Existing Contract? Beat My Deal | New Contract? Do I Qualify
Cell Phone Contract Comparison Site
Helping you compare over 9388 cell phone deals
“Using a charging phone can make it explode” and 5 other lies
22 Jun 14
SHARE
Phone Battery
In this article we will explore 6 Phone Charging myths and finally set the records straight. 

Myth: Phil is the result of a freak electrical surge which traveled up a charging cell phone and gave life to Phil
Verdict: Fact.

Myth: Using off-brand chargers destroys cell phone batteries
Verdict: False. Yes; you must avoid knock-offs, Fong-Kong products and Apple chargers that have a peach as a logo at all costs (even if the cost is low). Only brand chargers are made with integrity and quality. However you can use a BlackBerry charger to juice up your Samsung (assuming the ports are compatible).

Myth: You shouldn't use your mobile phone while it charges
Verdict: False. As long as you don’t use a knock-off charger your phone will not explode. Even with a knock-off charger your phone is unlikely to explode (very unlikely).

Myth: Charging your phone overnight kills the battery
Verdict: False. Charge it all you want. Once your phone is fully charged it automatically stops charging even if it’s plugged in.

Myth: You never ever have to turn your phone off
Verdict: False. Truth is that a simple reboot can in fact help prolong battery life. So give your phone a break now and again.

Myth: Don't charge your cellphone until it's completely dead
Verdict: False. Your phone battery actually has a certain number of charge cycles in it. So every "deep” charge uses up a cycle. Therefore it’s better to keep your battery topped up and avoid deep cycles.

Phonefinder lists every Contract deal available in South Africa. To get the best deal you need to compare all the offerings.

For phone accessories visit our accessory shop

For phone insurance visit our insurance portal




Phonefinder tools

Set Update Reminder
Subscribe