1. Ringfinger's Avatar
    So, realistically I stream music at work all day through the phone or listen to i-pod music. I plug into some small speakers that are loud enough for work settings. With this in mind, my battery will wear through the day. I have done some complete drains to 0 and recharges. However, am I better off leaving it plugged in while I do this? Let it run off of battery and recharge daily at say 30% or whatever is left?

    What is best scenario for battery life?
    02-17-2011 12:21 PM
  2. cevmkv's Avatar
    02-17-2011 12:23 PM
  3. liquidzoo's Avatar
    I keep my 3GS plugged in all day at work, and in the car (my stereo has a USB iPod port) and have no ill effects.

    It's been a LONG time since cell phone batteries needed to be charged and completely discharged to retain optimum performance. Most, if not all, modern phones/smartphones have built in circuitry to prevent overcharging and damage to the batteries. It's a common misconception of a lot of smartphone users, though.
    02-17-2011 01:11 PM
  4. Ringfinger's Avatar
    Umm, I am a little confused on the "charge cycle".

    Example #1: I charge to 100% and deplete over a day or 2 to 0%. I recharge to 100%. That is one charge cycle.

    Example #2: I listen and use, it depletes to say 25%. I recharge to 100%. Next day it goes down to 80%, I recharge to 100%. Next day I run it to 40%, recharge to 100%. Fourth day I let it run all day and it depletes to 0%, I recharge to 100%. In my mind, that is only 1 charge cycle as I only let it go to 0% once. Am I right?

    Do cycles really matter? Or am I stressing too much over it? So long as you go to 0% once a month, you should be fine?

    What about if I get down to 40%, recharge to 60%, later in the day goes down to 50%, I recharge to 100%. Am I hurting anything by only doing a partial charge or charging too many times?
    02-17-2011 01:24 PM
  5. liquidzoo's Avatar
    What about if I get down to 40%, recharge to 60%, later in the day goes down to 50%, I recharge to 100%. Am I hurting anything by only doing a partial charge or charging too many times?
    Not hurting a thing by doing that.
    02-17-2011 01:33 PM
  6. Ringfinger's Avatar
    Anyone with clarification on my charge cycles questiojn?
    02-17-2011 03:03 PM
  7. Darth-gamer's Avatar

    Example #2: I listen and use, it depletes to say 25%. I recharge to 100%. Next day it goes down to 80%, I recharge to 100%. Next day I run it to 40%, recharge to 100%. Fourth day I let it run all day and it depletes to 0%, I recharge to 100%. In my mind, that is only 1 charge cycle as I only let it go to 0% once. Am I right?
    Incorrect.

    1 charge cycle = 100%.

    If you charge it twice in 2 days, each at 50%, that is 1 cycle. 50% + 50% = 100% = 1 cycle.

    If a 5 day work week goes by and you charge at 80% each day (20% depleted) that is 1 cycle. 20% + 20% + 20% + 20% + 20% = 100% = 1 cycle.
    02-17-2011 04:34 PM
  8. wcarlson40#IM's Avatar
    In answer to the question, though, I would think leaving it plugged in all day would be the best because you don't use up any cycles then.
    02-17-2011 05:57 PM
  9. Ringfinger's Avatar
    I undserstand 100% now. A total of 100% in charges equals one cycle. One should deplete to 0% monthly from what I read to keep things in good working order, regardless, I get it now.
    02-17-2011 08:59 PM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    02-17-2011 09:05 PM
  11. Ringfinger's Avatar
    Good article, thanks!
    02-17-2011 09:11 PM
  12. glitzymama's Avatar
    I just hope, and am expecting, it to be a much better battery performance than my Droid Incredible. It's been a great phone to me but the battery stinks big time and I hardly ever make calls.
    02-21-2011 01:58 AM
  13. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I just hope, and am expecting, it to be a much better battery performance than my Droid Incredible. It's been a great phone to me but the battery stinks big time and I hardly ever make calls.
    I don't think HTC phones ever had good battery life.
    02-21-2011 02:22 AM
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