Motorola’s media campaign about the battery performance of the RAZR MAXX captures my very sentiments. One key line says, “Your Phone Isn’t mobile If it’s Plugged Into A Wall”. Superb! Motorola has been setting the pace for battery performance on Android smartphones in recent times. Forget the iPhone. Forget Samsung’s Galaxy range (including the S III and Note II). Those devices are good with battery life, but Motorola does it best now when it comes to keeping a smartphone going on and on.
It is a common sight to see people carrying phone chargers all around with them. One at home, one in the car, another in the office, and possibly a portable charger too. The idea is to keep our super smartphones alive all through the day. I have always hated having to nurse a phone through the day. I hate it the most when I have a busy day out and about.
You know how 8 megapixels seem to have become the new standard for flagship devices. You know how 4-inch plus displays are the new standard for flagship devices. While there is usually no formal consensus, standards get adopted when one manufacturer pushes the boundaries. That is what competition does. Which is why I am hoping that other manufacturers will respond to Motorola’s awesome new drive to produce smartphones with superb battery life. The US manufacturer has mostly achieved this by fitting their newest flagships with batteries of over 3,000 mAh rating. Note also that despite the huge power ratings, the RAZR MAXX devices are still very slim and trim.
So far, none of the big players look to be picking up the gauntlet. In my opinion, flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III, Nokia Lumia 920, Apple iPhone 5, and HTC One X+ should pack a minimum of 3,000 mAh battery rating. Anything less than 3000 mAh in a flagship smartphone just won’t do. The standard has been set. If Motorola can put in a 3,000 mAh battery in their smartphones, what stops others from doing it?
Let us hope that 2013 is the year that we shall see the great battery life that we have all been wishing for on our respective smartphone OS flagships.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.