Extended vs. Another battery

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by thebird36, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. thatguychuck

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    I have a spare standard battery and battery only wall charger. It's a sweet setup, I hadn't realized how nice it was to never have to be plugged in. I don't regret it. In fact, I actually have three standard batteries now (Had one spare for my D1, and picked up another when I got the D2.)
     
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    I definitely am a huge fan of the OEM cradle. I have 3. One at my desk at work, one at my pc at home, and one on my night stand, and a car cradle in both vehicles. My phone if its not in my hand is on a cradle 90% of the time, which saves the need for an extra battery. Definitely invest in a cradle, I love throwing some pandora on and keeping the screen from sleeping while charging and checkin out the album artwork as the songs progress. Only downfall is I used to have to take my phone off the cradle to mount usb, but Swiftp fixed that (yay wireless internal storage/sd card storage access via wifi).

    "Bootloader begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern Time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Bootloader fights back."
     
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    Dude I went to verizon and they gave me a new battery for free. Just tell them yours is malfunctioning and they should swap it out for a new one. As long as you have warranty. Thought it might help a bit.

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    I do the same. I bought a spare stock battery on amazon for $6 and the charging brick for $4. the battery is small enough to carry around on days I know I'll need extra battery. Alternatively, I bought the seidio 2800 battery too, which I use on days I know I'll be nowhere near a cradle and anticipate heavy usage. That battery is obvious much bigger and doesn't fit in cradles or holsters, but I actually like the heft it gives the phone and don't mind it at all. And it lasts forever.
     
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    theres a cradle tht chargs the d2 and the extra stock battery

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    i have the ex batt running squids ROM and it will last all day been off the chager since 9am and its 1215am right now and im at 40% love it
     
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    I am a heavy user and an extended battery is not an option to me due to the fact that the phones form factor is very important to me. I don't want a bump to be sticking out the back like it has herpes. My only option would be the high capacity battery, but do you know if this is heavier than the original battery? It has higher ratings so I am automatically assuming it has a heavier belly.
    Also, rooting and running different roms for me is unacceptable at the moment becuase those roms are inefficient as far as the phone functioning from what I've read. I need all the features on the phone, even the blurr. I don't want to underclock the phone and/or freeze some features just to save battery life. How much battery life were you exactly able to save from this as I could use these off work, but it would be time consuming to enable/renable the features.
     
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    Read more about squidlys full blur rom.

    Also thanks for the lawl@ the herpes comment.

    "Bootloader begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern Time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Bootloader fights back."
     
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    I have the Seidio 2800mah battery too, from my D1... On my old Droid, it worked great, 2-3 days without having to think about a charge... On my D2, I'm lucky to get a full day out of it :(
     
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    For those worried about the size of the extended battery on the D2, the one from verizon is such a small difference in size, if you didnt look at it and just held the phone, you would never notice it. It seriously adds only 1mm, or about the thickness of a dime to your phone, there is no "hump" on the back. And yeah if you use a case, just leave the batt door off, and its the same thickness as the stock batt w/door. Having an extra battery is nice, having an extra capacity and never having to take the back door off is nicer still. If you were swapping batteries on the daily, i'd imagine eventually you would wear something out back there, either the tabs on the door, or worse, the internals that grab the tabs.
     
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    I have been on this site for a total of 3 days now (on and off). I just decided to register yesterday. I have been reading about roots and difference roms. The major concern to me is working on a fix on features that are missing during the creation of these custom roms. I noticed several issues with problems functioning the phone which makes me believe the roms are not 100% reliable. Until I know forsure there is a 100% functioning rom root whatever I honestly don't feel the need for it. I am very capable of rooting and flashing the rom as I have done many experiments with my gadgets and am an advanced user of technology however the battery life improvement isnt infact proven, and the 3g hotspot doesn appeal to me very much due to the fact that I am never using the laptop on the go. There are other slight advantages for me to want to use root and room however at this point it does not interest me enough to pursue it. More power to you though if you have the root done as well as the rom you desire.

    I totally understand what your trying to say. Even though the hump is minor it's still there and any user will notice it until they get used to it. I on the other hand already feel as if the phone is bulky enough(thanks to the keyboard). I dont want to add more weight and/or bulk to the phone. I have already have the seidio innocase and loved the case for a week but felt that having a bare naked phone in my pocket felt much nicer. The case is nice, the slightly added bulk isnt. Don't get me wrong, the case is a wonderful case other than its wiggly movement on the back(due to it being designed for the thicker regular d2). and the added bulk/weight.
    I also use the car mount and soon about to purchase the multimedia dock. Believe it or not, these accessories costed me more in long run than the actual phone itself.
     
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    You're right, its not proven, but I can tell on my phone the battery life has improved by romming, and I love squids notification bar and the option to add or remove all the pieces of blur. Also my major benefit of rooting is lcd density, im running it @ 190 now and the resolution is amazing, its kinda like setting your desktop resolution all the way up, you get more viewing space in everything you do (except the apps that donts support it). I also love to oc just to show off my quad score (2974 is the record for me on squids last blur rom), and all the extra quirks you can get by tweaking your ui and all the modifications you can do through root tools.

    "Bootloader begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern Time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Bootloader fights back."
     
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