A slightly dramatic headline, admittedly, but accurate. You see, Android 6.0 and above uses new systems from Google to help extend battery life: ‘Doze’, which restricts what apps can do in the background when a phone is stationary and unused, and ‘App Standby’, which does much the same thing but is based on how long it is since you last used a particular application. In either case, certain applications can be accidentally affected – but here’s how to keep them chugging along.
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How To Use Mi Remote To Control TV, AC, & Other Devices on Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 3S, and Mi 5
Xiaomi is among the very few OEMs in the Indian smartphone market that continues to include an IR blaster on all its smartphones that it sells in the country. When paired with the right app, an IR blaster is an incredible feature to have on a smartphone since it allows you to easily control electronic appliances around you.
The Redmi Note 4 is unarguably among the best budget mid-range handsets available in India. The handset represents a huge step up from its predecessor, the Redmi Note 3, and easily beats its competition in many key areas.
Launched towards the end of last year, the Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note are Lenovo’s latest budget wonders meant to take on Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 4 and budget offerings from other Chinese OEMs. If you happen to buy either the K6 Power or K6 Note, check out this post for some tips and tricks for the devices that will help you get the most out of them.
OnePlus 3T is an uncommon phone from an unconventional company. A mid-season replacement, it’s pretty much like the phone it replaces. The exterior is same as the OnePlus 3, except the color change. And internal bumps are pretty minor. But one thing is clear – at $440, this is still the best phone in around $400 price range. It’s got Pixel level specs and performance at half the price and that’s commendable. It is a good phone.
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL sure are pricey, but they are also among the best Android smartphones available in the market right now. Running Android 7.1 Nougat, the handsets pack in plenty of new features that one can play around with.
For its price, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is a terrific handset. Sure, Lenovo has had to make a few compromises to price the phone lower than its competition, but ultimately if you want a powerhouse of a compact phone, you will be hard pressed to find anything better than the Z2 Plus.
The Moto E3 Power might not pack in as powerful specs as the Redmi 3S, but it is still a formidable handset for its price. The 3500mAh removable battery of the handset ensures that it can last for at least a couple of days easily on a single charge. And unlike the Redmi 3S, you can actually buy the Moto E3 Power right away.
Yesterday, months after initially announcing it, Google launched its new messaging app: Allo. Meant to be Google’s answer to the likes of WhatsApp and iMessage, Allo is a huge step up from Hangouts — Google’s current chat offering.
Lenovo recently launched the Vibe K5 Note in India. Successor to its popular Vibe K4 Note, the Vibe K5 Note takes on some popular mid-range handsets like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and LeEco Le 2. Despite coming with inferior specs compared to its competitors, the Vibe K5 Note is a great no-nonsense phone.