays, among others, temperature and voltage on the phone’s status bar.  This tool also allows you to kill any apps in the background draining your battery.  Its simplicity and ease makes it suitable for anyone with an android device.

Size: Varies with device

Price: Free

Current version: Varies with device

Requires: varies with device

View product details on Google Play here

 

5. Dolphin Battery Saver

This is not strictly an application like the others but it is an amazing tool to use if you want to take charge of your battery usage especially if you spend a lot of time browsing with your web browser.  This tool is specially designed to increase your browsing speed by terminating any unnecessary background applications, saves your battery power and extends the phone’s battery life in general and also acts as a security manager – to warning you of sites with untrusted WOT ratings as well as displaying WOT security ratings of each page.  This add-on is light but comes with many other features including YouTube search, Bookmark to SD, Web to PDF conversion and Google reader notifier among others.

Size: 478K

Price: Free

Current version: 3.1.0

Requires: Android 1.6 or later

View product details on Google Play here

These are some of the highly rated and most recommended apps or tools to help you conserve battery power and extend battery life on your Android device.  Which one are you using or which of these have you tried?  Help others by letting us know how you feel about them in the comments section below.

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Tech geek. Qualified IT professional. Freelance writer. More importantly, a lover and follower of anything Android. Rodge has managed to perfectly blend passion, work and education, thanks to the simplicity of online publishing.