Despite garnering negative points for its initial niggles, the Google Pixel 2 does score some brownie points when it comes to the camera benchmarks. In fact, the Pixel 2 has set a new record on the DxO benchmarks for the overall smartphone camera quality. Recently, a Google Product Manager has announced that the Pixel phones get a new smart battery indicator that will show personalized battery life.
The feature is somewhat akin to a typical AI system, one that learns the user’s behavior over time. For instance, most of us use our phones for consuming multimedia across the weekday and this is likely to cause additional battery drain. So this is what the Smart Battery does, it uses relativity to populate battery estimate. The feature will take into account the extra battery drains that occurred previously and uses the data to display battery estimate.
Until now, smartphone battery estimators presumed that a certain set of usage trend will continue throughout the day. For instance, if the battery level depleted by 20 percent in the last 4 hours the system would presume that the device will be used in the same manner henceforth. In a nutshell, the Smart Battery feature takes into account the variations in the usage patterns and thus predicts the remaining battery life.
In order to access this feature, all you need to do is head over to Settings>Battery. The personalized estimate is usually found under the “Battery” section. A tap on the battery icon will show you the results in a graphical manner. The best part is that you can understand the usage pattern and also have a look at the high and low usage period. It is most likely that the new Smart Battery feature will make it to all the four Pixel models, including the previous gen Pixel.