Battery curiosity

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  1. Gaura Mohana

    Gaura Mohana New Member

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    I just noticed a interesting thing for me
    For a start, I have a IPT3g (NON-JB'ed). Barely used so far (used for under 5 hours)
    So today I installed GTA Chinatown along with a few other apps, and tried it out.
    I checked and my batter was at 100% when I started (i checked using Battery Master). So I play for around 20 minutes, Check facebook for 2 minutes, listen to 1 Music track, and then the Battery is at 80%.. Is this normal?
    PS- please do note - Times are approximates, AutoBrightness is on, and Wifi was on the whole time.
  2. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's normal. Playing games and keeping the wifi on will always drain your battery faster than normal.
  3. Gaura Mohana

    Gaura Mohana New Member

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    I have been charging it for the last 10 mins, and here's what its showing:

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    isnt 14 minutes not enouh to charge 10%?
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    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    I personally wouldn't trust those battery apps, they aren't very accurate. You shouldn't worry about how long it should take to charge, just leave it charging and it'll stop when it's done.
  5. SkylarEC

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    Some things to note that are more or less relevant to your post.

    1) The device is not all that accurate when it comes to measuring what percentage of your battery life is actually left.

    2) A lot of your "battery left/remaining/whatever" is based off of estimates of how much battery you are currently using. Without plugging your device in, it is possible for it to read battery life is 100% before playing a game, 80% after playing the game, and 90% after you pick the device back up again (not having done anything to it since playing the game, and also not having plugged it in).

    3) The battery charges differently based on how much of an estimated percentage of battery is remaining. Your device should charge the battery to ~80% fairly quickly, and will trickle charge until full after that point.
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    What he said...
  7. Gaura Mohana

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    shashanknegi Active Member

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    i think these battery apps also take into account the trickle charge too...
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    whats trickle charge?
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    the drastically slower rate that most lithium batteries charge at after reaching ~80%

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