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  1. SPhamx

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    Hey guys, just received my Moto XPE from Amazon

    This is my first time ever purchasing a phone fully my myself so I'm very excited! However, I have a lot of questions about the phone charger before I want to use it and I was hoping ya'll can help me out.

    1. Should your very first charge (the charge to turn on the phone) be with the turbocharger or a regular? Or does that not matter?
    2. Similar to question 1 but.. Should I always use the turbocharger or should it only be used in emergencies? If you should only use turbocharger in emergencies, what other chargers are you guys planning to use?
    3. I've been charging my Moto XPE with the turbocharger and got roughly 30% with the first 20 minutes and made it up to 50% in 10 more minutes. Is this normal speed or is it slow?
    4. Also, what's the difference between quick charge and turbo charge?

    I know thats a lot of questions but I just want to make sure that I get the most out of my first self-bought phone. Thanks a lot for any help guys! :)
     

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    Hi there SPhamx, and welcome to Android Forums! It's great to have you here!

    Now, to your questions:
    1. Charge it up fully, either way is fine. You'll want a full charge prior to setting it all up, because you'll really kill it with screen time while doing so.
    2. It's designed to use fast charge all the time. I essentially retired my standard chargers and have fast chargers in the vehicle, by the bed and by the laptop. Wherever I charge it, I do so turbo-style.
    3. I'm experiencing slow charge times as well. Hopefully it'll settle into a groove and get faster.
    4. I understand that fast and turbo charge are essentially the same thing. It's all in the amperage of the charger.

    Hope this helps. Welcome to the cool kids club! Learn things, help others, make friends and have fun - it's what we do here! :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum, you're going to enjoy it here.
    Lots of friendly help and terrific resources if you spend some time to read the various sections and areas.

    Kudos for choosing an excellent Android Model!
    You are going to learn more and more about your new phone as you go and it just gets better.

    Cheers :D
     
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    Thank you very much for the help!!
     
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    Hahah, thank you! I've only had the phone for one full day and I'm already in love with it :)
     
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    1. Some people charge, some people use the existing charge and use it until it gets down to 0% before they charge. It is all personal preference. With all these lithium batteries, there is no memory effect.

    2. Again, its personal preference. There's no rule as to what charger you should use. You can use the turbocharger as your main or not. I still have my turbocharger in the box and using a blackberry charger for work and basic USB cable connected to my outlet. Since I usually charge when I'm sleeping, I just use basic since it doesn't have to be charged quickly.

    I bought a quick charge car charger (http://androidforums.com/threads/cheap-quick-charge-car-charger.941857/) since I would probably need it when I'm on the road and I also bought a quick charge wall adapter where I plug in a USB if I'm out and need to charge quickly and I forget. I hate that the included charger has the cable attached to it.

    3. That sounds about right but there is no real calculation as to how fast it should be charging. So as long it is charging, that is all that matters.

    4. Nothing. Just different names that came up from different manufacturers. Qualcomm calls it Quick Charge, Motorola calls theirs Turbo Charge and Samsung calls theirs Fast Charge. All does the same thing...charges your phone quick.
     
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    Will fast charging decrease the battery's life expectancy? And is there a way to turn off fast charging?
     
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    I found THIS for you.

    Essentially, the battery is designed to fast charge up to a certain amperage. Exceed that amperage and the battery /device will suffer. But the fast charger and battery included with the XPE are specifically rated for fast charging, so you're okay. Batteries have come a long way in the last few years, and they'll go a long way more in the years to come. No more are we stuck with lousy battery technology (although future generations of users will marvel that we ever actually "charged" batteries to begin with).

    I cite this:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-common-misconceptions-about-mobile-device-batteries/

    Short answer: no. Fast charging won't prematurely deplete a battery designed for it. And the new Qualcomm processors are built to handle it. I could find no setting to specifically turn off fast charging... if you really wanted to, though, you could use a standard charger instead of a fast charger.
     
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    Thanks for the article. Very interesting.
     
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    Thank you for the response! The reason why I ask is because I noticed the phone heats up whenever I charge it and when doing simple tasks... Could it because I haven't "broken" in the phone yet?
     
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    It will get a little warm. According to Ohm's Law, Power = Voltage x Current. At 120V, a 2 Amp fast charger will generate 240 Watts of power, which is dissipated in the form of heat. It will get warm... but it's designed to handle that. No need to "break in" a device: we're up against physics here :)
     
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    I just grabbed the last one in KC ... the 16gb black on black. I had too many questions to blindly order through motomaker. I am charging it (initial charge) with it off, it's not warm at all, in fact it's cool (ambient room temperature).

    My N6 with turbo charging gets warm when charged via a turbo charger.
     
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    Oh :)

    How come I always have to wait a second or two for the x's to appear in the recent apps menu? And is there anyway to enable to LED light to do anything besides blink for a milisecond when plugging it in, making it the most useless LED light to date? (is there a way to do it without rooting I mean)
     
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    I can't speak to the X's not being there faster... and if your LED blinks momentarily when you plug the phone in, you have a better phone than mine! I don't get that!

    If you want something to tell you at a glance when your phone is fully charged, I can point you to this:

    http://www.banggood.com/Micro-Usb-Digital-Indicator-USB-Data-Cable-For-Mobile-Phone-p-961437.html

    It as an LED indicator built in that turns blue while charging, and then green once charging is complete. It also reads out the amperage of the charge while charging. I have them, I love them. And it charges up to 3 amps. It works fine for charging and data transfer.
     
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    Nope. I have an LED in the Nexus 6 that is there but cannot be accessed w/o root. Same deal for the X.
     
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    Yeah.... I don't understand why they do this :/
     
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    Thanks, but I wanted an LED for notifications, sure moto display is nice, but it's annoying having it constantly on whenever I wave my hand (I know I can disable it, but I choose not to.

    Oh, and the LED blinking only happens when the phone is off and you plug it in :)
     
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    Oh, I see. I wouldn't know: I haven't turned it off since I got it. Too busy playing with it :D
     
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    Yeah, I only turned mine off to see what the UI would look like when it's off :D I got mine on Tuesday night so I'm just playing around with everything (it's my first Lollipop phone, coming from an S3)
     
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    Simple the idea is to use the active notifications. If for some reason you do not like this most awesome feature, you can root and use LED, I suggest you also find Doc Brown and see if he can take you back to 2012 in the Delorean, that's when all phones had LED notifications, you'll be happier there.
    :D
     
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    I like the feature, but I would like more options.... and I don't want to root it because I don't want to void my warranty, I just find it weird how they would even bother putting an LED in there if they are using it for the most basic thing imaginable.
     
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    I can dig it, I always thought it was an odd sort of a decision too, but one that started with the inaugural X back in aught 13.
     
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    :p By the way, how do I use the QR code scanning function in the camera app? I can't seem to find an option for it anywhere.
     
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    My phone is setting up at this moment (downloading my apps and what not from my google back up) I have no idea as yet.
     
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    Oh, well make sure to update your Motorola camera app as well :)
     
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