05-20-2016 01:08 PM
37 12
tools
  1. jakeypride's Avatar
    So I bought a S7 edge to use as my home phone. But it has never been in plugged, it's been charging for a month. I want to use it as my daily driver, but now I'm pissed a'f because I think the battery will only last like 2 hours. What do you guys think?
    05-18-2016 12:05 PM
  2. Black_Dog165's Avatar
    Have you tried using the phone? Does the battery give out after only a short while? I'm pretty sure these phones know when the battery is full so they quit charging and drain a little bit before charging it back up. I think the phone should be fine unless the battery was getting really hot which it shouldn't have been. I may not be correct in this but just try using the phone and if the battery is shot see if it's still under warranty and if it is send it in. If not, see if you can find a reputable business to replace it and repair it. Hope this helps.
    05-18-2016 12:18 PM
  3. jakeypride's Avatar
    More opinions please! Haha
    05-18-2016 01:26 PM
  4. danlnyc's Avatar
    I'm having a really hard time trying to decipher what he's trying to say. Is it just me cause I'm really confused lol.

    Remove the first sentence and add "Prius" and you got yourself a car problem. Are you sure you're posting in the correct forums? Just wondering.
    jessm1378 and Anthony Bobo like this.
    05-18-2016 03:11 PM
  5. pjwk81's Avatar
    Do you want us to wow at the fact you've an S7 as a home phone or what? Just plug it out and try it! It doesn't matter what we think, just what actually happens.
    05-18-2016 03:22 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    While it isn't the best idea to leave a battery at full for a month -- it should be okay I would think since the phone should stop charging it once full. Just take it out and test it. Best way to find out.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-18-2016 03:32 PM
  7. oks10's Avatar
    Sorry you didn't have the foresight to ever unplug your phone during the last month because you thought it'd be "cool" to use it as a home phone??...
    05-18-2016 03:39 PM
  8. jazz70's Avatar
    1. Unplug phone from the charger

    2. try your phone for a couple of days to see if your "2hrs of battery life" theory is right

    3. then come back here for some advice or search the forums for some other options if and when you actually have a problem
    wlonsdale likes this.
    05-18-2016 03:39 PM
  9. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    So I bought a S7 edge to use as my home phone. But it has never been in plugged, it's been charging for a month. I want to use it as my daily driver, but now I'm pissed a'f because I think the battery will only last like 2 hours. What do you guys think?
    If it's never been unplugged, why do you think the battery will only last two hours? Doesn't sound like you have any data to support that. Unplug the darn thing and see what happens.
    Alan Sims likes this.
    05-18-2016 04:39 PM
  10. jakeypride's Avatar
    If it's never been unplugged, why do you think the battery will only last two hours? Doesn't sound like you have any data to support that. Unplug the darn thing and see what happens.
    Plot Twist: So I did unplug it, played a video on max brightness and volume, right beside my iPhone 6s. It drained faster than my iPhone which was also max for both. :/
    05-18-2016 06:11 PM
  11. jazz70's Avatar
    Plot Twist: So I did unplug it, played a video on max brightness and volume, right beside my iPhone 6s. It drained faster than my iPhone which was also max for both. :/
    plot twists are always exciting in works of fiction
    05-18-2016 07:10 PM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    The S7 is brighter by 20 nits on than the iPhone, so it will run down a bit faster on max brightness, but not necessarily faster than the iPhone. How much faster is the question. Especially when there's video evidences of the S7 across the board lasting longer than the iPhone 6S Plus on videos.
    05-18-2016 07:20 PM
  13. jakeypride's Avatar
    The S7 is brighter by 20 nits on than the iPhone, so it will run down a bit faster on max brightness, but not necessarily faster than the iPhone. How much faster is the question. Especially when there's video evidences of the S7 across the board lasting longer than the iPhone 6S Plus on videos.
    In 5 minutes it lost 4% where as my iPhone lost 1%
    05-18-2016 07:44 PM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    Well it's going to be difficult as you left it charging for a month.

    1. Typically Androids get better battery efficiency over a few weeks of charge and discharge cycles algorithms learn your usage and turn of things that aren't needed. I wouldn't know if there are problems with leaving the phone plugged in a month that will affect this.

    2. While in general it is ok to leave a phone plugged in since there is a battery protection circuit that cuts off charge, the question now is, where does the electrical flow go? Is there heat generated? Even if it's not overly hot, a battery constantly exposed to heat will occur degradation of held charge faster. Playing games while plugged in may also do this. It's the heat damaging the battery, not the charging. You left it plugged a month, so potentially it may have exposed to elevated temperatures constantly for a month.

