1. Andyvalver's Avatar
    I have the fast charger but want to know if I can use any charger to charge my phone. Don't want to ruin the battery. You can turn off fast charge in the settings. If I use a normal charger will it just charge slower with no damage to the battery?

    Andy

    Posted via S7 edge 😍
    03-12-2016 12:14 PM
  2. MizWylie's Avatar
    Using a OEM regular charger on my S7E right now. Don't want to unbox accessories until I'm 100% sure I'm keeping it. No issues, just a slow steady charge.

    Posted from the S7E Chromeβ„’ on Big Red
    03-12-2016 12:16 PM
  3. PJRed2008's Avatar
    +1 with @MizWylie. I turned the fast charge off, I don't need the phone 24/7 and would rather 'be nice' to a non-replaceable battery. I also purchased a normal charge wireless stand, but the phone still charges fairly quickly.
    03-12-2016 12:23 PM
  4. Andyvalver's Avatar
    Fast charge would definitely take more of a toll on a battery. Even if it's just because we charge our phones more because of the function.

    Posted via S7 edge 😍
    03-12-2016 12:33 PM
  5. brava27's Avatar
    I use fast charge all the time. In the end I sell my phones and I don't care πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    03-12-2016 12:35 PM
  6. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    I have the fast charger but want to know if I can use any charger to charge my phone. Don't want to ruin the battery. You can turn off fast charge in the settings. If I use a normal charger will it just charge slower with no damage to the battery?

    Andy

    Posted via S7 edge 😍
    Yes you can use a normal charger without any issues.

    Unless you plan on using this phone for 10 years, I wouldn't worry about using fast charging. The degradation is present, yes, but it's so minimal you wouldn't notice it for a long time.

    Sent from my Chromeβ„’ Samsung S7 Edge SM-935V
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    03-12-2016 01:15 PM
  7. PJRed2008's Avatar
    The degradation is present, yes, but it's so minimal you wouldn't notice it for a long time.
    Would like to know what published data you're basing this on. Li-ion batteries last around two years per published reports and have a finite number of charge cycles. Heat is the death of batteries of any type and will shorten life considerably. Fast charging has also been linked to the battery caused fires in the hoverboards.
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    03-12-2016 01:25 PM
  8. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Would like to know what published data you're basing this on. Li-ion batteries last around two years per published reports and have a finite number of charge cycles. Heat is the death of batteries of any type and will shorten life considerably. Fast charging has also been linked to the battery caused fires in the hoverboards.
    Fast charging has been around for years now and if tons of cell phones became useless because of fast charging, you would've heard about it by now.

    Here's some reading material when it comes to battery cycles: batteries - What is the meaning of a battery's "cycle life?" - Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange

    So 80% of the battery capacity remains after 2 years? That's fine by me. Samsung replaces the batteries for $30 a pop on the S6. I'm sure the cost for the S7s are more because of the larger capacity batteries but let's say it's $50; $25/year is fine by me.

    Heat is definitely a killer of batteries. That's why Samsung now allows you to turn off fast charging. I turn fast charging off when I'm charging the phone AND using it at the same time for extended periods, like gaming. Why? Because I don't like my hands getting sweaty, not because I want to preserve the battery. Doesn't matter if you use a slow or fast charger. Behavior

    Hoverboards? I don't think they use QC technology for fast charging. The manufacturers are most likely just using high wattage chargers that don't even adapt to preserve the battery or reduce the risk of fire.

    You guys can take it or leave it. I'll be using fast charging whenever I can because of the convenience. All my chargers are QC 2.0 and it'll stay that way until QC 4.0 comes out and I switch to a phone that supports that technology.

    I don't plan on using my phone for years and years to come, I normally swap my phones no less than once every 2 years.
    03-12-2016 02:58 PM
  9. Andyvalver's Avatar
    Coming back to this thread. I have 32% battery left and I decided to try out quick charge v normal. I plugged in my phone and with quick charge it says 1 hour 12 mins until fully charged. I turned off quick charge and tried again and it says 1 hour 25 till fully charged. Not much of a difference really is it.

    Posted via S7 edge 😍
    03-28-2016 05:31 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Coming back to this thread. I have 32% battery left and I decided to try out quick charge v normal. I plugged in my phone and with quick charge it says 1 hour 12 mins until fully charged. I turned off quick charge and tried again and it says 1 hour 25 till fully charged. Not much of a difference really is it.

