The pros and cons of mobile phone's built-in battery

The pros and cons of mobile phone's built-in battery


Is the built-in battery of the mobile phone good? Is the built-in battery of the mobile phone good? With the development of mobile phones becoming more and more thin and light, more and more mobile phones adopt the design of built-in batteries, and many consumers are very interested in the pros and cons. Doubt, whether the built-in battery of the mobile phone is good, why should such a design be adopted?

    In fact, for a long time, the most concerned about mobile phone batteries is nothing more than battery capacity, what kind of battery life it can bring to mobile phones. However, as more and more mobile phones adopt the trendy design of built-in batteries, the advantages and disadvantages for users are also diverse. Naturally, everyone is full of curiosity about the built-in batteries of mobile phones.

Background: Origin/Follow/Current Situation

    The first model that made us feel that "non-replaceable batteries are coming to us" is undoubtedly Apple’s iPhone. When the iPhone was finally presented to the world, its non-replaceable battery design challenged everyone’s traditional habits. , Is not understood by countless users, but in the end, under the strong development of iPhone, everyone gradually began to accept this approach. Judging from the current performance, Apple’s approach at the time was completely bold and successful. The built-in battery of the mobile phone not only ensures the integrity of the mobile phone, but also improves the beautification of the product. The alternative design also allows Apple to follow several generations of iPhone products. All are in a leading position.

    The design of the Apple iPhone with a built-in battery is definitely a creative move, and after the Apple iPhone has been enthusiastically sought after, it has been "imitated" from this time. In April 2010, another mobile phone giant, Nokia, also followed the inspiration of Apple’s iPhone. Its N8 also adopted a one-piece body design. The battery is built into the entire body, and a screwdriver needs to be used to open the body. Taking out the battery also attracted much discussion. Although the N8 has brought a lot of controversy, this phone finally sold successfully with its stylish appearance and super camera function, which somewhat concealed people's negative comments on the N8's built-in battery.

    In addition to Apple iPhone and Nokia N8, other manufacturers followed and followed suit. Last year, Nokia N9, Nokia 800, HTC Radar, Meizu MX and Motorola Droid RAZR also adopted a built-in battery design, while the just-released Sony LT26i also adopted a built-in battery design. The built-in battery seems to be large under the lead of Apple’s iPhone. There is a trend of popularization. It can be said that this kind of non-replaceable battery design will be a trend in the mobile phone industry when there is no qualitative change in the current status of mobile phone batteries. It will strive for more internal space for mobile phones, or a large amount of compressor body thickness to provide users with convenience. , There will be more and more manufacturers agree with this.

Advantages: personality/ultra-thin/safe

    Having said so much, and there are so many manufacturers who agree with the built-in battery of mobile phones, what are the advantages of built-in mobile phone batteries for users and manufacturers? First of all, I believe that the generation of built-in mobile phone batteries is actually a kind of personalized Show. In this era of uniqueness and publicity, it is the trait of many young people to act alone. This fashion trait has also permeated the mobile phones we use. The Apple iPhone just meets the individual needs of young people. Even if the price is expensive and the battery is inconvenient to remove, some people will still like the design of the Apple iPhone.

    Secondly, from the manufacturer’s point of view, there are indeed many benefits of squeezing batteries into the fuselage. For example, in the future trend of ultra-thin design becoming the shape of mobile phones, the non-replaceable battery solution will greatly save the fuselage volume. The battery is presented outside to facilitate the user to insert and remove, and there is no need to leave a space between the battery and the back cover. These spaces will be directly compressed-allowing users to have slimmer mobile phones, and also giving manufacturers a place to advertise Selling points and gimmicks.

    Finally, the editor believes that manufacturers have adopted the design of built-in batteries, but also have their own considerations in terms of compatibility and safety. In the past, many users were accustomed to taking out the battery to charge it with a "universal charge", or buying a counterfeit version at a low price. These are not safe. Although the built-in battery also makes it impossible to understand the status of the battery, as long as the manufacturer is reliable, the built-in battery The safety of the battery must be higher than that of the imitation battery whose charging method and craftsmanship cannot be guaranteed with the wrong voltage.

Disadvantages: battery life/disassembly/cost

    Everything has its two sides, pros and cons, of course, the built-in battery of mobile phones is no exception. We all know that mobile phones rely on batteries to survive, so the battery life of the mobile phone is its most important link. With the enhancement of the current mobile phone configuration, the screen and processor upgrades have made the mobile phone's power consumption very strong. Because some mobile phones are designed with built-in batteries, when users are outdoors without charging, they can only miss the call. And text messages, but as a mobile digital product, it is necessary to maintain sufficient power at all times, which obviously violates the "portable" usage habit.

    Secondly, when people buy a mobile phone, they basically hope that it can bring them practical functions and convenient conditions. And because the mobile phone battery is a consumable, after using it for a period of time, you will find that the battery power of the mobile phone is not as sufficient as the battery when the mobile phone was first bought, because the life of the mobile phone is shortening. According to traditional habits, users generally buy a new battery to replace the old battery. However, due to the complicated disassembly of the built-in battery, it is impossible for ordinary users to replace it by themselves, so only the after-sales service or repair point can be replaced. The cost and The time cost will increase accordingly.

    The last point is that everyone is most concerned about the price when buying a mobile phone. The price of mobile phones with built-in batteries in the general market is generally high. Due to the safety issues mentioned earlier, the built-in batteries of mobile phones have very high requirements on the craftsmanship. Not all manufacturers can make a superb body design like Motorola RAZR, and the cost of a super-thin mobile phone with superb workmanship is bound to be very expensive. The market prices of models such as Apple iPhone 4S, Motorola RAZR, Sony LT26i and so on are all above 3,000 yuan, while the slightly cheaper Meizu MX, Nokia 800 and other models are also around 2,900 yuan. Therefore, the author recommends that consumers not blindly follow the trend, and must choose a mobile phone that suits them according to their own needs and conditions.

    I have to say that the built-in battery of mobile phones will definitely become a trend in the future. Whether you like it or not, are used to it or not, this technology is changing the development of mobile phones, and it is also changing our lives. However, the last thing I want to say is that behind the slim and beautiful body design of mobile phones, manufacturers cannot ignore the user’s consideration of the "practicality" of mobile phones. After all, a mobile phone with a gorgeous appearance is not enough. It is equally important to truly bring convenience to users.