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#136510 29-Nov-2013 18:02
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I find smart phones good enough not to consider tablets unless I am travelling with others but certainly unless my laptop now 2007 which was bought in 2010 breaks .. Getting to grips with smart phones they are so handy with the apps, browsing the web etc but I find that the battery needs to be recharged daily.  How do you guys do it?

I rather not sleep with the phone charging.  Then during the day I would like I leave it on and probably connected to at least a WiFi connection.  Arriving back home I could pop it on the charger but the thing is one wants to use it in the lounge, walking around etc .. and one wants it connected to the web to get notifications such as IM, email, social media.  If the phone needs a charge in the afternoon I leave it on but I may switch WiFi off it takes at least 4hrs.  That is like half a work day off.

And out of interest does the tablets take this long to charge too?

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  #943026 29-Nov-2013 18:05
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What sort of phone? Surely you can get a charger which takes less than 4 hours.



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  #943093 29-Nov-2013 19:14
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LG Optimus g with the USB wall charger, phone was on WiFi off actually took like 5 or 6hrs

 
 
 
 


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  #943095 29-Nov-2013 19:15
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Wow that is a long time



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  #943105 29-Nov-2013 19:18
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with it completely off takes maybe 1.5hrs

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  #943107 29-Nov-2013 19:22
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What current rating is the charger?



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  #943109 29-Nov-2013 19:24
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was 10mins just off the charger oh input 0.2A output 1.2A

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  #943116 29-Nov-2013 19:38
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I just charge mine overnight every night. Why not?




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  #943124 29-Nov-2013 19:52
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A 1.2A charger should be able to push an Optimus G from 0 to full in under 2.5 hrs even with the phone on & features running. Try a 2.1A charger, though, mine gets my S4 back up to full in under 1.5hrs even with everything on.

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  #943125 29-Nov-2013 19:52
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1 amp charger should do it quicker than that, unless something is really draining the battery - any services using GPS all the time?



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  #943127 29-Nov-2013 19:58
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Nope, GPS is set to off, data is off, WiFi was off too - it was least 4hrs.  The battery was down to about 20%.  What I will do is note it down with a pen/pad when it goes flat again and note the charging time next time.  A lot of the time I run battery into the red zone and many times until it shuts down. 

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  #943172 29-Nov-2013 21:51
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So why not charge it overnight?






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  #943175 29-Nov-2013 22:00
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I am a very light sleeper so when the phone gives me a beep that is fully charged, it wakes me up.  Also when I sleep I like to browse the net a bit then I sleep so I rather not use the phone in bed with the power cable connected.  Maybe fire risk and I have a medical condition that I shouldn't place a mobile phone too close towards my medical gadget.

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  #943188 29-Nov-2013 22:14
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I would need to be away from a charger for many hours before my iPhone goes flat, even with reasonably regular use. Since I can charge at home, at work, or in the car I have never really had a problem.

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  #943190 29-Nov-2013 22:25
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Just charge it overnight in another room. It is highly unlikely to burn the house down and it is away from your medical gadget. Unfortunately, the days of phones lasting days or weeks on a charge are long gone.

Otherwise, get a tablet. I am finding that with sporadic use throughout the day and evening our galaxy tab 2 will happily last three days before needing a charge. This is mostly internet browsing, facebook/twitter/wife's pinterest etc and some gaming.




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  #943197 29-Nov-2013 22:38
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How about the cable between the charger and the phone? I have found that has a huge impact on charge time. Since my HTC came with a pathetic short 1m cable, I used a longer one I got off some cheap site online, it really slowed the charge down.

Same thing on my note 3 - a generic cheap cable charges slower than the stupidly short one that the phone came with, although its not as bad with a 3m USB3 cable as the HTC one X was with a 3m USB2 cable.




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