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  1. hdorre

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    I have the original Droid Incredible. The main thing I dont like about it is that it could be bump charged. Does the DINC 2 have this same issue?
     

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    Bump charging is not good for the battery. The phone does the best job handling the charge to maintain the life of the battery.
     
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    plus i have found that bump charging on this phone does not actually work.
     
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    it actually does work, but yeah its not good for the overall life of the battery.
     
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    curious; is that the case for this phone, or any phone?
     
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    Being bad for the battery? That would be any phone. Do a little light reading on Lithium-ion batteries and you'll see why.
     
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    Oh really? I didnt know that. Thanks for letting me know. You make a good point too.

    It worked on my DINC, which is why I asked :)
     
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    I have not found it necessary to "bump charge" since switching to the INC2. The charge does not immediately drop 10% when taken off the charger like the original INC, plus battery life is generally much better in my experience.
     
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    It depends on when you take it off the charger. If you leave it on the charger after charging is complete, the phone runs on battery down to about 90%, then charges a little, then battery, charges a little.......

    So unless you take it off the charger right after charging completes, you are going to get that quick drop to 90% (since that's where it actually was when you took it off the charger, but your phone lies and shows 100%).
     
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    I charge my INC2 overnight and take it off in the morning. It seems to hold a 98% charge for awhile unless I start using it right away for downloading/updating apps, reading emails and ebooks etc. This morning for example after about an hour of use, it was at 89%. I will watch it a little more closely, but have not noticed the immediate drop off that I did with the original INC
     
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    This is what I was worried about. I guess I'm overthinking this. After that initial 10%, the battery was "stable" on my DINC.
     
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    As I said previously, how fast it drops to 90% depends on where in the charging cycle it was when you removed it from the charger.

    Bottom line is that the last 90% will last you 12-24+ hours depending on use. That should be sufficient for almost everyone, and therefore bump charging is not needed.
     
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    Here is my experience this morning after charging overnight. Mostly idle, one missed call and checked emails. 2 hrs = 95%, 3 hrs = 93%, 4 hrs = 92%. With my old INC and no bump charge it would have dropped to 92% within 45 minutes. That's good enough for me. :D
     
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    Thanks hilmar2k. Read a couple of technical articles on Lithium-ion batteries and found it to be true. No more bump charging for me.
     
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    I did some research too. The bolded is true for me too ;)
     
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    So, can I skip the articles and just quit bump charging?
     
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    Only if you're fond of cell phone batteries that last more than 6 months. ;)
     
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    My experience with this phone would say this is completely true. I always just charge overnight and some days I am almost immediately down to 90% and others I hover above 90% for awhile. This would explain that.
     

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