Our yesterday poll
, where we asked our readers to identify the single biggest issue they have with their device, illustrates just how many of us are unhappy with the battery life we get out of our smartphones. Over 50% said that their phone's battery is crappy, and we're sure that the rest of the voters likely had battery life within their top 3 of aggravations.
This isn't a topic we're strangers to, and it's not like we only now feel confident speaking about it. In the past, we've pointed at comically thin devices and ridiculously pixel-dense displays as the main culprit contributing to poorer battery life. And it's not just about the simple physics behind these two factors that prevent improvements in the area — it's also the cost of R&D and time that went to developing them
, instead of better focusing on improving battery life. Many will agree, we're sure, that manufacturers could definitely be doing more to extend the life of our smartphones.
Do you think that manufacturers are not doing enough to improve battery life?