I bought a Motorola Droid a week ago and I am having an issue with the battery indicator.
The first day I got it, I started using it right out of the box with the battery around half full. I played around with it quite a bit, installed some apps, organized contacts, texted some people. That night, it warned me that the battery was at 5% and needed to be charged, so I plugged it in and got ready for bed. Before falling asleep, I noticed that the lock screen said it was around 20% so I knew it was charging. When I woke up in the morning, it said Charged, so I disconnected it and immediately got the 5% warning again and the battery bar dropped back to red.
I plugged it back in, waited until it got up to around 70% and unplugged it again with the same results. I repeated this same process with a different phone charger and my car charger. The phone always appeared to be charging (white light on the side, battery percentage on-screen kept increasing). Every time I unplugged it, I got the 5% battery warning.
I went to a Verizon store, they mimicked the problem, and replaced the battery for me. I used the new battery for a couple days, charged it once or twice and it seemed fine. But now the same exact thing is happening again. I have noticed that if I ignore the 5% warning and don't plug the phone in, the battery indicator will often go back up to yellow and then green after half an hour and I can often use the phone for hours before I get warned again. However, this means that I never know the true status of the battery until the phone powers off and is completely drained.
Has anyone heard of this happening? Should I get the phone replaced? Should I try restoring factory defaults or something else?
Thanks for your help.