Smartphones are incredibly handy pieces of technology, but as they get more and more powerful, more and more people are starting to worry about their battery life.
When a phone can do everything from make calls to browse the internet, play the latest games and take the best pictures, it’s easy to see how battery can be lost.
A whopping 9 in 10 smartphone users are concerned about their battery life – and rightly so: we depend on them for practically every aspect of our lives.
This is why more and more people around the world are relying on battery packs and power banks.
Have you ever wondered, however, how many times a power bank can charge your device?
The infographic below by gadget company, USB Makers, tells you exactly how much charge a power bank will provide you with according to the phone you have.
Including the mAH and the charge it provides to all the latest flagship devices including the iPhone 8, OnePlus 5, LG G6, OnePlus 3T and Galaxy S8, readers will soon know how much charge they can boost their phone with while out and about.
Of course, as the infographic shows, it all depends on the power bank you use, too.
For example, if purchasing a power bank with a 1,800mAH, it will only charge the battery on an iPhone 8 by 50%.
While a 5,800 mAH power bank will provide two full phone charges, plus an additional quarter of charge.
You can see more in the infographic above. (You can also see the infographic at this link).
This research comes after some users have been experiencing battery life issues thanks to a new iOS update that cut iPhone 8 battery quite severely.
Apple has announced it’s looking into the issue and expects the problem to be fixed in an upcoming update.
Earlier this year it was revealed that frequent charging can take its toll on the lithium-ion batteries which invariably power up most of our smartphones.
However, this is not because they can be overcharged, according to Edo Campos – a spokesman for phone charger maker Anker.
Speaking to The New York Times, he said: “Smartphones are, in fact, smart. They know when to stop charging.”
Android phones and iPhones have chips which stop them from absorbing excess electric current once they are fully charged.
So worry not, there should not be any damage from charging your phone overnight with an official charger.
However, the act of charging itself is bad for your phone’s battery.
Most phones are designed to accept electrical currents as fast as possible, which helps to reduce the amount of time needed to charge.
However, as the current flows rapidly from one side of the battery to the other it corrodes the battery.
This is fine if you plan on keeping your phone for a couple of years, but it eventually will shorten your battery’s lifespan.