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SMS apps with least battery usage..

18th March 2014, 02:16 AM |#1  
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I've been using Hangouts lately for SMS needs but lately, I have not been receiving a notification for every new message. I have all the default notification settings turned on and I still won't get every notification...

Essentially, I'm asking what messaging apps we all use on the HTC One that don't hog the battery. I want to change messaging apps but I feel that the popular messaging apps on the Play Store are huge battery drains with their hundreds of useless functions and features.

I'd like to use the default messaging app but I can NOT stand the 5 lines of the message editor that show up every time I go to reply to a text message. Its just a nit-picky thing, but it bothers me that it wastes all that real estate on the screen with empty space...

Can't wait to see what everybody thinks and I'll be conducting some battery tests in the days to come as well.
 
 
18th March 2014, 06:12 AM |#2  
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I was using 8sms and loving it. Just moved back to android after a spell with an iPhone. Won't get my One back until May.

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18th March 2014, 06:36 PM |#3  
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I enjoy using Textra, simple, fast, light, and has all the features you'd need
19th March 2014, 01:28 AM |#4  
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If you're on kitkat, EvolveSMS looks really good with the kitkat theme though last I'd checked its interface was slightly laggy. Great app nonetheless
19th March 2014, 11:04 AM |#5  
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Does evolve sms allow mms over WiFi ?

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19th March 2014, 06:03 PM |#6  
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I'm not sure but when I tried evolve it was compressing my photos even after adjusting the mms settings. The stock mms app didn't compress the same photo

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20th March 2014, 05:08 AM |#7  
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I've been pleased with hello sms. Multiple recipient messages actually work, and it's relatively light. Best of all, it's very nicely organized.

One issue though: sending picture messages is wonky due to square reformatting. I still use the stock app for this, but changes get picked up by hello without issue.
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20th March 2014, 12:38 PM |#8  
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That was my issue with hangouts. Mms was problematic most days.

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20th March 2014, 05:06 PM |#9  
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I've been pleased with hello sms. Multiple recipient messages actually work, and it's relatively light. Best of all, it's very nicely organized.

One issue though: sending picture messages is wonky due to square reformatting. I still use the stock app for this, but changes get picked up by hello without issue.

One other problem with Hello SMS is that we cannot delete individual messages from a thread. We can only delete the entire thread, not a particular message from it.
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