Over the past few years, the usage and penetration of smartphones has significantly increased. The worldwide smartphone market grew 28.2% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2014, with shipments of 377.5 million units, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Smartphone numbers in India may touch 500 million by 2017-18 from sales of about 190 million by the end of 31 December, according to research firm Convergence Catalyst.
The reason we use smartphones so much, is because they have become truly smart now, helping with navigation, managing our lifestyle including exercises, food, parties, train bookings, social media interactions and much more. Then we have the ever popular use of selfies with new exciting smartphone cameras. There are multiple voice and text based apps for everything. Everything comes at a price though. The first victim of all these wonderful smartphone features and convenience is the battery back-up. You may close an app, but it still continues to run in the background and eat into the battery life. So as a user, you have two options – keep managing your apps, maybe even with power saving apps, or to consider buying a phone that offers the best battery capacity. In the fast growing high-range and affordable smartphones segment, the average battery life offers is in the range of 2600 mAh to 3000 mAh. To demystify, mAH means milli-ampere hour, and the more you have of this, the more your battery will last.
As battery life has emerged as one of the biggest issues that continue to worry smartphone users, this has given smartphone manufacturers a hard time, to be offer to offer more battery capacity at similar or lower pricing.