With the increase in more powerful components in a modern day 'smart phone' has led to the need for bigger better batteries, and thus the li-ion (Lithium ion) battery was born. This battery was a god-send to the technology world, able to hold enough charge for one maybe two days at a time, but like all good things, the li-ion battery's reign over the battery world is coming to an end. The technologies and hardware being created and developed today for 'smart phones' are requiring more and more power to use and thus created a need for a new kind of battery, the Graphite Anode li-ion battery. This battery can be the same size as a regular li-ion, but hold 2.5x the amount of charge per-gram.
Disappointing battery life continues to plague smartphones even as they improve in every way. When will new batteries finally save us from the nightly recharging routine?