How To Increase / Improve / Extend Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Battery Life


26.05.2011

How To Increase / Improve / Extend Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Battery Life

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is part of the latest smartphones generation coming from Sony Ericsson, along with Xperia Arc and Xperia Play. If Xperia Aric is the flagship, with a 4.3-inch display and a special design, Xperia Play is developed for games, and comes with buttons “borrowed” fro the PSP console, then we can say that¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is a smartphone that focuses on multimedia.

Apart from the 4.3-inch display on Arc and the slide design and the gaming buttons on Play, the three models have almost identical technical specifications. So Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo comes with a 3.7-inch LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and with 328 MB of storage expendable to up to 32Gb via microSD (8Gb included).

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo also comes with a 1Ghz Snapdragon CPU and 512MB of RAM, but one of the nice features of the device is the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS it runs on.

If you were lucky enough and now you own¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo now you might want to improve your battery life. Since¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware, it’s common for the battery to las lesser, even though the device is powered by a 1500mAh Li-Po battery. But you can easily improve the battery life of your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo if you know some simple tricks.

One good news is that the hardware inside¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is not eating a lot of battery life, so improving the battery life won’t mean too much headache.

Of course the tips are pretty much the same for every smartphone, but they work best if they are optimized for each mode. So here are some tips of how to increase Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo battery life.

Turn off Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Big Battery Eaters

As you probably know (or not) the biggest battery eaters of the nowadays smartphones are the Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi and the 3G networking. The same happens with¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, so if you want to improve it’s battery life it’s best to keep those functions turned off when you are not using them. And when I say turning off 3G connections I don’t mean¬†enabling the automatic search function. The whole automatic turning 3G on and off process eats a lot of battery as your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo will constantly search for 3G availability. Things work the same with the GPS turned on, as your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo will constantly search for¬†satellite lookup.

Another function that eats a lot of battery is the screen brightness. In order to light up the display of your ??Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo the device will have to burn more pixels, and more burned pixels mean more battery drain. So keeping your display brightness lower would increase the battery life of your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. Also avoid using the automatic brightness function as the whole switching between different brightness levels process lowers the battery life.

Say No to Android Live Wallpapers on Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

I know that the Android animated wallpapers look good on your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, but the live wallpapers are also big battery eaters, mostly because the display will have to light up lots of pixels in order to animate the wallpaper. That’s why you should get rid of the live wallpapers in order to improve¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo battery life. As well a lighter wallpaper will drain your battery much faster than a darker one, as fewer pixels are burned for the darker wallpaper. So, the darker the wallpaper the better battery life of your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is. But we all know that dark wallpapers don’t look good, so choose carefully.

Use AC Charger Instead Of USB On ??Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

If you want further improve the battery life of your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, use the original AC charger instead of the USB cable. Also make use of the genuine accessories as¬†duplicate ones might ruin your battery. Also, by charging your¬†??Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo using the USB data would only hurt your battery, as the electrical beam in your USB slots is¬†fluctuating so, it’s bad for your battery. Another way to protect your¬†??Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo battery is the charging pattern. The batteries are built to be charged when the battery level dropped below 10%. So it’s best to always charge your¬†??Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo when the battery level drops bellow 10%. I don’t want to be absurd, it’s¬†understandable to charge your¬†??Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo when the battery is above 10% level, when let’s say you are going out and you know that the battery won’t last until you get back.

Make Use of Android Power Widget for Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

As we told you above the biggest battery drainers on Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo are the Bluetooth, WiFI, GPS and 3G network. Fortunately you can install a Power Widget on the Android powered devices. Since Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you will be able to install Power Widget in order to easily control the big battery eaters. So, by using this widget you will be able to easily enable or disable the battery drainers like Bluetooth, WiFI, GPS and 3G every time you are not using them. The Power Widget developed for Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo will also allow you to control other functions such as display Brightness or Cell Location.

Talking about widgets we also recommend you to install the one named Advanced Task Killer on your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo¬†and use it to close all the applications running in background. Since most of the new smartphones feature, some of the users forget to close them, so the apps run in background draining the battery. So all you have to do is run the Advanced Task Killer on your¬†Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo from time to time and close the opened apps to further increase the device’s battery life.

By using the above tips you should be able to visibly increase the battery life of your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. Anyway feel free to tell us how this tutorial of how to increase Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo battery life worked for you in the comments area below. As well, if you know some more tips share them with us.

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