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10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone may be Charging Slowly and Possible Fixes

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No one likes having a  low battery on his/her device especially if your device charges very slowly.. You might purchase a new charger and discover that your previous charger works faster than the new one. I’ll explain why this happens.

Below are reasons Why Your Smartphone may be Charging Slowly

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1 Low Capacity or Bad Adapters

It’s quiet unfortunate that many people are unaware of the fact that Mobile phone Adapters have different capacities.. If you want your device to charge very well. I  recommend you use an Adapter that has a capacity of 2 amperes. An Ampere is the amount of electric current flowing in an electric conductor

How To Determine The Capacity Of An Adapter

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In most Mobile Phone chargers the Output is 5v (5 volts) . So on your charger you’ll likely see something like  – ” Output: 5v =” . After the  = symbol,  you’ll see the number of Amperes for your adapter .  The best and recommended adapter  is one with  this Label  -(  Output:5v = 2.0A). Make sure it’s 2 A or above before purchasing.

Also note that if your phone charges slowly with your powerbank it could be because of the same problem. Check the number of Amperes typed  on the label of the power bank

2. Weak Or Damaged  USB Cord

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Basically a USB cable  is used for Charging and also transferring data so when you cut it open( ps- don’t cut a working USB cable),  You’ll see a wire and also some fibres. The fibres serve as the data  transmission  material while the wires are for charging. Many people normally weaken their USB cables   by constant twisting, stretching and turning. Avoid doing this to your USB cable .  You can also check for cuts on your USB cable

3.Turning On Your Data While Charging

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If you forget to turn off your data while charging, it will definitely reduce charging time. It’s identical to pouring water into  a s
leaking bucket. Once your device is regaining power /charging,  the data connection uses up a lot of battery power so it acts as a leak where your device looses power from. Invariably, it will take a device longer to get  to 100% when data connection is turned on.

4.Charging Your Smartphone with your Pc

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If you’re using your PC to charge your phone, then  expect that your phone is
going to charge very slowly. Even with USB 3.0, the standard energy
output is only 0.9A (0.5mA for USB 2.0). And that’s under normal
circumstances; any damage to your USB cable or ports can knock
that small  flow of energy to  even a lower amount . Likewise, if you’re using
wireless charging, for example  on the Samsung  Galaxy S7 you’re going to get a pretty glacial charge as well.
I’m not saying  that wireless charging isn’t cool – it certainly is –
but we’re kind of jamming our heads against the laws of physics and safety at this
point . To cut a Long story short, it’s just plain faster to plug your phone in

5. Your Battery is Damaged or Bad

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There have been many instances of mobile phone manufacturers  recalling for
whole batches of batteries. Search online to see if your phone’s
model came with a bad battery, and see if you can acquire a
replacement from your provider. Also, like your phone in general,
batteries can just get old and bad.
If you happen to own a device such as the Infinix Note , Tecno P5  or
Galaxy Note 4 , good news! If your battery has gone bad, you can
purchase a new one from Konga or Jumia and pop it into your phone right
away when it’s delivered. If you own a device with a non-removable
battery such as the Galaxy S7, Tecno W4   , or  , Galaxy S6
though, you’ll have to send the device in to the manufacturer to get it
replaced.

6 You’re The Cause Of Your Problem

Do you habitually play with your phone while it’s
charging?
A surprising number of smartphone users aren’t aware that the fact that the
biggest drain on their phone’s battery is the screen. Keeping that
gorgeous display lit up with high-resolution Facebook drama will use
up battery even as your phone soaks it up. If you combine this with
one of the other problems above, you might find yourself in a
situation where you are using battery power faster than your phone
can take it in.
If you need your phone to charge quickly, give it a rest while it’s on
the charger.

7.Background Apps Are Killing Your Battery

Although your screen is the number one battery sucker, you might
have some sneaky apps running in the background that are
constantly draining power, causing your phone to charge slower. In
addition to charging sluggishly, does your phone also feel like it runs
through its battery life faster than it used to? If so, this may be your
issue. Apps in Android often boot themselves up or run in the
background after only being opened for a moment. Although this
used to be a bigger problem than it currently is–Android is getting
better and better at efficiently managing resources–having a rogue
app or two can give your phone’s performance a nasty hit.
The easiest solution here is to grab a good task manager and check
it frequently to see what’s running when it shouldn’t be. When you
locate a misbehaving app, try uninstalling it and see if your battery
life and charge speed is improved over the next few days.

