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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 76ford90lx, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. 76ford90lx

    76ford90lx Guest
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    So everyone complains about how fast the battery goes down on the Prevail, but what about charging the battery? This phone is one week old and I noticed from day one that it takes forever for this thing to charge. For instance today I got home at 4:00pm and put the phone on the charger @ 7% battery life now at 8:00pm its at 41% :thinking: Thats just insane. I read roughly 10 emails in 3 sessions on it during the charge.

    At that rate you could sleep 8hrs wake up and your phone is still not charged :(
     


  2. 76ford90lx

    76ford90lx Guest
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    :mad: 8:29pm and I'm at 45%
     
  3. kevincott

    kevincott Android Expert

    Have to ask the obvious, are you using the stock cord and using a wall plug?

    I believe USB has a couple of power ratings and you might be getting a lower one from a computer. Not positive though.
     
  4. 76ford90lx

    76ford90lx Guest
    Thread Starter

    Actually the factory charger is still sealed up. Im using a Motorola charger at home and at work they both are from a pair of Boost Motorola clutch phones from years ago. I guess your gonna say thats a problem? lol.. Today its at least 4 times slower than any other day. I never tought about it but are they rated at differant levels? I just figured if the shoe fits (micro usb) use it :eek:
     
  5. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    It does depend on the power levels. I believe the prevail, as most newer phones use a 5.1 volt but at 0.7A
    while phones from yesteryear, used maybe 5.0V 0.5A though I dont know if the specs were ever standardized so some may have used more, some less.

    That will certainly make a difference in your charge time. Also shutting it off will charge it much faster.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy Prevail release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 2MP camera, GB RAM, MSM7627-3 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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