Despite almost all modern smartphones embody the most advanced technologies, one their part has undergone minimum changes for recent years – wayward, unpredictable, always ready to let you down in the wrong time battery.
Battery is all about chemistry, so its performance and service life are largely dependent on the way user operates it. Here we are going to unveil some myths regarding batteries.
Myth #1: Using charging devices of different manufacturers harms your battery
In reality: It is perfectly OK to use third parties charging devices as long as they are not counterfeit.
We carried out an experiment and compared charging devices of different manufacturers including substitutes like Belkin and cheap China-made imitations.
It turned out that original charging devices do the best job, Belkin and KMS are quite satisfactory but not as good as originals, and cheap copies hardly manage to get along with their task and can let you down any time.
Myth #2: Phone is not to be operated when charging
In reality: If you use original charging device you can operate your phone whenever you want. Prolonged charging time will be the only downside.
Moreover, owners of iPad 3 might notice that charging process freezes when they start using a device with connected charger – tablet consumes everything it receives. Next generations of iPads have been rid of this problem.
You have probably read some threatening posts about smartphones burst or get their owners electric shock, but counterfeits have always been the case.
Myth #3: Charging throughout the night is killing battery
In reality: This wrong belief is very strong, although manufacturers resolved this issue long ago. After charging is over the process stops automatically and would restart just occasionally to keep 100% battery level. That is why both a charger and a device are cold in the morning.
Nevertheless phones are not to be left charging throughout the night at regular basis. To charge from 40% to 80% is better then from 0% to 100%.
Myth #4: It is OK to have smartphone switched on constantly
In reality: Even hi-tech devices need to rest sometimes. Apple Genius specialists advise switching off smartphones from time to time – at night time or at another convenient moment. Do that at least once a week to help your battery live long.
Myth #5: Battery has to be fully discharged every time
In reality: Charging often is better than waiting for a battery to discharge fully for a “deep charging”. The latter is recommended to perform only few times after the purchase.
Li-Ion batteries manufactured by Apple and Samsung feel better in charged state and repeated full discharge is to be avoided.