Read this article yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised to see battery life as the top ‘injustice’ of smartphones.
Now, ‘injustice’ is a very strong word, but I do agree with the authors assertion that battery life is horrible on smartphones
However, are removable batteries the way to fight that? Let’s get real—how many of us want to carry around additional batteries for our phone? Plus the requisite charging gear? I’d rather just have a battery that lasts long enough that I am not charging it every 2 hours. My phone, for instance, is a 4G smartphone from a Tier 1 OEM…that has a 1230 mAH battery. 1230 mAH is only 37% the capacity of the RAZR MAXX (note to self: check out that phone next time). 1230 mAH is about enough to get my from the charger at my house, through my morning, and to lunch. Then, it’s back on the charger.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind the extra weight of a larger capacity battery, but I know that I am in the minority here.
I strongly believe the solution to battery life is smarter power management. Lower-power chips, more power-efficient batteries, and technologies like DPO. And of those three—DPO is the most readily available and easily integrated.