Droid Bionic extended battery

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    I just got the bionic yesterday and did a full charge overnight and after 4 hours today its at 60 percent. Will the extended battery get better. By the way I keep 4g on all the time except if if I am using wifi

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    It will get better. I get about 20 hours on the standard battery and 32 on the extended battery. They have both been through SEVERAL full charge/discharge cycles. When I first got them, they were dismally bad. Now they're awesome.

    I also keep 4G on all the time.
     
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    You will definitely be happy with the extended battery. The other day I didn't plug my phone in all the way to charge so when I woke it was at 50% (I had taken it off charge at 6am the previous day)...I made it through the next day to about 6pm (still with 25%!) which is when I put it on charge...so that's about 36 hours...I think that very good for a smartphone & all the use I give it.
     
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    This kind of resurfaces a question that I never seem to be able to reach a firm answer on round these parts...
    I read online that is it NOT good for the battery to perform full discharges at all (man, that sounds porny), and then I will also read that it can be beneficial to do it many times (still sounds porny), and then I will ALSO read that it's ok to do it once or twice, but that's all (that sounds anti-porny).

    Was there ever an end-all / be-all resolution to this question?
     
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    I use one, works great. Life will vary depending on how you are using the phone. Go through a few total discharge/recharge cycles, it will get better. Enjoy!
     
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    Also remember that the extended battery will take longer than the stock battery to recharge.
     
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    mine took about 3 full cycles (drain and fill) before it really started to impress me.
    drains about 3% an hour when I'm in a solid 4g area. which is quite acceptable.
     
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    Yeah on 4G I get about 4% an hour. On 3g it is 1% or less. Not too bad.

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    WTH????

    I have the extended battery and I am lucky to get 10 hours before I am in the yellow......do you guys really even use your phones?
     
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    Ha, same here and I wonder the same thing :crazy:

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    That's what I wonder. I've many battery conditioning guides that say fully discharge, and then some users come up and say it's bad. I honestly don't know what to believe (since I'm not in the know how with batteries).
     
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    With old style nicad ,discharging was a good idea. It is not with modern batteries.

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    My numbers were with no use. Med use I use about 10% an hour.


    Edit

    The battery saver modes help a ton but I do not use them.

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    Can you please provide some sort of credible source for this? All I can speak from is personal experience of what I read was a good idea......new phones, battery was mediocre, I did a full discharge (or two or three), and there was an obvious improvement afterwards. Just what I've done and it seems to make some kind of difference...
     
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    My extended battery lasts about fifteen hours with very limited usage. I don't understand how some are getting above thirty hours.

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