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[Request] [Jolla Tablet] bigger battery [answered]

asked 2014-11-19 12:17:53 +0300

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updated 2015-09-23 14:12:45 +0300

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The 4300 mAh battery on Jolla Tablet seems a little small. I really really hope that you could put a little bigger battery in it. Even the Nokia N1 has a 5300 mAh battery. Would be great if you could make it about 6000+ mAh battery.

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it's already heavier than other tablets =(

virgi26 ( 2014-11-19 12:23:08 +0300 )edit

@virgi26 maybe its because they will make if from steel :)

10robinho ( 2014-11-19 12:24:49 +0300 )edit

While more mAh in a battery is always better, it is sort of hard to say if the suggested size is enough or not before knowing anything about how much usage you can get out of it...

japh ( 2014-11-19 12:24:54 +0300 )edit

Yes, at least 5000 mAh would be good... P.S. Keep one suggestion in one question, you can start another one for less bezel (new hw). Even when I think it's hard that they'll change the measurements and therefore the design.

torcida ( 2014-11-19 12:25:40 +0300 )edit

i think it's all about how long can it live. It probably would live more than a week, since sailfish is not really battery consuming. If so, then no bigger battery needed.

virgi26 ( 2014-11-19 12:28:06 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-11-22 18:33:21 +0300

stezz gravatar image

Thanks for the proposal. While the HW is kind of pretty much defined that does not mean that we can't at least try to ask our partner what can be done :)

So we are collecting all your suggestions (HW and SW) and going back and forth to verify what is possible, impossible, cheap and very expensive and will do what we can within the limitations we have.

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@stezz Thanks a lot for keeping in touch regarding the feedback from fans! Just one question: you're saying you'll check with your partner, is it your partner (Foxconn?) that designed the Jolla tablet hardware? Thanks!

ziplepingouin ( 2014-11-22 23:33:55 +0300 )edit

OK! Thanks for the answer! It's really good that you keep in touch with the community!

Jollala ( 2014-11-23 16:34:12 +0300 )edit

Is the bigger battery off the table, now that the stretch goals are set? Or is just nothing decided about it yet?

dac ( 2014-11-28 00:11:25 +0300 )edit

Oh nice to read this. Hopefully it will be possible for you to increase the battery capacity - as is, it is pretty meh tbh...

laubblaeser ( 2014-12-09 17:33:26 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-19 17:33:13 +0300

unlikeyou gravatar image

updated 2014-11-19 17:44:18 +0300

Yes, bigger battery and removable battery will be great if it happens

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Removable? That would be very nice!

tortoisedoc ( 2014-11-19 17:39:49 +0300 )edit

no.. why removable.. Jolla has one, spare batteries are not for sale..

teun ( 2014-11-19 18:08:58 +0300 )edit

Don't want it to be removeable on a tablet...

torcida ( 2014-11-20 00:07:04 +0300 )edit

Removable battery in an unibody Jolla tablet! Allow us to slot in battery from the side instead.

unlikeyou ( 2014-11-20 03:05:44 +0300 )edit

Full NACK from me. Removable batteries add weight and complexity (plastic + connectors) and we could very well have a battery debacle on the tablet like Jolla did with their phone. I would rather Jolla/manufacturing partner make the battery easy to replace by opening the tablet so that when the battery capacity diminishes over the years we can replace it relatively easily.

hmartin ( 2014-12-10 15:45:04 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-19 22:54:42 +0300

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updated 2014-11-19 22:56:34 +0300

As I have posted in a couple of other threads, according to an interview of Sami Pienimäki, the hardware is already decided, so the communitys requests should consider only software features. I made this as its own question so people would be informed about the matter, and the link to an interview is found there: https://together.jolla.com/question/63823/jolla-tablet-considering-hardware-requests-usefulness/

I think this fact should be cleared by Jolla, or a lot of people will be disappointed, not to mention TJC is clogging up with the hardware requests. The reason I bring this matter up in this particular question is that this is the most voted question concerning the Jolla Tablets hardware.

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Thanks for the info!

torcida ( 2014-11-20 00:08:08 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-20 02:54:43 +0300

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I don't have a problem with the battery. Some competitors have better ones, but when I think back to my Nexus 7 2012, which had 4350mAh, I don't see any problem. You could use the N7 the whole day, without the battery dieing. With the superior SoC and improved Display technology of the Jolla Tablet, I guess the battery will be absolutely sufficient.

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answered 2015-02-12 23:05:31 +0300

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Dear Community members,

As announced on IGG and in case you missed the update:

Other hardware news: Our amazing hardware team has managed to increase the battery size to 4450mAh (before 4300mAh).

Thank you all for contributing and pushing!

Eric On behalf of the Jolla Tablet Team

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answered 2014-11-19 18:03:32 +0300

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Maybe could be an option when buying: standard with the 4300 mah and another one with a bigger battery and higher price. And spare batteries on jolla shop too.

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How easy is it for users to replace the battery

unlikeyou ( 2014-11-20 16:59:01 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-23 01:35:54 +0300

Kukks gravatar image

The battery is the only thing keeping me from buying it. That battery size won't last 4 hours, ever!

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i agree. found a story about this on an android site and was excited so i followed to indiegogo and beyond, but UGH, the battery is SMALL for a tablet...the new N1 is at least 5300mah so i wouldve at least expected the same. it's the only reason i dont jump on this great opportunity. i mean the ipad mini3, 6k+ and its the same size. mind you the price is higher, but half way it and this tablets battery minimum. dang!

ramperc ( 2014-11-26 01:23:52 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-25 10:34:51 +0300

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Without a doubt, the battery is one of the most important aspects of the tablet, because ultimately it's our time that we hold dear. In my experience, when intense daily work and it is impeding it can not be neglected, because not for nothing that all minds in the technology working on this issue.

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Battery developers, a team of researchers from the University of Maryland, presented the complete data in their article that includes graphs that compare the performance of those nano-battery lithium battery. The researchers went on to say that the structure of the nano-battery in its present form can make it feasible batteries for a broad range of mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops. Is the endless chase after public space socket finally come to an end? http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nnano.2014.247.html

Brulik ( 2014-11-25 11:29:32 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-27 17:19:48 +0300

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To me, it's much more important that the power supply itself does not suffer from badly designed connections, like with the handset. I'd rather prefer a stable running device as one that could probably run for 3 days straight.

On the phone, a bit of corrosion on the contacts combined with a normally tight battery placement leads to sudden shutdowns on power intense tasks. It seems the galvanic contact area is becomings so tiny that an overly large resistance prevents further sufficient supply, resulting in a brown-out.

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answered 2014-11-27 17:45:46 +0300

unlikeyou gravatar image

This request is not listed in the stretch goal, it may be too late to alter the hardware.

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