[GizPoll of the Week] Battery Capacity Vs Phone Thickness: Which Will You Sacrifice?


From our last week poll, a whopping 76% of voters prefer to go for a damn new phone which they will unbox themselves while 14% says its complicated and their decision will be based on the smartphone. 

Today, we have another interesting topic and we will want to know exactly what you think. Battery Capacity Vs Phone Thickness: Which Will You Sacrifice?. A lot of phone users do not really know that there is a relationship between battery capacity and phone thickness. Please note that when we talk of battery capacity, we are talking about how much mAh the battery holds. This is quite different from battery performance which not only depends on the battery’s mAh but also on the user’s screen time, processor, operating system and so on.

Bluboo S3 – 8500mAh battery

Most people crave for a super-slim phone which will be able to last all day long even if they spend the day gaming but this is like eating your cake and having it. Generally, the more the mAh of the battery, the thicker the smartphone (this is mostly true when the difference between the battery capacity is enormous). Not many manufacturers make smartphones with more than 4000 mAh, in fact, most of the “first class” manufacturers don’t exceed 4000 mAh often but a couple of “second class” manufacturers like Ulefone and Bluboo are known for releasing smartphones with battery capacity as high as 9000 mAh.

Bluboo D5 Pro – 2700mAh battery

For instance, Bluboo has released two smartphones this year – the Bluboo S3 and Bluboo D5 Pro. The S3 comes with an 8500 mAh battery and it is 11.6mm thick (weighs 280 grams) while the D5 Pro comes with a 2700 mAh battery and its 8mm thick (weighs 150 grams). There is also the tendency that the weight increases as the battery capacity increases. So which will you sacrifice? Will you rather have a slim smartphone with average battery (3000 mAh – 4000 mAh) or are you willing to accept a few millimeters more thickness for a huge battery capacity (6000 mAh and above)? Cast your vote in the poll below, and if there is anything you need to add, let us know in the comments.

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2 Comments

  1. Lazar Prodanovic
    May 5, 2018

    I would not buy phone with 18~19-9 display as simply 16~9 one means 10~15% better battery life. 5.9-6″ FHD Amoled with nice upper mid range QC SoC (660 or preferable 710), 5Ah battery & all packed in 8mm with wight of around 190 g with aluminium frame or better with liquid metal one 180g. That’s the general recipe.

  2. Goran Gogash Jankovic
    May 6, 2018

    Finally a decent poll… these are the questions designers at top brands should be asking themselves. It’s clear from the poll that people care the most about the battery. We don’t care about their stupid ”redesign”, specially since nothing big happened from design point of view from the times of first iphone. My Mi Max 2 has 5.500 and I love it. I will go for a smaller one though… but i won’t mind if it’s thicker. Like note 5. Thinner phones break more easily.