OnePlus battery

OnePlus — maker of the CyanogenMod-based "OnePlus One" smartphone that promises that it (and therefore you) should "never settle" — today continued its long, slow tease of its upcoming Android smartphone. The latest feature is the battery, which we now know will be a 3,100 mAh fixed cell. As in not removable. 

Writes OnePlus:

The battery was another big decision for us. Our foremost concern was implementing a battery that would last long enough for a full day of normal, daily tasks without users having to worry about lowering the brightness, closing all their apps, or disabling Bluetooth or data services.

We also wanted the battery to fit in a slim, compact body that is easy to hold, operate and carry around.

With these two goals in mind, we ultimately decided on a 3100 mAh non-removable battery for the OnePlus One. 

The decision was clear for us. A removable battery would have meant adding a protective layer to the motherboard as well as extra circuitry, resulting in a smaller battery (2500mAh, 20% less battery juice!) or a significantly thicker phone.

With our configuration, the battery will last long enough to get even the most active users through an entire day of use without adding bulk to the overall build and design. 

OnePlus previously announced that it'll be using a Snapdragon 800 processor, same as a number of other phones. And now it'll have a non-removable battery. Same as any number of other phones. So you won't have to settle for being able to swap out for a fresh battery, if that's what you prefer.

OnePlus is also teasing some sort of "mystery tech" to "enhance and boost the user experience." So there's that.

Source: OnePlus

 

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OnePlus continues its trollout, will sport a 3,100 mAh fixed battery

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A spread out rollout

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At least, batteries are starting to increase in size. A fixed 3100 mah battery should provide more than decent battery life.

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The first person who creates a better/longer lasting/more compact technology besides Lithium Ion for batteries will be a multi millionaire, potentially billionaire. i'm not sure why the focus hasnt switched to this yet, spec-wise... after all, at this point we've been only seeing minimal increases elsewhere... a GB here, a MB there, a Megapixel there, etc etc etc...

I just can't wait for them to out the phone and reality sets in. BTW who came up with the Oneplus One (1 + 1 = 2 ) name i guess that person hasn't heard of the HTC One, and with a name like Oneplus the phone is sure to bomb

Probably they are basing this on normal use of the average Joe Public and not Gary Graf. I'm sure many people get through a day's normal useage with phones like the HTC One and Nexus 5, granted a few won't but this is, IMO, a step in the right direction.

Hmm well I can easliy get close to two days with 4+hrs SOT on my Nexus 5 with is puny 2300mah battery mostly due to a custom kernel (Franco), so being CM based I think it'll do just fine.

I thought this was about the new HTC One. Got me all excited for a while there. Hoping the new HTC one has a 3000mah battery though.
sorry for going off topic :)

My OEM LG G Pro battery is rated 3140mah, and that gets me from 6am to about 3 or 4pm. I won't be able to "settle" for what OnePlus is offering...

Funny how "never settle" is their slogan yet they just said themselves they had to compromise to get a bug enough battery in a slim enough design and thus chose a non removable battery.

That's settling to me.

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What on earth do you do on your phone.... And don't tell me you use it for work... At work you have to actually do something productive, I can't believe your job involves playing on the phone during working hours (constantly for 9 hrs)

when they say "resulting in a smaller battery (2500mAh, 20% less battery juice!) or a significantly thicker phone." I like to call bs, when will they realize that they dont need to make the phone thinner an thinner every time? Other companies have found ways to make a nice thin phone with large batteries and still having a removable back. All im saying is i wouldnt mind if they put a nice battery that would actually last a day or two even if it meant adding a few mm to it.

Couldn't agree more. Honestly, (and I think I am far in the minority with this) I almost don't even like how crazy-thin my phones have gotten! They feel so much more fragile, and depending on the material, they slip right out of the hand easier than ever before. One of the reasons I add a case, although admittedly way down on the bottom of my list, is just so I can have a grip on my damn phone again!

Would love a giant battery in exchange for thickness.

I find that materials and design play a bigger role. My thick yet slippery HTC Vivid required a case for me to feel confident holding it, never mind picking it up. My Nexus 5 is fine without a case, however.....

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"So you won't have to settle for being able to swap out for a fresh battery, if that's what you prefer."

Is this a tongue-in-cheek poke at people that complain about others who prefer removable batteries?

Wow there goes a first F up right there. How is it that lg can fit 2500 mah battery in a 4 inch thin and light phone on other F series budget phones.? So this device i am guessing will have 5 inch screen and cant have at least 2800 mah removable battery? Cmon. Bunch of bs. By the time this phone comes out it will be way behind on specs as other flagships and will probably cost more as well.

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"So you won't have to settle for being able to swap out for a fresh battery, if that's what you prefer."

Lol @ Phil. You had me laughing at this. :-)

But, that only works if you're a Verizon customer... (sad panda face).

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Disappointed to see the the Oneplus will not have a removable battery. I bought the S4 over the HTC One due to removable battery and SD storage card. Devices with removable batteries have retain their value much better than those with fixed batteries.

My next phone with be the Developers Edition of the S5 Prime.

People complain at anything. I didn't know 3100mAH is unacceptable now.
My Moto X gets 5-6 hours screen on time with a 2200mah battery. Maybe what phones need is calibration.
If 3100mAH don't last the full day you need to either uninstall adwares or fix wakelock, or not use the phone so much.

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What is the point of a toy or productivity tool If you don't use it?

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