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Canvas Elanza 2 is the highly featured midrange Smartphone from Micromax which was added up into their ever longing and successful Canvas series in May 2014. Currently this Smartphone is available at an exciting price tag of around Rs. 8500. This Smartphone features following high end key assets.

Micromax A121 Canvas Elanza 2

  1. 5.0inch LCD display (294ppi)
  2. 1 GB RAM
  3. 4GB internal storage
  4. 8MP primary camera.
  5. Qualcomm 1.2GHz Quad core processor

These features are very exceptional at this price range and this is the best buy low budget phone for professionals as well as rough gamers. This high featured Smartphone definitely needs a high end battery to run it for a good period of time on single charge. It’s 2000mAh battery claims to provide talk time of 7 hours but for rough users they definitely need to optimise the battery life of their Elanza 2 if they want to use their Smartphone for a whole day of usage. Some of the users have been claiming about the average battery backup of this Smartphone .So here we are for you and we have specified some workarounds which can help you optimise the battery life of your Smartphone.

1. Internet browsing on Android Smartphone consumes a tremendous amount of your battery. Especially the applications which run in back ground take your internet connection silently and contribute in the battery drainage of Your elanza 2. So, it is recommended to kill unwanted background applications via some task killer or manually. This will decrease the drainage of your battery very effectively.

2. Optimise your connectivity options after every use. Turn off you’re your Wi-FI, Bluetooth and other connectivity options when not in use. These also consume a good share of your battery life.

3. Most of the social applications installed on Android have got sync option available which is usually set to auto. Turn off auto sync manually so that your internet data plan as well as battery is saved.

4. Keep your Elanza 2 screen brightness set to minimum. The high lighting eats up the battery of your Smartphone very fast.

5. Set your Screen time out minimum which is 15 seconds.

6. Avoid showing off live wallpaper as they keep running continuously and keep consuming battery in unproductive fashion.

6. Instead of installing different battery saving software’s, just install a simple ad free task killer and use it in application optimisation.

However if we look at the other face of this coin, it is like imprisoning your way of using Smartphone with the fear of battery loss. For the people who can bear this amount of compromising can just buy a good power bank from market and use it time to time. Or they can get an additional original battery from Micromax official store and enjoy stress free Smartphone experience.

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Unfortunately, the Z range of Sony Xperia devices especially Sony Xperia Z1 is facing very tough time in providing better battery backup, when it comes to usage of Google Play services. Many users of this otherwise great Smartphone have quoted the problem in Sony official blog most specifically stating that Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat OS running Sony Xperia Z1 is suffering severe battery drainage. This problem has come into notice of Sony and Sony has investigated the whole problem. According to them the whole issue with Google Play services is due to the latest update of Google Play services4.4.52. Sony told the users that this problem is likely to get solved after Google will release next update of their services, the problem will get fixed. So far for the devices that have already got affected due to this new version are said to stay patient and perform these work around given below to get over the issue effectively.

Sony Xperia Z1 Black

All the Xperia Z1 users who have updated their Google Play services are being suggested by Sony to perform these drills on their Smartphone to minimise the battery drainage effect of this sever issue and stay updated to Sony official blogs for the news related to problem resolving.

1. Users are directed to uninstall the latest update of Google Play services. Doing this is expected to stop usage of few applications like YouTube which are linked Google services.

2. Stop ads from Google by going through following settings.

Settings > Google account > Ads > and click the tick box showing Opt out of internet based ads.

3. As your Google account keeps your data backed up always, stop that feature.

Settings > Backup and reset > and uncheck the backup my data option.

4. For some of the Sony Xperia devices, installation option of Google Play services might be restricted, for that disable Android device Manager via following path.

Settings > Security > Device Administrators > and click on Disable Android Device Manager.

5. If your Google Play store is set to automatic updates, turn that off as well because Google Play services can get updated automatically via Google Play store.

