I dont own the NS4G but I did own the Epic 4G twice before returning it both times. And that phone took forever to charge as well. Evo 4G on while charging takes about 2 hours from almost dead to full. Turn it off and charge like a 1 and 15 minutes. The NS4G is the same hardware as the galaxy s series so Im not suprised it takes very long to charge. Its not any programs you have its the phone itself
I have seen this posted before. I have never had a phone that did not charge to 100%. This does not seem logical as a safety feature. Where have you heard this?
go on google and type 'your battery gauge is lying to you' that's where i read about it...100% doesn't actually mean 100%. i have also never owned a phone that did not charge to 100% but this is my first android phone.
Try this. Turn off your "data always on" then it will only run when you actually need it. Battery life saved there. Some things you have no control over battery wise. Games will kill it pretty fast. Messenger's running in the background. Etc. if you have no need for it at that time shut it down. Wifi , 4G unless your in a 4 G area and so on.
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I feel your pain! My first Nexus S 4G took 5 1/2 to 6 hours to recharge and I felt like it was using losing power faster than it would recharge. I returned the phone for another Nexus. The second one charges a LOT faster (a couple of hours) but still takes longer than any other smart phone I have owned.
I understand that some reps are here to help, but please stop saying that some apps slow it down from charging. This has to be the slowest charging phone I have ever owned, I mean this thing takes over 5-6 hours to charge. if I use it while charging the **** this actually never charges and stays at the same rate unless I put it down.
When someone says it takes epic long to charge, it means exactly that, its not about battery life, its about the time it takes to charge the phone, which is insanely long with this phone. There has to be a reason why it takes so long.
New Nexus S would not charge past 94%. Started at 97% and within 2 weeks would only charge to 94%. Replaced battery under 30-day warranty period. Now charges to 100%.
When I used the Samsung wall charger that the phone came with ( a .7amp charger) it took 4-5 hours to charge. I started using my wall charger that is a 1amp charger and it only takes 2-3 hours now. Even faster if you turn it off.
Hello BAdkins69, that does make it seem as if the stock charger being slightly underpowered could be the problem, possibly Samsung decided the 700 mah charger was a better choice to prevent overheating. I'll look for stronger indications and post back here.
Some basic battery tech. Can only assume that by using a smaller charger Samsung was hoping to increase battery life. Obviously the faster you charge any battery the more heat this will produce. As we see one of the drawbacks of Li- ion battery is that heat can reduce battery life.
Features of Li-ion cells
Drawbacks of Li-ion cells
battery takes some 'breaking in' to get normal usage...after a few weeks of use, my nexus charges in a total of 3-4 hours, and lasts me at least 10-12 hours with heavy use, wifi, web browsing, texting, gaming, etc. at first the battery life was subpar but it's perfect now...much better than the palm pre, at least in my experience.