1. Jerigorn's Avatar
    So after almost 2 years on my Note 4 I bought a new battery to give it some life. The 'Power Bear' battery worked great for a couple months, but then started draining very quickly and would take 8 hours to charge completely. I did not make any changes to OS or apps. So I chucked it up to a ****ty battery. I then purchased another brand - now discharge was somewhat better, but still the 8+ hours to charge. I have tried factory resets, but no change. Ideas at this point? Buy a third battery or trash the phone? Im currently using a S5 and my plan was to get the S8+. I love that phone, but im a Note fan a hearr. At this point I'm thinking of waiting to see what the a note 8 has to offer, but using this S5 is painful. Thanks in advance.
    05-25-2017 02:23 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Sounds to me like it's more than the battery at this point. Could be an issue on the motherboard or another component. If it were me I would replace the phone.
    05-25-2017 02:40 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Unless you get an original battery, you can't really compare times (or unless you get it from a reputable manufacturer who has met all compatibility specs with the device for charging and REAL charge capacity).

    Also, if you're a Note fan, the Note 7 IS being re-released and will certainly be cheaper than a Note 8 if budget is a concern.
    05-25-2017 02:51 PM
  4. krauster's Avatar
    Maybe a cable problem? Maybe a charger problem?
    TechNut79 likes this.
    05-26-2017 08:43 AM
  5. TechNut79's Avatar
    Definitely could be a charging cable problem. I had this issue before. I replaced the cable and it started working fine.
    05-26-2017 10:27 AM

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