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  1. kersey

    kersey Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all,

    Just received my X10 and as much as I can't wait to use it I'm going to give it a good charge overnight but everytime I connect it to the mains to charge the phone turns itself on...

    If I turn the phone off, it then turns itself back on...is this the same with you guys. Is it possible to charge the phone from the mains while it's off???
     

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  2. redesignni

    redesignni Active Member

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    Dunno if its possible to charge it while off.. I know mine keeps turning itself on maybe its a weird feature of the phone :-/
     
  3. kersey

    kersey Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Glad it's not just me then, I can live with that...just never had a phone on charge that wouldn't turn off.

    Can't keep myself from messing with it now it's charging while on :p
     
  4. Dem

    Dem Well-Known Member

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    Oi! Put it down! lol. :D
     
  5. davethorp

    davethorp Well-Known Member

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    Can't speak for any other phones but I do know the iPhone also exhibits this behaviour so guess it's not that unusual
     
  6. saltorio

    saltorio Well-Known Member

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    My iPAQ 910c also does this, so I think it's pretty standard.
     
  7. blaze_dave

    blaze_dave Well-Known Member

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    I am so tempted to mess with my new phone! Mine is charging now in the other room so I am being good! :rolleyes:

    And also my phone comes on when charging, so must be the norm!
     
  8. redesignni

    redesignni Active Member

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    Go for it... I was so impatient when I got mine I even got it brought to work to me lol

    slightly off topic, Kersey, I posted the screen protector today for you.

     
  9. blaze_dave

    blaze_dave Well-Known Member

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    Nah, I will wait until the morning when it's had a full day charge naerly :D

    Also I like to add mine didn't come with a screen protector, were we meant to get one???

    No biggy, got a rubber phone protector in the post :D
     
  10. kamm

    kamm Well-Known Member

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    IMO it's clearly a bug, it shouldn't act like this and it is indeed annoying. I fired off an email to people I know @SE, hopefully will get some answers by the weekend.
     
  11. davethorp

    davethorp Well-Known Member

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    Er yeah it should act like this and as posted in this thread at least 2 other smartphone's including one of the most popular ones behave in the exact same way.

    There are much more important actual bugs to fix, like the keyboard one or the battery life before SE fix something that isn't even a bug but how the phone is designed to work

    I'll save you the hassle of posting the response from SE, it will go something like this

     
  12. kamm

    kamm Well-Known Member

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    Which does not mean crap, sorry - it's a SE phone, it shouldn't work like this.

    What gives you the impression they only have 2-3 people to work on bugfixes...?

    Why would a friend reply in this manner? :)
     
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    Thats wierd. Impossibly wierd.

    I have never had a phone which can't turn off when charging. iPhone sits on a 'charging screen' while charging, still technically on. But the X10 sits on the home screen. Just crazy.

    Not a big problem though, since this phone is simply outstanding.
     
  14. davethorp

    davethorp Well-Known Member

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    Why exactly shouldn't it? Mobile phones are supposed to be switched on. If they aren't on they don't work and you could miss an important call/text. And what's to say it's SE that are causing this major(!) "bug" and it isn't an android thing? Not to mention an Apple thing..... and probably a several other manufacturers thing


    Perhaps you could direct me to where in my post I said that. They will no doubt have a whole team working on bug fixes. A whole team with better things to do than fix something that isn't even a bug

    I don't know possibly if they got fed up of their friends hassling them over (non)bugs ;)
     
  15. kersey

    kersey Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for posting the screen protector mate.

    Had my phone in work with me for the last two days...still trying to tweak it to suit my tastes and trying numerous apps from Marketplace :p
     
  16. kamm

    kamm Well-Known Member

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    You never owned any SE phone, have you? :p

    SE is famous about following their own formula and X10 is here to attest to their commitment - this is why I stick with SE for many years now.

    BTW I never said it's not an Android bug, sorry, "feature" - but for us, SE users it remains a bug and it needs to be fixed by SE, nobody else.

    Got it?

    In your mind, perhaps - rest of us think it's a weird/stupid/annoying/etc phenomenon aka bug.

    It's a bug in a SE phone. If you don't understand the word, look up the definition.
     
