Extended battery

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    So ive been getting about 10 to 12 hours with stock battery only problem is I need about 2 more hours sense I will be going on vacation and won't have access to elec for quite some time durring the day. I was wondering if there were any good extended batteries that didn't add any extra bulk. If so what is the best one?

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    Just like turn off wifi so it doesnt keep searching and turn off gps, do you use your phone all day?

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    I have 3g wifi bluetooth and gps all turned off when I'm not using it and I use setcpu to underclock. Just need a few extra hours.

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    I have everything I can to save power on. I legitly and 99% sure there is nothing else I can do. Only other thing is a larger battery I just don't want one that lumps out.

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    Well, seidio offers a 1500mah battery that doesn't stick out at all, but you'd be better off spending an extra $10 or so for the 1800mAh battery from VZW. It sticks out, but only slightly. If you have a white D2G, you'll want the extended battery kit for the R2D2, as it's a matching white.
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    The extended battery by moto adds very little bulk & you get ~20% extra battery. Most cases will still fit with it, ones that wont you can just not use a battery cover(what I do) & it'll fit fine.

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    Actually, its closer to 32% more capacity, and i like the little extra to grab onto that it gives. But thats purely a personal preference. The ext. batt cover also fit more tightly than the stock! What a bonus i found that to be

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    Just wondering with all these numbers being thrown around how much mah is the stock battery. Also will siedo case fit the moto battery?


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    Bump

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    Stock battery is ~1420 mAh, extended is ~1840 (or 60 i forgot lol)
    It doesnt give a noticeable bulge from another person's perspective, and honestly it is only a couple millimeters at most larger.

    Mathematically if you are already getting 10 to 12 hours, you'll manage roughly 13 to 16 with the extended.

    The only thing is the 50 dollar price tag (if you go with the motorola), but i went to a verizon store and there was free 2nd or 3rd day delivery. Was sweet.

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    Do you know if the seidio case will still fit with the vzw battery?

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    The BP7X Motorola Extended Battery and Door will add the thickness of a quarter to your Droid 2 Global.
    My work day is 10 hours. During a 12 hour period my stock battery will go from full charge to about 40~50 %
    My Extended Battery in the same work day at the 12 hour point is 60~70%
    My D2G is rooted, running Fisson rom. I use Bluetooth, play mp3's for 10 hours, take a few call, send a few text msgs, and surf the net for about 30 min. Thats my workday

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    Yep. You'll have to leave the battery door off, though. Don't worry, i ran mine this way for months with no issues. The battery fits so tight that nothing can get in there and there's no way it will wiggle loose or fall out. I even dropped mine multiple times with no issues.
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    As far as throwing numbers around, the battery is literally 32% larger (in capacity, not dimension), you will literally get 32% more use with it. Crunch you own numbers based on your usage.

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    The Seido Innocase Active fits with the Extended Battery and the Extended Battery Cover, you just have to take a knife and make a cutout along the area of the battery door on the soft inner rubber casing and then everything fits

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    [FONT=&quot]Battery Life[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Here's my tips (Individual items may not apply your phone):[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]1. Go to settings/wireless & networks/mobile networks/Enable always-on data. Uncheck always on data. Your phone will still receive email, text, & phone calls as before as well as internet usage but your battery will last a lot longer.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]2. Emails: I don't know what email app you use, but try this. It saves battery power and in some cases emails arrive quicker. This scheme will have you using only the Gmail app on the phone for all email accounts whether they are pop3 accounts or Gmail. Go to the Google Gmail inbox on your computer and log into the Gmail account. On the top right of the screen is an option called Settings. In there is an option to have the Gmail program poll your regular, non-Gmail accounts (From the inbox; Settings/Accounts & Import/ Check mail using POP3). Provide the email address and the password. The Google Gmail program will then poll your other accounts on a frequency from 1-5 minutes and push the email immediately to your phone. The polling frequency is determined by each account's activity - more emails = faster polling. This saves battery power because on the android OS pop3 accounts are polled at a frequency of 1-30 minutes and that really eats battery. Because the phone goes and checks those accounts for mail whether there is mail there or not.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]3. If you are using Live Wall Papers, stop![/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]4. Use wifi any time it is available. It uses a lot less power than 3G and it is much faster.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]5. If there are widgets that automatically update (facebook, weather, etc.) change their update frequency in their settings menu. Set them to 30mins or 1 hour.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]6. Oh, almost forgot, get the extended battery from Verizon.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]7. Turn off the GPS unless you are actually using it. There are some background apps that can burn a lot of power via a live gps.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]8. The Power Control Widget is a good tool for easily turning on and off some of these features (gps, wifi, screen brightness, etc.).[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]9. From the home screen do the following: menu/settings/About Phone/Battery Use. This graph will show the 10 biggest power users on the phone. It should always be Screen as the top user and the android os, android system, phone standby and phone idle should be the other top users. If there is an app listed you should determine if it’s an app you actually use a lot or do you have a rogue app that needs to be uninstalled.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]10. Get Screebl. It will turn your phone off anytime you are not actively using it.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]11. If you have either a task killer or an anti-virus app installed, you should uninstall.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]12. Go to data>system>and delete batterystats.bin after you've charged your phone to 100%. This will help with battery meter accuracy.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]13. D2G - go in to settings, wireless and networks, mobile network and change the network type from global to CDMA only. The d2g is locked out from using the local GSM networks in the US. You don't need global radio turned on in the US just overseas. Go into Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Network Mode > and turn off the default setting of Global and turn on CDMA. This assumes you are in the US.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]14. If you have ad blocker, turn it off.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]15. If you are using Launcher Pro, try switching to ADW for a while.[/FONT]
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    If you order it online use the coupon code BAT30. you get 30% off so it comes to $35 instead of $50. thats what I did. and im another person who definitely loves the extended battery and the little bit of added thickness.
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    I executed many of the suggestions here. I was still having battery issues. Someone suggested I update roaming and it actually made a difference.

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    Gah! Forgot to use the coupon lol! I have ordered the vzw battery ty all for the replys.

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    Hmmm. I just got an extra stock ~1400mAh battery and keep it in my backpack, jacket pocket, ect. I make sure to switch them out fairly regularly so they will wear out at approx the same time. Between the two of them I get maybe 14 hours of heavy use, days of standby/ light usage. Also undervolting is an option. Unlike overclocking there isn't much danger in it. Get rid of as much motoblur crap as u can. Admittedly there are a few good tools that come as part of the pack, but the fact that verizon and motorola took a beautiful, open platform and bogged it down with bloatware that you can't get rid of without rooting your phone, and therefor voiding your warranty, pisses me off to no end. The d2g is a good phone, but the stock software and available ROMs leave much to be desired. Oh well, I'm hoping that continued sales due to the fact that its the best choice if you want a physical keyboard, will spur developer interest.@
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