1. middbrew's Avatar
    My brother liked my V20 so much he went and got one for himself. While he was there talking with the sales rep, she mentioned that he needed to be careful with how often he charged it. She said the battery in the V20 can only be charged 22,000 times. My first thought was who cares and why would a rep say that? If you charged it 3 times a day it would still take you over 20 years to max it out and reach the limit.

    Just found that a bit odd and funny.
    12-03-2016 11:53 AM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    22,000 sounds unreasonably high.

    "Manufacturers take a conservative approach and specify the life of Li-ion in most consumer products as being between 300 and 500 discharge/charge cycles."

    How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University
    "Manufacturers' information typically specify lifespan in terms of the number of cycles (e.g., capacity dropping linearly to 80% over 500 cycles), with no mention of chronological age. Research rejects this common industry practice. On average, lifetimes consist of 1000 cycles, although battery performance is rarely specified for more than 500 cycles. This means that batteries of mobile phones, or other hand-held devices in daily use, are not expected to last longer than three years."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithiu...y#Battery_life
    12-03-2016 12:10 PM
  3. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    My brother liked my V20 so much he went and got one for himself. While he was there talking with the sales rep, she mentioned that he needed to be careful with how often he charged it. She said the battery in the V20 can only be charged 22,000 times. My first thought was who cares and why would a rep say that? If you charged it 3 times a day it would still take you over 20 years to max it out and reach the limit.

    Just found that a bit odd and funny.
    Guess what.. You can buy a new battery lol
    12-03-2016 12:46 PM
  4. AtTheHop's Avatar
    Guess what.. You can buy a new battery lol
    It's one of the reasons I always buy phones with removable batteries. Stay away from the Kool-Aid phones. LOL
    12-03-2016 01:08 PM
  5. Jax112's Avatar
    It's been my experience that sells reps know very little about the products they sell it's a shame. Especially products such as LG phones or anything that's off the main stream
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    12-03-2016 01:33 PM
  6. TheMarcus's Avatar
    People who work at carrier stores know far less about these phones than us geeks on the Internet. Most of them aren't passionate about this stuff. It's just a job. They know what's in their little sales training packets that they read while they're on the clock, meanwhile, most of us are online trying to digest everything we can on our free time.
    12-03-2016 01:56 PM
  7. middbrew's Avatar
    Guess what.. You can buy a new battery lol
    That's what I told him. Even if the battery fails. It's replaceable.
    12-03-2016 03:22 PM
  8. middbrew's Avatar
    22,000 sounds unreasonably high.
    Three years sounds about right.
    12-03-2016 03:23 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Guess what.. You can buy a new battery lol
    +1
    12-03-2016 04:19 PM
  10. sicario666's Avatar
    I think that was her way for hitting on him... Honestly it's the only sense I can make of the silly comment
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    12-04-2016 09:09 AM
  11. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Useless fact lol just buy a new battery, either OEM or aftermarket.
    12-04-2016 04:51 PM
  12. AtTheHop's Avatar
    I think that was her way for hitting on him... Honestly it's the only sense I can make of the silly comment
    If she looked like the Girl in the AT&T commercial he shoud have jumped on it. LOL
    12-04-2016 05:02 PM
  13. aknotts66's Avatar
    I think that was her way for hitting on him... Honestly it's the only sense I can make of the silly comment
    Probly just trying to push the op to a phone that earns them mor commission or kick backs
    12-04-2016 07:09 PM
  14. middbrew's Avatar
    Probly just trying to push the op to a phone that earns them mor commission or kick backs
    She actually steered him away from the Pixel XL. Said the V20 was better. I was Surprised.
    12-04-2016 09:03 PM
  15. middbrew's Avatar
    If she looked like the Girl in the AT&T commercial he shoud have jumped on it. LOL
    She must not have been. He wasn't bragging about it. Lol
    12-04-2016 09:04 PM
  16. jlost's Avatar
    It's one of the reasons I always buy phones with removable batteries. Stay away from the Kool-Aid phones. LOL
    What phones are the "kool-aid" phones lol
    12-04-2016 10:13 PM
  17. AtTheHop's Avatar
    What phones are the "kool-aid" phones lol
    Kool-Aid phones are iPhones. Everyone who has drank it cannot do anything on them without Apples approval. I can install apps from outside the play store on Android phones.
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    12-05-2016 09:01 AM
  18. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Lol. For the younger set, who may not understand the reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_the_Kool-Aid
    12-05-2016 09:21 AM
  19. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    My brother liked my V20 so much he went and got one for himself. While he was there talking with the sales rep, she mentioned that he needed to be careful with how often he charged it. She said the battery in the V20 can only be charged 22,000 times. My first thought was who cares and why would a rep say that? If you charged it 3 times a day it would still take you over 20 years to max it out and reach the limit.

    Just found that a bit odd and funny.
    Sounds like bragging, so you never have to worry about replacing the battery.
    12-05-2016 10:04 AM
  20. jlost's Avatar
    Lol. For the younger set, who may not understand the reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_the_Kool-Aid
    Lol, I'm 30
    12-05-2016 11:18 AM
  21. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Lol, I'm 30
    Sadly, that makes you substantially younger than me.

    I am old enough to recall clearly the whole Jim Jones affair.
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    12-05-2016 11:53 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    And this is why I very rarely ever listen to or trust what a rep says. There are some that know stuff but most just spout garbage.
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    12-05-2016 01:45 PM
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