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  1. craigkaeding

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    I recently picked up a LG G2 and noticed that it takes forever to charge (10% in 30 minutes). As a first time android user I was wondering if this was normal or if there is something wrong with my phone. Thanks
     

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    charge times change depending on the ampage of your charger. you can buy higher amp charger that will charge your phone faster but can also make the battery warmer, heat can potentially be bad for a battery so I prefer to use a stock charger.

    tldr I have a high end phone and it does indeed take ages to charge compared to my last gen backup droid phone.

    edit:did a quick search on that model some people report anywhere from 45 minutes to a few hours (hours seems a bit much) but they suggest sticking the phone into airplane mode (or just disable 3g, wifi, bluetooth) while charging to speed up the process.
     
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    Which will be fully charged in about 5 hours, assuming a 2Ah battery. That's is about right for when charging via USB chargers or a computer. If you're using the phone while charging, it will take longer. I think some manufacturers might do faster charging, with their own specific chargers.
     
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    P.s, contrary to the first reply (sorry mate) a higher current charger usually wont charge a phone faster. The phones kernel tells it how much maximum current to draw and the charger cant change that.
    5hrs does seem a long time but the G2 probably has a high capacity battery. Mine is 2100mA/h and id say at takes about 2hours to charge when im not using it :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    I moved this thread from Android Lounge to the forum dedicated to the phone. Intersting to see what "normal" is for that particular phone.

    ... Thom
     
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    yea, 10% in 30 mins is not normal, and you should contact your carrier and get it replaced. Normal time with the LG charger is around 1 hour, maybe 1.5 hours for a full charge. The LG stock charger is high amp. If you take another charger, you will get a message saying it is in slow charging mode. I get that when I use the charger that came with my galaxy nexus
     
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    use the charger that comes with the phone it is made to charge this phone faster than any charger you may or may not have it will charge it to full in about an hour if you don't use it at all and let it charge and it lasts a long time too.
     
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    As long as Any base is 1.8A or higher, and your cable had a large enough AWG, like the OEM cable does, it doesn't matter either way. My note2 and 3 bases with a 6 foot 22 AWG link depot cable charge just as fast as OEM.
     
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    To the OP, your charge time is abnormal for sure. The longest I've seen my G2 take to charge is about an hour and a half. And, that was with a little use while it was charging. This phone still amazes me that it can charge so fast, and have the battery last for as long as it does.
     
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    Thanks to everyone that told me to switch chargers. I had been using a different charger because it had a longer cord than the stock charger. I just started using the stock charger and it is now charging at 10% in 10 minutes. Once again thanks to everyone.
     

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