Your a little confused, when i say a cycle i mean 100% of the battery , If you only use 40%-80% , you have used only 40%, less than half a cycle , so that`s like 3000 40-80% charges under ideal circumstances, but heat damages battery`s too.
You damage the battery every time you charge it to 100% and discharge it to 0%, only by a very small amount but it adds up, if you use 40%-80% you are like using the center of the battery.
Though every couple of months it`s best to charge to 100% and then let discharge to 0% and the phone turns off, as this calibrates the battery meter and, I dont quite understand something called "keeping the electrons moving"
Originally Posted by stu8888
so would this be true (simplistic i know)
100% = 1 Day use
40% = 40% of a day use
500 charges @ 1 day = 500 days use
1500 charges @ 40% of a day = 600 days use
so the question would be is charging your phone every half day worth the extra 100 days?