    3. Then we can't tell if there is a charging port or battery defect since its been plugged in for a month.

    I say just use it for a week or so, take note of battery drop rates and post a battery usage graph.
    jakeypride and Jay Sacks like this.
    05-18-2016 08:00 PM
  15. jakeypride's Avatar
    Well it's going to be difficult as you left it charging for a month.

    1. Typically Androids get better battery efficiency over a few weeks of charge and discharge cycles algorithms learn your usage and turn of things that aren't needed. I wouldn't know if there are problems with leaving the phone plugged in a month that will affect this.

    2. While in general it is ok to leave a phone plugged in since there is a battery protection circuit that cuts off charge, the question now is, where does the electrical flow go? Is there heat generated? Even if it's not overly hot, a battery constantly exposed to heat will occur degradation of held charge faster. Playing games while plugged in may also do this. It's the heat damaging the battery, not the charging. You left it plugged a month, so potentially it may have exposed to elevated temperatures constantly for a month.

    3. Then we can't tell if there is a charging port or battery defect since its been plugged in for a month.

    I say just use it for a week or so, take note of battery drop rates and post a battery usage graph.
    Will do!
    05-18-2016 08:11 PM
  16. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    To the original poster, I agree with you 100%! :-)
    the tall guy likes this.
    05-18-2016 08:17 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note - Let's chill out and follow the rules / P.U.P.P.A.H

    Community Rules & Guidelines - Mobile Nations Forums
    the tall guy likes this.
    05-18-2016 08:29 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    In 5 minutes it lost 4% where as my iPhone lost 1%
    There are SO many factors from signal strength, to radios, to the face the iPhone 6s is a smaller screen than the S7 Edge, to they use different screen technology, etc. etc. -- You can't grab a phone with entirely different specs and then be shocked they act different. iOS allows that stream -- with very few processes running in the background whereas Android is known to allow a ton more background processes which could be occurring on your phone.
    05-18-2016 08:30 PM
  19. jakeypride's Avatar
    God, I love you. And thanks, I'll make it my daily driver this weekend and see how things play out.
    05-18-2016 08:39 PM
  20. jneusch's Avatar
    Plot Twist: So I did unplug it, played a video on max brightness and volume, right beside my iPhone 6s. It drained faster than my iPhone which was also max for both. :/
    IPhones charge to about 108% at full charge and the S7 to about 102% at full charge. Use over the course of several days to figure it out. FYI- I got the 108% stat from the Apple genius bar when having my old iPhone checked for battery issues.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-18-2016 10:34 PM
  21. chanchan05's Avatar
    IPhones charge to about 108% at full charge and the S7 to about 102% at full charge. Use over the course of several days to figure it out. FYI- I got the 108% stat from the Apple genius bar when having my old iPhone checked for battery issues.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You do realize that's inherently impossible if you understood how percentages work and basic math right?
    05-18-2016 10:38 PM
  22. tengtengvn's Avatar
    Play video at max brightness? The S7's screen is brighter than iPhone' s IPS.
    05-19-2016 05:41 AM
  23. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Well it's going to be difficult as you left it charging for a month.

    1. Typically Androids get better battery efficiency over a few weeks of charge and discharge cycles algorithms learn your usage and turn of things that aren't needed. I wouldn't know if there are problems with leaving the phone plugged in a month that will affect this.
    Something tells me this is complete BS mentioned by someone, and then spread around by everyone else. "It just does things for you...the algorithms and stuff...whatever, you won't research it, you'll believe me!"
    05-19-2016 08:39 AM
  24. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    What do you guys think?
    I think you're making all of this up ...
    pounder001 and jazz70 like this.
    05-19-2016 08:49 AM
  25. jakeypride's Avatar
    I think you're making all of this up ...
    You certainly are "Not Quite Right", I didn't make any of this up. Any who, I got my opinions and no longer need this thread because its just going to result in people bashing me.
    05-19-2016 09:13 AM
37 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-12-2016, 09:21 AM
  2. I can't switch on the Media Audio for bluetooth
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-26-2016, 12:52 AM
  3. Why is my battery life draining while I'm charging it.
    By davidjama in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-18-2016, 10:40 PM
  4. Can I use a bluetooth headset for audio when recording video?
    By jmj227 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-18-2016, 10:46 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD