1. Kko 5's Avatar
    Hi guys, to all of you wondering how to charge your battery for the 1st time, here below is Samsung's official link regarding the issue.
    Your comments are welcome...

    S8-Basic > How to charge the battery of Galaxy S8/S8+ for the first time? | Samsung Support NZ
    03-09-2018 01:14 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yeah, pretty much. Batteries aren't as 'picky' now as they used to be (no memory issues, etc.). Lithium batteries do 'like' however, being cycled and don't necessarily 'like' being all full or all empty, but modern protection circuitry already covers that, so even keeping the phone plugged in all the time shouldn't affect it (but the battery does like to get cycled, so it is advisable to use it eventually if, for any case, you always keep it connected).
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    03-09-2018 01:26 PM
  3. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    Hi guys, to all of you wondering how to charge your battery for the 1st time, here below is Samsung's official link regarding the issue.
    Your comments are welcome...

    S8-Basic > How to charge the battery of Galaxy S8/S8+ for the first time? | Samsung Support NZ
    I just read that link, but I didn't draw the same conclusions as poster #2 .

    It specifically says to charge it to 100% initially.
    03-09-2018 04:59 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I just read that link, but I didn't draw the same conclusions as poster #2 .

    It specifically says to charge it to 100% initially.
    That's what all manufacturers will say as they want you to use the device from a full charge (and it's always good, you know, to see if your phone CAN charge fully the first time you use it), but for Lithium batteries, especially since they've already been cycled through QA before leaving the factory (if Sammy's still doing their 100% whatever-number-of-points inspection for batteries) charging to 100% is irrelevant other than to maximize charge. Not a conclusion drawn from their page, just how these batteries work. The Lithium ions like to be moving, which is why a true full charge (which would keep them tightly packed and not 'super excited') or a full empty charge (which basically has no moving ions left) is discouraged, but security circuitry, as long as your battery is a good original or OEM battery and not a crappy Chinese knock-off without said security circuit, you're fine. Battery Memory effect is also null for these, so the old 'don't charge to 50% and then use because you'll kill half the battery' habits is also irrelevant.
    03-09-2018 05:20 PM
  5. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    That's what all manufacturers will say as they want you to use the device from a full charge (and it's always good, you know, to see if your phone CAN charge fully the first time you use it), but for Lithium batteries, especially since they've already been cycled through QA before leaving the factory (if Sammy's still doing their 100% whatever-number-of-points inspection for batteries) charging to 100% is irrelevant other than to maximize charge. Not a conclusion drawn from their page, just how these batteries work. The Lithium ions like to be moving, which is why a true full charge (which would keep them tightly packed and not 'super excited') or a full empty charge (which basically has no moving ions left) is discouraged, but security circuitry, as long as your battery is a good original or OEM battery and not a crappy Chinese knock-off without said security circuit, you're fine. Battery Memory effect is also null for these, so the old 'don't charge to 50% and then use because you'll kill half the battery' habits is also irrelevant.
    @SpookDroid:

    I agree totally that the old "don't charge to 50%" idea is no longer valid. in fact, that has been invalid for quite some time now, as that only made sense for the really old Nickel Cadmium batteries. When they moved on to the Nickel Metal Hydride batteries, there is no more "memory effect" so that whole drill of a full charge is no longer valid. Ditto for the lithium.

    I agree wholeheartedly.
    03-09-2018 07:00 PM

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