Last Updated: September 3rd, 2011

This is the newest in our Weekend Poll series. For last week's, see How Significantly Will The Number Of Cores Factor Into Your Next Phone Purchase?

In keeping with the more technical nature of the last Weekend Poll: what's more important to you - battery life or thinness? Obviously there is something of a balance there, but not all phones strike it well. So which is more important to you? Would you rather have a sleek, thin device with middling battery life? Or something of a porker that allows you to power-use all day without worrying about your phone running dry?

Sound off in the poll, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Which is more important to you - thinness or battery life?

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Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • ronthegentleman

    i HATE being tied down to a changer, like a mut on a leash! Fat Extended batteries 4Life

    • elizabeth cherry

      I think my samsung indulge would be better with a bigger battery.I have been trying to find a larger battery and or a kit tp provide the samsung indulge with more power.Of course no one has anything to fix my problem for the indulge

  • Eggo

    I'll take a thin device and just purchase an extra battery.

    • Eric

      Add on batteries are rarely integrated well. If it's part of the original design, it generally looks decent, rather than a tumor.

  • Troculus

    Battery of course, what good is a sexy phone if it's gonna give up on you when you need the most.

  • tarman

    nothing sucks worse than being in the field working and going to the phone only to find out there's no juice left. i need the battery to last

  • Andy

    Roll on the nano tech batteries, we can have sleek and lots of power all in one then

  • Crazyheaven

    I always buy spare batteries to go with all my phones. I am a power user and will enjoy getting the most out of my devices.

    Personality is where it's at. Let me take care of the battery problem because anything you do isn't going to last through my day.

    Needless to say I will never own a iphone.

    • Jirka

      How do you charge all the batteries with just one charger (the phone)? I never figured that out...

  • demus

    Slim is for those iPhone posers that want to look cool. Android users actually want to use the phone to do more stuff and need battery strength

    • Raphael

      Funny you say that considering ios devices are know for their great battery life compared to android...just saying

      • Seth

        Sure, I can make my Android's battery last longer to if I limit it's capabilities to only do what an iPhone can do, but then I'd have to give up most of it's useful features.

        Would I like my phone to weigh less? Sure, but not at the expense of battery life or features. I got a 3500 mAh battery so that I can use it as much as I want all day long.

      • Paul

        Well when my battery is low, I can swap it out with another charged battery I keep in my laptop bag; if I don't want to be tracked or have my phone remotely turned on by the feds, I just have to take the battery out; iPhone users? And in a pinch, I just have to find another person with a microusb charger, which is very common and easy to find. My dad has a blackberry, I can use his charger at his house, my mother-n-law has a Samsung Behold II (Ick I know) and I can use her charger. My brother has a Motorola Droid 2, and I can use his charger, etc.

  • Cameron Summerson

    I'll take a phone with dumps like a truck any day if it means I don't have to worry about needed to juice up twice per day.

  • L boogie

    Don't mind the incredible tech current & future phones have, just add qualify battery life to that technology. That's not asking for too much, is it?

  • bluemarc22

    all about weight for me

  • Recluse

    So which phone has the best overall battery life?

  • Crazyheaven

    I had no problem killing ios devices in only a few hours. Same as android. Only difference is apple doesn't give me a easy way to replace the battery.

  • Jbonics

    With the D2 running at 1.33ghz constantly, its 3500 mAh or I won't buy the phone. We will never see a 3500 stock. Thanks gorilla gadgets. $25 come on /\'s, get one.

  • Hirudin

    I read the results wrong when I first looked at them. I thought the overwhelming majority had voted for thinness.

    ... my whole world started crashing down around me.

  • carnegie0107

    I'd much prefer a battery that lasts, but that adds not only bulk, but expense. Just gimme a slightly cheaper phone with a weak battery, so I can afford to buy two extras. And that way I don't feel so bad overcharging the battery.

    What I dream of is for manufacturers to include a tiny secondary battery that holds just enough juice to power the phone for five minutes--just long enough to swap batteries without powering down.