- 08-14-2012, 12:00 AM #1
My wife's focus S battery is terrible barely getting 10hrs worth w/ minimal talk and some texting. Now before you say "turn this or that off" - I have. I've also noticed a few times in the past her phone will randomly turn itself on. Anyone else having probs like this with their phone?
One more thing it's finicky about charging with most of the time going back and forth between the Samsung and low battery screen. Thanks in advance.
Last edited by boneycat1; 08-14-2012 at 12:22 AM.
- 08-15-2012, 12:30 PM #2
I've actually been surprised at the strong battery life my Focus S is getting. I'm a pretty heavy user yet always have 20-25% left @ bedtime. This is with lots of music streaming, emails, a few calls and most days a 90 minute run while playing music and using a run tracking app concurrently.
- 08-23-2012, 01:37 PM #3
- 08-24-2012, 12:43 PM #4
- 08-25-2012, 02:24 AM #5"Life is hard. But it is harder when you are stupid."
08-25-2012, 04:51 AM #6
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actually that doesnt make much sense, dropping grit or something in the middle of the connection would just increase the resistance and thus drop the voltage a bit, but we are talking tiny amounts and and well within -+10% voltage tolerence built in to most devices.
however, in saying that, the proof IS in the pudding so whatever it is you did do, must have done something to make it work!
in saying that, i cant remember if there is 3 pins on in or not and i dont have it to hand, but if there is a 3rd pin then its possible that an increase in resistance might bugger up the information coming through that pin which may in turn confuse the OS
Its well known from the problems on the HD2 that the battery controller can have big issues, the common one was WP reporting the batter full so stopped charge and reduced to trickle charge, the reality was that the battery was only half full so appeared to have twice the power consumption. We found that by using external chargers for it and having a spare battery you could easliy get a solid day or two out of a single charge, (previously it was about 4 hours!)
- 08-25-2012, 11:02 AM #7
Well I ended up buying my wife a new battery thinking maybe that was it. Still crappy battery life and still a pain in the *** the charge. I will look into cleaning the connections on the phone itself and report back.
09-07-2012, 03:38 PM #8
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I had this problem recently as well. Reseating the battery as suggested seemed to to the trick for me as well.
About a week later, though, the phone would randomly turn itself off; this problem lasted for about 2-3 days, but all seems well now for me after another reseating.
- 09-07-2012, 05:39 PM #9
As with you, whenever I have reseated the battery, all these issues go away...