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  1. matttye

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    Whenever my phone hits 12% battery it shuts down and when I restart it it's on 0%. Is it normal for a battery to get that far out of sync?

    I've tried the usual solutions such as completely discharging and recharging the battery a few times but it still seems to do it.

    Thinking about buying a replacement battery but just wondering if anyone has any ideas first.
     

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    yeah it usually shuts down around 10% to stop the battery running to 0. If it runs to 0 it breaks it. The idea is to keep a bit of charge in it to "keep the juices flowing". When the juices stop, no more battery.
     
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    Oh right, is 10+% not a bit excessive for that though?!
     
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    No, its essential. It has to be a certain amount.

    Phenomelogical may be able to explain better.
     
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    Cool thanks :D

    I guess my other phones have lied to me about how much juice they actually have left 'cause they all ran to 0% .. maybe the Desire is just honest :p
     
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    Possibly or theyre using older battery technology
     
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