We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have an outboard battery pack for my Motorola Razr Maxx, which is due for a trade-in at Verizon. I dumped the iPhone two phones ago, and will be getting rid of my iPad soon, too, both due mainly to poor battery life (and a few other Apple problems)
My current Moto has the longest advertised battery life (when new, I might add), and the newer Samsungs and Motos do not have replaceable batteries (or sd card slots, either).
LG has one model with a replaceable battery and an sd slot in the Verizon universe. The other phones with this capability are the older Samsung Note 4, Samsung S5. I will probably upgrade to either of those. I will probably buy two extra batteries.
My big battery needs revolve around access to our hospital's intranet, and, after work, cycling apps. Even with the Moto 36+ hour battery life, some of the GPS workout trackers can eat the battery up in less than 3 hours (weekends), hence the outboard (clunky) battery.
I should probably just buy the $4-500 dedicated cycling computer, but like many others, I have come to expect a lot of performance from my cell phone. Occasionally, I make a phone call, too.
I use Koar Supervault (18000 mAh) for an external power source. Nice design, very portable, can bring my iPhone 6 30% > 100% twice before having to recharge. Dual USB ports allow me to power my iPhone and iPad simo. Product review here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4zS2lSaiWM
I use a Motorola Droid phone. I like the linear OS. I do not like Apple, never did, never will. Heuristic thinking is not for me.
I purchased a battery pack which BTW can be used by any phone that has a micro-USB port. Capacity and run-down are good enough for my needs. The pack can be charged with a 120v charger or with a USB cable to my computer. It's easy to carry, well, easy enough if I must have the backup power available. Think: same size as my phone.
Motorola Power Pack Slim 5100 - DROID Ballistic Nylon
4.5/ 5 (6 Reviews)
Super-fast charging with 2.4 amps power output
This is a problem. To many battery draining features to match the existing battery technology. Mrs Gone loves her Iphone and Ipad and is constantly charging one or both. I prefer my laptop which is typically plugged in and my cheap small flip phone is typically shut off. I turn it on when we go into a store where Mrs Gone wants to look around and I need to look at tools or sporting goods, that way she kind find me. But usually it's off for days/weeks at a time. The charge lasts for months maybe over a year. Sounds crazy to anyone addicted to their smart phone but I love it; no phone calls, no salesmen, no wrong numbers, no political push calls. Sometimes I have a voice mail when I turn on the phone but I just delete it. Mrs Gone is the ony one that calls so I know the voice mail is just some kind or sales pitch.
Caught your additional comment that you had "an old 4"... I had an iphone 4 before I upgraded to 6. On my old 4, I got a mophie juice pack air http://goo.gl/ZdmOYW. I could get thru the day without having to stop and re-charge the phone.
You can shop around, get a better price than buying direct from mophie.
I have an iPhone 6+, which depletes its battery rapidly. I bought a storage device on Amazon, a Jackery Giant +, which claims to store 12,000 mAh of electricity. I travel in remote areas, away from electrical outlets frequently, so I bought this as a safety net. I carry it in my glove compartment or pack. It works well. I can recharge my iPhone at least 2 times on one charge. I think I paid around $50 dollars for it, but now Amazon sells them for $29.99 with free shipping, if you have Amazon Prime. If you read the reviews, some people were not happy with them, but the overall rating is over four stars. There are other choices out there that may be better or worse for you, but the Jackery is the one I have experience with. Make sure it is compatible with your device before you buy it. If it doesn't work or you don't like it, Amazon has an easy return policy.
1. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the juice packs, they all look to be good and it's really a matter of taste and how much you want to spend.
2. Most people could benefit from reading a few of the many articles on the googlenet about managing battery life. There are lots of little tricks you can use to minimize how much power you are consuming.
I am a regular reader of your blog and I also own an Authorized Apple Dealer store in Ontario. I would be delighted to send you a great iPhone mobile battery charger complimentary to thank you for all your great posts.
Please send me your shipping address and I will do so.
In the meantime if your battery does not last at least a day (24 hours) then you need to change the battery. You need to find someone in your area that can do this. Applestores will not do this but many Apple Authorised dealers and iPhone resellers do.
I bought this Antigravity Micro-Start battery set up a few months back. Haven't used it much as I rarely get below 80% on my iPhone 6. It also jumps cars so if you only want phone power, you could go cheaper.