Battery after the OTA UPDATE

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  1. norcal1900

    norcal1900 Member

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    How often do prl updates come out?

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    Battery life if definitely better, but I still think there is much room for improvement. I have the extended battery and it lasts all day, but is in the red when I plug it in most nights. I consider myself a moderate user.
     
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    How much bigger dose the extended battery make your phone like and I'm probly gana get crap for this but most extended batteries look goofie as crap and hate a phone that looks like its wearing a backpack.

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    About 1.5mm. It's not much at all, and honestly, only a stickler would complain about it. It still fits in the stock car dock no problem, but some very tight cases might have issues.

    The only way i can tell is there's about a .5-1mm lip going above the camera bay. Normally it's flush.
     
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    Ok sweet I know what I need to buy now. Thank you


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    I have seen pics of the extended battery and cover and to me it looks like you can't tell the difference. I used to have HTC and those extended batteries totally changed the look of the phone.

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    If you order from Verizon, they send you a replacement back cover for the phone. Honestly, I can't tell any difference in the thickness at all. It seemed at the time that I put it in, the phone was slightly heavier, but I don't even notice that now.
     
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    Extended battery from Verizon makes life sweet.
     
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    Right now, my D3 has been off charge for almost 9 hours, and is at 80%...waaay better than it was pre-update. Before, it would be around 50-40% at this point. Awesome update!
     
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    As long as it's the Moto manufactured extended battery, it'll come with it.

    I bought mine through amazon here. $31.56 after shipping and not a Chinese knockoff.
     
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    There is no set frequency, and they don't tend to announce it. If you're a habitual type a monthly check, or even bi-monthly would probably be sufficient.
     
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    I noticed a HUGE increase in battery as well. When I'm in a low signal area it still sucks, but when I have full service, even under heavy use I can easily get 17 hours on my battery before it hits 30%.