Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by PauByrd, Jul 12, 2011.
drain my battery and/or slow down my phone
Handcent works great for me
I've never had an SMS app that affected my battery nor slow down my phones. What ones have you tried so far?
I also like GoSMS
I send about 20-30 messages and that doesn't even put a dent on my battery.
I have tried Handcent SMS and it seemed to drain my battery but perhaps it was something else, I like Handcent but I was wondering if there is another one that won't slow or use battery but if the app is not what's draining my battery then I will go back to it!
I could see it draining a battery if it's sitting there trying to send in a dead zone... if that's the case, they all will, use GV. I don't text enough to worry about it so I use the default app. Tried all the others which look nicer, but I like to minimize app space.
I use GoSMS (along with GoLauncher and GoChat). Very happy with it - all the customization of Handcent, but less force closing. Handcent seemed to start having problems about once a week on my phone.
It's pretty easy to verify rather than just assume -- look at your battery info screen. Never heard of this myself. Just about any messaging app, including Handcent, will meet your requirements.
I use Handcent and it will run in the background, but doesn't use hardly any battery.