Once the How-To Geek got a hold of an Android phone, you had to know he'd get fiddly with it. Over at his home away from Lifehacker, he's compiled a step-by-step guide to getting more battery life from any Android phone.
The How-To Geek's guide doesn't involve many additional app installations, nor firmware rooting or algorithmic data schemes. It's just a programmatic look at everything that pulls down power when not entirely necessary: bright screens, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi scanning, over-eager background data checkers, certain widgets, and, yes, Live Wallpaper.
Some of these items we've previously covered in our exhaustive guide to saving your smartphone battery, but others are newer Android features, and all of them are explained in ways that your less tech-inclined friends with Android phones can easily digest.