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    • burtons
    • By burtons 13th Jul 19, 8:21 PM
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    How do I find out if my new phone is faulty
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    • 13th Jul 19, 8:21 PM
    How do I find out if my new phone is faulty 13th Jul 19 at 8:21 PM
    I've bought a new archos access 50s mobile phone but I think the battery is faulty but how do I confirm this. I fully charged the phone and while trying to find things I want to turn off the battery have gone down to 88% within an hour and it shows about 7h 20m left but every time the percentage drops the hours left goes up.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 13th Jul 19, 8:22 PM
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    • 13th Jul 19, 8:22 PM
    I've bought a new archos access 50s mobile phone but I think the battery is faulty but how do I confirm this. I fully charged the phone and while trying to find things I want to turn off the battery have gone down to 88% within an hour and it shows about 7h 20m left but every time the percentage drops the hours left goes up.
    Originally posted by burtons
    When did you buy it ?

    How did you pay for it ?

    More importantly where did you byy it from ?
    • burtons
    • By burtons 13th Jul 19, 8:31 PM
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    • 13th Jul 19, 8:31 PM
    When did you buy it ?

    How did you pay for it ?

    More importantly where did you byy it from ?
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    I bought it today from asda for £50 using my visa debit card.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th Jul 19, 8:38 PM
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    • 13th Jul 19, 8:38 PM
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    • 13th Jul 19, 8:38 PM
    This is a very basic mobile. It has a very small battery at 2000mAh by modern smartphone standards

    So it will need charging frequently with heavy use

    At £50 you get what you pay for


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 14-07-2019 at 12:44 PM.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 13th Jul 19, 9:19 PM
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    • 13th Jul 19, 9:19 PM
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    • 13th Jul 19, 9:19 PM
    Agreed its a basic phone for £50, if thats your budget then stick with it.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 14th Jul 19, 9:25 AM
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    • 14th Jul 19, 9:25 AM
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    • 14th Jul 19, 9:25 AM
    I've bought a new archos access 50s mobile phone but I think the battery is faulty but how do I confirm this. I fully charged the phone and while trying to find things I want to turn off the battery have gone down to 88% within an hour and it shows about 7h 20m left but every time the percentage drops the hours left goes up.
    Originally posted by burtons
    The hours left probably went up because it was in standby for a longer period of time since you've got it, the screen being on is the biggest battery killer generally and when you first turned it on you'd have been going through all the settings working out how it works. Hours left BTW is purely a guesstimate anyway based on your usage.

    It sounds like the phone is working correctly. Is this buyers remorse?
    • burtons
    • By burtons 14th Jul 19, 10:10 AM
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    • 14th Jul 19, 10:10 AM
    The hours left probably went up because it was in standby for a longer period of time since you've got it, the screen being on is the biggest battery killer generally and when you first turned it on you'd have been going through all the settings working out how it works. Hours left BTW is purely a guesstimate anyway based on your usage.

    It sounds like the phone is working correctly. Is this buyers remorse?
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    I left the phone on standby last night and the % didn't drop so it looks like the battery doesn't like you using the phone.
    • d123
    • By d123 14th Jul 19, 10:20 AM
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    • 14th Jul 19, 10:20 AM
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    • 14th Jul 19, 10:20 AM
    I left the phone on standby last night and the % didn't drop so it looks like the battery doesn't like you using the phone.
    Originally posted by burtons
    That’s true for almost any phone, and unfortunately the tiny battery that they’ve used in the Archos to keep it cheap makes it even more apparent.
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 15th Jul 19, 12:13 PM
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    • 15th Jul 19, 12:13 PM
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    • 15th Jul 19, 12:13 PM
    Depends upon what things you are trying to find and what with .


    Battery will take a few weeks to calibrate itself .
    Turn off apps etc that are not needed or remove .
    Turtn off mobile date until needed likewise wifi off with screen off .
    GSam battery moniter may help locate draining apps .
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 17th Jul 19, 11:59 AM
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