    Posted via S7 edge 😍
    The big difference is the increase from 0-70% would be a bit faster. If you have time to fully charge it then just use regular charging
    03-28-2016 05:38 PM
  11. Andyvalver's Avatar
    The big difference is the increase from 0-70% would be a bit faster. If you have time to fully charge it then just use regular charging
    I have set it to regular charging. Don't see the point. When I go to bed it doesn't matter if it takes 1 hour 25 mins or 4 hours. It gets me through a full day easily as well. I guess I'll use it if I need to if maybe I'm going out late or something.

    Samsung Galaxy s7 edge 😍
    03-29-2016 03:49 AM
  12. Rumblee1's Avatar
    Im still using the same charger I got with my galaxy note 8 tablet and a ravpower wireless charger. My galaxy S6 edge and S7 edge charge just fine on the note 8 charger. I usually put the S6 edge on the wired charger overnight and the S7 edge on the wireless. Then I charge the note 8 on the wired in the morning when I'm not using it. Why open a new charger every time you get a new device. When I sell my devices at trade up time, its nice to show people that you have the original box, paperwork, and un-sealed accessories.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-29-2016 05:33 AM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    I have set it to regular charging. Don't see the point. When I go to bed it doesn't matter if it takes 1 hour 25 mins or 4 hours. It gets me through a full day easily as well. I guess I'll use it if I need to if maybe I'm going out late or something.

    Samsung Galaxy s7 edge 😍
    If you charge overnight then no need for fast charging.
    03-29-2016 06:57 AM
  14. jbern25's Avatar
    Hi all,

    i've been using s7 edge coming from htc one m9+ for more than a week now. I'm using the original charger when I'm at home with fast charge option off. I'm using the old htc charger when I'm at the office. charger is also 5V with 1.5Amps.

    however, i observed that the htc charger is getting hot than its usual and it will stop charging my s7 edge. it will not full charge my phone and it will stop when the battery is about 50-60%. The S7 edge is not getting hot. Only the charger is getting hot when using on the S7 Edge. Tried to use the same htc charger on my office mate's S6 Edge and other phone and the charger is just warm at not as hot as I observed when charging my S7 Edge.

    I haven't tried to use other non quick charger on my phone. I think there is something with the HTC charger that stops it from charging because it is getting hot. hope it didn't do something bad on my phone battery or motherboard.

    May I know which non quick charge are you using? I'm looking for an alternative non-quick charger for my phone. Thanks!
    04-20-2016 03:55 AM
  15. RichBrown68's Avatar
    Fast charging has been around for years now and if tons of cell phones became useless because of fast charging, you would've heard about it by now.

    Here's some reading material when it comes to battery cycles: batteries - What is the meaning of a battery's "cycle life?" - Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange

    So 80% of the battery capacity remains after 2 years? That's fine by me. Samsung replaces the batteries for $30 a pop on the S6. I'm sure the cost for the S7s are more because of the larger capacity batteries but let's say it's $50; $25/year is fine by me.

    Heat is definitely a killer of batteries. That's why Samsung now allows you to turn off fast charging. I turn fast charging off when I'm charging the phone AND using it at the same time for extended periods, like gaming. Why? Because I don't like my hands getting sweaty, not because I want to preserve the battery. Doesn't matter if you use a slow or fast charger. Behavior

    Hoverboards? I don't think they use QC technology for fast charging. The manufacturers are most likely just using high wattage chargers that don't even adapt to preserve the battery or reduce the risk of fire.

    You guys can take it or leave it. I'll be using fast charging whenever I can because of the convenience. All my chargers are QC 2.0 and it'll stay that way until QC 4.0 comes out and I switch to a phone that supports that technology.

    I don't plan on using my phone for years and years to come, I normally swap my phones no less than once every 2 years.
    I totally agree with you. Fast charging is a feature that I paid extra for that is not in every phone, so I'm darn sure going to take advantage of it In the same way, I know a lot of people who are so obsessed with battery life, they turn off nearly every feature just so they get the maximum battery life. So you have all of these cool features available, but you're turning everything off. That's not going to be me. Specifically regarding fast charging I replace my phone every year anyway.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-20-2016 04:46 AM

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