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3 secrets to buying a smartphone battery pack

3 secrets to buying a smartphone battery pack
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Your smartphone is always close at hand. You use it to talk to friends, play games, listen to music, follow turn-by-turn GPS directions, and so much more. Which is why it's so frustrating when your battery dies. Not to mention when it dies and you have no way to recharge it.

Smartphones have a short battery life of about one day. If you frequently use battery draining apps it could last even less than a day. Are you tired of seeing that dreaded low-battery alert pop up at inconvenient times? You should consider purchasing an external smartphone battery pack.

These handy battery packs are fairly cheap, durable, and can be real life-savers. They vary in battery capacity, amps, built-in charging cables, and size. It's hard to go wrong with an extra battery pack. However, there are some factors that can help you pick the right one for you.

Let us take the guesswork out of your purchase. Here are the three secrets you need to know about battery packs.

Make sure amp count is over two

Chances are you don't want to wait all day for your phone to charge, so pay close attention to amp count. Amp count is the most important number to remember because it measures how fast the battery is charging. Look for labeling that is a specific number (such as 2.4) or says something along the lines of "fast charging".

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