1600mah extended battery

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  1. trebb

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    Is this even worth it? I had an 1850 with my DX and it worked great. Gave me plenty of time. Like many others, the stock battery is not enough for me. Will another one be coming out that's a bit bigger than 1600 and won't need a replacement battery cover, or maybe a little bulge? The one from VZW for this phone is a behemoth.

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    Supposed to get mine Friday so we'll see. Have you already ordered yours?

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    I have not. Just wondering if one that's a little bigger will come out soon...like 200 more mah

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    From many prior reports I've read, aftermarket batteries usually don't match the rating of the OEM. Many reported that Seidio's "extended" battery for the Incredible (the one that was the same size as the stock) didn't provide much benefit at all. The only one that did was the 3500mAh version. Even if the 1600 did match that level, you're still talking about a 12% difference or so at best, which isn't much. IMHO, you're better off getting the extended battery. It's big although the extended on the Incredible actually seemed bigger.
     
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    There's no way I'm getting a battery that makes my phone that huge. I'd rather carry a charger around all day.
     
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    Same here a battery that big with the phone already being large is.rather carry a charger in my suitcase.

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    Do you guys think they're going to come out with an 1800-1850 one that doesn't need a replacement battery cover? That would be perfect.
     
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    Having had Seidio and afermarket batteries, I don't think this is worth it, with respect to them. Assuming the best, you're getting maybe 12-15% better battery life and very likely less, which is marginal. Considering you're paying over $40, I'd think about this. I got the extended battery for less. As much as I don't like the bump, it will definitely change the entire expectation of usage by more than a marginal amount.
     
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    I have not had a chance to use my Seidio yet, but another user on here said he was getting around 30 hours on the 1600 Seidio, whereas I have been getting between 20-23 hours with my 1400 stock battery (we are both in 3G areas only, with settings tweaked and varying usage). I think it will be a decent boost, but I think its safe to expect 2-6 hours more depending on your particular use (it won't do any miracles, but it will help a decent amount). I'll try to check back in here once I've had a chance to compare my Seidio to my stock in terms of battery life difference.
     
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    I agree. The 1850 was amazing for me!! I would last days for me and only added just a little bump in the back. I do not want to get the 2750 too HUGE!! I HOPE they come out with a 1800 ish battery... I am also thinking about getting the 1600 mAH..

    I heard that the mytouch phone batteries are compatible with the Thunderbolt?? Is this true?
     
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    Unless people are using their phones "out in the field" all day, I just dont get the need for extended batteries that are so huge and bulky.

    I use my phone very heavily. GPS on, Wifi on, BT on, I connect with my Exchange email, Gmail, Hotmail, and another email. I use data very heavily. I send/receive probably 100 txt a day. I'm on voice probably 20 times a day, maybe an hr of usage.

    I have a charger at home, a charger at work, a charger in the car. Between the 3, I've yet to get low on battery once.

    Like I said, unless you're in an area where charging isnt an option, just buy an extra charger or two, and you're good. No need to be lazy and not charge the phone.
     
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