The Problem of Design versus Battery Capacity in Smartphones

The Problem of Design versus Battery Capacity in Smartphones ...

In the world of smartphones, there is a component of each phone that always remains more or less the same, despite improvements in performance, efficiency, and photographic capture quality. Do you know what it is? The battery capacity, and consequent autonomy of the device.

How long ago was it accepted to charge your cell phone every day rather than once a week, as was the case with the old Nokias, who were so strong that if they fell, they would break the floor?

Despite technological advancement, manufacturers always have to deal with a scale, where on one side they put the device's design and ergonomics, and on the other side they placed its weight? Do you know which is the most significant component in a mobile device? It's the battery.

In response to the introduction of the first smartphone, we have begun to see a shift in strategy on the part of the manufacturers of this type of gadget. At the same time, water and dust resistance certifications were introduced to these devices. Something understandable, as the development teams realized that users wanted something thin and superlight in their hands, even if this came at the expense of practicality of use or long-term reliability of the device.

Nevertheless, for several years, mobile devices have not experienced significant improvements in battery capacity or battery life! Of course, with improvements in the other components, we can gain 30 minutes here or 1 hour there. But, everything has remained the same: manufacturers do not want to risk making devices that are too heavy, too thick, or too bulky.

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After all, any manufacturer that enters the foldables market will have to contend with Samsung's current dominance. As such, it will have to launch devices that are beautiful, thin, light, and powerful. As you can imagine, this is a tricky combination.

Google appears to have gotten a larger battery than Samsung's Z Fold4, but it will also be heavier and longer than Samsung's. Which puts the research giant's executives in a slightly off-putting light.

The Pixel Fold has a 5000mAh battery, while the Galaxy Z Fold4 has a cell divided into two parts, which together have a 4400mAh battery.

Which, naturally, raises some questions... Do you prefer a super-thin or lightweight design, or do you want to make a few adjustments to the visuals for a bigger battery? Do your research first and foremost in the comments box below.

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