Galaxy Note 4 “Google Services has stopped” error

After over 2 years since it was initially released, we know for a fact that the #Samsung #GalaxyNote4 is a reliable smartphone with millions of users still actively using it. It is however, not spared from the usual hiccups that affect smartphones today so we share to you some of the problems some readers have

Anker 16,000 mAh battery

[Deal] Anker’s 16,000 mAh external battery pack selling for $24.99

#Anker is a well known name in the accessories market for its external battery packs and car chargers. The manufacturer’s heavily packed 16,000 mAh external battery pack can now be snatched for just $24.99, thanks to a new deal on Amazon. The listing mentions that the usual pricing is $79.99, which essentially means you’re saving $55 on

KMASHI Battery

[Deal] Get a 15,000 mAh battery pack for just $12.50 on Amazon

You can now get a 15,000 mAh battery pack for just $12.99, down from its original pricing of $19.99 via Amazon. This can be achieved using the coupon code FBDXPO7W, so don’t panic if you see the pricing at $19.99 when you head over to the listing. External battery packs are a prerequisite for long trips where

Galaxy S5 lost EFS folder and keeps rebooting, other power boot issues

Rooting and ROMming are fine as long as they work. Sometimes, they can lead to unforeseen consequences, just like any other software/firmware modification if not done properly. Our article today tackles one such issue here together with the usual power/boot issues on a #GalaxyS5. These are the specific topics mentioned in this article: Galaxy S5

Top ten Android smartphones with the best battery life – December 2015

Power banks, aka portable battery chargers, energy packs capable of doubling as protective cases, phones that juice up from 0 to 60 percent capacity or even more in under an hour, wireless charging pads, they’re all imperfect solutions or workarounds for possibly the greatest weakness of most modern-day high-end phones. What good are breathtaking 4K

Galaxy S6 Edge iFixit

Battery of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is glued to the curved display

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge will gradually start making its way to the customers this week. And as is the norm for new devices, the handset has gone through a full teardown courtesy of iFixit, revealing the positives and negatives as far as repairability is concerned. Unfortunately for the company, the negatives outweigh the positives by

Samsung Galaxy S6

Latest Galaxy S6 teaser hints at an all-day battery life

Another day, another Galaxy S6 related teaser from Samsung. After stumbling across a glimpse of the camera module of the smartphone, a new teaser posted by the Korean manufacturer is hinting that the smartphone will “give more time to others”. It has been said in the past that the 14nm chip that the smartphone is

ASUS ZenPower

ASUS announces new 9,600 mAh power bank

Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS has just revealed the ZenPower 9,600 mAh external battery pack for smartphones and tablets. The device has been launched in the company’s home region, although we expect more markets to get it subsequently. Despite its capacity, the batter pack is just 18 mm thick and weighs a little over 200 grams, making

THL 5000

The THL 5000 comes with an enormous 5,000 mAh battery

Battery life is always a concern for most users, especially those who rely heavily on cellular data. And Chinese manufacturer THL might have an answer to that with the new THL 5000 smartphone which is packing a massive 5,000 mAh battery board. The company proudly claims that this is the first in the world to feature

Google looking to fix battery drain issues on Hangouts 2.1+

If Android users of Hangouts 2.1 or higher are noticing that the battery on the device drains quicker than usual, don’t worry as you’re not alone. Google has reportedly acknowledged this particular bug and is believed to be working on a fix. Battery drain issues are a major concern for Android devices since a large number of services are

Fixing the Samsung Galaxy S3 Gray Battery Icon Problem

A message was sent to us by Lea through The Droid Guy Mailbag that reads, “I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT 19300. It froze up showing  a gray battery icon and never started up again. I removed the battery, read the trouble shooting tips provided here and applied them to no avail. Out of

Samsung Curved Battery

Samsung shows off new curved battery for wearables

The Samsung Gear Fit smartwatch is known for its curved AMOLED display which has won critical acclaim across the board. But did you ever wonder what the battery inside the smartwatch looked like? Samsung SDI has now revealed this curved lithium-ion battery which can be used for future wearable devices as well. A curved design

I just want my phone to be smart, please

We Android users would usually pride ourselves with the customizability of our devices. But with tweaks and tricks that we often need to do in order to extend battery life, does it have to mean giving up on a lot of smart features, too? Android is a platform that thrives on customizability. Compared with iOS,

Moto X Mugen

Mugen launches a new 2,800 mAh battery case for the Moto X

Popular manufacturer Mugen Power which is renowned for bringing several external battery packs to the market, has just announced its new offering for the Moto X. This 2,800 mAh extended battery case, will make sure your phone lasts more than twice as much on a standard charge. The Moto X comes with a 2,200 mAh

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has improved processor, battery

A new report shows that the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini sports a different set of specifications compared to the international variant. Sam Mobile notes that the device that AT&T is selling has the 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Play MSM8930 on board as well as a 2000mAh battery. For comparison, the variant that was launched late last