battery app

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  1. pcdebb

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    can anyone recommend a good battery monitor-typed app? It can be a widget or app, but I'd like to have some sort of visual representation of how much battery is left (like a %). Doesnt have to be in notification area (unless I can hide the stock one). All the ones I search in the market just dont look like they are worth anything, and if I pay for one, I want it to be worth it.

    I'm monitoring my battery usage. I installed one and it told me 30% but the stock battery bar was full. It was then uninstalled.
     

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  2. thrawn86

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    spare parts or android system info
     
  3. pcdebb

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    where in system info?
     
  4. thrawn86

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    sorry, I meant this one

    Android System Info - Android app on AppBrain

    though the built in battery stats gives you a pretty standard batter "bar". I'm not sure about the epic, but for me its settings - about - battery info

    those two apps just give you a bit more power in terms of seeing whats running/draining the battery.
     
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  5. pcdebb

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    not ready for system info yet lol i'm still "becoming one" with my phone :D

    I've bookmarked appbrain, I can do better researching from there. Thanks :)
     
  6. hrbib21

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    Batteryleft is the best one I've found. You do have to calibrate it properly the first time you use it, though. This involves charging your phone fully and using it normally while draining the battery fully.
     
  7. pcdebb

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    i found something called "battery widget", and it seems to do exactly what I want it to do so far.
     
  8. Howard Packer

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    I am using Battery Indicator Pro. On my Epic, I have it set to sit on the top status bar, about the same size as the stock battery icon but with a numeric percentage inside of the icon. That's really all I want to know. I ran it almost to dead to see if accurate, and it seemed spot on from the start. Small, simple and always there (which you can configure not to be there if you don't want it that way).

    Want more info at a glance? Slide down the notification bar, and you will see how long since last plugged in/how long fully charged (if plugged in), battery temp, voltage. Want to see what's been eating the battery? Click on the notification, and you can see. If you really want to get more heavily involved, there are many areas to see and adjust including estimated battery time for light, medium and heavy use.

    It even has a feature to disable your lock screen if you want.

    It did cost a whole $1.49. :eek::D I think it was money well spent. :)
     
  9. sandjhandy

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    Try Battery widget on the market it works pretty well for me and its also free.
     

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