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Stable lithium-sulfur battery could see smartphones run for 5 days

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    Eric_the_Cerise
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    Kind of a side-rant over the title ... we used to have phones that ran for 5 days. The manufacturers just continued to add features (and trackers) until there was no spare battery life left ......

    Kind of a side-rant over the title ... we used to have phones that ran for 5 days. The manufacturers just continued to add features (and trackers) until there was no spare battery life left ... and if this new tech actually reaches commercial viability, They will do so again, until the old battery tech is no longer even viable.

    Computers today are 1000x faster than a decade ago, and yet it still takes me the same time to get stuff done...

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    1. ThatFanficGuy
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      I still have a smartphone that runs for 5 days without a recharge. It's an iPhone 5C that'd seen extensive use for a couple of years before it ended up in my hands. The secret is not to use it for...

      I still have a smartphone that runs for 5 days without a recharge. It's an iPhone 5C that'd seen extensive use for a couple of years before it ended up in my hands.

      The secret is not to use it for most of the stuff.

      The only time I'd used it to watch YouTube was when I was far away from my laptop. I don't ever turn on WiFi or mobile data unless I need it (and my plan doesn't even include mobile data). I turn on airplane mode if I'm going between cities: this prevents spending a good few percents – maybe even a dozen percent – in a 4-hour drive.

      For processes that require solid electrical charge, I use platforms that could deliver: my laptop, mainly.

      I'm not trying to claim I'm somehow a superior smartphone user because I manage all this. I'm not: most people can do a lot of what I do – and that's my point. I'm not saying you should, but if you want to, you can out the shit that really makes the difference in your battery charge and be no worse off.

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