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Battery charging pretty slow, normal?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SFBayArea, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. SFBayArea

    SFBayArea Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just got LG G5 from TMobile few days ago. Switched from the Nexus 5X (which is essentially another LG phone). My Nexus 5x was charging 40-50% in 15-20 min. G5 is taking a long time to charge - basically it takes same amount of time to charge G5 as my wife's G3 on old usb type charger (on the USB B connection).
    Is this normal? What do people see timewise with their G5s? How long does it take your G5 to charge from low 10-15% to 50% and to 100%?

    Thank you

  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Looking back through my battery stats (using Battery Monitor Widget app), during the course of the past few nights, generally it will charge from about 30% to 100% in about 2 hours..give or take.
    Then another night it went from 37% to 100% in about an hour.
    Yet another night it went from 50% to 100% in an hour.

    I should post some screenshots because now that I'm looking at the data, it seems to vary as far as time vs. mA...hmmmm...

    Are you using the included wall charger?
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  3. wedgemoose

    wedgemoose Android Enthusiast

    I was kind of thinking the same thing. I didn't know if I was doing something wrong. I've never had fast charge before but it does seem to be taking too long.

    I charge each night so it doesn't really matter but there will come a time when I want the Fast charge to work like it should. I was thinking maybe it was a setting or something I missed? But not if your saying the basic same thing
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  4. SFBayArea

    SFBayArea Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    If I would compare the G5 charge to my wife's G4 I'd say G5 charging slightly faster, but only slightly.

    As I mentioned I've switched from Nexus 5X which was one of the first phones to have new C connection fast charger. My Nexus charges at least twice faster (if not more) then G5. I can literally put my Nexus 5x on a charge for 15 min and I will gain 30-40% of battery in that time. 15 min on G5 charging will get me 8-10% of battery gain.

    I wonder why? Do I have a lemon phone or do all G5s kind of charging slow even though they are on a fastest charging system available?
  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Let me try comparing apples to apples a minute...are you using the charger that came with the device? The one that goes into the wall?
    If so, I'll try the same thing for 15 minutes and see what kind of gain I get. :)

    Edit: some interesting results here using the app I am using:
    #5 Mikestony, Apr 15, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
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  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    How'd it go?
    Just as this topic came up,I also began seeing what appeared to be inconsistent charging rates.
    Even factoring in the slowdown as the battery approaches the 2/3 full mark or so,charging rates seem to be inconsistent.
    I'm using the Samsung quick charge adapter & the OEM LG G5 Cable.
    If need be for a more accurate comparison,I'll switch to the G5 adapter & top-off in the morning while I'm getting ready for work & post the start-stop times & %'s.
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  7. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Oh, forgot about this thread lol....
    Anyway, it seems like more often than not, no matter how low my battery has gotten before I charge it, it will start out with about 730ma of charging and go down from there.
    Rarely, and I mean rarely, have I seen it start out at 3000ma (3 amp)

    No matter if I use the stock charger, or the one from Tronsmart that claims 3 amp.
    Not sure what to think, but I keep monitoring the link at XDA to see what others are saying :)
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  8. norb

    norb Android Enthusiast

    I appear to be having this issue too. It is awful. It will not charge while being used. And even goes down in charge while being used with the stock charger! Wish I could jam my 25 watt charger up in there!

    Any ideas? Word from LG?

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