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Battery drops from 40% to 0%

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vegan4all, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. vegan4all

    vegan4all Lurker
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    Hello ! I'm new here and I have the following issue on my LG K10. As you can see in the attached images, my battery drops from about 40% to 0% in seconds.
    What I did:
    - I checked for battery-draining apps, which I have none.
    - I bought a new battery (last one was dropping at about 50%, so no big change)
    Any thoughts? Thanks in advance
     

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  2. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    There are apparently several variations of the K10, with 1GB, 1.5GB, and 2GB of RAM models:
    https://www.gsmarena.com/lg_k10-7849.php
    Which one do you have? Also, is yours running Lollipop or Marshmallow?

    It's not too surprising for the battery in a four year old phone to start failing, a lot of them last longer but that's very conditional. You mentioned getting a new battery but when did you replace the original one? A drop-off of 40% to 0 in just seconds would indicate a hardware related problem rather than a software one. If this was an Android OS or an app issue, the drop-off would be much more gradual.
     
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  3. vegan4all

    vegan4all Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello! Thank you for your swift reply!
    Mine has 1.8 gb ram and android 7 (nougat). I changed the battery for a new one about 3 weeks ago, no real change there. So if it's a hardware-related problem and it's not the battery should I just change the phone?
     
  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Well it does appear to be something other than a battery issue then. It's very unlikely two different batteries from two different sources would be failing in such a similar way. And it's also unlikely to be software related as that rapid rate of power drain just doesn't apply. But all this is just speculation from my viewpoint. There's a good chance there are consequential circumstances involved that might reveal just what the problem actually is -- i.e. a hands-on inspection involving a partial tear-down of you phone might turn up something like a broken solder joint is causing a short.
    That might involve a cost you don't want to invest on this phone at this point. It might be better off to just use that money when shopping around for a new or newer model. But in any case, be sure to back up any data you need to keep while the phone is still functional.
     
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  5. vegan4all

    vegan4all Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you!! I finally decided to switch back to my older phone before the other exploded :)
     
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  6. PhongBa

    PhongBa Lurker

    I think you handled it very well.
     

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The LG K10 release date was February 2017. Features and Specs include a 2800mAh battery, 5.3" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, and MT6750 processor.

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