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Can I use the Note 4 without battery, just plugged to the socket?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dubin, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Dubin

    Dubin Lurker
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    I use a lot the Galaxy Note at my desk, doing tethering or just using the phone sitting in the same place for hours, near a power point (socket).

    To avoid using the battery unnecessarily, couldn't I use the phone without battery, plugged to the socket?

    Thank you in advance.

  2. rock526

    rock526 Newbie

    nope, sorry...
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    From what I've seen phones just won't power on if they haven't got a battery in them.

    Laptops on the other hand will run quite happily without a battery connected, on their charger power-brick only.
  4. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    they won't even power on w/o the battery.

    don't worry about the battery, I always have my Note 4, or my S5, laying on the Qi Wireless charger when I am using it at my desk.
    The charger is programmed to drop back to a maintenance charge, just equal to what it takes to power the phone at idle.

    and especially when I am talking to my trucker buddy, I "ride along with him" for hours at a time keeping him awake late at night while finishing up a run.... and when we are done, my phone is usually always topped off and ready to go 'mobile somewhere'.
  5. Dubin

    Dubin Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your answers.

    Then, after reading what AZgl1500 said about using the phone on the Qi Wireless charger, I think I could use the phone with the battery in it and plugged to the socket.

    I don't know if someone has tried it, or is it unadvisable to do it for some reason?
    #5 Dubin, Feb 20, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2016
  6. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    works fine, and if you have one of the older 1 amp wall warts, that is even better for "Long Term" use of being plugged in...

    I have a very old 0.75 amp wall wart, and it will do a slow charge on current model phones.

    good enough to keep the battery topped up and alive while you are busy at your office desk.
  7. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Instead of asking... why didn't you try it... with the battery out... that would have answered the question. ;)
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Perhaps @Dubin thought it may hurt the device so he asked before doing it ;)

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date was October 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 16MP camera, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3220mAh battery.

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