The Do’s and Don’ts of Battery Charging for Different Types of Battery
Nowadays, phones can do just about anything you want them to, but this comes at a price with battery charging. All of the apps we use suck up a lot of energy. When the battery of your Android device dies, it renders the device useless and replacement batteries can cost upward of $30 depending on the model. The better you take of the battery, the longer it will last. Here are the top batteries and the best way to take full advantage of their capabilities.
[ 1 ] Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion batteries are by far the most common types of batteries you find in smartphones. Lithium batteries can stay in a charger for longer periods of time, but work better with partial charges. The best way to prolong the battery life is to avoid full-cycle charges. If you charge the battery fully, you want to put it back on the charger before the battery level drops too low. The more shallow the charge the better. Shallow charges put much less stress on the battery. Ideally, you want to put the phone back on the charger before it dips below 50%. It is also best if you take the phone off the charger before it maxes out. According to Samsung, at the very least you want to keep the battery from going below 20%. Having to do full-charge every now and then will not do that much harm, but performing big charges frequently will kill your battery fast.