Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cell Phone Batteries!

In the last couple of weeks I've been seeing more reports about poor battery life on the iPhone 4S.  You'd think that right away I'd like to make fun of Apple for this.  But I really can't, Android phones have the same problem and usually a lot worse.  If anything all I could really do is say "HA! Your phone's battery sucks too!".

Today I was reading a blog about battery life on cell phones and decided I'd like to make my own post about this because I think this is certainly something we should all be demanding.

Apple keeps adding useless stuff to phones and calling them new.  Motorola now is going to be selling the Razr, a very thin phone.  Samsung is working on Flexible displays.  You know what?  I'm pretty happy with phones the way they are now.  We don't really need quad core processors, we don't need our internet to be any faster, we don't need our displays to be any fancier right.  How about, instead of focusing on all these things right now, we take a break from all that and we all work together on making a battery that will be able to handle all of our needs?

I've made posts about how to save battery life on your Android phone.  Keep the screen light low, use less widgets, sync less accounts, bla bla bla.  These are all great things to do in order to get a better battery life, but I shouldn't have to do any of this.  If my phone can handle syncing all my emails then it should do so.  If my phone can handle a bunch of widgets then it should have a bunch of widgets.  My screen should be able to go around at 100% power showing off how nice it is.  But no, we can't do that because we'll run out of juice.

Seriously, we need to let these companies know that we are pretty happy with our phones the way they are now, they are so much more than what they were 3 years ago.  So just take a year or two off and come up with a really good battery.  A battery that will allow my phone to work at 100% power for at least a full 24 hours.