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Extended Battery for Droid X

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by cece5702, Mar 5, 2011.

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    Does the extended battery really make a difference? Just want to know before I waste my money!

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    Of course it does. The question should be whether or not it makes a big enough difference to justify the cost...and most users I would say, agree that it does.

    Personally, I dont have one nor do I need one at this time. I get 17-22 hours of life out of my stock battery at this time with my normal use.:D

    Good luck with your purchase if you do decide to get one...:)
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    Ok well I'll wait and see how my X performs before I buy the extended battery! You get a lot of life out of yours, Wow!! Thanks!


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    Personally, I think the purchase was well worth the cost. I get a very noticeable difference and now make it through the day with no problems. Just make sure you get the Motorola OEM battery and not a cheap knock off. I purchased mine through the Verizon website with a 25% off discount through my work and couldn't be happier. The only gripe I have is that my case no longer fits, but now I just roll naked now so it is much easier to use the car dock and docking station.

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    Thank you :)


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    Yeah, I love my phone...but I sometimes think it is a freak when i hear others talk about the battery life they get...but then I have to remember that everyones use is going to be different...as well as what they term "normal", "moderate" or "heavy" use.

    My "normal use" is below...others may consider this "light use"...just depends, so dont put too much weight on any one persons use statistics...do whats right for you..

    Normally, I use my phone this way:
    1-5 phone calls longer than 5 minutes
    1-5 phone calls shorter than 5 minutes
    20-50 text messages a day
    5-30 minutes of DroidForums app sessions during the day
    2 hours of mp3 playback to and from work while I am driving through the AUX port on my car stereo
    3-5 quick checks and maybe 1-2 FaceBook posts
    10-20 times a day I have to wake my phone to check the time since I stopped wearing a wristwatch again

    My personal battery saving tips are as follows:

    1) Go into Settings--->Battery--->Nightime Saver Mode..this is actually IMO a better setting than Maximum Saver, at least on my Droid X.

    2) Your e-mail accounts, do they sync on their own? What type of schedule? Sync only over WiFi or over 3G as well? Set them for WiFI Only if you are in a good WiFi area...extend the times out if you are mostly on 3G.

    3) What type of signal reception do you have, Great, Good, Lousy or 2 Soup Cans and some String? If your signal reception is Low, your phone will work harder trying to stay connected and trying to bounce between stronger towers. If signal is really bad, but a free WiFi connection is available, switch the WiFi on and keep it on until you are in a better 3G area.

    4) Do you have any Social Widgets, RSS Feed Widgets, Weather Widgets or any other Widgets/Apps that like to update themselves regularly? If so, what are the refresh times for each? Can you set them to only update on a Manual Push? If not, then set the frequency to the longest permissible time frame for your ease of use and lifestyle.

    Thats basically all my "tricks" that I utilize to keep my Droid X going for upwards of 17-20 hours on any given day....I hope they might help you as well..."
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    And yes, the extended battery is better. I too get a 25% discount on accessories with my employee discount, so it didn't require that much thought.
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    How do you get the discount? Is this a company discount like from your job?


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    Awesome!!! I'll try some of these tips :)


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    Yes, through my company, I get a discount on my monthly service and any accessories that I purchase. I have 2 desk docks, 1 car dock, extended battery, and the shell/beltclip combo. All purchased with my 25% off discount. There is no way I would have all of these without that discount available to me.

    Most larger companies have agreements with the providers for discounts. My employer has something available with all 3. Verizon just happens to be the best of the 3 discounts as well as the best provider.
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    Ok I'll check on that because I get the discount through my Verizon bill but was not aware of the accessories too. Thanks so much!


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    I think the extended battery was well worth the money. My DX lasts all day and I only need to charge it in the evening.

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    It only last for a day? I was hoping for at least a day and a half. Lol


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    If you are already getting a discount on your bill through your employer than that would also be applied to most accessories. All companies have different discount rates though. I work for the state of Wisconsin and I believe their discount is something like 15%, but I am on a family plan with my parents and through UPS where my Dad works the discount is 25%.

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    Yeah I work for a State agency as well. I think I read where it's 15% discount.


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    I have read that the stock door will fit with the extended battery. Any experience with that in here? True/False?

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    I wouldn't do this. It puts strain on your screen, and could possibly crack it later on. I use the door that the extended battery came with. They built the door for this battery for a reason. Don't do it.



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    +1 on using the door that came with the battery. I put the original door on the phone at first, but you could see the screen reacting to the excessive pressure that was being applied.

    It only adds about 1/16th of an inch more to the back. It still fits fine with my shell/holster combo that I bought from the Verizon store, as well as in my desk and car docks.
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    Another vote for using an extended-life battery with the Droid X.

    When I first got my DX, the battery life was LOUSY. I was shutting down apps left and right, limiting the number of widgets, etc., but still, I'd be hooking up the charger by lunchtime. Drove me NUTS.

    After purchasing the BH6X extended battery from Verizon (1840 mAh), I could easily get through the entire day (and evening), depending on usage.

    So yeah, IMHO, it's worth the investment.
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