Android Trick: Know the Best Charger For Your Phone

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Having problems with your charger? Does your Android phone charge slowly? The new Ampere app can help. (Image courtesy of Goole Play)

An all-new app on Google Play attempts to help us find why our Android phones or tablets take ages to recharge completely. Find out more about the app called Ampere below.

What is Ampere?

This app has recently been featured on the XDA portal news. Its developer, going by the name ?nihil0,? explains that Ampere functions by measuring the charging and discharging of a mobile device battery.

It displays a ?current? value on the screen which is actually the average value from 50 measurements minus the upper values as well as the 10 lower values. It basically measures the output that a charger is supplying to the device. It is especially helpful if you want to find out if a third-party charger is delivering the right voltage or to rule out if a faulty USB cable is the reason why your phone is so slow to charge.

Ampere interface screenshots (Image courtesy of Google Play)

Ampere interface screenshots (Image courtesy of Google Play)

Compatible devices

Unfortunately, this helpful tool is only compatible to devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above. Here are the phone and ROM combinations reported to be working with Ampere.

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition
  • Motorola Atrix HD/CM 5.0.2 (MB886 JBBL)
  • Motorola G 2014 (2nd gen)/Factory 5.0.2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (N9005)/Lollipop ROM 5.0
  • OnePlus One (A0001)
  • Nexus 4/Factory 5.0.1
  • Nexus 5/Factory 5.0.2
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 7 2012
  • Nexus 7 2013/Factory 5.0.2

How to install Ampere

The app is complete free and can be downloaded now from its Play Store listing. If you want to sideload it to your Android device, you can get the app installer here. Ampere only weighs 2MB and currently has 4.5-star rating on Google Play.

Upon launching the app, you may need to wait about 10 seconds until the word ?measuring? is displayed on the screen. After that, the charging or discharging current value will be shown.


Photo Credit: ?Ampere – Google Play

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