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Battery Stats and Swapping Batteries

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jse2480, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. jse2480

    jse2480 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Maybe someone can clarify for me...

    I've read a lot about maintaining proper battery stats, calibrating with charge cycles, etc. I used to do it all the time on my rooted D1. Most people will agree that they see better battery life after clearing the stats and a few charge cycles.

    My question is, with everyone talking about the extended battery, or the external battery charger, how does it affect phone performance when you take a battery out and replace it with another?

    It would seem to me that if you were to calibrate a battery, pull a dead one out then put in a second, full battery that it would affect the stats somehow?

    What about the difference between swapping between a stock batt and an extended batt with different capacities?
     



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  2. DSG04lightning

    DSG04lightning Well-Known Member

    good question id like to know as well. I just picked up my external charger today and which brings my total to 4 batteries 2 std and 2 extended I know overkill
     
  3. ANewDay

    ANewDay Well-Known Member

    I'd like to know too.
     
  4. byrds8

    byrds8 Well-Known Member

    Count me in for wanting to know :p
     
  5. byrds8

    byrds8 Well-Known Member

    Maybe no one knows for sure like us lol
     
  6. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    Just forget about all this battery calibration nonsense. It makes zero difference in battery performance.
     
  7. jse2480

    jse2480 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Do you have data, or an explanation about how it works and why it makes no difference in battery performance? Why does the phone monitor statistics of the battery if it doesn't affect anything, or was that just your opinion?
     
  8. ZachMob

    ZachMob Well-Known Member

    Battery calibration just makes the battery gauge more accurate, but doesn't give your batteries more fuel.

    Inaccurate reporting could cause the phone to only charge to 97% instead of 100% or turnoff at 3% instead of 0% so you can see small improvements in life, but it isn't big enough to be a major concern compared to the ability to swap batteries.
     
  9. andiroo

    andiroo Newbie

    My battery life has significantly improved over the few weeks that I have owned this phone. Again, it's likely just the REPORTING that's improved, but I hardly ever need to charge it during the day anymore. When I first got it, I was down to 20% or so by the end of the work day, so I'd have to charge it to make it through the evening.
     
  10. EdenObscured

    EdenObscured Well-Known Member

    Here is what I get on Wifi.


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    I'll post what I get on 4G only soon.
     
  11. jse2480

    jse2480 Newbie
    Thread Starter

  12. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    every android phone Ive owned I had extra batteries that I cycled through an external charger . Eris, Incredible , Thunderbolt, Rezound and now Nexus . I can tell you without any doubt when I charge my battery on the external charger it lasts a little longer . I hate plugging my phone in so when I run out of battery juice I power it down and pop in a new battery then throw the dead one on the charger. It makes my life so much easier not dealing with chargers the only charger I use is in my car for when I'm doing heavy navigation and streaming on longer drives .. The whole battery calibrating things is bogus imo maybe if you were planning on keeping the battery for 5 years it might matter but most here upgrade there phone every 10-20months it's not gonna matter
     

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