Real-life excursions are great, no question, but sometimes just browsing the App Center or Play Store can be just as much fun. The times when I'm not prowling for something specific is when I often come across the most wonderful apps that wind up sticking around on my smartphone for a good long time.
Battery Widget? Reborn! (BETA) is such an app. Find out more in our review below.
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Features & Use
After a few days of testing Battery Widget? Reborn! (BETA) I was sold. The functionality plus great design are what did it, or rather the combination thereof.
Speaking of functionality though: the app can't actually do all that much. It tells you how much juice is left in your battery as well as when you can expect your battery to die. A series of graphic presentations show when and how your battery has been affected in the past few minutes/hours. Statistics regarding battery life and performance are also available.
For me, the key feature is the accurate prediction of when I can expect my battery to give up, or rather my phone to shut down.
Battery Widget? Reborn! (BETA) also comes with a useful notification feature as well as a highly configurable widget. The notification feature can be pulled down and if you're running on Jelly Bean you can then opt to switch off WiFi, flight mode or Bluetooth. Please note that this is specific to Jelly Bean devices only.
Battery Widget? Reborn! (BETA) can't do all that much. What it does is useful, certainly, but I for one would like to see some option for configuring the stats, for instance. But if I'm being honest that's just nit-picking because, as I already mentioned, the app does what it does very well.
Screen & Controls
Battery Widget? Reborn! (BETA) is a cut above the rest in the category. The app's design follows the Google guidelines and allows for complex adaptions within the Widget configuration, including pinch to zoom and gestures.
The design is minimal and functional.
Speed & Stability
Battery Widget? Reborn! (BETA) performed nicely throughout our test runs. Every now and then it takes a little while to start up.
Battery Widget? Reborn! (BETA) is free and available from Google Play. Great functionality, graphics AND support merit a neat five star rating in our book.