New technology tests smartphone batteries in just 4 minutes

New technology tests smartphone batteries in just 4 minutes
One of the most important pieces of hardware inside a smartphone these days is the battery. The better the battery, the longer you can use your your device. Even though new technologies are discovered every year, batteries are still a disappointment for smartphone users, as you can rarely get more than 2 days of average use from most devices.

Hopefully, that will change in the future as many companies have found ways to improve batteries that are used inside smartphones, but they failed to bring them on the market since the manufacturing process would be too demanding for smartphone makers.

A company called Cadex is about to release a battery analyzer device that can test single cell Li-ion batteries of up to 4,000 mAh. But there's a catch, you'll only get results like “Good” or “Bad.” The company didn't really defined what good or bad means, but it probably refers to the quality of the battery and not how long it will provide your smartphone with the much needed juice.

The test only takes 4 minutes and is compatible with Apple and Samsung smartphone batteries. No clue on whether or not it could work on other brands as well.

Keep in mind though that the Cadex C5100-B battery analyzer is meant for retailers and features a PC-Battery software that offers an extension to battery service by storing customer info, recording anomalies and printing service reports.

Basically, if you have issues with your phone's battery, you can head over to a retailer that owns such a device to test it for anomalies. It will tell you if the battery must be replaced or not. That's about all it can do, but it's already useful to authorized smartphone sellers.

Although battery analyzers exist for a long time, the C5100 model is the first to benefit from the new technology to test smartphone batteries so fast.

source: Cadex Electronics

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5 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

How about CHARGING (to at least 80%) smartphone batteries in 4 minutes?? Especially now that most phone makers insist on not just simply swapping a dead battery for a fully-charged one.

2. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

"as you can rarely get more than 2 days of average use from most devices" Really? I have not got more than 30h since Nokia feature phones, & I have had over 10 Android smartphones over the last 8 years, most the flagship phones & never got anywhere near 2 days with Normal use.

4. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I do have 2 days use of my Samsung GS7 edge with my regular usage. But I have some works on it like using Solid Explorer with all clouds (Google, OneDrive, Box and Dropbox) and uninstall or didabled the original apps, using a black theme, not synchronized of Samsung account but Google account and make use of Battery Smart Manager of Samsung and stopping all apps that not need to be running in background. I really do not need redundant processes. Enjoy!

3. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

I am very excited about breakthrough in battery technology from very long time. Hope that day will come in my lifetime only.

5. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

This is not new. Cadex has had these for a long time. I know it said it can test in 4 minutes, but the Cadex machines I had when working as a tech for sprint were able to test batteries within 1 minute.

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