  17. davethorp

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    Yes I have, the K800i for one but there have been others. I also own an Xperia X10 oddly enough ;)

    You've never owned any other smartphone have you? :p

    And in following their own formula they have come up with a device which happens to turn itself on when being charged. It's not exactly breaking the phone like the battery life or the keyboard bugs are now is it. So it switches on. If you don't want your phone to be switched on don't plug it in, actually don't take it out the box. Most people however like their phones to be on because then they can use them

    In your opinion. Maybe Sony Ericsson will agree with you and consider it a bug. Frankly I don't care either way if it turns on or not but in the opinion of any sane person, there are more important things to fix than this (none)bug. The keyboard glitch actually breaks the phone and prevents people from using it as intended (unless they either download an unsupported, unsigned keyboard or pay
     
  18. kamm

    kamm Well-Known Member

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    Ummm, really? And which one turns on when you connect the charger?

    I started with Nokia on WAP in the 90s if you know what's that... :p

    In the 21st century I went through Jornadas/iPaqs, Nokias, HTCs and planety of Sony Ericsson, of course.


    Stop with the nonsense.
    No HTC, no Nokia, no Sony Ericsson, no iPaq worked like this, not one before. It's obviously some Android design bug and needs to be fixed.

     
  19. davethorp

    davethorp Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I'd include the nokia 7110 as a smartphone but hey

    Windows XP? windows Me? Windows 98? I could go on!

    Well now I have learned something. The iPhone runs android. And there was me thinking it ran iPhone OS :D:D
     
  20. redesignni

    redesignni Active Member

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    My iPhone 3GS always turned on while charging and also my HTC Hero and HTC Touch Diamond 2 before that. Also I can confirm that the Morotola DEXT (Cliq) does exactly the same and turns itself on when put on charge after a few seconds.

    Personally, and Im not agreeing or disagreeing with anyone here, I think its a feature and not a bug... most people charge their phone regularly so phone is on when charging anyway but for those who dont and battery has died then its a perfect feature to turn a communication device on when it has the power to run for reasons of it being a device for others to communicate with you on.
     
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    Ok found this thread. I thought the phone was defective but it seems to be normal function.

    Btw, I also have a HTC Magic and it does not turn itself on while charging. It is using the same Android version, that is, Donuts 1.6. So, it isn't an Android feature, but certainly something that SE introduced.

    Oh, btw, this is my second SE. I originally had the first, first smartphone ever made by SE, the S710. It certainly turned itself off while charging. lol
     
  22. mjschmidt

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    Guys, noticed something about charging the phone, wondered if you have seen the same.

    The only charger in my box was a USB cable that plugs into a "plug head" that plugs into the wall.

    I plugged the X10 in last night to charge, around 12:00 am, when it still had about 15% charge. By 8:30 this morning it was only at 88% charge!!! Have you noticed the same? By the way, I had/have WiFi & Data turned off while charging, and used TaskPanel to kill all background tasks while it was charging.

    I also think it's weird that a phone turns itself back on after you turn it off, when it plugs in to charge. I can see why you might want it in while charging (to receive calls) but it should be up to the user to decide that. Maybe I want it off while charging? Also, I have an HTC Magic, and if I shut it off to charge it does not turn itself back on.


    So I'm wondering if this is because of the type of charger, something wrong with the battery, or that's just the way the X10 charges?

    If it's just how the X10 charges, imagine that someone whose phone is almost dead or dead plugs it in to charge before they go to bed, and when they are ready to leave for work in the morning it's still not fully charged!
     
  23. saltorio

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    Kamm: first of all calm down.

    Secondly, don't tell us what we have and haven't experienced on other phones. You may have never experienced such things, but I certainly have. My iPAQ 910c most certainly did turn itself on when I plugged it in. I know this for a fact as I had to recharge it from dead nearly every day of the last 2 months I was using it, and every time it would turn itself on as soon as it was plugged in (and yes, it did this before the battery started to go wonky as well).

    mjschmidt: It's part of the way the X10 charges. It doesn't continue to draw a charge when it reaches 100%, but instead stops recharging until it drops down to 90% and then re-starts charging. I've plotted this same cycle happening every time the phone is plugged in using JuicePlotter since I got the X10 on the 14th, and have read others reporting the same.

    Though I've never pulled it off the charger in the morning below 90%, it can range anywhere from 90% - 100% depending when in the cycle I happen to pull it off.
     
  24. visitador02

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    Having talked to an engineer, I discovered how little I know about how these phones work. The phones do need to be turned on in one way or other so that they regulate how much electricity is being charged. It is just a matter of how it is implemented.

    I believe Saltorio is right with his explanation. Just have to live with this. I have decided to leave the phone on airplane mode at night before I go to sleep. Any other suggestions are appreciated.
     

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