1. Katsol's Avatar
    I see questions like these being asked here and there relating to this but not exactly like mine.
    Basically the past week my S4 was charging fine and then i noticed while plugged in, it would charge very very slowly and even loose some power. My boyfriends charger as well you have to wiggle it to charge. (this is the stock charger)
    Right now i'm using my moms LG charger and it's charging like it used to, nice and fast, i used an old blackberry charger and it charged perfectly as well.
    Should i buy a new S4 charger? the blackberry one never failed me (except i lost it...) would it be ok for my phone if i got the blackberry one?

    Thank you!
    07-02-2014 01:49 PM
  2. zocster's Avatar
    you should be fine, using most Micro USB charger, I use my BlackBerry one for my Q as well as all my Android phones.
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    07-02-2014 01:51 PM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    Welcome to AC
    It was likely an issue with the charger. I find that my phone charges faster in the car than with the stock OEM charger (Weird...)
    As far as the Blackberry Charger goes, it won't be a bad idea, but it's always best to use the original charger as it has the correct voltage for your phone.
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    07-02-2014 01:53 PM
  4. alexcolka's Avatar
    Blackberry chargers are premium and mostly car chargers, the one I use for my S4.

    Sent from my GT-I9500 using Tapatalk
    07-02-2014 04:04 PM
  5. Laurie Black's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me today it was a faulty car charger

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-02-2014 06:01 PM
  6. jamespark7's Avatar
    I see questions like these being asked here and there relating to this but not exactly like mine.
    Basically the past week my S4 was charging fine and then i noticed while plugged in, it would charge very very slowly and even loose some power. My boyfriends charger as well you have to wiggle it to charge. (this is the stock charger)
    Right now i'm using my moms LG charger and it's charging like it used to, nice and fast, i used an old blackberry charger and it charged perfectly as well.
    Should i buy a new S4 charger? the blackberry one never failed me (except i lost it...) would it be ok for my phone if i got the blackberry one?

    Thank you!

    You could buy a new S4 charger and it should work fine cause it's NEW, but if you doubt it, then I suggest buying the blackberry charger if it worked fine for you. I don't think it matters weather or not you use the correct charger as long as they charge correctly.
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    07-02-2014 06:45 PM
  7. UJ95x's Avatar
    You could buy a new S4 charger and it should work fine cause it's NEW, but if you doubt it, then I suggest buying the blackberry charger if it worked fine for you. I don't think it matters weather or not you use the correct charger as long as they charge correctly.
    Although it is recommended that you use a cable rated for the correct amperage on your phone.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SOKP 4.4.2
    07-02-2014 07:59 PM
  8. erinxia's Avatar
    Although it is recommended that you use a cable rated for the correct amperage on your phone.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SOKP 4.4.2
    I agree, the Samsung S4 charger would have the correct amperage.
    07-09-2014 04:48 PM
  9. rabornmd's Avatar
    My Note 3 just started giving me the message "To charge faster, use the original charger" I am using the original and a reset did not help!
    07-31-2014 09:33 PM

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