Mobile phone batteries explained

The mysteries of mobile phone batteries, explained
by
Mobile phone batteries explained

The size of your phone’s battery is measured in mAh. It stands for milliamp-hour and is a great first indicator for how long a battery will last. For example, you could assume that theSony Xperia Z2has a longer battery life than the LG G2 because it has a 3,200mAh battery compared to a 3,000mAh one.

But remember, a higher mAh doesn’t always mean a longer battery life. Different screens, processors and other hardware can be more efficient than others and make better use of a lower capacity battery. Typically, newer phones will have more efficient technology in them so they’ll last longer off of a single charge.

Portable chargers and battery packs also measure their capacity in mAh. And for these it’s even more important to look at the mAh number. That’s because there’s no screen or processor to affect its life. So you know that a 4,000mAh battery pack, like the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation, would fully charge the 1,560mAh battery in an iPhone 5s twice with some power left over in case of an emergency.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
Battery life is a constant problem for high powered smartphones. That's why they come with advanced
Do you need an upgrade? Do you need some help choosing which new phone is right for you? Here are so
We tend to charge our mobiles every day. Companies are developing technology, so that we don't have

1 October, 2019
Terms and conditions for the Carphone Warehouse, OtterBox phone caase promotional...
1 October, 2019
Terms and conditions for the Carphone Warehouse, OtterBox phone caase promotional...
24 September, 2019
Excited about the new Google Pixel 4? We get all the latest news about cameras, battery...
18 September, 2019
iOS 13 is the latest update to Apple's operating system, and it's packed with great...
10 September, 2019
Want to buy an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or an iPhone 11 Pro? Find out the specs and...

1 October, 2019
Terms and conditions for the Carphone Warehouse, OtterBox phone caase promotional...
24 September, 2019
Excited about the new Google Pixel 4? We get all the latest news about cameras, battery...
10 September, 2019
Want to buy an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or an iPhone 11 Pro? Find out the specs and...
29 August, 2019
The next Apple smartphone is on its way. There are lots of rumours circulating, so...
8 August, 2019
Samsung has officially launched the new Note 10 at their Galaxy Unpacked event in...
9 July, 2019
Vodafone has rolled out 5G coverage across the UK, rumours abound from Sony and Google....
27 June, 2019
See the latest news and events in mobile tech, including Facebook's new crypto wallets...
14 June, 2019
Google’s Pixel 4 leaks and one new craze: Pokémon Sleep. We’ve got the latest mobile...
6 June, 2019
Get the Lowdown on all the big news this week, with the latest exciting announcements...
14 May, 2019
For some of the best stories from Google’s I/O 2019 event plus some other exciting...
7 May, 2019
Apple’s first game in over ten years revamps an old-school classic, retweets get...
1 May, 2019
Get a roundup of the top mobile news from the last week. From the latest iOS 12.3...