mstar, on Jan 15 2009, 21:43, said:
i just ordered my new HTC diamond on orange (my first ever smartphone!) should be here tommorow, i heard lots of people moaning on here (i red over 1hours of pages here!) i wanted to ask what is the reccomended way to charge the battery for the first cycles? as the guy on orange said
1. charge the battery straignt out of the box Don't start playing with it on charge do not switch it on
2. when finished charging switch on and have a play
my question is do i wait until it completly goes dead (switchs off) until i charge again? or wait until the battery low indicator comes on and then charge it again? do this for 3-4 times?
anyone reccomend the correct way? (also removing oranges nasty mods they do)
Take no notice of that advice
Lithium Ion batteries have intelligent charging circuits which work in conjunction with the device's battery state indicator. As long as you put it on charge you can turn it on and use it while charging. The Diamond uses a lower power charger than previous HTC phones, and has a power plug with a USB connector, but the battery is a low power one anyway, as is the chipset.
Try to charge it as often as you can in the first few days- the charging circuits take up to 2 weeks to work optimally, and at the end of that period the battery will last appreciably longer, plus you will have got over the initial playing flurry!
Lithium Ion batteries should never be used in a full discharge/full recharge basis. They last much longer with frequent top-up charges, but do benefit from a full discharge/ recharge once every 3 months or so to recalibrate the charging circuits.
When you get yours, make sure you look in Start/Settings/System/Device Information for the ROM and Radio ROM versions. Most current Orange samples should have a 1.93 ROM and 1.00.25.05 or .07 Radio ROM. If lower than those, there is an offical Orange update available.