With a screen size of 4.3 inches and latest Gingerbread 2.3.3 version sported with a powerful 1 GB of RAM along with the Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, Orion chip set, none other than the mighty SAMSUNG Galaxy S II I9100 is the king of mobile handsets even if compared to Apple iPhone 4. Also, Adding to the list of capabilities, this phone also comes with the super 8MP camera a 2MP camera in the front for the video.
Though this phone comes with the 1650 mAh of battery strength, this phone lacks the longevity of the battery compared to the other devices. By now all the existing Android users must have known that the Android phone’s are less in the battery performance compared to other mobile OS. So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can optimize your usage so as to extract the most out of your device.
Wallpapers and Brightness:
Wallpapers and brightness constitute more than 40% of the overall battery consumption, so it’s very important to optimize these parameters. Since the Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with the Froyo 2.2 Android version, there is an option of Live Wallpapers, with the use of Live wallpapers battery tends to drain faster than later as due to continuous movement of the wallpapers it becomes very difficult to contain the battery life which in turn results in battery drain. Also, it’s very important that brightness is set to automatic rather than selecting to manual and full as this too will drain the battery faster. Always ensure that you have set the darker wallpapers and not the lighter wallpapers as with the use of lighter wallpapers the battery tends to discharge very quickly.
With Android being the super power when it comes to the customization, it’s very important to make use of such customizations with which you can make the most out of it and one such tool is the power control widget which empowers you to control 5 biggest battery drainers right on a single widget. The 5 things which are available for control in this widget are Wi Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Sync and also the brightness. With just a single tap you can modify these parameters with an ease. If you further wanted to increase the battery life by advanced power control widget options then you can make use of the My Settings smart application which can be downloaded from the Market Place with which you can easily control all the major power drainers right on your screen as you can see in the below screen shot.
Apart from the above set of parameters, you also have other tips which employed while using this phone can save quite a lot of battery life. Always ensure that you have turned off the GPS as it continuously searches for the location which in short drains the battery, until and unless it’s not required just turn it off and also as soon as you finish send the files over the bluetooth, turn off the same as this one too drains the battery by a fair amount.
Also, if you are on Wi Fi, then ensure that you are on the 2G network as with simultaneous turn on of WiFi and 3G will ensure that battery is drained faster.
We all love photographs but your phone’s battery doesn’t like the camera to get turned on very often and for a very long period as with even camera going in the stand-by mode the battery drains continuously.
Also, since Android and multitasking can’t be kept apart, there are many applications which runs in the background and should be closed from time to time as these apps run in background without even your intimation, these apps can be closed with the help of in built task killer and also can be done by clearing the RAM. Never use any third party task killer applications as these task killers itself utilize lot of battery life in searching continuously for the apps which are running and also the app in its own too will utilize the battery, so its recommended to make use of default task killer app which is there in the Samsung Galaxy S2.
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