8  Your USB Port Is Blocked

If Your phone spends all day  in your pocket or purse
with all manner of  dust and particles. It’s  common for a
USB port to get a little bit of that dirt  lodged inside of it. If you
plugged in your charger without noticing, it may have packed the
obstruction in even deeper, which might be preventing your charger
from making a good connection.
Using a bright light and perhaps magnification, look around inside
your phone’s USB port for anything that shouldn’t be in there. If you
see something that obviously doesn’t belong, grab a thin, pointed
object and carefully try to remove it. Be very
careful not to damage any of the port’s components, or you could
end up with a bigger problem than you currently have.
I recommend using a plastic (not wooden) toothpick if you can find
one. Alternatively, giving your port a good scrub with a dry, brand
new toothbrush is a very effective and safe way to make sure it’s free
of any blockage.

9 Your USB port is damaged

It’s possible that  you may have
broken or bent a pin inside your phone’s USB port. At this point, you
should really consider taking your phone to a professional for repair. Take your phone by
a shop and get a repair job.

10 Your USB port is Corroded  

Yes, you might also have some corrosion in there from sweat or
humidity. Corrosion is a little major  problem, because it
creates a film over the connective hardware that prevents a proper
charge, but even worse, if you don’t get rid of it, it can keep eating
away at your device, causing larger and larger issues.
Once again, you should really consider professional help at this point. Going
forward, you risk voiding your phone’s warranty and doing serious damage to the
device. However, if you decide to take your phone’slife into your own hands, and
you are comfortable and familiar with the process of disassembling
and reassembling mobile devices, then you should know that many
corrosion problems can be dealt with using just white vinegar and
rubbing alcohol.
Disassemble your device to expose the area of corrosion. The
intricacies of this process outstrip the scope of this article and will
vary from device to device, so once again, unless you’ve done this
before , take your phone to a professional. For those
moving forward, most corrosion can be removed by using a cotton
swab dabbed in distilled white vinegar. Rub down all the corrosion
you see with a light touch, and be careful not to get vinegar into the
uncorroded areas. I probably don’t have to say this, but getting
vinegar into your phone is bad.
Once you’ve coated the corrosion with vinegar, wait 5-8 minutes,
then use the tip of a paper towel to remove the vinegar. Repeat this
process until there is no sign of corrosion. This accomplished, dab
the area with rubbing alcohol on the tip of a cotton swab and let the
device air-dry for half an hour. Reassemble your phone, and you
should be good to go!

I believe after all this you should get a faster charge

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Tecno Spark 3 Youth And Tecno Spark 3 Pro – Full Specs And Price In Nigeria

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Tecno Spark 3 Youth And Tecno Spark 3

The Tecno Spark 3 Youth and Tecno Spark 3 Pro smartphones are the next phones in Tecno’s Spark series and will replace the Tecno Spark 2 as the new Spark flagship devices. The Tecno Spark 3 will run on the latest version of Android – Android 9 Pie and will ship with a 6.2-inch display, while the smaller  Spark 3 will run on Android 9.0 Go Edition and a 6-inch display.

Both devices would have an Helio A22 chipset, an 8 MP selfie camera just like the one on the Tecno Spark 2. This time the Tecno Spark 3 Youth and the Tecno Spark 3 Pro, unlike its predecessors, will have a new dual camera setup – a 13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera. It will also have 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, and a 3500 mAh battery which is pretty much the same with the Tecno Spark 2.

 

Tecno Spark 3 And Tecno Spark 3 Pro

In this post, I’ll be looking at the Tecno Spark 3 Youth and Tecno Spark 3 Pro Full specifications and price in Nigeria.

