Thanks Meter 51
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Springfield, PA
This is really good battery info. Thanks.
My personal view on the matter is for 15 bucks, I'd rather pick up a replacement battery a year or two from now when I may need it and just replace the cell rather than work to keep my phone charged closer to 75 percent every day in order to see some of the par-charge benefit the article discusses. I'm not suggesting that should be your position.
Based on how I use my phone, starting nearly every day closer to 75 percent than a full charge, I'm guaranteed to run to shutdown many more days than I would if I accumulated the expected number of full cycles. There's enough indicators to tip you off when you reach end-of-life on your cell: you usually see very significant shortened battery life and/or big cliffs in useage like draining evenly say between 100 and 78 percent and then going from 78 to 60, and then even depletion again usually indicates cells failing. Point is batteries don't go from good to bad overnight.
My perspective after just very recently moving into an S5 from a RAZR Maxx that required a good bit of phone disassembly to get to that battery, picking up a $15.00 replacement and keeping my battery topped off is the way to go.