Thu. Sep 19th, 2019

Why are phones so good but batteries are still so terrible?

Source: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/6/26/18700773/phone-battery-life-terrible-moores-law-why-technology

Why are phones so good but batteries are still so terrible?

It’s a universal truth that battery life on phones is bad. Even with the giant batteries and external battery packs we tote around, most modern smartphones struggle to make it through a full day of use, while the best devices barely scrape through two.

But it didn’t use to be this way: back in the (relatively) old days, phones had (relatively) fantastic battery life, lasting for multiple days at a time without needing to be charged. And, yes, our phones today are vastly more powerful than, say, a Nokia 3310, but why haven’t batteries kept up with the pace of progress?

According to Venkat Srinivasan, director of the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science and an…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/6/26/18700773/phone-battery-life-terrible-moores-law-why-technology

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