Will a New Battery Solve My Battery Problems?

I'm attempting to beat the world record for the most stoooooopid question ever, so here goes...

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (don't laugh - save that for the question) and spend most of the day charging it. Even when it finally tells me it's charged, I often find that when I unplug it the battery gauge goes back down to something silly like 20%.

The very obvious solution is to buy a new phone (which once the OPO or the Huawei Hodor 6 (Hodor!) is available, I intend to do). The obvious interim solution is to buy a replacement battery, but is it that straight forward or could it be something else that is causing the problems?

Many Thanks and Hodor!

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 30, 2014 at 16:27

You forgot a detail: How old is the banger?
So, yes, probably a new battery would be just fine. They're cheap, too.

spruceyb  Jun. 30, 2014 at 17:18

You could also try this app

If that doesn't help then a new battery should do the trick.

Warg  Aug. 6, 2014 at 16:55

A massive apology, guys for the delay thanking you for your help and replies. Sorry just had a month where almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong, so been busy trying to put out fires (so to speak).

@ Jan - I'm not sure what you mean by "the banger" (phone or battery?), but either way it's about as old as the Galaxy S2 can be (I bought it as soon as it was available in the UK).

I'm less bothered about my SGS2 & its battery now, because one thing which *did* go well for me (very well in fact) is I managed to get an invite to buy a OPO and I'm expecting that some time this week :) (Warg does a little dance)

That said, I'm planning on keeping the SGS2 an emergency back up in case anything goes wrong with the OPO (one of the things that went wrong in the last month was a laptop that I have only had for about 4 months went hurtling to the ground when the shoulder strap on my laptop case failed, so I now appreciate the value of a back up!). So whilst I'm less bothered about my SGS2's battery, I will check out the app you recommended, SpruceyB when I finally get a bit of time and, if that doesn't work, buy a new battery.

Thanks again Jan and Sprucey!

Best Wishes


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