Altair: My disposable $10 Verizon phones last for several days. Not everyone needs a quad core CPU in their pocket to view lol cat pictures while riding the bus.
Jurodan: My sister keeps two batteries on her at all times it seems...
mark12A: What happened to those Methanol powered mini fuel cells they were yapping about a couple years ago? Supposedly you could just keep a little fuel tank filled on your cell/laptop/etc. and keep running indefinitely.../initial pylon
ReverendJynxed: I suspect a lot of folks with shiatty battery complaints comes from a lot of background crap running and constantly searching for connections etc. Don't turn on your wi-fi unless you intend to connect to a network. If you don't need Facebook pushing every frikkin' game request etc. shut it off and it will save a lot of your battery. Same goes for GPS. I don't need the GPS on at home. If I do, I have bigger problems than a battery.
Mad_Radhu: I don't really see the problem. At the end of the day, I just plug my phone up before I go to bed and it is ready to go the next day. It's such a habit for me that NOT charging it every day would throw me off and leave me without a charge because going 4-6 days would throw off the regular routine, like when my Kindle winds up being out of juice when I want to read because I charge it once a month or so.I also don't see why people biatch about the batteries being sealed in most phones these days, either. In the rare cases when I really need extra charge, I've got an external battery pack that has 10,000 mAh worth of charge that costs about what a second battery cost me back in the day.
SpdrJay: Jurodan: My sister keeps two batteries on her at all times it seems...There may be something she is not telling you about why she keeps those batteries on her.....
Bennie Crabtree: A parent cannot live with a battery that runs out before 24 hours are up. It is logistically impossible. Parents have a vested interested in ending the careers of whoever perpetuates this low battery life. It is enough of a danger - not inconvenience, but danger - that non-parents who support the short battery life need to be steamrolled in courts and legislatures.
JRoo: Why don't they just make a fatter phone for people who want longer battery life? Not everyone needs the most paper-thin phone in the world.
Greywar: My iphone 5s runs for about 5 hours if im using it heavily. And then its dead. I keep near chargers all the time, one at work, one at home, and one in the car. For other times I have an external 14,000 mah battery.I keep seeing new battery technology announce and then not go anywhere. when will these things hit the market?
Flint Ironstag: Oh rly?My HTC One M8 disagrees.20% battery left after 48 hours 30 minutes. And that's in normal mode, not power saver, and using it for calls, surfing, email, camera etc with wifi and data both on.
Mikey1969: Not perpetual motion at all, but why not put something similar to the system used on Seiko's Kinetic watches and let the movement of walking around with your phone in your pocket all day help charge it?
Tobin_Lam: Mikey1969: Not perpetual motion at all, but why not put something similar to the system used on Seiko's Kinetic watches and let the movement of walking around with your phone in your pocket all day help charge it?I just googled to see if anyone had come up with something and general motion throughout the day doesn't provide much energy. It is plenty for a watch but not a cellphone.
Bennie Crabtree: A parent cannot live with a battery that runs out before 24 hours are up. It is logistically impossible.
Emposter: My Droid Razr HD lasts 2-3 days of normal use. The Maxx version is supposed to last at least half again that.Yawn.
ReverendJynxed: My GS3 battery isn't holding a charge as long as it used to. Now I'm only getting 3 days out of it.
Duane Dibbley: Switch off your phone when you're not using it. Saves battery power beautifully.
godwin5: I heard a story that the reason handset manufacturers opted for non-removable batteries was to stop people from getting cheap Chinese knockoff batteries for phones.
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