General GS4 owners...How long does it take your phone to charge?

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  1. sean76

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    So trying to get a pulse on how long it takes to charge the GS4...

    All posts, thoughts, and experiences are welcome from charging it from 5% to 100%, 50% up to 100%, etc, etc...
     

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  2. LookSir,Droids

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    I always try to keep my battery above 50%, like my gas tank.

    I haven't really monitored how long it takes yet though.. I believe it to be pretty quick, but that's when I'm not doing anything on it. What I have noticed, is that if I'm doing anything streaming or downloading related while it's on the charger, my battery life doesn't really increase or decrease by more than 1%. That's also usually with the display on.


    Hope that helps a little
     
  3. jamsterdm

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    Charge it when its about 60-70 just to be safe, its only my 1st full day so may change
     
  4. Tsepz_GP

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    It's very quick I must say, I'm pretty sure it's doing 10% every 10mins or so, so 0-100% can be done in around 1h40min to 2h, it seems to slow down between 90-100% so thats why I say 2h, but upto 90% it seems to just fly through the charging.
     
  5. Okapdroid

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    Well the battery was 50% charge when I received SGS4 yesterday and it took approximately between 1 - 2 hours to reach the full charge status with the light turning blue from a pink magenta. I let it ran down to less than 10% this evening and it took approximately between 3-4 hours to fully charge. Mind you, I wasn't actively timing each charging session with a stop watch so the times I stated are just my estimations on the time it actually took while I was moving around my home doing other activities and minding that mini me (my son) didn't mess with S4 while it was charging.
     
  6. cary328is

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  7. NZtechfreak

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    The S4 uses the same Samsung 2A charger the Note 2 used, so it isn't just Snapdragon fast charging in action here.
     
  8. Shocky

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    I would agree with 90 mins to 120 minutes.

    First time I put it on charge I was surprised when I came back at just over an hour to see it on 90%, a good surprise of course. :D
     
  9. sean76

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    Lol...my HTC one takes about 2 and a half hours to reach a full charge....

    Clearly the S4 is in iPhone 5 territory with how fast it charges
     
  10. speedlever

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    I was down to 11% a couple of days ago. It took right at 2 hours to recharge to 100%. I just happened to be standing near the phone when I saw the light switch from red to green indicating a full charge was achieved. This is with the phone on, in standby. I don't know if it will charge faster if the phone is off or not.
     
  11. Money_Mark

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    Per the owners manual, it takes approximately 4 hours to fully charge a dead battery.
     
  12. NZtechfreak

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    It most certainly doesn't take four hours!

    Two hours tops, and it will charge rapidly up to 80-90%.
     
  13. sincarafan

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    Mine takes no more then 2 hrs on a very low battery. Only 45 mins to an hour at 40 to 45 percent.
     
  14. zig8100

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    Quick Charge 2.0 is only on the Snap Dragon 800 not the 600. The S4 uses the 600.
     
  15. Poweranimals

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    Mine charges super fast. My battery was at 15% and an hour later it was already at 85%.
     
  16. icedtea

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    S4 charges in less than 2 hours time.. but you can notice 1-3 % drop in minutes even if the phone is locked.. :( or shall i say, the unit is idle.. (not to mention the default apps that are running. . .)
     
  17. speedlever

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    Put it in airplane mode and lose about 3% overnight.
     
  18. icedtea

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    with your statement.. you are saying that .. the drop in percentage even a phone is idle / not being used but NOT OFF. .is "normal"
     
  19. speedlever

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  20. icedtea

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    I am using battery doctor.. seems similar to the product given.. the top notch is Android OS. .followed by Screen.. (no questions for the screen) but for the OS.. a bit confused..
     
  21. itsallgood

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    From 5% to 100%, mine takes around 2 hrs in standby mode. It charges in about 1 1/2 hrs if my phone is off during charging. I use my phone as an alarm clock, so the screen is on, but dimmed, and it takes about 2 1/2 hrs. from 5% to 100%. For the size battery the S4 has, it charges really fast in a short period of time.
     
  22. mahler9

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    I let mine go down to 20% and it takes about 90 min to charge back to 100% in the phone.
    The Samsung charger takes about twice as long to charge from 20%. That's why I have two batteries, one is always full and ready to go
     
  23. lotus49

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    Using the stock charger (which is the best phone charger I've ever used, hands down) two hours from completely flat to completely full.
     
  24. icedtea

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    and how about your battery usage? :)
     
  25. lotus49

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    Pretty ropey to be honest, which is why I have so much experience of charging a completely flat battery and why I always carry two fully charged spare batteries.

    Fortunately, swapping batteries takes about a minute so I have never had to put up with a phone with no power.
     

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