How To Extend Motorola RAZR Battery Life
Motorola RAZR smartphone comes with support for 2G and 3G networks and dual-core 1.2 GHz TI OMAP Cortex A9 CPU. Motorola RAZR has 16 GB of internal storage memory, which you can extend with up to 32GB via a microSD card. Motorola RAZR features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.
As about Motorola RAZR’s connectivity, we should mention that the smartphone comes with GPRS, HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, a microUSB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm jack. Among the other treats of the Motorola’s smartphone is the 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and a LED flash, which can record 1080p videos.
But if you got your hands on a Motorola RAZR you should have noticed that the battery life of the smartphone is not so great, despite it has 1,780 mAh Li-Ion battery. But fortunately there are ways to increase Motorola RAZR battery life.
Smart-charge Your Motorola RAZR Battery
Many of the smartphone users are not paying attention to the way they are charging their device and this has a bad effect on the health of the device’s battery. Each smartphone battery has a charging pattern and a charging time.
We recommend you not to charge the battery of your Motorola RAZR for more than three hours, so leaving it plugged-in to a power source overnight is not a good idea. On the other hand, most of the smartphone batteries are designed to store more power after the level drops below 10%.
Always charge your Motorola RAZR using the original AC charger. Even though many of you might be tempted to charge your smartphone using the USB data cable plugged in to your computer, you should know that the power fluctuation in the USB slot are not good for the battery life of your smartphone.
If you plan to buy a new charger for you Motorola RAZR, always buy a genuine Motorola charger for your smartphone model, as it was optimized for the battery model placed inside your device.
Motorola RAZR Battery Maintenance
How you take care of your battery is also important on the long run. Even though following tips will not help you increase the autonomy of your Motorola RAZR, they will help you get the maximum of the battery for a long time.
As you probably noticed, the Motorola RAZR battery has some golden pins at one end. Actually they are some contacts that send the power from the battery to your device. By pulling the battery out to often the pins get loose, affecting your Motorola RAZR battery life, as they won’t properly connect with the socket.
Also, we recommend your to clean the golden pins of your Motorola RAZR battery from time to time. Do this once in two months, and use a dry cloth and gently rub the pins to remove dust, or any alien parts, for a better contact. If by some reason you are changing the battery of your Motorola RAZR with a new one, always buy an original battery, specifically developed for your device model.
Do not put any other objects in the Motorola RAZR battery compartment, like SIM cards or I-don’t-know-what thin objects. As you probably noticed, the battery generates heat when at work, and it will need the room you are filling with other objects to dissipate the head.
Motorola RAZR Big Battery Eaters
The smartphones are integrating more and more technology and some of the features your device comes with are eating a lot of battery. Some of the most important are the 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Camera.
The 3G Service eats a lot of battery, and with this service activated, your Motorola RAZR battery will last considerably less. So, we recommend you to turn off the 3G when you are not using it, and stay on the GSM Mode network. It’s best to use the GSM only mode, not the WCDMA or automatic mode.
Even though you might say that the automatic mode is a battery saver, it’s wrong, mostly because the Motorola RAZR has to constantly turn on and off the 3G network and also search for 3G availability. In order to switch your Motorola RAZR to GSM only mode you will have to go to Home > Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network >Mobile Networks > Network Mode and choose the “GSM only” option by taping on it.
Also keep the WiFi and Bluetooth disabled when you are not using neither of them, as they too drain a lot of battery, so with them disabled you will be able to notice that your Motorola RAZR battery life will considerably improve.
Both the Camera and the GPS eat a lot of battery when enabled, so turning them off when not in use is the best you can do. The GPS can be disabled from Home > Applications > Location and Security and uncheck the “Use GPS satelites” option. When your smartphone’s battery level is low is advisable not to use the Camera feature, as it drains your battery fast.
Say No to Motorola RAZR Live Wallpapers
We all like our devices to look cool and the Android Live Wallpapers help a lot in making your Motorola RAZR look nice. But the Live Wallpapers also drain your battery faster when activated, so it’s recommended to use a wallpaper with no animations. The darker the wallpaper the better. Light wallpapers means that the display of your Motorola RAZR will have to light up more pixels, and this will drain the battery faster.
The screen brightness eats battery, so the brighter the screen the shorter the battery life of your RAZR will be. It’s advisable to keep the screen brightness as low as possible, and not to use the “Automatic brightness adjustment” option. To turn this option off, go to Home > Applications > Settings > Sound and Display > Brightness.
Once here, set the brightness at an acceptable level, and tap on the “Automatic brightness adjustment” to disable it. This feature eats lot of your battery mostly because it will have to constantly find the perfect brightness level depending on the light conditions.
Motorola RAZR Power Control Widget
The Power Control Widget comes very handy when it comes to fast enable / disable the big battery eaters on your device. With Power Control widget on any of your Motorola RAZR homescreens you will be able to quickly turn on or off the major battery eaters like 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, or GPS. With this widget you will also be able to control the screen brightness.
To install the Power Control Widget all you have to do is tap and hold on a clear area of any of your homescreens. Then a “Add to Home screen” window should appear. Go to Android Widgets and locate the one called “Power Control,” then move it to the homescreen you want to have it on.
I truly hope that the above tips will help you increase the battery life of your Motorola RAZR. Anyway, if you know any more tips and tweaks that can make RAZR’s battery last longer, we’d highly appreciate if you shared them with us and fellow Motorola RAZR owner in the comments section below.