Humor: The Holy Grail – longer battery life

Humor: The Holy Grail – longer battery life
This is actually something that is rarer than a OnePlus One, truly groundbreaking battery technology that will give smartphones a chance at life that does not require daily charging.

A few days ago, there was news about the “next generation” of battery cells, and of course, there is the potential that we could see two-to-three-times battery efficiency in our trusty gadgets.

This is the latest in what is a periodic series of potential breakthroughs of possibly finding the Holy Grail of smartphone battery life. Aside from OS optimizations, CPU efficiencies, and battery cases, the perception is that there has been remarkably little advancements in battery technology (other than them getting bigger).

So, whenever someone announces a possibly breakthrough in battery tech, the media tends to jump all over it and get all excited, including us because, well, we are fans of exceptional battery life on our smartphones and tablets. Of course, with some announcements come a certain amount of hype too.




1. Busyboy unregistered

Long story short, this battery tech isn't coming anytime soon.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lithium ion batteries are great for know Oems need to push the 3500mah boundaries

3. Busyboy unregistered

Now* not Know And some OEM's have already met & exceeded 3500mah. We need something in the 4000mah range or higher to actually be considered impressive, while having a compact body under 10mm of coarse.

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Oopps, silly me. +1

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

But 3500mah and 3700mah, has a big difference on gaining extra 3+ hours of browsing than the 3200mah on the Z2....?

8. Busyboy unregistered

If that were true, the Z2's battery life on browsing with a 3500mah battery would be around 30h. Doubt that lol

9. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Never gonna happened that's the reason why we have companies called power banks. It's a part of the system.

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Most of them are Chinese companies that popped up over night, they could disappear and nobody would care.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

That cartoon is reality for every Apple iDevice leak.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yup, that pretty much sums it all up...

11. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Researcher: We've discovered a breakthrough that will make batteries lasts 10 time longer than before. Phone maker: We can now put batteries that are 1/10th as large into our phones. Phone user: With all of these breakthroughs in battery technology, my phone (although thinner than before) still has a crappy battery life.

12. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It would help if OEMs would quit the arms race adding useless features that provide no perceptual benefits that kill battery life. QHD screens are pointless but they kill battery life. Look at the G2 vs the G3. Last year's G2 was one of, if not he longest lasting flagships. This year's G3 has a more efficient processor and according to LG, several innovations to improve battery life. Yet with its QHD screen the battery in the G3 goes dead a half hour sooner than than last year's G2 and an hour or more sooner than other current flagships in PA's battery test.

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