1. topgum's Avatar
    Hi, I've got a battery question for new Tab S 8.4 owners. Do these things come already halfway charged? Just received my new tablet from walmart.com. The directions said to charge first. When I plugged it in the battery showed 56% right out of the box. I thought this was odd being the reviews say that a new battery should take take about 12 hrs to charge. I started wondering if this tablet may have been a return. Looking at the tape that seal on the box top i noticed that it's actually one piece of tape on top of another. Other than that it seems well packed. I did purchase the walmart protection plan so maybe they had to open the package for some reason
    Please tell me if it's normal for a new battery to show 56% at first plug in. I really don't intend to pay full price for a used item.Thanks!
    08-13-2014 10:46 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Yes, they almost all come precharged. Letting them get to 0 is really really bad, so there is usually enough juice to turn it on, make sure it works and log in, etc.
    08-13-2014 10:52 PM
  3. topgum's Avatar
    Sorry... "concern"
    08-13-2014 10:58 PM
  4. topgum's Avatar
    It's now showing 100% charged after only 2 hrs! Is that normal? I'm CONCERNED this is a return. thanks...
    08-13-2014 11:00 PM
  5. brosko's Avatar
    Basically all tablets (at least all 6 or so that i have purchased)come with around half charge. I would say 2 hours to go from half to full charge is perfectly normal and expected. No reason to think this is a return, at least from the battery standpoint.
    08-14-2014 07:50 PM
  6. topgum's Avatar
    Thank you much for the reply. That's great to know! This is my first tablet so I'm having to go by reviews, forums, etc.
    08-14-2014 08:24 PM
  7. NewKidontheGlock's Avatar
    Normal. Mine was about the same and charged fast.

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    10-06-2014 07:58 PM

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