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(Android Authority)   Oh look, a battery problem with the Galaxy Note. Well, at least it doesn't explode any more   ( androidauthority.com) divider line
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2018-01-02 09:37:50 AM  
Does it explode any less?
 
2018-01-02 10:48:49 AM  
I have an S8... I don't know how in the world I'd ever get the battery to zero.  Seems to last forever.  I think I'd literally have to not be able to charge it for 3 days.

Not a fanboy or anything.  I also don't use the actual phone much, nor do I play games other than this bowling game I like.
 
2018-01-02 07:22:11 PM  
I have a Note 8. So far I haven't had the battery deplete entirely so I've no idea whether I'm carrying a defective one or not, but it is reassuring to think that it might be. I do not want to deliberately drain it for testing purposes but probably should while it's still under warranty.
 
2018-01-02 08:49:51 PM  
FTFA: "If yours won't charge, be sure to contact the carrier you bought it from or Samsung directly if you have an unlocked unit."

How!? My new phone won't charge!
 
2018-01-02 09:12:03 PM  
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/6/16​4​37790/iphone-8-swollen-battery-issue-a​pple-investigating

It's not a company issue, it's a lithium-ion battery issue.  We're packing higher and higher energy potentials in smaller and smaller places.  It's gonna happen, or at least until such time as new tech is invented.  Current battery tech is old.
 
2018-01-02 09:27:58 PM  
I have the Note 8, and the little Sprint girl sold me on a Morphie case, which in addition to protecting from falls, charges the phone itself, too.  So, its like having 2 batteries, i suppose.
 
2018-01-02 10:01:53 PM  
aren't you never suppose to totally drain a lithium ion battery?
 
2018-01-02 11:35:09 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: aren't you never suppose to totally drain a lithium ion battery?


The battery control circuitry/software is supposed to shut the device down before that point.
 
2018-01-02 11:51:00 PM  
I find this funny because I just got a 10,000 mAh battery for my V20.  Why yes, it is huge.

downstairs: I have an S8... I don't know how in the world I'd ever get the battery to zero.  Seems to last forever.  I think I'd literally have to not be able to charge it for 3 days.

Not a fanboy or anything.  I also don't use the actual phone much, nor do I play games other than this bowling game I like.


Using almost no power is easy when you barely use your phone.  Try running a hotspot and use that hotspot consistently.  Courtesy of my home address, this is my sole internet connection option.  Video Streaming and Steam downloads included... through mobile.  Anyhow that's a good way to eat through some battery charge.  And if you play games while your computer is using the connection for downloading things... even better(worse).  Under such conditions you may find you want a larger battery than you have.
 
2018-01-02 11:51:19 PM  
My Galaxy S5 Mini did the same thing. At less than 5% charge, it would enter "battery saver mode", that, among other things, disabled the charger. So once it dropped below 5% there was no way of getting it back above 5%.

The only way out was to let it run all the way down to zero and turn itself off, then it would accept a charge. But you couldn't turn it on again and make a call until it was back above 5% or else the same thing would happen over again.
 
2018-01-03 07:05:37 AM  

bk3k: I find this funny because I just got a 10,000 mAh battery for my V20.  Why yes, it is huge.

downstairs: I have an S8... I don't know how in the world I'd ever get the battery to zero.  Seems to last forever.  I think I'd literally have to not be able to charge it for 3 days.

Not a fanboy or anything.  I also don't use the actual phone much, nor do I play games other than this bowling game I like.

Using almost no power is easy when you barely use your phone.  Try running a hotspot and use that hotspot consistently.  Courtesy of my home address, this is my sole internet connection option.  Video Streaming and Steam downloads included... through mobile.  Anyhow that's a good way to eat through some battery charge.  And if you play games while your computer is using the connection for downloading things... even better(worse).  Under such conditions you may find you want a larger battery than you have.


I'm in a similar situation, but I travel the US for work so use my hotspot constantly in order to avoid relying on there being open wifi wherever I am. But I keep my phone plugged in the charger the entire time. Over a year of this with my current phone (S7 Edge) and there's been no negative effect on the battery from what I can tell. Still holds charge just fine when I unplug.
 
2018-01-03 10:05:07 AM  
I haven't run my S8+ down to zero yet but it's tempting now... I'd rather have the issue under warranty.
 
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