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Smart phones with Non removable batteries

Advantages and Disadvantages of Smartphones with In-Build (Non-Removable) Batteries

There are two reasons for this: Smartphone batteries continually improve, and Smartphone owners prefer to have better-looking phones and more unique features. Smartphone makers seemingly can’t make flagship Smartphone with premium designs and materials while keeping removable batteries as a feature and Smartphone users generally prefer premium designs and materials. For example, Samsung phones used to have plastic backs because they had removable batteries, but they looked ugly, especially compared to the iPhone’s premium design.
One reason for their lacking appeal is that competing Smartphone had better designs and features, like water resistance, which is only possible with a uni-body design.

Lets take a look on pros and cons of In-Build OR Non-Removable battery smart phones

Pros

In-build Battery

  1. Most of the Smart Phones with In-Build batteries have external SIM & Memory Card Slot which saves time for opening back cover and battery removing.
  2. Due to Back cover is fixed mobile phone cannot be opened which enhances Body Life .
  3. Mobile is sealed by producer that prevents its interior from entering dust. That helps to keep phone as a new piece for long duration.
  4. Due to proper sealing is possible Smartphones can be made with water resistance feature. Although some mobile companies have introduced such phones. The manufacturer can design more sleek and attractive exterior looks.
  5. Fitting a Smartphone in metal body with a glossy look has become possible
  6. Comparatively In-Build batteries have higher life than removable batteries

Cons

  1. Major Disadvantage is, if your mobile phone gets stuck or hang you can’t simply remove your phones battery and reset your phone.
  2. You don’t have option to carry spare battery in case of your phone battery gets drained. You would replace it by a charged battery. To avoid such condition you are supposed to carry a power bank with you.
  3. Accidentally if your mobile phone gets dipped in water you can’t remove battery to avoid short circuit. This may damage your phone.
  4. It will cost you extra bugs for replacing your old battery with a new one, as you have to visit care center.
  5. Mobile Phone companies expects from you to buy a new phone instead if your phone battery gets weak.
Removable Battery

And so, with that, we hope the removable battery rests in peace. It was great once, but we need to get rid of it so our phones don’t have to sacrifice their designs, or water-resistance, for some extra juice.

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Mobile Processors

Mobile Processors

               There are lots of features in today’s Smartphone, when an ideal person makes his way towards buying a new mobile phone. He gets confused to which one suits good for him or which is the best phone in respect to technical ground. A non Technical individual would get confused to know and understand the features and technical aspects of the phone. So to make it easy we will give you a brief explanation about the Mobile Processors to get the overall idea about them.

                However, Overall performance of your Smartphone Processor depends on lots of factors such as which type of Architecture it is using, the size of transistors, number of cores processor has, the clock speed of the processor and the RAM size, etc.

                It means only having more core will multiply the work performance is not possible. We can’t say that Octa-Core processors performance is twice better than Quad-Core Processor. There is no such kind of comparison if the Architecture, Processor Technology and other factors are different.

What is Processor?

            We can call PROCESSOR as a BRAIN of your SMARTPHONE which is becoming smarter every day. A mobile processor provides a self-contained operating environment that delivers all system capabilities needed to support a device’s applications, including memory management, graphics processing and multimedia decoding. 

 

 
 
Mobile Processor

The factors that to be consider in a mobile processor

Processor’s Performance and efficiency depends upon various factors, such as its ARCHITECTURE, TECHNOLOGY, CORES, and FREQUENCY.

These four factors play vital role in the working of processor

1) ARCHITECTURE:

                 ARCHITECTURE is a technical design of a Mobile processor.  Most of the companies such as QUALCOMM, MEDIATECH, SAMSUNG, NVIDIA, iPhone, etc. which are major stack holders in manufacturing the mobile processors buy PROCESSOR ARCHITECTURE from other company depending upon their needs of their processor.

                Most widely used processor architecture is produced by ARM (Advance RISC Machine). You might have come across term CORTEX. Cortex is the latest series of MOBILE PROCESSORS Architecture from ARM that provides efficient work of the mobile Processors.

