How to maximize your Smartphone’s performance

How to maximize your smartphone's performance

Hello, I’m sure you’re looking for how to maximize your smartphone’s performance. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Millions of people around the world are also looking for ways that they can get some more juice out of their smartphones for work or for gaming.

So in this article, let’s look at three very simple things that you can do to maximize the performance of your phone.

As a disclaimer, so as not to be taken out of context, your phone has a set level. This set level is tied to the SoC or processor. The MediaTek Helio G99, for example, is lower mid-range and nothing would change or upgrade that. It would never perform on the level of a Snapdragon 4 Gen 2, Exynos 1380 or a Dimensity 7200. It is what it is.

When I say maximize, what I mean is that you should be able to get the full performance that a said device or SoC is capable of giving. This is very true because most devices or SoCs tend to underperform for a variety of reasons. These could include battery, optimization, RAM constraints etc.

What I do not mean is that it could be possible to get your device to perform above it’s set level. It’s not possible.

So let’s get into it.

1. Keep your battery at a high percentage

On how to maximize your Smartphone’s performance, the very first thing you’ll want to do is keep your battery at a pretty high percentage. Think 80%. Why?

Well it’s simple. Your smartphone’s performance is tied to your battery percentage.

If the battery percentage is high, the SoC will be able to deliver its highest processing power without any constraints. However, the battery levels won’t stay high forever and as you all know, smartphone batteries are very small.

Since many of us (including me) are very particular about our battery life, smartphone SoCs are programmed to drop performance to compensate for the reduction in battery percentage.

At 50%, you’re probably only ever getting about 60-70% of the power that your SoC is capable of. At 30% or below, your SoC goes into low power mode and limits it’s own performance to ensure that you have a longer battery life.

If you’re like me and you play heavy games. You’ll have noticed that from 20% down, everything starts to lag and stutter. That’s usually a good sign to stop whatever it is that you’re doing.

So if you want to maximize the performance from your phone, step one is always to have a high battery percentage. No root or overclock needed.

2. Free up RAM

The second step is clear your RAM. This is because other apps that are in the RAM will compete with your current task for memory resources. If this is the case, your SoC will be unable to dedicate full power to task at hand. Thus you won’t be getting maximum performance.

Usually, you should not have to do anything as smartphones are very good at managing their own RAM. But some apps, especially those from Meta, Alphabet, X and the like tend to persist in memory and ignore OS commands to go to sleep.

Thus you have to go and keep them quiet manually. I personally put all of them to sleep and set them to not wake up in the background. Unless I wake them up. The only apps I leave up are WhatsApp and Telegram because they’re not as intrusive as the rest.

3. Keep your phone cool

The third one is to keep your phone cool. Cooler temperatures are always better. Always.

Heat is bad for your phone. It is bad for the frame, it is bad for the display, it is bad for the battery, it is bad for the motherboard, it is bad for the SoC, it is bad for the solder joints. It is bad! Period.

When your smartphone is hot, the SoC has thermal constraints that prevent it from reaching a high level of performance.

So you won’t ever get the maximum performance from that SoC. As much as possible you have to make sure that your phone is cool.

Bonus tip:

Some phones offer a battery saver mode, normal power mode and high performance mode. If you fulfill all of the above, and you have a performance mode, go ahead and turn that on. You’ll find it to be very effective now that you’ve covered all your bases needed for performance.

So yeah, that’s it on how to maximize your smartphone’s performance.


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