- 12-27-2010, 11:01 AM #2
- 12-27-2010, 01:22 PM #4
- 12-27-2010, 01:41 PM #6
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Mine doesn't take that long but it definitely longer than any other phone I've ever owned.
Mine was completely dead this morning and it's been plugged in since about 930 and its currently at 92 percent. During this time I've only sent four emails, no messages, no web browsing, no apps, nothing besides four emails.
- 12-27-2010, 02:30 PM #7
- 12-27-2010, 06:05 PM #8
- 118 Posts
I'm not sure if it's related to the Nexus S, but my Epic 4G shipped with a .5 amp charger which made it charge redicolously slow, like 12 hours to get a full battery.
But I used a charger HTC supplied with the EVO (which I believe to be 1 amp) and it charged from empty to full in a little under 3 hours.
- 12-27-2010, 06:06 PM #9
- 12-27-2010, 08:53 PM #10
- 12-27-2010, 08:59 PM #11
Here is the recommendation:
1. Do not charge your phone unless it is SUPER dead. Maybe 10% or below.
2. Try to turn your phone off when charging. (Helps it get a better charge)
3. If you don't want to turn it off then do not mess with your phone.
This is what I was told when I asked about the battery and charging.
Usually (if you don't use your phone as an alarm) at night when you are asleep is a good time to turn your phone off and let it get a GOOD charge. Try this and tell me if it helps. This os what Best BUy told me to do and so the my previous carrier.
Thank me if it helps.
- 12-27-2010, 09:44 PM #12
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- 12-27-2010, 10:15 PM #13
- 12-27-2010, 10:28 PM #14
Don't have a Nexus S, but I had a Captivate (at&t's Galaxy S phone) for two or three weeks and its charging was ABYSMALLY slow. If the Nexus S's charging is anything like that, I can see how it could be a no go for the OP. Currently unemployed, so I could just let it charge for as long as it needed since I was at home. But for anyone who's out and about, doesn't work in an office? That **** would suck. But if you guys say the batter lasts a long time anyway...
- 12-27-2010, 11:26 PM #15
- 10 Posts
- Stock 2.3,Enomothr's v2.6
Since the ota I think this might be better. At first it was taking the whole night and then some to fully charge but now it seems to be fine after a few hours. Anyone else finding this as well? The battery is great - always gets me through the day no matter how much angry birds or email I write.
- 12-28-2010, 04:07 AM #16
i noticed the slow charging too,, i tried connecting my ipod touch wall battery charger with the cable of the nexus, and it charges faster.
our nexus S charger comes with a .7 amp output and the ipod charger comes with a 1 amp output, both with 5 volts, i think maybe the higher amp could mean that it charges faster, because i can see the difference.
if you have one of these, try it out.
- 12-28-2010, 02:37 PM #18
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- 12-30-2010, 07:50 PM #21Your Resident Googler
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- 12-30-2010, 10:05 PM #22
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- 02-08-2011, 09:42 AM #24
Has anyone got any updates on the battery issue?
I recenlty purchased the Nexus S and am finding it extremely slow to charge.
I haven't yet installed very many apps, only updated all the standard Google ones that come with the phone.
I have been charging it from the USB of my work computer this morning and these are the results so far:
First I turned off wifi & gps and made sure no applications are running that don't need to be.
Started charging at 9:53am with battery on 18%
Didn't use phone at all and checked it an hour later at 10:53am, still only 24% charge.
Now I know charging devices from a USB takes longer than mains but that's only +6% in one hour which seems ridiculois to me and makes the device unusable unless it's permanently charging. Even charging from the mains does not offer much improvement.
At the moment it looks like it is going to take all day and probably night to charge to 100%. Last night I left it around 80% charged and in the morning it was down to 20%, surely the battery shouldn't drain so quickly when in standby.
Is this just a faulty batch or are all of the Nexus S devices like this?
If there is no improvement I may have to return the device which I really do not want to have to do.
- 02-08-2011, 02:41 PM #25
- 354 Posts
I would recommend trying with the AC power, just to see. Using USB, mine is really slow, too. Never timed it, but, I know not to use USB unless it's over night.
If it's really slow via the AC then perhaps there are some faulty units in the chain. Get an exchange at the store or contact google/samsung.
Last edited by font1975; 02-08-2011 at 04:33 PM.