Awful battery life. Is something wrong?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by wahrenjie, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. wahrenjie

    wahrenjie New Member

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    I got the g-nex on Thurs. the battery was roughly @ 50% out of the box. I used it until around 20%, then charged it. It took over three hours to fully charge the battery. That night at about 12a I put the phone down for the night @ 70%. Eight hours later the battery was at 3%. Saturday I turned the data off and put the phone down and with no data running, the screen off, just stand by, the battery discharged at approximately 10% an hour. I picked up a new battery this morning and it seems to be discharging at the same high rate even though the data is turned off and it's just on stand by. Should I be concerned?
     
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    you should charge a new phone to 100% before using it for the first time.If you let it drain completely and charge to 100% you should see an improvement. Shutting off location saves battery just turn it on when you need it.Well at least it does charge pretty quick.

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    Have you calibrated the battery?

    Use the phone till it completely turns off. Then Plug it in and just let it charge to 100% don't touch it or anything. If you have a custom recovery once it reaches 100% you can go there and wipe the bat. stats.
     
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    An issue i have had is that the nexus dods not chargs from my old chargers from my droid or computer. The chargsr meeds to output 5V at 1amp. The chargss and usb. 2.0 xont do that. I had to buy 5 new charvers from amazon as well as a new car chargers. If you have usb 3.0 that is powerful enough. Part of this pfoblem would also be that i would leave the charger on all day at work and nothing would happen or i would even lose power.

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    This is exactly why I returned my Razr. Here's another test for you. Fully charge the battery and then shut the phone down, as in power off. Let it sit overnight then power it back up. It should be at 100%. When I did this with the RAZR it would have lost 20-30%. No phone should lose anything overnight when powered off. If it does send it back. There's nothing you can do to fix it.
     
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    Thanks so much for the replies. I read the other threads and I can't believe after all the delays, Samsung/Verizon would release the phone with such a glaring problem. I really wanted this phone, but now I'm not so sure. I can't even enjoy the features for fear I'll be left with a dead phone when I really need it!
     
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    Its not awe full check this out today so far.


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    And this too.

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    dezymond Tech Support Mod
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    Comes with the territory. Anyone who got a Nexus should know it's a device that will have bugs due to having a new OS, this battery issue being one of them. On the bright side, this phone is heavily supported by developers and by Google themselves. It won't be a smooth ride, but it'll definitely be enjoyable.
     
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    Well, if people stopped pestering them about it and pressuring them to sell the phones ASAP, maybe if it stayed in development a week or two, we might have less problems now.

    Day 1 was certainly crappy. Day 2 was better. And now (is it Day 3? or 4?) it was better even. I got an extended battery as well and will keep the standard one in my vehicle.
     
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    I'm sure google + all the extremely talented developers out there will get this and many other unforeseen issues fixed. Developer support for this device is amazing from day 1. :hail:
     
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