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Oneplus 2 Battery scam?

  1. majzok
    Gingerbread Apr 3, 2018

    majzok , Apr 3, 2018 :
    Everyone knows that battery on OP2 should be great (whooping 3100 mAh) but it is not - running for about half of what it should. I bought my OP2 on 8 of September 2015. I is 2,5 year and battery life was getting on my nerves - sot was shorter and shorter. I tryied lot of roms, kernels etc - nothing helped.

    So i figured out that my battery is just old.

    To confirm that I installed AcuBattery (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digibites.accubattery) which told me that my battery is still in pretty good shape (3000mAh of 3100). I was confused. I decied to buy aftermarket chinease battery (3850mAh - or it was advertised as such).

    Replaced one chinease battery with other. And what i see? AccuBattery reports that new battery is only 2310 mAh (60% of what it should be) BUT new battery last a lot longer that oryginal one.

    WTF? 2310 mAh battery lasts longer than 3000 mAh? Something fishy here. We know that Oneplus likes to "reshape reality" (like with Snapdragon 810 v2.1). What if same thing happen with battery? Im no expert, but new smarthphone batteries like one used in our OP2 have a lot electronics in it. If you can flash firmware on usb stick to show bigger capacity, what stops you to do the same to battery?
     

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  2. idkwhoiam322
    Nougat Apr 3, 2018

    idkwhoiam322 , Apr 3, 2018 :
    It can't be 3000mAh after 2.5 years, the app is wrong. Even if you never touched the device, it would be smaller.
     

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  3. majzok
    Gingerbread Apr 3, 2018

    majzok , Apr 3, 2018 :
    App estimates battery capacity by calculating power received (and reported by device) that is required to fill it up from 0 to 100%. Simple math REPORTED BY DEVICE.
     

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  4. idkwhoiam322
    Nougat Apr 3, 2018

    idkwhoiam322 , Apr 3, 2018 :
    And what if the thing that calculates the power is broken? You did say it shows a big difference for the new battery as well.
     

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  5. Scherpenseel
    KitKat Apr 3, 2018

    Scherpenseel , Apr 3, 2018 :
    Or just in simple words: Battery apps just don't work. Batteries lose their capacity over the years. Thats just simple fact.
     

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  6. majzok
    Gingerbread Apr 3, 2018

    majzok , Apr 3, 2018 :
    Think, just think. "Broken thing" that calculates power? It is simple mulimeter build into phone motherboard. It can't be wrong BOTH ways - showing bigger capacity for oryginal one plus battery and smaller for aftermarket. And it is not based on just one measurement - i did about 30 for oryginal battery.
     

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  7. idkwhoiam322
    Nougat Apr 3, 2018

    idkwhoiam322 , Apr 3, 2018 :
    If a meter is broken, it will be wrong no matter how many times you try it???
     

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  8. majzok
    Gingerbread Apr 3, 2018

    majzok , Apr 3, 2018 :
    Eh. I see you didn't read my post. If you did, you would get that I KNOW that battery lose their capacity over the years and thats why i decided to buy new one, even if app tolds me that my old one is in good shape.
     

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  9. majzok
    Gingerbread Apr 3, 2018

    majzok , Apr 3, 2018 :
    Eh, man I can see you dont use reason here... Broken metter can be wrong and can be wrong every time. But can not be wrong for one battery showing bigger capacity and for other showing lower - its one way, or other, not both.
     

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  10. Miratek
    Honeycomb Apr 3, 2018

    Miratek , Apr 3, 2018 :
    Getting about 2,5 hrs of SOT after 2,5 years of usage on LineageOS 14.1

    Do you want me to test a battery app too?
     

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  11. majzok
    Gingerbread Apr 3, 2018


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  12. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Apr 3, 2018

    dsmonteiro , Apr 3, 2018 :
    It's just impossible that a battery still holds that capacity after so long. Simple deduction will tell you that the app is reporting a wrong capacity value.
     

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  13. Rusty NZ
    Marshmallow Apr 3, 2018

    Rusty NZ , Apr 3, 2018 :
    How long did you run the AccuBattery app in your phone before you changed the battery?
     

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  14. eye842
    Lollipop Apr 3, 2018

    eye842 , Apr 3, 2018 :
    What??? I can push a 6.5H SOT on my OP2 from Sept 2015 with OxygenOS 3.6.x
     

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  15. Miratek
    Honeycomb Apr 3, 2018

    Miratek , Apr 3, 2018 :
    No you can't. :) That's not even possible with a brand new OP2 on lowest display brightness and airplane mode turned on.
     

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  16. Tirgoman
    Froyo Apr 3, 2018

    Tirgoman , Apr 3, 2018 :
    Someone is just not listening, set the battery App aside, it's simple, Lion batteries in phones have a life cycle, for most it's 5-600 cycles, so basically they last about 2 years if you're lucky. Every time the battery goes through a cycle of discharge and charge it's life and specifically the capacity get a little smaller. So in short, you got what you paid for in battery life and it's time to buy a new battery. Milli-amp capacity has nothing to do with life cycle. As for the battery App, who knows and really who cares at this point.
     

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  17. Miratek
    Honeycomb Apr 4, 2018

    Miratek , Apr 4, 2018 :
    You contradict yourself.
    You're writing that batteries last about 2 yrs and with every charge and discharge the capacity gets smaller.
    After that you write that mAh capacity has nothing to do with life cycle.
    So what, capacity gets smaller and so does the mAh or not? haha....


    Of course mAh capacity has a lot to do with the life cycle.
     

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  18. Auxilus
    Cupcake Apr 23, 2018

    Auxilus , Apr 23, 2018 :
    lol, looks like the whole OP2 was a scam [e]1f602[/e], no updates, filled with all the fishy stuff :p
     

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  19. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Apr 23, 2018


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  20. Auxilus
    Cupcake Apr 23, 2018

    Auxilus , Apr 23, 2018 :
    no updates, laggy, battery heating, no nfc
     

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