Phone Died at 50% Power.
Here I was, just using BlinkFeed, doing a bit of web browsing... I didn't have the battery's state in my mind, as I saw a half-full icon on the top right. Suddenly, beep
, scrolly animation, cutoff. What? I rebooted the phone while tethered to power after waiting for the blinking orange LED to glow steady, and opened my task manager app, which also tracks battery life. It had died at around 50%. I've read other threads of people's battery things being ill-calibrated and missing 10-20%... but 50%? Really?
But then again, I haven't normally been charging the device fully. The same task manager reports 100% power being 4.3 volts, and I've read that 4.3 volts on a li-poly chemistry reduces its useful life by 50% when compared to 4.2 volts, so I've typically been charging to 80-85%. But I've had this happen several times, and I do charge to 100% after it does happen. I wouldn't think that 5-10 incomplete charge cycles like this would be enough to throw the gauge off so drastically.
This, in addition to the perpetual-suiciding problem my phone has had since the second-to-most-recent minor OTA Sprint update...