This entry was posted on March 23, 2018.
We all know it: you are on your way to an important meeting or a nice day and suddenly, you are stuck in traffic. All you want to do is send a quick message that you will be late but your phone dies on you. There you are now, not knowing how to contact the person. We simply depend on our smartphones in many situations nowadays. Therefore, a long battery life is extremely important. Read on if you want to find out more about the battery life of Android phones!
The most important indicator are the milliampere-hours. To estimate how long the battery of a smartphone will last, you will need this information and the average usage time in hours. The higher the capacity of the milliampere-hours, the longer the battery will last. The intensity of use, however, also plays a really important role. The Huawei Mate 9 phone, for example, stores up to 3900 milliampere-hours which is double the amount of iPhones!
A newer model of a series of smartphones doesn't automatically have a better battery life. To name an example, in a comparison the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ were performing worse than the previous models. Out of all the Galaxy models, the A5 has the best battery life.
You can find a detailed article on the Samsung Galaxy S8 on our blog.
Whenever new smartphones are released, everyone first looks at the design, display and storage capacity. The battery life is often a bit neglected. As explained before, this feature is determined by several influencing factors. Others are also that many people don't discharge or recharge their phone completely. Over time, it is also noticeable that the battery gets weaker and the smartphone needs to be charged more often. Therefore, it is hard to determine an average batter life since it will differ for every user.
There are many articles and apps, which supposedly extend the battery life of smartphone. But there is no real software trick to do it since smartphone batteries are already designed to last as long as possible. One of the most important tips for saving electricity is darkening the screen. This is still relevant since the display is among the largest consumers of electricity. Of course, you can also use the power saving mode of your smartphone. It is one of the most important setting of smartphones and combines many relevant setting with only one single click.
Another tip is not to charge to battery to reach 100%. A really high charge on a regular basis complicates a long battery life. It is best to stop charging your phone at 85%. The outside temperature also plays a really important role since a really low or really high temperature will also impact the battery. Your battery will last longest with an outside temperature of 10 to 35 degree Celsius.
We also recommend having a power bank with you for emergencies. Head over to our website and design your own custom power bank for a unique look!