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  1. iphart's Avatar
    This is the only thing that really bugs me about S3. If you are down to 10%, it takes a minimun of 2-3 hrs for a full charge. Are there any non stock chargers that would charge faster??

    With my iphone 4 at 10%, when I plug it in, it takes about 30-45 minutes for a full charge.

    I hope Samsung fixes this with a firmware upgrade.
    08-02-2012 05:56 AM
  2. romeo57's Avatar
    That annoys me too. With my blackberry, it takes around 1.5 hours to charge from 0-100%, 1% per minute.
    08-02-2012 08:17 AM
  3. mikesmith's Avatar
    Iphone battery = 1420mah

    S3 = 2100mah

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    neiljay6, Rev2010, brava27 and 2 others like this.
    08-02-2012 08:35 AM
  4. lebox97's Avatar
    Higher capacity (33%) bigger batteries (more mAh)
    Take (33%) longer to charge...

    Use a higher mAh charger to charge it faster.
    08-02-2012 08:37 AM
  5. Roboticz's Avatar
    This is the only thing that really bugs me about S3. If you are down to 10%, it takes a minimun of 2-3 hrs for a full charge. Are there any non stock chargers that would charge faster??

    With my iphone 4 at 10%, when I plug it in, it takes about 30-45 minutes for a full charge.

    I hope Samsung fixes this with a firmware upgrade.
    The reason it takes longer is because the battery is so much bigger. Imagine your one car has a gas tank that's twice as big as the other one... it takes more time to fill the car with a larger tank.

    And umm... battery charging rates is not something that can be fixed with a software patch... lol
    bradenfontaine likes this.
    08-02-2012 09:18 AM
  6. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I don't want to bore you with math but he's right you guys. Even with the gs3's bigger battery it still doesn't add up when you get down to the math.

    But can we answer his question. Is the Samsung charger that came with this phone already charging at the fastest possible charging speed or can it charge a little bit faster... basically what charger do we need to get in order to charge this baby at the fastest rate possible?
    08-02-2012 01:35 PM
  7. danfinger's Avatar
    This charger works pretty dang fast on my S3.
    richcuffs and Roboticz like this.
    08-02-2012 02:26 PM
  8. ducatti20's Avatar
    I don't want to bore you with math but he's right you guys. Even with the gs3's bigger battery it still doesn't add up when you get down to the math.

    But can we answer his question. Is the Samsung charger that came with this phone already charging at the fastest possible charging speed or can it charge a little bit faster... basically what charger do we need to get in order to charge this baby at the fastest rate possible?
    So its a 2100 Mah battery, which in theory means the battery would charge at 2.1 amps without the phone in the loop, but I doubt the phone would take anywhere near that. The Sammy charger is a 1 amp charger, which means from 0 it could take around 2 hours to fully charge...

    Sent from my GT-P5113 using Tapatalk 2
    08-02-2012 02:40 PM
  9. funkylogik's Avatar
    mine takes 2+half hours and i think thats great.. if thats not fast enough then buy a low capacity battery lol. ive never heard of a blackberry so powerful and with such a big beautiful screen
    neiljay6 and iphart like this.
    08-02-2012 02:44 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    p.s.. it doesnt matter what charger you use.. i sometimes use an old bb charger coz the wire is longer and more flexible (hold onto your old bb chargers, theyr good)
    Orlan2 likes this.
    08-02-2012 02:47 PM
  11. seabass's Avatar
    Try killing all the tasks or anything that would use battery life, or just turn the phone off. I'm sure that would help a bit.
    08-02-2012 02:54 PM
  12. Mellimel22's Avatar
    Samsung phone always do that my ns4g takes a while to charge while on but quick when its off

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    08-02-2012 03:01 PM
  13. Mac.World's Avatar
    This is the only thing that really bugs me about S3. If you are down to 10%, it takes a minimun of 2-3 hrs for a full charge. Are there any non stock chargers that would charge faster??

    With my iphone 4 at 10%, when I plug it in, it takes about 30-45 minutes for a full charge.