These precautionary steps will hopefully reduce your battery drainage problem but according to reports, battery drainage isn’t the only problem evolved in these Smartphone’s there are few other problem also. So the unaffected users should keep their Smartphone’s away from updates till the issues are resolved to stay at the safer side. The other worse problems are that some Xperia Smartphone’s are facing issues with their performance, getting automatically rebooted, getting heated up without any known reason. So, it’s better to be outdated rather than getting updated never again.

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Google recently released a new Nexus model, the LG Google Nexus 5 with amazing killer specs, the new Android 4.4 KitKat and a better camera. The main attraction of the phone is that it has the best in the market specs at the most competitive price. It is priced at $349 internationally and INR 28,999/- in India when it is set to release soon. But with this price, Google did scamper somewhere to balance it all out and that resulted in a smaller battery in the device compared to other flagships in the market.

So to check out how the battery of the Google Nexus 5 performs, we made it go through a battery test by performing various tasks on it to check out how great the battery lasts. But before that so that you all know, the battery on the Nexus 5 is a 2300 mAh which on paper does not look that bad, but with the high power hungry specs of the phone and the Full HD 1080p display, it does get hard to keep the phone up and running for long.

Another point to be noted here is that the device before starting the test has been fully charged to 100% and the battery has been through the breakdown period. So the battery efficiency is at its highest. Also the screen brightness was kept on Auto so the ambient sensor had adjusted the brightness perfectly and we were indoors with not much light, hence the brightness was on a lower side.

Google LG Nexus 5

Gaming Test:

For this test we decided on some medium heavy to heavy games which are the popular titles and we chose Subway Surfers, Asphalt 8, Dead Trigger and Fifa 2014 to play on this and we played each game for half an hour exact continuously non-stop without even quitting any game or putting the phone on sleep even for a second. So the screen also has been on the entire time. While playing of course this device has the best gaming performance, so we thoroughly enjoyed our time but our battery reached 1% in 4 hours and 56 mins. So we had run to the charger very quickly in the short time and so we were not much impressed here.

Surfing Test:

Secondly we went on to the web searching for anything that would amaze us. Since due to technicalities there was no 4G connection available so we were able to test it only on Wi-Fi. So we connected to the Wi-Fi here and started surfing the web from Google to checking mails, to browsing FB, twitter, etc. checked out deals on eBay, used Wikipedia continuously without any break again and our battery reached 1% in 8 hours and 12 mins. This seemed pretty apt and was quite cool.

Chatting Test:

Then we went on to the chatting test, again we were online on all chatting apps like BBM, Whatsapp, WeChat, Line, Hike, FB Messenger and our ol’ SMS. We were continuously chatting on the phone non-stop and our battery reached 1% in a matter of only 7 hours. We were not taking any breaks, typing ling messages and using Mobile Data and not Wi-Fi. So overall it is fine if you are chatting with breaks, this phone can last you easily for a day.

Multimedia Test:

This was a very important test as we use our phones for a lot of videos and music. As for the video playback, the battery lasted us for 10 hours which was pretty cool. As for the music playback, the phone lasted for complete 125 hours and some minutes ahead until the phone went dead due to no more juice in it. So overall we were pretty impressed with the multimedia handling of the battery.

Voice Calls Test:

This was a very important test because this is exactly what the cell phones were made for in the first place. As for the calling test we were at a location with a full network and on 3G coverage and we made calls to various people talking to them catching up with friends to see how long the battery would last. Google has claimed the battery to last for 17 hours, but for us it lasted only 14 hours and 44 minutes which is not that bad since we are going to talk for this long in a single day at a stretch.

So all in all our conclusion is that the battery on this device is quite small compared to what others are offering in their flagships, but for the price it is a great device with quite mediocre battery with some smart use and battery saving techniques can make it last for a single day with medium use. Though you will always be running for a charger after a 12 hours day that is for sure, so unless you are ready to compromise on the battery, the LG Google Nexus 5 is the device for you.