DU Battery Saver And Switch Widget Review

DU Battery Saver And Switch Widget Review

Aug 22, 2013

Android devices are getting better when it comes to battery life. The problem is, we are using them for more and more things. So as the battery life gets better, we’ve found something else to suck equal or greater amounts of battery than we are saving. This is where a battery saver app can help.

du-battery-saver-1Some of the cool features are the charging calendar. This give the option to see everyday the phone or tablet was charged so a basic idea can be had about the charging habits or needs for the device. Another cool feature are the widgets. Part of the widget is the optimizer The optimizer, in the simplest explanation, shuts down anything running that’s not needed at that time. It’s a good idea to do this now and again to make sure no battery hogs are waking up and running on their own.

For some devices, having the battery level icon and information in the notification bar is great. I know when I get a new device and this isn’t an option, it’s one of the first apps I download. The icon in the notification bar shows the actual percentage, not just an inaccurate battery icon.

As time goes on, it will be easier to see the benefit of the data DU Battery Saver is. Some apps that run in the background may be apps hardly used. A good example for me is Facebook. I am rarely on it while mobile so I can regain 5% of my battery by deleting the app so it isn’t running in the background.

One of the biggest battery sucks is the screen. When the screen is on, the battery is draining much quicker than almost anything else the device uses. Keep this in mind when looking at the apps and functions listed. For my devices, it is usually 30 to 50 percent of the battery drain under normal usage.

DU Battery Saver And Switch Widget Review Rundown

8
User Interface - I like the look of DU Battery Saver. It is laid out well too.
8
Usefulness - While the free version isn't the best option for saving battery, it does offer some good functionality and tracking.
8
Performance - Worked well right off a fresh install.
7
Value - Good monitoring for a free no root needed app.
8
Overall - Good for tracking what is eating up the power. The battery saving was about average.

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Trevor Dobrygoski
Trevor is a freelance writer covering topics ranging from the Android OS to free web and desktop applications. When he is not writing about mobile productivity, He is coaching and playing the world's greatest game... Soccer.
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