1. phonenoobie's Avatar
    I read an article today saying fast charging your phone all the time is bad for the lithium battery.

    I've been using my fast charger all the time since purchase, as it was packed with the phone, though reading this does concern me, especially as the s6 battery is unreplacable.

    can anyone shed any light, on whether it effects the battery life in the long term?.
    06-07-2015 04:00 PM
  2. jcp007's Avatar
    Welcome to the AC Forums. You should fine for the foreseeable future unless you plan on keeping it more than three years. I have had my GS6 since launch and rapid charge every night with no issues.
    06-07-2015 04:19 PM
  3. razza1987's Avatar
    Lol it sounds like you read the same article I did. Did you read the cosmopolitan one?
    06-07-2015 04:48 PM
  4. Gator352's Avatar
    Fast charging and wireless charging can and will, overtime, diminish the life span of a lithium ion battery. Now don't get me wrong, it happens over period of time and like JCP007 said, unless you plan on keeping it for 2 to 3 years, don't worry about it.

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    06-07-2015 05:30 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Qualcom's Quich Charge 2.0 ("fast charging") is charging at the 1C rate (IOW, a 2550mAh battery being charged at 2550ma), which is the maximum recommended. Most phones charge at between 0.2 and 0.3C, which does make the battery last longer. But as JPC007 and Gator352 said, with the rate at which we replace our phones these days, it shouldn't matter. The 2 problems are heat (80 degrees F is about the hottest you should let your battery gt, and that's a bit warm - 68 is the ideal temperature for longest life [I know it's unrealistic, but we can't change the laws of physics yet]) and overdischarging. Don't let the battery drop below 40%, and you'll be getting rid of it with a battery with almost 100% capacity. (Let the phone shut off due to low battery every charging cycle and the battery will last 6 months - if you're lucky.)

    Heat, discharge and water are really the only things you have to be concerned about. (And remember, leaving a phone out in the car all night in below freezing weather, then bringing into a warm house, causes condensation on every single surface inside the phone - it's almost as bad as dropping it into a lake. If you left it out all night, let it warm up slowly as the interior of the car warms up.) Also, don't leave it in direct sunlight - especially on the dashboard of a car. (You can actually crack Gorilla Glass 3 by doing that.)
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    06-07-2015 06:13 PM
  6. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    Wouldn't worry about it. Samsung built it this way.

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    06-07-2015 06:13 PM
  7. Gator352's Avatar
    Qualcom's Quich Charge 2.0 ("fast charging") is charging at the 1C rate (IOW, a 2550mAh battery being charged at 2550ma), which is the maximum recommended. Most phones charge at between 0.2 and 0.3C, which does make the battery last longer. But as JPC007 and Gator352 said, with the rate at which we replace our phones these days, it shouldn't matter. The 2 problems are heat (80 degrees F is about the hottest you should let your battery gt, and that's a bit warm - 68 is the ideal temperature for longest life [I know it's unrealistic, but we can't change the laws of physics yet]) and overdischarging. Don't let the battery drop below 40%, and you'll be getting rid of it with a battery with almost 100% capacity. (Let the phone shut off due to low battery every charging cycle and the battery will last 6 months - if you're lucky.)

    Heat, discharge and water are really the only things you have to be concerned about. (And remember, leaving a phone out in the car all night in below freezing weather, then bringing into a warm house, causes condensation on every single surface inside the phone - it's almost as bad as dropping it into a lake. If you left it out all night, let it warm up slowly as the interior of the car warms up.) Also, don't leave it in direct sunlight - especially on the dashboard of a car. (You can actually crack Gorilla Glass 3 by doing that.)
    Where the heck were you in another thread where I was saying don't let your lithium ion battery dip below 30% because it could diminish battery capacity? I was getting lambasted by droidguy and a moderator for saying such a thing..... I had no backup!!

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    06-07-2015 07:33 PM
  8. ab304945's Avatar
    Charging and drain the battery will degrade it over time.

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    06-07-2015 07:36 PM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    Qualcom's Quich Charge 2.0 ("fast charging") is charging at the 1C rate (IOW, a 2550mAh battery being charged at 2550ma), which is the maximum recommended. Most phones charge at between 0.2 and 0.3C, which does make the battery last longer. But as JPC007 and Gator352 said, with the rate at which we replace our phones these days, it shouldn't matter. The 2 problems are heat (80 degrees F is about the hottest you should let your battery gt, and that's a bit warm - 68 is the ideal temperature for longest life [I know it's unrealistic, but we can't change the laws of physics yet]) and overdischarging. Don't let the battery drop below 40%, and you'll be getting rid of it with a battery with almost 100% capacity. (Let the phone shut off due to low battery every charging cycle and the battery will last 6 months - if you're lucky.)

    Heat, discharge and water are really the only things you have to be concerned about. (And remember, leaving a phone out in the car all night in below freezing weather, then bringing into a warm house, causes condensation on every single surface inside the phone - it's almost as bad as dropping it into a lake. If you left it out all night, let it warm up slowly as the interior of the car warms up.) Also, don't leave it in direct sunlight - especially on the dashboard of a car. (You can actually crack Gorilla Glass 3 by doing that.)
    How does the GG4 get affected?
    06-07-2015 07:37 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    If you use a rapid car charger, just make sure it is compatible with the GS6.
    06-07-2015 07:39 PM
  11. Gator352's Avatar
    How does the GG4 get affected?
    I would imagine about the same. It's real thin glass and it acts as a magnifying glass when in direct sunlight which weakens the integrity of the glass and possibly the internals as well.

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    06-07-2015 07:41 PM
  12. Gator352's Avatar
    If you use a rapid car charger, just make sure it is compatible with the GS6.
    Definitely.

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    06-07-2015 07:44 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    I would imagine about the same. It's real thin glass and it acts as a magnifying glass when in direct sunlight which weakens the integrity of the glass and possibly the internals as well.

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    Glad mine is in a Defender so no worries.
    06-07-2015 07:48 PM
  14. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    I ran my s4 battery all the way down everyday for 2 years, the battery is still pretty good on it. Bought a spare factory battery and they last about the same amount of time. Still felt like a new device.

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    06-07-2015 07:59 PM
  15. Gator352's Avatar
    Glad mine is in a Defender so no worries.
    Mine is to. But in direct sunlight, the defender won't help as the screen itself is exposed.

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    06-07-2015 08:01 PM
  16. Gator352's Avatar
    I ran my s4 battery all the way down everyday for 2 years, the battery is still pretty good on it. Bought a spare factory battery and they last about the same amount of time. Still felt like a new device.

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    No one said that it can't happen cause It most certainly can. But to rebut you, I used to run my S3 down everyday because I couldn't get near a plug to charge. The original battery after about 6 months would only last about 4 hours before it died. Bought a spare and same thing happened. Had to buy a third to get me to my upgrade cycle.

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    06-07-2015 08:08 PM
  17. ab304945's Avatar
    If you use a rapid car charger, just make sure it is compatible with the GS6.
    Im getting the Samsung rapid car charger

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    06-09-2015 11:52 AM
  18. thatdude93's Avatar
    If i charge it over night i use the one that came with my Tab Pro.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Black Sapphire 64gig Galaxy S6
    06-09-2015 12:03 PM

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