Battery test,monitor, usefull apps for saving battery
I've made some tests for optimizing the battery and i've decided to share the results. I've also tested an extedend battery 2400mah. This battery needed a calibration which I'll explain here. Everything is free except for an app.
My device and settings are:
Xperia Arc S rooted, Doomkernel v22, Fw.62
1.4Ghz no overclocking
IO Scheduler Noop
I've also undervolted my CPU with -100mV for each frequency
Original Sony battery
You must have root privileges for your device.
I had the same problem with the 1% battery staying for hours with the 2400mha battery but you can solve this with a simple free application you can find on GooglePlay . The aplication name is "Battery calibration". I use the DoomKernel v22 and official android GB 2.3.4. I've made no supplementary kernel modifications for the battery calibration. Read the inside app indication for callibration.
If you have this reading problem with your battery you can use this app.
Now lets start.
I recommend you to install the "CurrentWidget" free widget to see the current discharge rate on your screen and the voltage of the battery.
At approx. 3.5V the battery is completed discharged and the phone shuts down itself. Maximal value is 4.2V meaning the battery is fully charged.
To set up the "CurrentWidget" app, go into settings of the app and set the followings:
Update interval - 5 sec
Display Options - Widget Type -Clear Text
Display Options - Views - select Electric Current (mA)
and Voltage (V)
Display Options - Customize - deselect
Show last Update time and Show update now button
This widget also shows you when your battery is charging and when is discharging. The thunder sign
goes green when charging and white while discharging.
This color detail is very important
beacause the battery can show charged 100% but the battery is still charging for reaching the maximum capacity. Test for yourself and see.
Remember this thunder color conditions. You will be surprised.
I've attached a screenshot to see the widgets.
With the CurrentWidget you can easily optimize your android to save battery. I'm also using the free app System Tuner Task Manager Option to see the apps that are consuming Cpu and shut them down if dont needed, or uninstalling them. This is for idle mode.
I've managed to get -80mA -85mA battery drain in aireplane mode with wireless on, phone at idle and the brightness screen at 15%.
Idle means Cpu at 245Mhz and CPU load less than 5%
The -80m value you can see it on your screen if you set up the CurrentWidget widget app.
I've searched for days for such an app and it's perfect for seeing on the screen the battery drain every 5 seconds.
See attached file
I'm also using Temp+Cpu Pro Widget app for seeing the Cpu Frequency and the Cpu Load every 5 sec.
It is not recommended for the above widgets to set the update interval less than 5 sec because it is cpu consuming, resulting in higher battery drain.
With this combination of widgets you can easily find aplications that are battery friendly.
For example I've tested various movie players and there are differecies. For example Vplayer and QQplayer are not battery friendly.
You can test all the apps you use and alternatives to chose the ones that are battery friendly.
If you want , post your battery drain in aireplane mode with wireless on, phone at idle and the brightness screen at 15%.
Maybe we can save more battery.
(sorry for my english)