    I hope Samsung fixes this with a firmware upgrade.
    It takes less than 60 seconds to go from 0% to 100%. It's called installing another battery that is charged. If the wait time of 2-3 hours is really a killer for you, buy the oem Samsung charger and battery for around $35 bucks. This way, you have the official charger for your spare battery that won't keep charging the battery at max capacity after 100% is reached.
    And you can be assured that between two batteries you will get a full days use, even at 100% brightness and screen on the entire work day.
    08-02-2012 03:48 PM
  14. Splange's Avatar
    It takes less than 60 seconds to go from 0% to 100%. It's called installing another battery that is charged. If the wait time of 2-3 hours is really a killer for you, buy the oem Samsung charger and battery for around $35 bucks. This way, you have the official charger for your spare battery that won't keep charging the battery at max capacity after 100% is reached.
    And you can be assured that between two batteries you will get a full days use, even at 100% brightness and screen on the entire work day.

    That sounds tempting, but I feel like it would be a hassle to be removing my battery all the time. Especially with a case on. I would prefer a rapid charger like the BlackBerry one shown earlier.

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Android Central Forums
    08-03-2012 03:02 PM
  15. Rev2010's Avatar
    My Droid 2 used to charge faster as well.... but it had a 1420mah battery whereas my S3 is 2100mah. When considering the battery size difference I think the charging time difference between the two seems about right.


    Rev.
    08-03-2012 04:26 PM
  16. funkylogik's Avatar
    My Droid 2 used to charge faster as well.... but it had a 1420mah battery whereas my S3 is 2100mah. When considering the battery size difference I think the charging time difference between the two seems about right.


    Rev.
    exactly mate
    08-03-2012 04:32 PM
  17. twindragons187's Avatar
    My vzw nexus charges in about an hour from 0-100. This is with the 2100mah extended battery.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    08-03-2012 04:34 PM
  18. _OMEGA_'s Avatar
    That sounds tempting, but I feel like it would be a hassle to be removing my battery all the time. Especially with a case on. I would prefer a rapid charger like the BlackBerry one shown earlier.

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Android Central Forums
    Are you kidding me?! A hassle in removing the case and cover to swap batteries vs being attached to the charger? Whatever floats your boat I guess.
    bwsettles and bradenfontaine like this.
    08-05-2012 01:24 AM
  19. PamelaBB's Avatar
    Mine charges pretty quickly actually, at least for me.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    08-05-2012 04:53 AM
  20. Suntan's Avatar
    FWIW, I noticed this too when I first got it. The phone does charge slowly. Even accounting for the bigger battery, it still takes longer than comparable other phones.

    Also, changing chargers doesn't seem to do much, I've tried other chargers that were capable of putting out more than twice as much current as the charger that shipped with the phone and it made a negligible difference.

    -Suntan
    08-05-2012 05:34 PM
  21. Kevin Harvell's Avatar
    I have no idea how long it takes to charge since I have about 15 to 20% left after my typical workday.

    It is usually off the charger for a good 18 hours.


    Sent from my US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S III using Tapatalk
    08-05-2012 11:06 PM
  22. Splange's Avatar
    Are you kidding me?! A hassle in removing the case and cover to swap batteries vs being attached to the charger? Whatever floats your boat I guess.
    The case I have is a very thick, rigid tpu material and fits tightly to the phone. It looks very nice but doesn't come off easily.

    Also if it's a fast charger, I wouldn't really be attached to it for long . I could just leave it in for like twenty minutes to keep it up the rest of the day . I do my serious charging at night, when I sleep.

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Android Central Forums
    08-06-2012 07:36 AM
  23. kurse667's Avatar
    My S3 used to charge from 10% to 100% in about 2-3 hrs with the stock wall charger it came with. Now from 10% to 40% in 4 hrs. Can anybody tell me what could be wrong?
    11-13-2012 09:50 AM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    My S3 used to charge from 10% to 100% in about 2-3 hrs with the stock wall charger it came with. Now from 10% to 40% in 4 hrs. Can anybody tell me what could be wrong?
    is this with phone on or off?
    if off then all i can think of is bent pins in the usb jack or something..

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    11-13-2012 10:11 AM
  25. worwig's Avatar
    My S3 used to charge from 10% to 100% in about 2-3 hrs with the stock wall charger it came with. Now from 10% to 40% in 4 hrs. Can anybody tell me what could be wrong?
    Install Battery Monitor Widget and run it a few days. Report back what it records for charge current, and weather is shows your charger as a USB charger or an AC charger.
    11-13-2012 10:51 AM
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