Support "Charge before first use?"

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kjarrett, May 28, 2010.

  1. kjarrett

    kjarrett Well-Known Member
    43

    Apr 10, 2010
    256
    29
    43
    How many people actually let the phone charge fully before using it?

    What does "charge fully" mean, in real terms, assuming you just opened the box?

    TIA,

    -kj-
     

    Advertisement

  2. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member
    163

    Apr 14, 2010
    1,962
    338
    163
    Accountant and semi-pro poker player
    Upstate NY
    Plug it in and go, for me :D
     
  3. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member
    38

    May 11, 2010
    228
    11
    38
    According to the book that came with the phone, you're supposed to fully charge it before it's first use...While this is up for interpretation, I charged mine until the light turned green, then gave it about an additional 4 hours before unplugging it and turning it on for the first time! Hope this helps!
     
  4. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Well-Known Member
    63

    Apr 29, 2010
    413
    76
    63
    Software Engineer
    Vernon, CT
    I assume that the battery is only initially charged up to 40% on manufacturing because this is the optimal storage capacity for a LiPoly battery. I generally always charge my new phones all the way before first use just to give the battery a fresh fill up. I dont think there is any harm in using it right out of the box though.
     
  5. zemerick

    zemerick Well-Known Member
    93

    Apr 8, 2010
    572
    130
    93
    The main issue is that you need to ensure you have a charge on the battery that will allow you to make it through the activation process. A battery dieing during that time would be very bad.

    I personally charged it til the light went green, then unplugged, turned it on and activated and spent the next few hours finding every setting, and what it does for everything:)
     
  6. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member
    93

    Mar 1, 2010
    932
    242
    93
    USA
    I don't know if what I did is what HTC expects, but when I received the phone, I plugged it in immediately. I then turned it on a few seconds later. I left the phone plugged in for maybe 6-7 hours before unplugging it. I did, however, activate it and use it a bit while plugged in.

    After the first use, I let the phone die out most of the way before fully charging again, but this time for more like 3-4 hours.

    Since then I've never not fully charged the phone (meaning the light turns green -- usually 90-120 minutes). Can't say whether this has helped, but I've had great battery life.

    My battery life has been excellent for the month I've had the phone. I get around 24-30 hours (sometimes even more) in before I hit yellow on the battery indicator.
     
  7. beenz

    beenz Well-Known Member
    63

    Apr 8, 2010
    396
    88
    63
    I took mine out of the box, plugged it in, and immediately started downloading apps (while it was doing the first charge). Didn't seem to hurt the battery
     
  8. INTREPID-NY

    INTREPID-NY Well-Known Member
    53

    May 5, 2010
    273
    55
    53
    Charge it now or later. Charge it at any point (dead, 1/2 or almost full). Charge it only partially. Charge it only at high tide. It makes no difference! These are not old nicad batteries. These are Lithium-ion polymer batteries. Lithium-ion is a low maintenance battery. There is absolutely no memory and no scheduled cycling required to prolong the battery's life. It's an ideal battery. Just Google Lithium-ion.
     
  9. kpantz

    kpantz Well-Known Member
    38

    May 25, 2010
    104
    19
    38
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Anybody recommend bump charging it right out of the box?

    (Ducks)
     

Share This Page

Loading...