04 Oct Lets talk smartphone batteries…
For one of the most important components of your handheld device, it might not get the attention it deserves when choosing which phone suits you. In this post, we set out to explain how to understand your phone’s battery capacity, and shed some light on what it all means.
I see mAh written everywhere…what does it mean?
mAh stands for Milliampere-hours and refers to the amount of power a battery can provide. As a rule of thumb, the higher the number, the greater the current it can supply and the longer your battery will last. With modern smartphones needing more and more power to run modern processing units and energy draining high resolution displays, your phone’s mAh will be the difference between lasting through the day, or serendipitously lasting through a week of use.
“Your phone’s mAh will be the difference between lasting through the day, or serendipitously lasting through a week of use”
Li-Polymer, you say?
Latest smartphones use li-polymer technology to provide lasting power without compromising on slimline and lightweight design. They’re also seen as more malleable, reliable, and less likely to overcharge than their predecessor, the lithium-ion battery, as well as other types on the market. In general, the trend is for larger phones, which require greater power consumption, to hold larger batteries.
How big is my battery?
Battery capacity for the latest models tend to range between 1500-3500mAh. iPhone 6 and 6Plus house 1900mAh and 2800mAh respectively, the larger battery accommodating a larger screen size and faster processor. With talk time offering a good benchmark comparison across models, we’ve broken down the battery capacity of popular models below: