One of the biggest doubts when buying a new smart phone is battery life. The vast majority of smart phone users are always in search of an outlet to recharge them. But the worst of it is that, over time, the life cycle is inevitably decreasing. But why is the current situation so precarious, and what can we do?
- 10 errors that can damage your smart phone’s battery
- The 13 Android smart phones with the best battery
First of all, let’s take a look inside the battery of a smart phone. As with any type of battery, there is a flow of electrons coming out of a pole, powering the cell, and then entering the opposite pole. In addition, the battery must be connected to a socket with a higher voltage to recharge.
If this worked in practice as in theory, there would be no problems and we would have batteries that would work for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, there are reactions and undesirable effects during the process negatively influencing and gradually the operation of our battery. And for now we can not avoid them.
Problems with lithium batteries
Before beginning to list things that do not work, I would like to emphasize that lithium batteries are currently essential for smart phones and other devices that require little power because they are smaller and lighter than other technologies.
- These are the best tips for saving your Android battery
They can be built to fill the spaces efficiently, unload when they are not used(5% less versus 20-30% others) and do not suffer from the effect of memory, so we do not have to load it to the maximum or wait Unplug to connect it to the wall outlet.
That said, their chemistry is not safe like the others. In fact, in addition to requiring several mandatory security systems inside, they have weaknesses and some tips can optimize their use.
The first problem with lithium batteries is the temperature. All batteries suffer from heat, but lithium batteries are particularly sensitive. One example is that people who live in colder regions have batteries that last longer than those who live in hot regions.
- Smartphones overheat! Learn why this happens and how to avoid
ADVICE: The optimum temperature of use varies from 20 to 25º. If you want to keep a battery, it is best to leave it in a refrigerator with 40% charge. Check the following table:
Besides the temperature, our batteries suffer greatly from the overload. I mean, if loaded with unofficial chargers and with very high currents, they can catch fire or explode. Therefore, there are several protection circuits inside.
TIP: Use only official chargers and do not leave your smart phone charging for more than 8-10 hours.