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User Info Is crApple Playing Games With iFrauds? YES!; entered at 2017-12-22 08:59:06
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Registered: 2007-06-26
There must also be issues in the battery quality, too. I'm still using my Nokia 930 (Windows Phone). I've charged it every night for well over 3 years and still have no trouble at all getting through a full day unless I'm doing something unusual. I'd estimate it's functionally down maybe 20% since new. My wife's Samsung Notes' batteries seem to crap out after about 14-16 months to the point that she carries one of those external batteries with her.

It's more about the device's protocol for charging than actual cell quality. There IS some difference but its minor.

Li chemistry cells do not like to be charged hot and also don't like to be charged to 100%. Both do material damage to their cycle life. Of course people don't like "less than full" power capacity, so..... yeah.

Lenovo did an interesting thing with the X220 I have (laptop); their "normal" charge profile (which you can override) only fills the battery to 95% or so and also has the cell on the back where it doesn't get heated by the CPU. This has resulted in my laptop having to need only one battery to be bought for it since 2011, and the replacement (now 3+ years old) still is perfectly serviceable. The problem with cellphones is that the battery is in the case near the rest of the unit and thus can't really avoid getting warm, and then you add to that the demand for "all the power" which drives charges to 100% all the time and you have a recipe for fairly-serious abusive conditions.

I understand the trade-offs but the fix for this is to make the batteries reasonably accessible and changeable at a RATIONAL cost. A manufacturer that DELIBERATELY HIDES knowledge that the unit has of a battery that is defective by slowing the processor on purpose is committing fraud since there are TWO related reasons to do this -- one is to avoid warranty replacement costs for failures that have occurred during the warranty period and the second is to try to drive replacement sales. BOTH are frauds upon the owner of the unit since BOTH take place without notification that the unit KNOWS what's wrong with it, and that it's the battery that has failed as it is no longer within spec.

Last modified: 2017-12-22 09:09:16 by tickerguy

2017-12-22 08:59:06