Phones battery buying guide - Things to consider when buying

If it's new or “old”, it really doesn’t matter when it comes to the battery. This is also one of the most important ports of your mobile device – in other words it is the heart of the unit. Without it you can’t do anything. If you look for an additional battery or looking for a replacement for your old one, there are many factors that one should consider and know before buying them.

There are many types of units that are being used by various manufactures all around the world. However, within the industry there are three main categories are being used as the standards in manufacturing battery-cells.

    * NiCad – This is the oldest of all. It was first introduced in 1899 by a Swedish called Waldmer Jungner. This standard is used in the common AA, AAA cell batteries. This technology had many shortcoming and one of the main concerns was knows as the Memory Effect. And they must be disposed properly, otherwise they can do some damage to the environment.

    * NiMH  - They were able to avoid memory effect and also can be re-charged faster than the Nicad version

    * Li-Ion - This the newest of all and being used in almost all phone manufactures (Samsung Nokia etc all  use this as the standard). It lasts longer; re-charging time is reduced, no memory effect etc are among its advantages. But the cost is high in comparison wit the others.

So make sure to purchase a Li-ion battery for your phone and check the batteries’ dimensions and other technical specifications (such as voltage etc) meet your phone standards. Otherwise you’ll end up damaging your device or mobile phone in this case.

No 100% charging needed!

Another big advantage with the Li-ion type solutions is that, you don’t need to do full charges, like with the old units – if you make a habit of not charging them fully often they will eventually loose their power holding abilities. But with this new Lithium cells you can charge it to any percentage without having to worry about destroying the unit.

But according to experts it’s always good to let your battery to drain 100% or almost its charge and them recharge it to 100%, which eventually extending its lifetime and electric charge holding abilities to some extend.

Another big advantage of Li-ion is that you can charge these with an external charger. This is really popular among people who buy them as an extra one. Having more than one (especially if you travel a lot) can come really handy as some of these latest phones are really power hungry devices (Blackberry and HTC etc for eg).

And also while removing and using it always try to keep the following things in mind too.

    * Don’t drop it on coarse surfaces (hard surfaces)
    * Before removing it, always make sure that the device is turned is turned OFF
    * Don’t let direct sun-light or expose it to high temperatures

   Anyway I hope that information was helpful for you. And thanks for reading.

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