Get the extended battery

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    I would hole heartedly recommend the extended battery to anybody who owns the droid bionic. This phone is a beast and this battery that i got really added extra life to my device. Iam not going to deny that it does make your phone a bit thicker but thats besides the point of really adding that extra kick the phone needs. I was tired of not being able to get through a full day with out charging my regular battery multiple times a day. Therefore i got it and it last me a little more than a day!

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    No doubt about it.... best thing u can do once u get this phone... I don't mind the thickness/weight

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    Do you know or anyone know if it is still going to fit in HDMI Desktop charger w/Remote with this extended battery?
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    Instead of the extended battery, I just bought the standard battery that included a small external charging dock that also charges the phone. Bionic is thick enough without the extended battery.

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    I agree extended battery is a must have add on!

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    Thickness of the phone isn't THAT big of a deal considering with the extended battery, you can actually use the phone for a day. I would recommend the battery to anyone. It was amazing to be able to leave the charger at home where it belongs and not have to worry about the phone dying.
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    I actually find the Bionic to be on the thinner side w/o the extended battery.

    Would everyone choose the extended battery over this?

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    I have an external charger like that from justmobile... its actually a pain but its nice in case of an emergency when your not around power... I prefer the extended battery over the stock and use it 99% of the time

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    Will the Bionic fit into the charging dock or GPS car dock with the extended battery?
    Jim
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    The bionic with extended battery will fit the bionic hd dock, the car dock, and the lapdock 100 (but barely for the 100), as i have all four.

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    Thanks for the quick reply!!
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    The FedEx guy just dropped off my extended battery (BW8X) and battery cover one day early. This battery is a beast. It adds a pretty good deal of thickness and heft to the phone but I like it, even more than I liked the phone without it. With the extended battery it is now comparable to the OG Droid (or thereabouts). I prefer the heft because it feels more secure in my hand.

    Now I need to decide on a case. I need something pretty robust and solid (like an Otterbox Defender) with a belt clip/holder. I've scoured this and other forums for suggestions but I haven't found anything I like yet. I'll probably check out the Verizon case to see if that will work for me.

    Overall I really like the Bionic. I've had it just over two weeks and I have very few complaints. The original battery was way too small and the network drops are a pain but I don't suffer those too much. I'm on WiFi most of the day and when I do need mobile data the 4G works great. Those times that I'm in a fringe 4G/3G area the data does drop more but it's not unbearable. I'll patiently wait for the OTA rather than load the leaked updates. I'm looking forward to ICS as well, but what I would REALLY like is some tasty Project Elite for this phone, if only Greg would be willing (and get a Bionic to develop on). He can't have mine so I guess I'll stick with the eventual stock ICS until a suitable ROM happens by.
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    Any idea if it's bad for the battery to leave it plugged in when it's fully charged? Like overnight for example....
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    Im not getting great time on mine.
    Thats medium work an i have no idea why maps is taken up that much :/
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    I do it all the time with my regular, shouldn't make a difference with extended. The phone battery automatically stops charging when it's full and the phone is pretty much just setting there with a cable plugged in. Hasn't affected my battery, I think I'm right, I'm not a wizard with how it works, you should be fine leaving it in all night.
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    My first cycle was like that. But the batt actually stayed alive at 1% for another 7-8 hours with like app and internet use. I suppose they just need to be calibrate or wtver, cuz my second cycle is going much better. Moderate app internet and netflix use and I'm only down to 89% from this morning til now

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    Have had my Bionic for two weeks now and the extended battery for the past week. It's the battery that should have come with the phone(though I can see the business justification for not). Of intermediate/heavy use, I get a good 14-16 hours out of this battery, which is about 4-6 more than I was getting with the OG battery. I'm not always able to get to a charger so this is great.
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    My battery is awesome an I'm a heavy user

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    I agree, extended battery is the way to go!

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