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Old July 5th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I just got my new Samsung Galaxy S4 and love it so far ($139 at Fry's this week).
I was wondering about the first battery charge. It comes out of the box with about a half a charge. Should I let it run down to zero or charge it right away?

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Heres a useful site. http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_lithium_ion_batteries
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I read while ago that, letting the battery drop to zero harm the cells
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Letting it drop down to the true 0 will harm the batteries.

However, manufacturers have the device shut off before damage can be caused

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Ok so I just got my new Samsung Galaxy S4 and love it so far ($139 at Fry's this week).
I was wondering about the first battery charge. It comes out of the box with about a half a charge. Should I let it run down to zero or charge it right away?

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Most manufacturers recommend you charge it to full right away.
I tend to agree with that.
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