2) TECHNOLOGY:

 

              Efficiency of the PROCESSOR depends upon the type of technology used in the processor. Processors consist of MILLIONS of tiny TRANSISTORS. The performance of the processor depends upon the size on these transistors, the smaller the size of transistors the better is the performance of processor. The size of these TRANSISTORS is majored in nanometers.

              Samsung processors have the smallest transistor size about 14 nanometers. So, the smaller the size the better performance and more power efficient. That means prolonged battery life.

             Although, QUALCOMM is trying to develop the Processor technology which will be consisted of Transistors of as small as 10 nanometers size.

3) CORES:

 

           Core means simply an SUB processing unit attached to the MAIN PROCESSOR. Single core processor means it has only a one core, same way Dual Core has TWO CORE and Quad Core has FOUR COREs, etc.

           In a Multi core processor performance can be increased, as each CORE will perform different work individually. That means the higher no of cores is a better choice. More the number of cores more efficient will be the performance. As work will get distributed among the CORES which will reduce work burden on PROCESSOR and will get less heated.

4) FREQUENCY:

 

           Frequency or Clock Speed is processors speed to execute instruction per clock pulse. It is typically measured in Megahertz or Gigahertz. One megahertz is equal to one million cycles per second and one gigahertz equals one billion cycles per second.

     If you double the speed of the clock, leaving all other hardware unchanged, you will not necessarily double the processing speed.Clock speed is one measure of computer “strength,” but it is not always directly proportional to the performance level.

           However, the performance of the two processor cannot be compared ideally depending upon their number of cores or on the clock speed, unless the ARCHITECTURE, TECHNOLOGY have same parameters.

               But, ideally we can say the more the no. of cores and high frequency with better architecture can be the preferred Mobile Processors for you

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Types of smartphone touchscreen Displays

Types of Smartphone touchscreen Displays.

          Have you ever came across the terms such as CAPACITIVE, RESISTIVE, LCD, TFT-LCD, IPS-LCD, LED, OLED, AMOLED, super-AMOLED, etc. you might have noticed this while buying a new Smartphone, Laptop, Tablet. If you don’t have idea about this terms and you are about to buy your new Smartphone, then you must know all this terms briefly that will help you to make a better choice for your phone.

          It’s really a wonder how mobile phones have taken place of typical wired telephone device. Now mobile phones have became the most essential part of our life. We even can’t imagine a day without mobile phones, Nor without a network. So, what has drastically changed in mobile phones is that phones are not merely remained for the purpose to make calls, now their capacity is to handle vital functions, you can play games, watch movies, surf on net, watch T.V. and lots more. On every coming tomorrow your mobile phones will become smarter and smarter.

          There are lots of components such as RAM, ROM, CAMERA, PROCESSOR, BATTERY, SCREEN, etc. that play key role in increasing the efficiency of your Smartphone. But in this article we will consider the types of Mobile (Smartphone) screen, this will help you to understand and decide the most suited mobile screen for you. We will go on each type of displays briefly.

Prominently there are two types of touch screen displays –

Capacitive and Resistive which are both based on TFT technology.

RESISTIVE TOUCHSCREEN:

          Resistive touch screens operate by sensing direct pressure applied by the user. It can be activated by pressing it not only with a finger but also with a stylus A resistive touch screen consists of a touch layer placed on top of a standard display. The touch layer normally includes two transparent electrical layers separated by a small gap.

Pressing the display’s surface causes the two separate layers to come into
contact, which creates an electrical connection that can be sensed and located.

CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREEN:

         A capacitive touchscreen also consists of two spaced layers of glass, which are coated with conductor such as Indium Tin Oxide (ITO). Human body is an electrical charge conductor. When a finger touches the glass of the capacitive surface, it changes the local electrostatic field. The system continuously monitors the movement of each tiny capacitor to find out the exact area where the finger had touched the screen.

LCD Display

         LCD is a flat panel display technology. LCDs are very thin but are actually composed of several layers. Those layers include two polarized panels, with a liquid crystal solution between them. Light is projected through the layer of liquid crystals and is colorized, which produces the visible image. Each pixel has a red, green, and blue sub-pixel. RGB sub-pixel that can be turned on or off. When all of a pixel’s sub-pixels are turned off, it appears black. When all of the sub-pixels are turned on 100%, it appears white. By adjusting the individual levels of red, green, and blue light, millions of color combinations are possible.

