- 06-08-2013, 04:36 PM #1
I just recently purchased Lumia 521 for my mom due to WP's ease of use and super low price point for smartphone. This is my mom's first smart phone.
Two days after I gave her the Lumia 521, the phone was dead (out of battery). She charges the phone every night but the charger that came with Lumia 521 doesn't always connect properly. There is no LED on the phone to indicate that the phone is charging battery. There is no LED on the charger to indicate it's charging. The icon on the WP is super small she doesn't notice it (she is farsighted). There is no wireless charing option for Lumia 521.
I found another usb charger with LED light but that one lights up whenever it's plugged to AC not just to the phone.
Does anyone know a good fool proof charger that will light up only when the phone is charging? I read through couple pages of Amazon review for chargers but can't really figure out which one fits my criteria. I know Nokia has to cut some corners for low end smartphone but not having a charging light is a serious problem for me. It's even worse than not having a FFC.
Thanks in advance.
- 06-08-2013, 04:59 PM #2
So I did a little digging with the help of Bing and Amazon and found this:
Amazon.com: Skque Micro USB data cable +Premium Crystal Clear Screen Protector+car charger +home/wall charger with LED charging indicator for Blackberry 9300: Cell Phones & Accessories
I know it says it's for BlackBerry, but if the Lumia 521 takes a standard Micro USB cable, it should work. The description specifically says it has an LED charging indicator. For only $2.22 it might be worth a shot.Phone: iPhone 5 (Verizon) | Tablet: BlackBerry PlayBook | Computer: Custom-built desktop, Windows 7
06-08-2013, 09:21 PM #3
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If you are worried about the Lumia 521 overcharging the battery, it does not. Once battery is around 99% it will go into low power charge mode.
You could always install a battery app and pin to your homescreen.
But it is just better to check top right hand corner of screen for battery %, if not displayed then double tap top right hand corner.Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR2/Amber) - TMobile Prepaid Unlimited + 2.5gb Hotspot
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- 06-15-2013, 10:37 PM #9
- 06-15-2013, 11:25 PM #10Phone: iPhone 5 (Verizon) | Tablet: BlackBerry PlayBook | Computer: Custom-built desktop, Windows 7
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