Among the reasons I switched from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S2 was the S2 had a replaceable battery. Sorry Samsung, your battery life isn’t better (at least to me) than the iPhone’s. I just like that when I do run out of juice I’m not screwed!
My phone uses about 10% of its battery every hour it’s on. If I use it heavily the battery life gets worse.
I’m awake 16 hours a day. There’s not enough battery to carry me. My phone is on a charger as much as is possible!
I’ve got charger cables at my desk, in my car and near the sofa in the family room. It’s tethering that’s familiar to anyone with a smartphone.
My first advice to anyone with a new smartphone is stock up on chargers!
Most of my iPhone friends have given in and switched to a phone case with a back-up battery built in. Their slim iPhone is now chubby. It’s still not enough.
I’m complaining and simultaneously amazed! These little computers are doing so much it’s a wonder they can operate on batteries at all. You’re powering a cell radio, Bluetooth radio, WiFi radio, display, CPU and a lot more.
Someone’s got to come up with a solution. Fuel cells have been suggested. There’s a technology that’s been five years away for the last 25 years!
My watch has a solar cell embedded in its face. Good idea, but not enough.
How about a tiny nuclear reactor… and lead pockets?
This problem will be solved. It will change everything and free up an unbelievable number of wall outlets.