                LCD has backlight that provides light to individual pixels arranged in a rectangular grid. The liquid crystals do not emit light themselves, so LCDs require a backlight. That means LCD display consumes more power and drains your mobile battery quickly. LCDs are thin and light, though, and generally cheaper to produce.

There are two types of LCD Displays used in a Smartphone

  1. TFT-LCD: TFT stands for (thin film transistor)
  2. IPS LCD: IPS stands for ( In-Place Switching)

TFT-LCD Display

         TFT stands for a thin-film-transistor, and is used with LCD to improve image quality. TFT-based displays have a transistor for each pixel on the screen, which offers more control over the images and colors that it renders. All the pixels on a TFT LCD screen are configured in a row and column format, and each pixel is attached to an amorphous silicon transistor that rests directly on the glass panel. This allows the electrical current that illuminates the display to be turned on and off at a faster rate, which makes the display brighter and shows motion smoother. TFT LCDs can deliver sharp images, but they tend to offer relatively poor viewing angles. Which means TFT-LCD’s looks best when it is viewed head on, but it’s poor for side view.

                Large TFT displays consume more power and hence are not battery friendly. But since these are cheaper to manufacture these are found on budget phones, feature phones and lower end Smartphone’s.

IPS-LCD Display

          IPS stands for In-Plane Switching, is a type of high-quality display technology typically deployed in high-performance computer and laptop monitors, tablets and Smartphone’s. Main difference between TFT & IPS is IPS LCD provides a better user experience because of its wider angle and enhanced color quality. 

                IPS-LCDs feature two transistors for each pixel, whereas TFT-LCDs use just one. This requires a more powerful backlight, which delivers more accurate colors and lets the screen be viewed from a wider angle. The downside of an IPS-LCD is that it consumes more power than a TFT-LCD, possibly up to 15% more. They are also more expensive to make and have longer response times. IPS-LCDs are costlier than normal TFT LCD and hence are found only on higher end Smartphone’s.

LED Display

LED stands for light-emitting diode, in this type of display technology it uses a panel of LED’s as the light source. An LED display consists of a number of LED panels that, in turn, consist of several LED’s. The biggest advantage of the LED display is its efficient and low-energy consumption, which is especially needed for handhelds and chargeable devices as mobile phones and tablets. Apart from low-power consumption LED displays produce greater light intensity and good image quality.

Types of LED displays used in mobile phones are

OLED
OLED Display

OLED Display

         OLED stands for Organic LED. Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display technology is much better compared to the LCD display technology because of its excellent color reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles, higher brightness and extremely light weight designs. In OLED technology a layer of organic material (carbon based) is sandwiched between two conducting sheets (an anode and a cathode), which in turn are sandwiched between a glass top plate (seal) and a glass bottom plate (substrate). When electric pulse is applied the two conducting sheets, electro-luminescent light is produced directly from the organic material sandwiched between. Brightness and color can vary depending on the electric pulse.

AMOLED Display

AMOLED stands for active-matrix organic light-emitting diode. It adds a layer of semiconducting film behind the OLED panel which allows it to more quickly activate each pixel. That increased speed makes it ideal for larger, higher definition displays with a lot of pixels. In fact it’s as much as 1000 times faster than LCD. But AMOLED consume significantly less power. This advantage makes active-matrix OLEDs well suited for portable electronics where battery power consumption is critical.

AMOLED screens also tend to have great contrast, as the light on the screen comes from each individual pixel rather than a backlight; when it needs to create a black colour it simply dims or turns off the relevant pixels, for a true, deep black. An AMOLED touch screen usually has an extra, touch sensitive layer on top of the screen

AMOLED Display
super AMOLED
superAMOLED

Super-AMOLED Displays

         Super AMOLED displays are an even advanced version of AMOLED displays developed by Samsung. Super AMOLED  screens are built with capacitive touch sensors on the display itself. This makes it the thinnest display technology on the market.

The result of this is the screen becomes much thinner, lighter, more touch sensitive and less power-hungry, but without that extra layer it’s also far less reflective than a typical AMOLED screen, making it easier to view in bright sunlight. Super AMOLED displays are also much more responsive than other AMOLED displays.