2

If my phone's battery will die soon(run out of juices), what should I use(if any of the sentences below sound natural)

My phone has low power.

My phone is low on power.

So either of those sentences sound natural? If not then what are the natural alternatives?

So what would natives use when the phone is going to switch off?

2

I would tend to say something like:

My battery is low.
I need to charge my battery.
My battery is about dead.
My phone is about dead.
My phone is almost dead.
My phone needs recharging. (Suggested by J.R. in comment)

My phone has low power.

This is understandable. There could be a bit of ambiguity. "My phone has low power" could be taken to mean that your battery charge is running down, or could it mean that your phone just puts out a weak signal, no matter how high the battery charge state is. What I'm trying to say is "has low power" could imply that it is a permanent characteristic of the phone and not just temporary because of the battery charge. I don't think a native speaker would tend to use this.

My phone is low on power.

This is understandable, but probably would not come as readily to the lips of a native American English speaker as the alternatives I gave you.

  • I was going to post an answer, but your answer pretty much covers everything I was going to say. One other alternative I might suggest is: My phone needs recharging. – J.R. Apr 5 at 19:26

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.