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[Q] S3 not charging at 1000 MAH!?

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12th June 2014, 08:23 PM   |  #1  
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I found a thread on XDA which told me to download Galaxy Charging Current to check how much MAH I get when charging my phone.. So I have tried charging the phone with the ORIGINAL S 3 charger and the current_max I get is 600 .. Should this not be some were near 900 or 1000? I had a SONY charger and USB cable I used 2 previously use to charge the S 3 which charged the phone VERY quickly however I had to sell the SONY phone so gave the Charger away as well.

I have tried using a Galaxy S 4 charger to charge the phone and I see a massive difference in the speed it charges.

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Galaxy S 4 charger ..... The phone went up 4% in 2.5 - 3 minutes (Not my charger so cant keep using it)
Galaxy S 3 charger ..... The phone went up 1% in 3 minutes
Should I just buy a S 4 charger for the S 3? The charging speed is sooo much better than the original s3 charger?

Someone please reply!!

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12th June 2014, 08:39 PM   |  #2  
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Should indeed be around 1000mA, but it does tail off towards the end of charging. No need to buy an S4 charger just a half decent branded wall charger rated at least 1000mA should be fine.

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12th June 2014, 09:07 PM   |  #3  
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Should indeed be around 1000mA, but it does tail off towards the end of charging. No need to buy an S4 charger just a half decent branded wall charger rated at least 1000mA should be fine.

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The reason I am saying I would buy a S 4 charger is because I have already tried it with the phone and it charges it fast. Also I heard the S 4 charger is rated at 2.0 amps therefore I am just best of buying it.. At a price of 5.45 from Ebay.. It cant go wrong than that?

1 more question... Currently I have the original battery in my S 3 .. Is it worth buying a 6000MAH battery for the S 3 and how long will it last with a little use of Facebook and You Tube?

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12th June 2014, 09:53 PM   |  #4  
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The reason I am saying I would buy a S 4 charger is because I have already tried it with the phone and it charges it fast. Also I heard the S 4 charger is rated at 2.0 amps therefore I am just best of buying it.. At a price of 5.45 from Ebay.. It cant go wrong than that?

1 more question... Currently I have the original battery in my S 3 .. Is it worth buying a 6000MAH battery for the S 3 and how long will it last with a little use of Facebook and You Tube?

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Just make sure it's a genuine part not some cheap Chinese ripoff, never used extended battery so can't comment there.

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Just make sure it's a genuine part not some cheap Chinese ripoff, never used extended battery so can't comment there.

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Ahh right.. Yes it does say Genuine on it.. Here is the link for the one I am thinking to purchase.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-SA...item565bb39fd5

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Ahh right.. Yes it does say Genuine on it.. Here is the link for the one I am thinking to purchase.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-SA...item565bb39fd5

And thanks for the fast reply!

Like it, bought one myself cheers for the link

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13th June 2014, 05:03 PM   |  #7  
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1000mAh is stock charging speed...i tried charging phone with 2A 5V tablet charger and it doesn't work..it doesnt charge at all...so if u buy a stronger charger it will be more expencive than 1A(maybe) ..i only get like 300mAh charge when i bought chinese crap cable 2 meters long ..but Hama 1.8 m works great ! ! plus from 0 to 100 charge is like 2 hours or so
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1000mAh is stock charging speed...i tried charging phone with 2A 5V tablet charger and it doesn't work..it doesnt charge at all...so if u buy a stronger charger it will be more expencive than 1A(maybe) ..i only get like 300mAh charge when i bought chinese crap cable 2 meters long ..but Hama 1.8 m works great ! ! plus from 0 to 100 charge is like 2 hours or so

Hi,

Thank You for your reply and sorry for the late reply. I have checked the price for the GENUINE S 3 charger and it costs around 6 and the S 4 2 AMP charger cost some were around 6.19. Therefore compared to buying a 1.0 AMP I would rather buy a 2 AMP charger. I have already tried a S 4 Charger on my S 3 and it did charge the phone very quickly whereas the GENUINE S 3 charger I have takes more than a minute to do 1% which is just unacceptable. I know its not the phone as I have tried the S 4 charger and it did charge it quickly.

I am thinking to buy a bigger battery for the S 3 while I am at it as the stock 2100 MAH battery does not last that long.. On Ebay I see 6000 MAH battery's and one 7000 MAH.. Which should last a lot longer..

Thank You!!!

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