Besides having a good chipset, larger display, and wonderful camera, users also care about their handset’s battery life. While the OEMs are equipping their phone’s battery with adequate capacity and fast charging features, users still worry about that fast and forceful pumping may kill the phone quickly. This is not always the case.
We’ve already explained a list of things you can do to increase your battery life. So now, we’ll detail a few misconceptions about smartphone’s fast charging technology.
1. Fast Charging Won’t Affect Your Battery
Fast Charging technology is something that excited the community in recent years. Almost every high-end phone these days equip some kind of fast charging techs like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, Oppo’s VOOC, or OnePlus Warp. And these are now set to mid-rangers too. Why? Because it reduces the pain of charging a large battery.
You know many high-end phones have this word – Can charge an empty battery up to 50%-70% in just 30 minutes! That’s true, and it’s safe. You may think that forcibly juicing a tightly fitted battery may put a strain on it, and eventually tear down in the long term. Well, it’s a big NO.
Smartphone manufacturers have addressed this issue by managing the power supplied to a battery in two phases. This can be explained with an example of a sponge, as explained by Arthur Shi, a teardown engineer at iFixit.
Assume pouring water on a dry sponge, it absorbs and become heavier, until it reaches a maxim point.
After which, pouring more water on it too will be absorbed, but at a slow rate and after reaching the peak, it just doesn’t take extra water. This is similar to battery charging.
2. You Cannot Charge Your Phone Beyond 100%
This is a great misconception, as users think to charge more than 100% can result in blasting off the handset. But, how can that happen? Charging your phone beyond 100% isn’t possible, anyway. Keeping your phone in charge overnight doesn’t damage the phone’s battery in the long run or catch fire.
Smartphones these days come with such protection to cut off taking in more power from chargers upon reaching 100%. Unless there’s any fault in the circuit, it cannot damage the Internals. Further, it’s not recommended to charge your phone to complete 100% too. iPhones with iOS 13 are having an Optimized Battery Charging feature, that would charge until 80% and wait for the user to plug off.
3. Should Not Use Your Battery Until 0%
This isn’t the case always. You can use your battery until it hits 0%, and let it die abruptly. Still, it won’t damage the handset. Well, it’s true that draining the battery completely and causing sudden shutdowns may affect the phone, but the modern phones are coming with safety technologies to avoid this.
Phones will now shut down smoothly when they reach the affixed energy level, to avoid full drainage. So if you’re still seeing a 0%, that must be 0.1%. Thus, it may automatically shut down when it reaches 0.05% and avoids taking it until 0.00%. And if you’re still not convinced, plugging in your phone when it’s 15-20% is a good practice.
4. Using Other Chargers May Damage the Battery
It will not. OEMs are maintaining standards that would give high powers to their phones from other compatible charges, and still not damage it. So if the charging pin is a supporting one and your phone is in dire need of power, go with it.
The only disadvantage that may happen is that using regular chargers frequently for a fast charging support handset may default to the least one. Thus, it’s advisable to use the ones that come with the box.
After all, you can argue that picking a phone with a large battery would be better than charging the phone repeatedly. That Cannon be the case always. Plugging in your phone for a mere 10 minutes can juice up 40-50% with fast charging, rather than roaming with 5-10% battery life.
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