Is it me our does this phone charge extremely slow? My iPad charges at almost the same rate if not faster. I'm looking into that BlackBerry Premium charger AC sells. They say it works with the galaxy s3 but I was wondering if any of you had any experience with it
- 07-07-2012, 02:35 AM #2
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The s3 has a huge battery. The first 85 to 90% will fast charge, then it will trickle charge the rest. All good chargers do the same, it is the last part of the charging cycle that takes forever. Most manuals will tell you a full charge takes 8 hours.
The best way to charge is to run totally flat until it refuses to switch on. Then leave off and charge over night.
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- 07-07-2012, 10:59 PM #15
All microUSB chargers work but are not the same. It depends on how much power each one supplies. Every USB cord is pretty much the same but if it's plugged into a computer it's going to be a much slower charge than using the wall charger that came with it.
- 07-07-2012, 11:59 PM #16
The charging rate can also be manipulated by the manufacturer. My LG Spectrum comes with a 0.8 amp charger but the phone will not draw more than about 0.5 amps. A custom ROM can change this, with a shortened life span being the result.
Three hours to go from 10 to 100% sounds pretty good to me, though. And when you unplug the phone and plug it back to in charge it some more is called "bump charging." You can improve you battery's charge quite a bit doing it this way, but it can also shorten your life span...
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They tested it, and said it was fine. I told them ( again ) it wasn't fine.
So they plugged my phone in and said "Look, the charge icon is on". I was like "ok wise guy.
I'll give you $10 if the battery % increases in the next 5 minutes. If not, you get me a new charger and stop bustin my balls"
5 minutes later I walked out with a new charger.
The guy told me this was the first charging issue he had seen.
- 07-08-2012, 08:17 PM #21
I understand about the slow charging cause of the bigger battery. I just plugged it in at 730pm it's now 911pm and the battery is at 82%. That's not cool. I plugged it in with the charger it came with. The other incident happened with my playbook charger.
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- 07-11-2012, 09:57 AM #23
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I think it also depends on which charger you use. I have been charging it the last two nights, and it had not had a full charge in the morning. Was using the charger from my old phone, last night was about 6 hours to go from 35% to94%. During the day,I have used the charger it came with and it seems to charge pretty normally.
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- 07-11-2012, 10:31 AM #24
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For those complaining about how long it takes to charge the phone, I agree with the above statement about how much larger this battery is than most previous phones we've all had. Also, something to consider, is how much a charger is capable of in terms of output. For example, if you use the standard 1mAh wall charger, it will not charge your device nearly as fast as if you connect it to one that puts out, say, 2mAh. I just bought a 2-port charger from a local shop for about $17 that is a 2.1mAh output, and my phone charges super fast. On the rare occasion that I use the charger that came with my phone - it doesn't bother me that it takes a bit longer to charge the phone, because I remember how quickly my batteries always drained on my previous phone (OG Evo 4G) (I could literally watch the percentage drop as I held it in my hand with minimal use), and how the Sammy drains considerably slower. If after a majority of the day my battery is in the teens, percentage-wise, I will plug it in for an hour to get me thru the rest of the day, and then of course at night for a full charge. Hasn't done me wrong yet.
- 07-11-2012, 10:57 AM #25
Ie: if you had a big extended battery at 4200mAh, theoretically it would take twice as long to charge.
Also if the phone is using any power during charge, it takes longer as well.
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