What’s in a smartphone battery?

26 Jun, 2016 - 16:06 0 Views
What’s in a smartphone battery?

The Sunday Mail

When buying a smartphone, key considerations include the high tech specs. One would be proud to own a super core processor smartphone with high graphics screen supported with hardware based software to tick up your day, bringing so much pleasure to a smartphone.While we all look at the specification as the bloodline that make the smartphone tick, it all comes to a naught when we remove a good battery from the matrix, which in any case is the heart beat of the system. GTel has made national headlines after launching the GTel X3, a smartphone with a very powerful battery that lasts safely over three days, defying most smartphones limits.

The GTel X3 Battery lasts over three days with a key attraction of its 6,020mAh battery which can charge other cellphones making it the mother of all cellphones, devices thanks to reverse charge feature.

While we have many smartphones that are on the Zimbabwean market, today it would be notable that not all good smartphones batteries are ranging 6,020mAh really all about

Most people also get worried about how long their smartphone is going to last before it loses its juice, while the need to recharge and top up power always comes begging.

In the past, mobile devices used a type of battery that required you to drain them completely and charge them to full, in order to maintain their standard capacity. This is called the “memory” effect and for a long time it was common knowledge in the tech world.

Today, we use lithium-ion rechargeable batteries which do not need to be charged or depleted fully. In fact, most Li-ion batteries perform better if you don’t drain them. Don’t worry, though, running them down to empty or recharging them early has no effect on the battery’s lifespan or total capacity. In other words, this is not something you need to be concerned about. If your device needs a little juice then charge it, by all means.

Now, it’s important to note that the number of charge cycles does have everything to do with the life of your device’s battery. A charge cycle is when a battery is completely depleted and then recharged all the way. Li-ion batteries — or most rechargeable batteries really — will degrade after a certain number of charge cycles: Popular Mechanics estimates this to be in the range of 500 to 1 500 charge cycles.

That’s why it’s a good idea to do the opposite, and keep our battery full more often even if it means charging from about 10-15 percent. In fact, from the point it says “connect charger”.

Different chargers are going to charge your Android device at different rates, and some broken chargers might not be charging your device as quickly as they claim they can. To get the best out of your battery, use the charger that comes with your GTel smartphone.

The total capacity your battery has is stored as amperage, the bigger you have the more juice one has to last the day and this is an important aspect to consider.

GTel care app

For your convenience GTel introduced the GTel Care App, designed to be used for many services such as locating GTel shops, tracking your phone’s progress in the workshop amongst a vast number of services available at your disposal. You can download the GTel Care App from the Google Play store.

Warranty and backup service

GTel products are available on cash or credit terms and are covered by a 15-month warranty. Furthermore full service and backup is available at any GTel outlet nationwide.


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