Cellphone battery – types and parameters


   Almost everyone has a mobile phone and many people have two phones or even more. We are accustomed to constantly be “in touch”. However, it is frustrating when such mobility suddenly disappears because of such banal reasons like battery failure or discharge. Everyone can recall instances when the cell phone battery sat down at the worst possible moment. Also every phone battery has its own life time. Today get acquainted closer with tips on how to choose a battery for your mobile phone.

A mobile phone battery (cell phone battery, accumulator) is the main source of electricity for this device.

The article about choosing an electric screwdriver has mentioned some characteristics of batteries. Consider the basic parameters of batteries for phones:

1. Types of cell phone batteries.

The most common are the following types of batteries:

  • Nickel-cadmium (NiCd),
  • NiMH (NiMH),
  • Lithium-ion (Li-ion),
  • Lithium Polymer (Li-pol) batteries.

Ni-Cd or NiMH batteries you can find at household devices such as screwdriver type. Almost all mobile phones are equipped with lithium ion batteries. A lithium-polymer battery is the newest type of battery, which appeared recently.

Before buying a new cell phone battery, check a user manual of your phone, to know what accumulator type it support.

2. Battery capacity.

A battery capacity is a measure that indicates how much electricity this battery can give for some time. For phones capacity is measured in milliampere-hours (MAh).

The larger capacity of battery provide the longer operation time without recharging. You can use phone with powerful battery without being afraid to stay “offline”.

Note that the battery capacity must be chosen based on the features of your phone and the intensity of its use.

If you have a simple phone, make calls not very often and not use the media actively – you can buy a battery with standard capacity. But if you have a cool smartphone and you use it “to the full”, it is better to look so-called “long life” high-capacity battery.

In average using conditions charge level of new phone batteries must be enough for about 3-4 days. The best smartphone battery can work up to 7 days.

3. Battery voltage.

Voltage, witch battery supported, is an important indicator for various household tools, because it affects an electrical power. For phones battery voltage is basically a standard.

However, very carefully buyers may be interested to know her.

4. Battery manufacturer.

If to be honest, most batteries are made in China, but the quality of them can be quite different. The best way to buy a good new battery is to buy it in the manufacturer of your phone company store or in special mobile battery store. Also do not forget about the firm guarantee.

After buying read this simple advices on how to properly charge and save cell phone battery:

  • Do not install or charge the battery if you brought it from freezing street temperatures;
  • After charging always unplug the phone from the electricity network;
  • Avoid ingress of moisture on the battery;
  • Nickel-Cadmium and NiMH batteries must be charged only after full discharge, lithium-ion (Li-ion) and lithium-polymer battery can be charged regardless of battery level.

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  1. Dilan

    A battery capacity for new phones must be minimum 2000 mAh.

  2. Tom Hery

    Many modern phones have batteries with big capacity, but for displays with 5.5-6″ it can not be enough.

  3. Harikesh meena

    Battery panasonic eluga arc2

  4. ziyath

    Li-Po 3300 mAh battery or Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery what is a better this 2 for long time use

    1. Baz

      There is a very small difference between them in mAh, but Li-Po is a newer technology.

    2. Abhijeet ganguly

      Li ion

  5. sahim

    Li polymer is better.. i have one in my mobile.. its 5000mah .. lasts a day and a half even on hardcore gaming like pubg for 4 hours and youtube as usual

  6. raghunathan

    Those days I could connect an external AKARI 500ma 4V used for mosquito bats for Rs 50. Today a miriad of batteries costing many hundreds are rolling discouraing engineerslike me unable to cope up with the growth

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