1. grasshopper1917's Avatar
    Hi all! Im 39 years old and purchased my first tablet at Wal mart. It is the hip street Flare 3. I love it but one problem when the battery gets low it starts draining super fast. When it hits like 13 percent it just goes to 0 in like 10 seconds.

    I have only had it 10 days. Should I take it back and exchange this -- or is this a common problem? The charge lasts about 7 hours when im using it for music and videos and reading.

    I really dont know much about tablets so would appreciate any advice as i still have like 3 days to bring it back and exchange it.
    02-14-2015 04:22 PM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    It sounds like the battery life isn't bad. But draining that fast at the low end could be the way that tablet works or maybe there's something wrong with it.
    I really couldn't say, especially because I'm not familiar with that tablet.

    Have you checked reviews about your device to see if anyone else has had the same issue?
    02-14-2015 04:46 PM
  3. grasshopper1917's Avatar
    I have seen some other reviews with th same problem. Im not unhappy with the battery life.... just worried that it may get worse with time.... hard to say really
    02-14-2015 06:08 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    1) You shouldn't let the battery drain past 40%. Lithium batteries don't last long when you drop them to 13% regularly.

    2) Cheap tablets can be lying around warehouses for a year before being sold. The batteries get hot and/or freeze, and then they don't last too long. Will it get worse? If you don't let it drop below 40% it may last a year or two. Or it may not.
    02-14-2015 08:21 PM
  5. grasshopper1917's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice..... In the future I will recharge when it gets down to 40%.
    02-14-2015 10:54 PM

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