Extended battery?

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    I was planning on getting an extended battery, since I use my phone quite often and I'm a terrible battery conserver. Is the standard Motorola extended battery the best one, or have others come out? I'm pretty new at all this.

    Also, I have the Otterbox Defender case, which I love. I heard that th extended batteries won't fit at all with it though. What's a comparable case (or the closest) that will fit with the honking battery in? Thanks for the help!
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    I heard there's one flaw with extended batteries. Some how droid doesn't read the battery charge correctly. Hence, you don't know the true state or charge of the battery. It has something to do with how droid handles the battery. I bought a genuine droid battery with a external charger so I would always have a spare. But I have noticed the charge showing on my battery indicator is not correct! Droid lost it's ability to show me with accuracy the true charge of the battery because I strictly use my external standalone charger which is also genuine Motorola.

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    I am not sure about the DX but the Original Droid does not read the extended batteries correctly - I have learned to deal with it :)
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    Same here! I have a D2 extended battery and yesterday I rebooted at 20% and it was at 50% when it came back on.



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    Just got the Mototola Extended Battery

    I have a question; I just got my sweetly discounted Motorola extended battery and found that with the stock battery cover it puts pressure on the backside of the screen. I have the holster case combo, and was wondering if using that case without the battery door on would be an issue of concern?

    Thanks for all the wisdom on this forum.
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    My Motorola extended battery (D2) came with another back. It also fit my shell/holster...I wouldn't have bought it otherwise.

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    I have the BH6X extended battery and the Otterbox Defender case and it fits fine.
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    That's good news, I'll have to check that one out. Is the cheapest place to get it still Verizon? I find that hilarious since everything else they sell accessory-wise is ludicrously overpriced.
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    Mine was $49.99 which is kinda high indeed.



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    Yeah it's still expensive, but for some reason on Amazon it's like 80 or 90 bucks. I think people everywhere said Verizon had it the cheapest. Random.
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    So the droid 2 doesn't read accuratly when it comes to the extended battery and is there more than one?

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    I have both the extended battery and the extended battery door, however my high gloss silicone case from Verizon bulges at the sides and doesn't grip like it does with the regular battery and battery door. Is there a case that will allow both extended battery and extended battery door without bulging at the side and still protects the device? I HATE scratches on my device so a case is a must, but I put the phone in my pocket so I need a case that isn't too bulky or "sticky" like the non-high gloss silicone cases if at all possible, but I am willing to try anything that will fit the extended battery. Any info would be greatly appreciated as I am not sure which cases are out there for the DX that are good. TIA
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    I got mine from Motorola with a 60% code. I picked mine up for $25 delivered.

    Nobody has addressed my question though. I have just the extended battery with the original cover. The ext battery with the original cover puts pressure on the back of the screen. I have the Verizon holster/case. Is it safe to use the extended battery without the back cover, but in the holster case?

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    The shell/holster works but isn't very "pretty"



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    It would probably be ok because the case covers all but the camera and speaker. Wouldn't take it around any kind of dust or moisture though.



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    Well i dont have the holster case but i have the Body Glove case and my extended battery with the new door put pressure on my phone to,so i just keep the door off and have had no problems,
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    So now I'm uber confused, I read the reviews the motorola battery was called junk, the seido was highly glorified tho, both have had the accurate reading problem, would reseting the batt stats from cw fix the accurate reading?

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    You know, I've wondered the exact same thing!



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    I'm deffinetly buying myself an extended battery just which one lol, I'm not diggin the huge lump seido gives but if it waaayyy better than motos I'm grabbin it

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