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Why is my cell phone loosing power when plugged in and loosing power rapidly when unplugged?

My cell phone is starting to charge very very slowly when plugged in. When I unplug it - the power percentage drops rapidly. It started happening when I first got the phone, and then I changed it over to an older style Samsung charger - which my phone took the charge no problem. Now my cell phone is starting to do it again. The only charge that it now seems to take and keep is from my car charger. Someone please help. Do I need to bring my phone in for repairs?

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Userlevel 2
You may have a defective battery that is not capable of holding a full charge. If it's still under warranty, you should consider having the battery replaced.
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Here's an handy and free app for you so you can monitor what uses the battery. Then search Google and you'll manage to get a full day of battery in under a week : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809 Download link is in this post : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=15869886&postcount=2 How to install : Download it to your phone (version 1.15) Allow app installation from unknown sources in setings Install the app Enjoy! PS: A quick explanation of the app : http://www.alliance-rom.com/wiki/better-battery-stats-guide/