Those of you who read my reviews on a regular basis will know that one of my pet hates with phones is the fact that the battery always seems to run out at the wrong time. I've lost count of the number of phones I've had to throw out of the window because they annoyed me so much when the power suddenly cut out.
Of course, you can use the battery guage on your phone to give you some indication as to when the power will run out, but this is normally far from perfect. Besides, I personally want to get to the bottom of what is draining all the juice from my battery, so I've inlisted the help of Nokia Energy Profiler, which could answer my prayers.
This utility has been specifically designed to help you control and monitor the performance of the battery installed on your mobile phone. To achieve this end, Nokia Energy Profiler generates a graph displaying the evolution of the battery in real time. Thus, with a single glance, you can assess the performance of your mobile.
Or at, least in theory you can. In reality you'll probably spend ages trying to work out how to read the charts and figuring out what all the little icons mean. There's quite a bit of help on this in the Nokia developer forums but the program often leaves you scratching your head a bit.
Nevertheless, once you've sussed out how to interpret the data and make use of the shortcuts it's an intriguing application that helps you pinpoint the apps or processes that are putting the most strain on your portable device.
A useful program once you get your head around it.