08-05-2013 11:36 AM
I have a 1.5 year old Droid X2. Up until now the battery life hasn't been stellar, but has last most of the day with moderate use. I have not changed anything recently, and charge on OEM chargers at work and home and car. Nothing has changed about the charging routine or any other factor I can think about. The phone hasn't been damaged ether.
However, all of a sudden it seems to be charging only a little while, and then is suddenly at 100%. However, if I use it, it drops back down to 0 very quickly (like less than 10 minutes of website browsing). If I leave it on the charger all night, it still has the same problem, and I have the issue no matter which charger I use.
It's like the old days of rechargable batteries that got a "memory" in which they thought they were fully charged when they'd only charged a portion of their capacity. Does this happen with cell phone batteries? If not, any idea what's going on?
08-05-2013 01:49 PM
Sounds like the battery is at end of life. You probably need a new battery. Those are pretty cheap as well. You can find them on Amazon for uner $10. Amazon link There is one example. Hope this helps.
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08-05-2013 01:50 PM
It's not exactly like the old days, but over time any rechargeable batteries lose capacity. 300-500 full charge cycles is the usual life expectancy of a rechargeable battery. Most people start noticing degraded performance after a year or so. But there is no "memory" per charge like there used to be. It may just be time for a new battery