Many people consider their smart phone to be essential! Communication, news, Internet, entertainment, photos, and just keeping current are all conveniently possible with a smart phone. However, the battery better be charged or the phone is useless. Battery life of course depends on the frequency, duration, and type of use. One study involving heavy use of the phones showed the mean of the battery life to be 11.75 hours with a standard deviation of 3.2 hours. Then the battery needs to be recharged.