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  1. clatus's Avatar
    not bad kid. not bad at all.
    10-01-2014 12:28 PM
  2. worwig's Avatar
    Using that logic, I guess you shouldn't play games on your phone either. That's ridiculous. Use your phone and charger the way it was intended.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk


    100% agree. In fact I often use my device as a GPS with the screen on max. It gets toasty. That is why I have these devices, to use them.
    Just saying, I see no need to use high currents constantly.
    Do people let their device run way low then need an instant charge all of the time?
    10-01-2014 01:13 PM
  3. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    Using that logic, I guess you shouldn't play games on your phone either. That's ridiculous. Use your phone and charger the way it was intended.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    I agree. The beauty of Samsung's phones is the easy user replacability of the batteries at a reasonable cost.
    Use the hell out of your phone, charge it whenever and however you like, and don't worry about the battery until it needs replacement. Battery life just isn't worth worrying about. If you are the kind of person who must worry, just keep a spare battery around.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-01-2014 02:22 PM
  4. Sputtle's Avatar
    So I have the Note 4. I've only fully charged it twice so far. But both times it did not charge as fast as advertised. I did this while the device was powered off, and the screen confirmed the fast charging by saying just that, "Fast Charging." So last night I powered the device on during the charge. GSam battery monitor showed the battery charging at 1120 ma. Wow, really? My old S4 charged faster than that. I know there is only certain conditions that allow a battery to be charged quickly. But what are they? At the time of charging, the battery was 84 degrees. That's pretty normal for any battery. Are there other things besides temp that the phone and charger are taking into account when charging the device?
    10-31-2014 07:09 PM
  5. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I use the fast charge when need to, but turn it off when charging overnight. When samsung gets around to releasing the wireless charger back I'll be putting it back on my tylt pad.
    10-31-2014 09:24 PM
  6. jerseygirl's Avatar
    I can't believe the complaints about the fast charging! I'm very pleased with both the battery life and how quickly it recharges.
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 Fast Charging-1414822125394.jpg  
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    11-01-2014 01:10 AM
  7. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I can't believe the complaints about the fast charging! I'm very pleased with both the battery life and how quickly it recharges.
    People will complain about anything, no matter how good it is.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-01-2014 08:44 AM
  8. worwig's Avatar
    GSam battery monitor showed the battery charging at 1120 ma. Wow, really? My old S4 charged faster than that. I know there is only certain conditions that allow a battery to be charged quickly. But what are they? At the time of charging, the battery was 84 degrees. That's pretty normal for any battery. Are there other things besides temp that the phone and charger are taking into account when charging the device?
    Yesterday I had a battery sucking event, plus I wanted to test the quick charger. Battery Monitor shows around a 2.5 amp charge rate for about 30 minutes, from about 15% to 55%. Battery temp went from 31.6 to 33.1 degrees C. Then I unplugged it.
    Looks like it works great. I'll generally keep it turned off, but it is great knowing it is there.
    11-01-2014 08:59 AM
  9. raqball's Avatar
    I was at 8% yesterday and charged up to 100% in an hour and a half. Not bad but not as fast as claimed. At any rate I'm happy with the fast charging.
    11-01-2014 09:02 AM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I was at 8% yesterday and charged up to 100% in an hour and a half. Not bad but not as fast as claimed. At any rate I'm happy with the fast charging.
    It charges close to 0-50% in 30 minutes but tapers off after 75%.

    Samsung claimed 0-100% in 100 minutes so you are getting about their claim.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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    11-01-2014 09:08 AM
  11. robvandam111's Avatar
    Question about the Fast Charging. So far my experience has been awesome with it. When I go to my settings though, my Fast Charging box is checked but still looks like if it was disabled since it doesn't charge fast anymore. How do I make it work again?
    11-22-2014 12:01 AM
  12. ronb's Avatar
    Question about the Fast Charging. So far my experience has been awesome with it. When I go to my settings though, my Fast Charging box is checked but still looks like if it was disabled since it doesn't charge fast anymore. How do I make it work again?
    What indication are you getting/not getting to show it is not fast charging? While fast charging it will gray out the option. When you first plug it in, you should get a notification at the top saying fast charging.
    After that nothing. With that being said, the white transformers can go bad, the cords can go bad. Try using another cord first to see if that makes a difference, then try another fast charger transformer (brick) and see what may be bad.
    Good Luck!
    Ron
    11-24-2014 07:48 AM
  13. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Question about the Fast Charging. So far my experience has been awesome with it. When I go to my settings though, my Fast Charging box is checked but still looks like if it was disabled since it doesn't charge fast anymore. How do I make it work again?
    If you are checking the Power Savings menu while the device is plugged in, it will gray out the Fast Charge option whether it is active or disabled. The device has to be unplugged in order to activate/deactivate fast charging.

    If you have already done that and the device is not fast charging, it is either your cable, your charger head, or the outlet.
    11-24-2014 10:41 AM
  14. robvandam111's Avatar
    If you are checking the Power Savings menu while the device is plugged in, it will gray out the Fast Charge option whether it is active or disabled. The device has to be unplugged in order to activate/deactivate fast charging.

