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Old 23rd April 2013, 12:09   #14641
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If I think correctly Battery bank is the external anytime available backup power for your phone. There are a lot of Chinese makes on Aliexpress and DX. However, a friend has tried this one and he's not complaining

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Back-Up-2200...-/140889902397
Buying cheap ones is not a good idea as that tend to die very fast. Batteries are not of the advertised capacity, charging circuitry is not good enough. So it might work as advertised a couple of times, but then it'll just fade away
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Old 23rd April 2013, 16:21   #14642
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Guys, which battery bank do you recommend for the Nexus 4 ?

Would want the bank to be as sleek but as powerful as possible.
I came across this one on flipkart and was planning to order one.

http://www.flipkart.com/eveready-um-...3-7da879ae993d

Got this from one of the reviews
"It does not have a charger for charging it, we have to charge it from PC or Laptop, or we have to use the charger of our smartphone to charge the device."

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Old 23rd April 2013, 17:18   #14643
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Did some tweaking on my Samsung S2 JB 4.1.2 to save some battery life and it is helping a little:
In the developer options:
Ticked : Do not keep activities
Limit background processes : At most 3
Show all ANRs: Yes

This seems to save quite bit of battery and now it is draining at least 30% slower than earlier.
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Old 23rd April 2013, 17:29   #14644
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Did some tweaking on my Samsung S2 JB 4.1.2 to save some battery life and it is helping a little:
In the developer options:
Ticked : Do not keep activities
Limit background processes : At most 3
Show all ANRs: Yes

This seems to save quite bit of battery and now it is draining at least 30% slower than earlier.
You can get a mugen power battery for your S2.
Had one for mine. Phone would last 24 hours without a charge under extremely heavy usage.

Gaming, lots of calls, internet radio, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
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Old 23rd April 2013, 18:04   #14645
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You can get a mugen power battery for your S2.
Had one for mine. Phone would last 24 hours without a charge under extremely heavy usage.

Gaming, lots of calls, internet radio, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
I already have a 2000mAh Samsung original battery for my S2 which I am using!
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My father is currently using a Samsung galaxy S2, and we wants to upgrade. He is not a heavy user, and mainly needs a good screen, and camera.

I personally hate samsung phones, after my rather unfortunate stint with the S1, So looking at HTC. What do you guys suggest around 30k? +/- a few grand is ok.
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My father is currently using a Samsung galaxy S2, and we wants to upgrade. He is not a heavy user, and mainly needs a good screen, and camera.

I personally hate samsung phones, after my rather unfortunate stint with the S1, So looking at HTC. What do you guys suggest around 30k? +/- a few grand is ok.
You don't have much options in that range. HTC one x+ costs about 28-29k, HTC Butterfly costs 35k+ but you'll have to import it. HTC one, their current flagship model, is 40k+. So go for one x+ eyes closed!
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I came across this one on flipkart and was planning to order one.

http://www.flipkart.com/eveready-um-...3-7da879ae993d

Got this from one of the reviews
"It does not have a charger for charging it, we have to charge it from PC or Laptop, or we have to use the charger of our smartphone to charge the device."

Regards,
How about this ?
http://www.flipkart.com/nokia-dc-16-...a-480b4380bf75
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Try out an Xperia Z.
No dropped calls, where most others fail and class call quality.
Plus added bonus of water and dust proofness, which is crucial in India.
I am considering the same, waiting for ironing out bugs if any, price drop.
Also some reviews says the battery does last less in video playback and browser than the competition like HTC one and SGS 4.
Also read somewhere that quality of the free case is not upto the mark.
Had they given Media Dock free I would have jumped the bandwagon.
Any Z user here please share the experience.
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Plus added bonus of water and dust proofness, which is crucial in India.
I am considering the same, waiting for ironing out bugs if any, price drop.
Also some reviews says the battery does last less in video playback and browser than the competition like HTC one and SGS 4.
Also read somewhere that quality of the free case is not upto the mark.
Had they given Media Dock free I would have jumped the bandwagon.
Any Z user here please share the experience.
Here's my usage so far:

1. The battery lasts me two days. I keep 3G turned off since I just don't want to be bugged by email/internet until and unless I decide to. Helps keep the battery sorted. 3G is a huge sucker of the phone's battery and my time!

2. Phone gets a little warm with video playback. Not hot.

3. The water proofing is great. What's better is that the screen is not laggy if you use wet fingers on it. Which is what happens most of the time. Like I was in the shower this morning, had the phone playing some music on the speaker, and I used a very wet hand to cancel an incoming call.

4. The speaker could have been better placed.

5. Don't like the UI of the stock music app. Can be changed.

6. Camera software is not the best. But its software and can be fixed.

7. The screen is not insanely saturated. Feels dim during the day, but boy is it pleasant on the eyes at night without the lights on!

Already tons of stuff to flash doing the rounds on XDA. Am just waiting for 4.2 before flashing anything. A whole bunch of devs have got this phone, so I expect a good deal of dev.
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guys, i am trying to update my S2 to JB. But when connected through Kies, it shows no updates. Anyone having the same issues?
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guys, i am trying to update my S2 to JB. But when connected through Kies, it shows no updates. Anyone having the same issues?
Please Don't upgrade to JB on your S2!! Trust me I have been really suffering for the past 2 weeks ever since I upgraded it and the official JB upgrade is really bad in terms of the battery life and performance. You are much better off with ICS on your S2.

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Please Don't upgrade to JB on your S2!! Trust me I have been really suffering for the past 2 weeks ever since I upgraded it and the official JB upgrade is really bad in terms of the battery life and performance. You are much better off with ICS on your S2.

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Thanks for the tip. But still I don't understand why it does not show up when connected to kies.
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Go for the One. I have used the HTC One during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona few weeks back..
Thanks buddy, finally had a good hands on the ONE at Best Buy and really loved the phone, its snappy performance and its build quality, really dont want the gimmicky features of the S4 and i kind of liked the Sense over Touchwiz.

Too bad every thing in US got sold out, will have to wait 2 more weeks to order it now, price is quite good here, $ 575 for the 32 gigs unlocked.
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Please Don't upgrade to JB on your S2!! Trust me I have been really suffering for the past 2 weeks ever since I upgraded it and the official JB upgrade is really bad in terms of the battery life and performance. You are much better off with ICS on your S2.

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I'm not quite sure what's the issue with your phone. I upgraded a friend's and my father's S2 to JB (Both from Odin) and both are running quite well. My dad is a heavy 3G user and says the phone is definitely snappier and the battery life is the same as on ICS if not better.

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Thanks for the tip. But still I don't understand why it does not show up when connected to kies.
Kies is junk. Anyway, Kill all kies processes in your PC, relaunch it, upgrade it (if required) and then check. Most probably the update will pop-up. I would recommend PC Odin though!
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