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The best Android power user features you may have forgotten about

Android has been around for well over a decade at this point, with update after update including countless new features. Some of those features are unknown to most people, either because they're hidden inside the system, or because it has been so long since they were introduced that they aren't talked about as much.

We've compiled some of the best power user features in the Android operating system right here, for your reading pleasure. Some of these might sound familiar, but hopefully, you'll find a few surprises.

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Apollo Max review: Graphene is finally more than science fiction, but don't buy this portable charger

Graphene has been dangled in front of us for over a decade as a new, magical material capable of solving all our technical problems, while steadfastly staying out of consumer products. It's a materials science fact with the mythos of science fiction, but it's finally percolating down into stuff you can actually buy, like this portable charger/battery. Made by a Chinese company called Elecjet, the Apollo Max promises 37Wh (10,000mAh) of capacity, 100W charging, 60W discharging, and a 19 minute recharge time. Unfortunately, that last claim is just science fiction.

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(Update: Battery test) iPhone 11 Pro Max crushes Pixel 4 XL in this speed test — anyone surprised?

It could only be a PhoneBuff video if you find a robotic arm flicking through a smartphone. The latest video on the YouTube channel pits the Google Pixel 4 XL against the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max in a performance test. To nobody’s surprise, the Apple flagship took the lead while the Pixel 4 XL did show some signs of improvement over its predecessor. Even if you don’t approve of such speed tests, they do bring out some crucial points on how a phone handles demanding conditions.

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Snatch Aukey's 8,000mAh power bank with USB-C and wireless charging for $23 with this coupon ($7 off)

If you're looking for a feature-packed power bank that won't break the bank, Aukey's 8,000mAh portable battery has got you covered. You can get it for just $22.5, thanks to the coupon code below, which is $7.5 less than the MSRP.

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Grab Anker's 19,000mAh battery with 27W USB-C and a charger for $60, an all-time low ($70 off)

If you're in the market for a product that can charge multiple devices at once and doesn't skimp on features, the Anker PowerCore+ 19000 PD may be the power bank for you. This battery can charge up to three devices simultaneously, doubles as a USB-C hub, and includes a 30W USB-C wall charger. Today a new deal brings its price down to an all-time low of $60 ($70 off).

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The Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240 is $187 ($63 off) for today only

Sometimes a mobile battery pack just isn’t enough to keep your devices juiced up while you’re out conquering the big, bold world. Today, you can snag massive portable power for cheap with the Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240 ($187.49 after savings).

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Here's how to get the battery percentage back on Android 10

Android 10 includes a few changes to the status bar and quick settings panel. One of those is that the battery percentage is no longer displayed at the top of the quick settings, only an estimate of how much time is remaining until your phone dies. Thankfully, it's easy to get the percentage back.

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Samsung leak hints at big 6,000mAh battery in upcoming Galaxy M phone

There's no shortage of mid-range phones with multi-day batteries in these times. If you want a 4,000mAh phone for a couple hundred bucks, you've got it. A 5,000mAh brick for even less? Cheers. A 6,000mAh device? You'll either have to wait to spend beaucoup bucks on the Asus ROG Phone II or, perhaps better yet, you should move to India: there have been some signals that Samsung is ready to ride that power pack with a new Galaxy M series phone.

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Goal Zero power banks on sale, including $60 off the Sherpa 100 AC and $360 off the monstrous Yeti 1400

There are a lot of external batteries/power banks/portable chargers out there, and often the experience can be summarized purely in specs. While there's always odd or unusual behavior to watch out for, you usually know what you're getting when rated outputs, features, and capacities are all listed. The Goal Zero Sherpa 100 AC Portable power Bank checks a whole lot of boxes if you're after a really high-end, airline-safe battery, and right now it's $60 off at multiple retailers, including Amazon, down to just $240 from its usual $300 price tag. The truly monstrous Goal Zero Yeti 1400 is also discounted by $360 to "just" $1,440.

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Jackery's giant 240Wh Portable Power Station is just $200 ($50 off) for Prime Day, 160Wh model is $118 ($32 off)

There are plenty of portable batteries on sale right now for Prime Day, but very few of them have a full AC power socket. Jackery's lineup of Portable Power Stations give you enough juice for an entire camping trip, and now you can get them at a decent discount.

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