Slow charging?

skeeve

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Hey guys, got my SGSIIE4GT today (like 2 hours ago!) and I was just wondering if anybody else was noticing that it takes a long time to charge. This is my first ever charge so it's waaaaaay too soon to be calling this a problem, not trying to start any rumors or anything. Just... hey it's new and I'm freaking out about everything haha. Anybody have a similar story about their first or subsequent charging speed?

p.s. I initially was charging through my computer's usb port and it actually seemed to lose a small amount of battery (although it was syncing at the time so that doesn't really mean anything). I have had it plugged into the wall now for about 30 minutes and the percentage hasn't changed at all.

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Once again I would like to state as clearly as possible that I am very well aware that first charges can be weird with phones and I do not intend to start any kind of rumors about this phone. It is entirely possible that the one I received is deffective somehow (or the cable might even be, I'll try another one when I get home if this hasn't changed). And it's entirely possible and likely that NOTHING is wrong. I was just wondering if anybody had a similar experience.

Thanks!
 

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You computer will actually charge at half the rate a wall charger will. This also has the biggest stock battery out I believe so it will appear to take longer. You get .5amp from USB and 1amp from wall is how I believe its worded.

A USB controller or hub is required to power one unit load (100 mA, a low power load). It can optionally power up to 5 unit loads (500 mA, a high power load).

http://www.girr.org/mac_stuff/usb_stuff.html That link is all about USB charging and power ratings versus Wall charging.
 
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skeeve

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It's gone up +1% in the last 10 minutes so it seems to be accelerating. Unless I see this persisting over, say, the weekend, I don't think it's time to call it a problem yet. I also don't have a lot of cell service right now so the it's probably draining a little more from the battery than usual. We'll see :) Still hopeful!
 

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Mine is charging pretty slow, probably because the battery is larger, but nowhere near that slow, at least 25-30 percent in an hour, so it sounds like you may have a problem worth looking into.
 

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Mine seemed to be charging pretty slowly as well. Does yours show "USB Connected - MTP-Connected" in your notifications when charging? Mine does when I'm charging using a 1A rated USB wall charger from Monoprice, but when I use the stock Charger it does NOT show, and just charges. Much faster!
 

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Rebooted and still showing that. Do you have any notification at all while charging with the included wall adapter?
 

skeeve

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Just to clarify so nobody gets paranoid, I manually rebooted my phone.
Also, my EVO took a long time to charge at work, although I never tried it with anything other than the usb connection so that's probably not a fair comparison. I turned it off (too distracting while I should be working anyway) and I'll update on how it's charged in about 2 hours when I leave.

Still interested if others get an MTP or any other kind of notification while charging with the included (or any) wall adapter. Thanks!
 

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I'm wondering if maybe the outlets here are particularly slow. I'm using an outlet that's not directly in the wall... I promise that when I get to test out all the possible reasons I'll update here.
 

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Mine been on & off a charge all day as I've been giving it my undivided attention but it's slowly creeping up to a full charge
 

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No troll shield required. All Galaxy phones take forever to charge, including the original Galaxy series. I think it gets better, but still takes a long time.
 
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it took me about 2 hours to fully charged it last night. For the biggest stock battery that's not bad.
 

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I had a much larger battery on my evo. It charged far quicker. I have a 1000 mah car charger so ill see if that changes anything. It is super slow though.