ComTech: IT Support Stirling

Who is stealing all my juice?

ComTech: IT Support Stirling

Batteries.  All mobile gadgets use them and most don’t last long enough.  In this day and age surely it is not unreasonable to expect a mobile phone or tablet to last the entire day, with heavyish usage, without requiring a charge.

Take my HTC Desire as an example.  Yes before anyone says it the Desire is 3 years old and not exactly cutting edge but boy is it power hungry.  If I put the GPS on along with the Bluetooth it guzzles the battery charge. If you plug it in to a power source this only slows down the power drain.  Now my phone is used to monitor servers, GPS, emails, internet and used with a wireless ear piece amongst other things and I am very lucky if on an average day I get to mid afternoon on one charge.  I went to fit two Cisco routers last week and while on site I had to connect my phone to my netbook because I had the wireless hotspot turned on along with the Bluetooth. With these turned on you could physically see the power draining away.  I am sorry this is not acceptable.

So why is this happening? Manufacturers.  They are designing their phones to be sleak and stylish but without thinking about the battery and how an average user will actually use their phones.  They fit smaller batteries because there is no more room for them. The phone is styled first and then if something doesn’t fit they just get a smaller component ie a smaller battery.  I have seen the same thing with iphones, HTC One, Samsung galaxies and so forth.

So manufacturers listen up. I want bigger batteries in my phones so I can actually use them to carry out my daily tasks and if you make them look nice along the way then that is a bonus!!

About the Author


Hi I’m Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in Stirling and Falkirk.

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