As we reported recently, an official Evangelion smartphone is to be released this June. I'm sure many hardcore fans can't wait till June to get the phone. However, EVANGELION Battery Kanshi is available now on Google Play to help you hang in there till then.
The only feature in EVANGELION Battery Kanshi is a widget.Place the widget by tapping holding an empty space on your home screen to activate it.
Normally it shows how much battery you have left (above left), but once you plug the charger it you shows how much the battery is charged (above right). It's a bit hard to see but the "内部"(internal power source) sign changes into "外部"(external power source) when you plug the phone as well. Of course everything looks like the Magi display in the anime.
Above are the information pages. You can check interesting facts like how many times the phone has had full cycle charges. Full cycle charge is when you use your phone until battery drained to 0%, and then charge back to the full: a method which can lengthen the life span of the battery. The more full cycle charges you have done, the friendlier it is to your battery. You can also check the temperature of the battery. 25 degrees Celsius is said to be the ideal temperature for phone batteries.
Contrary to what I expected, EVANGELION Battery Kanshi turns out to be pretty eco-friendly. However, 210 yen seems a bit pricey for the features it offers. The pricetag would have made more sense if this came with another EVANGELION app, EVANGELION Tokei and Timer, which they released on the same day.
Having said that, as a big fan of Evangelion myself, there's no way I'm missing this. Let's hope we are helping better fund their up-coming movie, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.
Device used: Xperia arc（SC-01C）
Publisher: MediaMagic Co., Ltd,
Last Updated: 04/06/2012
Compatibility: Android 2.0.1 or higher
Translation by Tsukasa Kondo