Tecno Spark 3 Pro Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, and 268 PPI (Notch Display)
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie 
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580 Processor
  • Camera: 13MP+2MP Rear and 8MP Front camera
  • Memory: 32 GB inbuilt storage + 2GB RAM
  • Battery: 3500 mAh Nonremovable

Tecno Spark 3 Youth Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.0 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, and 268 PPI (Notch Display)
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition)
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580 Processor
  • Camera: 13MP+2MP Rear and 8MP Front camera
  • Memory: 16 GB inbuilt storage + 1GB RAM
  • Battery: 3500 mAh Nonremovable

 

Design And Display

 

Tecno Spark 3 Youth And Tecno Spark 3 Pro

The Tecno Spark 3 Youth and Tecno Spark 3 Pro both come with a notch and a bezel-less display. The devices will come with a dual camera setup and an LED flash while the fingerprint sensor will still be centered at the rear part of the devices. Both devices are expected to have multiple color variants.

Both devices would have a screen display size of 6.2 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and 268 PPI density. They will also feature IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla glass protection with an 84.5% screen-to-body ratio.

 

Camera

 

Tecno Spark 3 Youth And  Tecno Spark 3
The new feature on the Tecno Spark 3 Youth And Tecno Spark 3 Pro is the AI dual camera setup. The devices ship with a dual camera setup, a 13MP Camera and a 2MP camera for depth sensing.

 

The selfie camera still remains an 8MP camera like on the Tecno Spark 2. The camera comes with a Geo-tagging, panorama, f/2.0 aperture, HDR and will also shoot videos at [email protected] videos resolution. There’s also Face ID to help unlock the phone quickly. There’s also a new bokeh feature in the camera as well.

Hardware And Performance

Both devices will be powered by a MediaTek MT6580 (28 nm) chipset which will have a Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz with a Mali-400MP2 for graphics.

Tecno Spark 3 Youth And  Tecno Spark 3

Both devices will ship with a nonremovable 3500 mAh battery capacity. The Tecno Spark 3 Youth would come with 1GB RAM a 16GB Of storage while the Tecno Spark 3 Pro comes with a 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s also support for 4G.

 

Tecno Spark 3 Pro Specifications

Network 

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSDPA, LTE
  • Nano-SIM, Dual SIM

Operating System

  • Android 9 Pie; HiOS 4.6

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD curved glass screen
  • Size: 6.2 inches
  • Resolution: 1520 x 720 pixels,19:9 aspect ratio
    wide notch

Hardware And Storage

  • CPU: 64-bit 2.0 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio A22
  • GPU: IMG ‎PowerVR GE6320 650 MHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Camera

  • Main Camera: Dual 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera, f2.2 Aperture
  • Feature: LED flash
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP, f2.0 Aperture
  • Feature: AI Face Recognition
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

 

Tecno Spark 3 Youth Specifications

Network 

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
  • Nano-SIM, Dual SIM

Operating System

  • Android 9 Pie; HiOS 4.6 (Go Edition)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD curved glass screen
  • Size: 6.2 inches
  • Resolution: 1520 x 720 pixels,19:9 aspect ratio
    wide notch

Hardware And Storage

  • CPU: 64-bit 2.0 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio A22
  • GPU: IMG ‎PowerVR GE6320 650 MHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Camera

  • Main Camera: Dual 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera, f2.2 Aperture
  • Feature: LED flash
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP, f2.0 Aperture
  • Feature: AI Face Recognition
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

Tecno Spark 3 Pro Price In Nigeria

The Tecno Spark 3 Pro would cost between N45,000 – N48,000

Tecno Spark 3 Youth Price In Nigeria

The Tecno Spark 3 Youth would cost between N35,000 – N40,000

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 With 12GB RAM – Full Price And Specifications

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Xiaomi has launched a device targeted at gamers  – Xiaomi Black Shark 2. And this time around, it’s using a pressure-sensitive display to cram in even more controls.

The pressure-sensitive display lets you map left and right controls to the screen. So you’ll be able to control your games through the screen, rather than by pressing physical buttons.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR support, 240Hz touch response rate with touch algorithm optimization especially for gaming, powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC with liquid cooling 3.0

 

 Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specifications

 

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  • Display: 6.39-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 display
  • Chipset: Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU
  • RAM + ROM: 6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB / 12GB RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Camera: 48MP + 12MP rear camera with 1/2.0″ Samsung GM1 sensor, LED flash; 20MP front-facing camera
  • Sensor: In display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 163.61×75.01x 8.77mm; Weight: 205g
  • Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging

Pricing

6GB + 128GB storage goes for $510

8GB + 128GB storage goes for $565

8GB/12GB + 256GB storage goes for $625

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