Smartphones are getting better every year. The only thing people have complained about and continue to complain about is autonomy.
Unlike other characteristics, batteries evolve at a much slower pace. Not without the influence of trends: buyers prefer lighter and thinner devices, and manufacturers, trying to please, sacrifice autonomy. So it turns out that an affordable smartphone that can last a week on a single charge (as it was with mobile phones in the 2000s) remains only in dreams.
Here are a few more reasons why your smartphone might have relatively low battery life.
New Usage Patterns
3-4 years ago, for online shopping, paying bills and other similar operations, a desktop computer or at least a laptop was needed. Today, all this can be done using a smartphone. It turns out that today we take up mobile phones much more often than before.
A full charge of the battery in such conditions is hardly enough for a day. It may seem that the smartphone has a weak battery, but in reality it is simply very intensively consumed.
More powerful components
Every year, tech brands develop new screens, faster processors, better wireless chips, all to improve your user experience. They are powerful and therefore consume a lot of energy. For example, the higher the resolution of the display, the more electricity it uses.
However, note: the autonomy of modern smartphones is better than that of laptops. But until thick, heavy mobile phones become fashionable, discontent will not go anywhere.
Synchronization and background services
Most applications are continuously updated. For example, Facebook loads the first few seconds of the video as you scroll through the feed. Mail clients constantly keep in touch with the servers. All of these services are also aggressive.
Background updates can be disabled, and this will significantly improve the autonomy of the device. But this also implies that you may not receive an important notification in time.
15-20 years ago, tech companies liked to create products that could serve people for as long as possible. This was a plus for the brand's reputation and gave customers confidence in the quality of the purchased product.
A modern smartphone was originally designed for the buyer to get rid of it in a couple of years. It is no coincidence that fewer and fewer mobile phones are produced with non-removable batteries. Manufacturers hope that by the time the battery runs out, a person will think about buying a better gadget.
On average, people buy a new smartphone every 21 months. Mobile batteries are rated for 12 to 18 months. Coincidence? Rather, a marketing ploy. Developing a successful mobile phone costs a lot of money. And because people want the latest and greatest, tech brands simply respond to demand and, of course, want to capitalize on it.
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