Originally Posted by Evander_F
5. Charge your X8 only when its on 10% Battery and occasionally (per week maybe) fully drain your battery to increase its life. Please do not charge un-necessarily because i've noticed people charging their phones at 50% Battery (which really silly) :P
Straight out of the X8 manual in Troubleshooting - Battery Performance:
"The following tips will help you improve battery performance:
- Charge your phone often..."
And from Windows Help (who would have known it would actually be helpful), if you search "how accurate is the battery meter":
"The practice of completely draining the battery and then fully charging it is advice that is applied to nickel cadmium and nickel metal hydride batteries. Lithium ion batteries last longer if you charge them often, a little at a time, to maintain a minimum charge of about 40 percent capacity."
I hardly ever let my phone get below 50% (I usually keep it above 70%), mostly because my battery lasts long enough so that it doesn't get to below 50% in the first place (thanks to good setcpu profiles). And it usually takes less than 10 minutes for my phone to be fully charged (from a wall outlet) from any charge level, even in the rare case that I am below 20%.