When we buy a mobile in Europe, having a good battery is one of the features most requested by users, and it’s no wonder. While it’s important to assume that a smartphone’s battery is incapable of supporting the life of a traditional mobile, it’s essential that it can withstand even the most intense days.
In analyzes, we usually comment on the capacity of a battery subjectively, and in the end, it is very difficult to accurately estimate the capacity of a mobile throughout the day, because each of us has our own habits. of use (and even within our usage habits, there are days that are less and less intense). But nonetheless, there is one factor that we generally ignore, and how is the autonomy of a mobile in this era?
The most basic trick to determine if your mobile will have a good battery in two years
It is not that this is an aspect that we purposely ignore in the scans, as the usual time we spend using mobile phones for a scan is seldom longer than one month, but it is an aspect that we Let’s take into account when it comes to mentioning whether a mobile battery will be worth it over time. Because even if we analyze the mobile for several days, it will ultimately be you who will live with it.
Is it possible to know for sure how the battery of a cell phone will last a few years? We will never know for sure how our mobile is going to degrade, but we can make an estimate which helps us know how the situation will be when your mobile is a few years old.
The trick is as simple as charging the mobile only up to 80% for a few days, checking that with this capacity you can handle the day (or whatever you think your mobile should hold after two years). The more days you live with this charging routine, the more sure you will be about the future that awaits your mobile (although a few days of high intensity use as we usually do should help). If you want an estimate with better guarantees, you can try loading it up to 70 or 60, but there is a compelling reason for the original number you choose.
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Why do we need to measure our usage with this capacity? This is partly due to the properties of lithium-ion-based batteries, the batteries found in our mobiles and which, due to their properties, wear out with use and time. Depending on the technology used, the wear and tear of the battery can vary, but between 600 and 1000 charge cycles, they generally retain 80% of their maximum capacity.
While the trick is simple and has its logic (it’s the one I use on a personal level to estimate my personal devices) it is true that there are many factors that can affect the results, but it serves as a simple trick to assure some margin of confidence that the mobile will last long enough.
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When I give this advice, there is a good chance that even making these estimates, two or three years will pass and the motive will not measure up. The most common cause is usually that we do not always give the same use to our mobile. We are experiencing the most obvious change in habits in 2020 with video calling, but it can also happen that a new app or game that you love appears and the estimations are not useful because our habits have changed.
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