I have mentioned my issues with my A7 in several places here, and in those places I mentioned I was willing to deal with it, until I can't. Now I really can't any more. There are allot of new phones coming out this fall and unless something happens, I can't afford any of them probably if I want to stick with A7 style flagship specs). The most affordable of far (as to what has already been released) of the modern flagship specked phones is the Asus 5Z and that is not in the cards right now.
I figure if it is not to expensive, I can get my phone repaired, see what ZTE brings to the US later on in the year and make a decision then. If I get my phone repaired, it will be working as good as new.
Here is what is going on. 2 things.
1) The battery depletes very quickly and doesn't last as long as it used to.
I could have my phone off and charged to 100%. Turn it on and next thing I know I am already at 84%.
I could be live chat with somebody lets say Google chats and my phone is at lets say 85%. 45 minutes later my phone is at
50% or less battery.
I have run apps to collaborate the battery, but they don't change things much. I have also run a battery health check app and it claims the battery is good.
So my battery being over 2 years old, is it time to replace it?
2) The USB-C charging port is pushed in. It is hard to get any charger original or not to stay in place and when it does it slow charges. With the phone off it takes 6-8 hours from empty to 100% and when on forget it. WE are talking double or triple the time. In 6 hours with the phone on, In got the phone charging from 1% to Maybe 16%. That is why I never charge it with the phone on unless I need to have it on for emergencies. But the amount of times I turn the phone off to charge it, people can not get ahold of me except via email on my computer.
I can see USB-C port pushed in and not even be straight. It is definitely not getting fast charging voltage/Amperage. I am surprised my phone charges at all. But it does,
So I ask the community. I know most of you are not from where I am, but any thoughts on the above and any suggestions to get this phone repaired where I am not without a phone mailing it in somewhere for 7-10 days or so?
Again I assume I just need the USB-C port reseated to get the right voltage/amperage again for fast charging whether the phone is on or off, and I assume the battery needs replacing to get the battery charging and depleting like when I 1st bought this phone over 2 years ago which I could go over 10-12 hours to even 2 days before I get even close to 15% as now it is like 6 -8 hours or less.
I love this phone (despite being 2 years old and missing some modern phone features (Wireless Charging, bigger screen, etc.)), and the specs being 2 years old) and I plan to keep it as long as it works for me or I have to upgrade. Despite the A9 out, even though there has not been a update in a while and 2 years has passed, seams ZTE is still supporting this phone and while there is no official announcement from ZTE this phone will get some version of Android Orea at least with the ZTE toned down skin/launcher on top and close to latest security/bug fixes. I know the 7 won't get Pie or even 8.1 if the update is 8.0 but that is fine by me.
Thanks to everyone here who participates in this discussion.