Latvietis, 10 Jul 2016Well, I'm using Note2+Zerolemon 9300mAh batterry which gives me on average 1 week between char... moreWhen I buy new smartphone, battery life of device it's important for me and it must be at least 3 days with regular use. Lower than 3 days it's not for me!
Answer to this question is not easy.
Lets understand the functions of a phone these days.
#Primary functions of a phone are communication- calls,sms,emails.
#Secondary functions have been added - internet and social websites, music, videos, games,photography,ebook reading, news updates,innumerable apps based on requirements, chatting,e shopping, dating and list can be extended.
Most of secondary functions results in huge power consumption.
*Music players are for music, pers. Video players / tv are for movies.
*Cameras are for photography and videography.
*Internet and social networking , e shopping, news updates etc. Can be done on desktop or laptop.
If we stick to primary functions , battery is enough. But if we load up our tiny device with secondary functions ( suppose to be done on other devices) battery is never going to be enough. To fulfill the power needs, we will need to have cell phones constant pluged in ( beats the purpose of mobility)
POWER MANAGEMENT IS AN APPROPRIATE ANSWER TO THIS.MANAGE PRIMARY AND SECONDRY FUNCTIONS, AUTOMATICALLY PROBLEM IS SOLVED.
I use phone for its primary functions only. My secondary functions are never done by phone. I use desktop/ laptop / respective device for it.
Only when i am on move , I use it for secondary functions. And that is where my power banks are used.
Else in normal conditions, i charge my cell phones only once a day and its enough.
Well, I'm using Note2+Zerolemon 9300mAh batterry which gives me on average 1 week between charges (including about 7h - 12h SOT, it variates due to my actual usage of listening radio via wi-fi & loudspeakers, etc).
I can't accept any less battery life, so I'm sticking to my note2 unless any new phone can bring me user replacable battery + good loudspeaker quality. Currently there is none out there.
Batterry life is nr.1 thing for me which I expect from smartphone.
1 day batterry life in current, non-user replaceble devices is just meh... not for me. 1 week+ is freaking awesome.
I sometimes charge my z3 compact 3 times a day and it is not a broken device or whatsoever. It lasts about a week on stand by but who doesn't touch their phone? I use my phone for everything so I have to charge it twice a day.
I voted two days, I see the majority did. I get about 1,5 to 2 days from my Lumia 930.
Also it´s annoying that you get the result in an extra window and then also have to click net to see the actual results...
Akinaro, 10 Jul 2016Most stupld question I saw on GSMArena. its so ldiotic that Im just speechless. How much batt... moreO.o Uhhh...did you even read the article? I think if you did, you would not have posted such a bad comment.
Mokhabadi, 10 Jul 2016The Battery life time is not the most important factor. but the charging time is my considerat... moreI'm agree with u. I think this point is one of the most important from a smartphone.
The Battery life time is not the most important factor. but the charging time is my consideration. if the charging time be fast enough it is not a problem to charge the device twice a day. but if the battery be huge but take a while to charge it can be a problem!!!
I don't like to charge my phone at all. For me, 7 days of battery backup is ideal with screen on time of at least 168 hours as I am wheelchair bound and only my phone keeps me engaged and I love phones. Wish my Redmi Note 3 can last that long.
Let's face it, the only technology that almost hasn't evolved and probably the only thing right now that is holding us back is battery! We need a breakthrough
I upgraded from my ancient note 1 this year to the LG G5. Love the phone in every way but the battery. It drives me nuts to see it actively draining quickly while I'm browsing the net on half power. Thank God I have a spare battery as I am a power user and only get about 4hrs of screen on time.
Id happily make my phone thicker for more juice.
I'm using Moto Droid Maxx 2 and its battery life is simply amazing. Previously I was using galaxy S5 but I just sold because of its poor battery back up.
Most stupld question I saw on GSMArena. its so ldiotic that Im just speechless.
How much battery life do we need?
Its like asking how much money do you need... Jesus Christ.
Isnt that obvious that wee need as much as possible? Isnt that obvious that more power=better?
It's the tech progress that's killing us. What I mean is technology evolves in a rapid rate that most OEM's focus on one thing and that is having better specs than the competition so that their phones can sell.
As much as this is good and now OEM's are raising the tech bar higher still advancements in battery tech has been on standstill. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying OEM's havent been making a good enough effort, truth be told they have.
There are bigger batteries
Both hardware and software upgrades and optimisations etc.
What we missing is battery tech that will allow the battery to fill up more quickly, a battery that can retain energy and last longer and batteries that have longer lifespans.
The focus should be on batteries. Especially since now they're not removable anymore.
Someone Else, 10 Jul 2016"Nowadays we expect almost as much out of our smartphone as a PC and sometimes even more" I to... moreExactly, I don't understand why people buy expensive phones. Other than the note series (Because of stylus facility), I don't recommend any expensive phone to an ordinary user. We don't need that much processing power.
Any 2000 mA Samsung smartphone phone will give more power backup than 3000 mA other android smartphones. The battery optimisation level of Samsung is way ahead of others. Motorola seems to be the worst at battery optimisation. Moto G1/2/3 users will understand what I'm saying.
The battery of my Cubot Note S lasts 4 days with regular usage and 3 days with almost heavy usage
I don't see why I need more than a day of battery, I would change it again at night anyway. I think one day of fair use (6AM to 10PM browsing taking photos and playing some music and light games) is ideal and allows a thin phone. Unfortunately, my iPhone 6 struggles to last even one day