    If you have already done that and the device is not fast charging, it is either your cable, your charger head, or the outlet.
    I was playing around with the Ultra Power Saving but that was it. I think you're right about the charger head or outlet. I just removed it and tried some place else. It works, gave it some time to test the fast charging again from the original spot (Surge protector), seems to moving quicker again.


    What indication are you getting/not getting to show it is not fast charging? While fast charging it will gray out the option. When you first plug it in, you should get a notification at the top saying fast charging.
    After that nothing. With that being said, the white transformers can go bad, the cords can go bad. Try using another cord first to see if that makes a difference, then try another fast charger transformer (brick) and see what may be bad.
    Good Luck!
    Ron
    Thanks, Ron! It was charging but not as fast it was going due to the nice feature. I removed the small Samsung brick and I guess its working fine now. I definitely have to be aware of these things.
    11-24-2014 06:37 PM
  15. donebrasko's Avatar
    It's telling me that I am at 95%and it will take 24 minutes to reach 100. It charges faster with the Droid turbo charger.

    So is it possible the brick is faulty?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-27-2014 07:39 AM
  16. mg2380's Avatar
    So I have the Note 4. I've only fully charged it twice so far. But both times it did not charge as fast as advertised. I did this while the device was powered off, and the screen confirmed the fast charging by saying just that, "Fast Charging." So last night I powered the device on during the charge. GSam battery monitor showed the battery charging at 1120 ma. Wow, really? My old S4 charged faster than that. I know there is only certain conditions that allow a battery to be charged quickly. But what are they? At the time of charging, the battery was 84 degrees. That's pretty normal for any battery. Are there other things besides temp that the phone and charger are taking into account when charging the device?
    Try swapping USB cables from another device. My fast charging stopped working a couple of days ago. I read a post on XDA about some Note 4 USB cables going bad. After reading that, I swapped cables from my Nexus 7. That fixed my issue.
    12-02-2014 11:21 AM
  17. prodigeek's Avatar
    In my case, It takes only 1 hour or less to full charge Note 4 this days with its fast charging design. Just don't keep using it while charging and you'll see.
    02-09-2015 12:39 AM
  18. chuco35's Avatar
    I agree. 40 minutes faster is a lot to reduce it by. It's all about perspective.

    If it were 40 minutes SLOWER than the Note 3, we would be all up in arms saying:
    -"that's terrible!"
    -"it takes SO much longer to charge now!"
    -"How could Samsung do this!?"

    But, cut 40 minutes off of the Note 3 charging time and people say -
    -"40 min faster? That's it? That's not much."
    -" 40 min faster? I thought it was going to be much faster!"
    -" 40 min faster? eh, just another Samsung gimmick. No big deal."
    -"Fast charging? Only 40 min faster? Really Samsung?! - eh... Just marketing spin. "
    Here's a test as to whether we might think fast charging is such a big deal. If we lost our fast charger, but had plenty of the plain charges around the house and office, would we pony-up $50 to replace it just to have the fast charging capacity?
    02-09-2015 08:58 AM
  19. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Here's a test as to whether we might think fast charging is such a big deal. If we lost our fast charger, but had plenty of the plain charges around the house and office, would we pony-up $50 to replace it just to have the fast charging capacity?
    I would. Now that I have both a Note 4 and a Note Edge, I can keep one charger upstairs and the other one here in my room. I usually don't have to charge both phones at the same time though.

    Because I can charge either phone much faster and knowing that I can also replace the batteries, I find myself using them much more than I did my previous phones.
    02-09-2015 09:58 AM
  20. sparksd's Avatar
    Here's a test as to whether we might think fast charging is such a big deal. If we lost our fast charger, but had plenty of the plain charges around the house and office, would we pony-up $50 to replace it just to have the fast charging capacity?
    Ask me the day I got the phone: Probably not.

    Ask me now that I have had it for a while: Absolutely would.

    Good news is that replacements are available at less than half that price.
    02-09-2015 09:58 AM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    Here's a test as to whether we might think fast charging is such a big deal. If we lost our fast charger, but had plenty of the plain charges around the house and office, would we pony-up $50 to replace it just to have the fast charging capacity?
    I picked up a few spares when att had them for $15 a pop a while back. If you are not in a hurry, wait for a sale

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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    02-09-2015 08:25 PM
  22. doohsun's Avatar
    The Fast charging is only noticeable when it's below 20% you'll see a huge difference if it's higher it does take a bit longer. That's what i noticed myself.
    02-10-2015 09:46 AM
  23. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I have to say I'm quite pleased with the quick charge feature. I have a hub next to the bed that we use to charge tablets phones etc at a normal pace but it supports many devices. But there are some days I finish off the day with 65% battery life and I see no need to charge it over night. The following day I might use the fast charger for 30 minutes to jump from 30% to 70% or something like that. Fantastic implementation. I can easily go a day with a 30 minute charge. Thx Sammy.
    04-15-2015 06:00 AM
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