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Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Accessories' started by awdwhip, Jun 24, 2011.
Thanks so much...
... I wish everyone followed up their posts as well as you.
Yesterday I unplugged the battery at 9:30 am. Plugged it back in at 2:00 am and the battery was at 20% remaining.
Very nice. So the extended battery with a legitimate HTC extended battery door worked good for you?
Also, can you comment on how heavy you were using your phone? Ie. Games, phone calls, videos? Thanks!
Yeah, the legit HTC door works much better than the one I got with the battery. My usage is as follows:
1. Games - about an hour total over the course of the day (half hour before I go to bed and the remainder is about 10 minutes at a time at various times during the day)
2. Syncing 2 Yahoo email accounts and I get about 40 emails a day in total. My email accounts are set to sync every 15 minutes.
3. Sending and receiving about 50 texts a day
4. About 1 hour of phone calls total over the course of the day
5. Have the NY Daily News widget running. Also the weather widget is set to update once every 15 minutes
6. Backup Assistant is set up to update each evening.
7. Google calendar is set to sync.
8. Yahoo messenger app is set to sync.
9. Twitter is set to sync and I am also running Tweetcaster Pro
I pulled the trigger and ordered one of Amazon. Should be here next week. I already have the official extended battery I got at the Verizon store so perhaps I'll be able to compare the two.
So far with the official extended battery I have been able to get around 36 hours. That's after turning it into a stupid phone by turning off everything but the actual phone and making only a few phone calls/texts throughout the day.
Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it. I'm def getting closer to pulling the trigger on this battery
Cool, a comparo would be awesome! Even if the Seidio extended beats the Hyperion extended battery, the price difference would still justify purchasing the Hyperion battery...well, I hope so.
One thing I forgot to mention is that when I am at work, because of how the building is constructed, the phone will pop back and forth between 4G, 3G, 1X, and no data all day long. With all the phones I've had in the past, the battery life on days that I am at work is roughly 50-60% the battery life on days that I am not at work and have a constant 3G signal (no 4G where I live).
One of the main reasons why I gave this battery a shot is the price. Even with shipping costs, the price is less than 1/3 the cost of the Seidio battery and less than 1/2 the cost of the HTC extended battery (I get a 25% discount on accessories purchased from Verizon).
I just finished changing out the HTC extended battery with the Hyperion. First thing I've noticed is that the HTC battery cover doesn't fit as well. Next thing I notice after the re-bat is the battery widget reads the capacity slightly above advertized at 3693mAh. The out of box charge level is 53% capacity. Half charged or half used? Hmmm...
It's a struggle to get the HTC extended battery cover firmly snapped in place and it still isn't a perfect fit. One side or the other pops back out at first then once both sides appear to be snug there is still a barely perceptible gap at the volume rocker. If I try to close this gap and get it properly seated one one of the sides will pop back out.
So, I'll let it charge then use it and see is the cover pops out in my pocket when I'm using it. If the battery life matches the HTC extended battery then I'll break out the Dremel Tool and trim off any excess plastic from the Hyperion battery and hopefully get the HTC extended battery cover to properly fit. Using the Hyperion back is not an option. If you look closely and compare the two you can see the antenna arrangements and their differences. The HTC is clearly superior. Obviously, if you don't have an HTC extended battery you can't compare so you'll have to trust me and "jseah" on this.
That's weird. I guess you got a bad build on the battery. I had no problems at all using the HTC back. And the battery widget doesn't measure the capacity of the battery (if you are using the HTC widget like I am using). It measure the voltage, which on mine reads 3763 mV, which roughly translates to 3.7 volts.
Yes, I checked more closely later and noticed it measured voltage. You think I may have a bad battery build? I may exchange it then. It certainly didn't pop out tonight while out and about but I want it to fit correctly. I guess I'll report back about how well the exchange goes
I reconsidered returning the battery; too much time, effort, and money for a $15.00 item.
Instead, I simply removed most of the white label surrounding the battery, keeping only that side of the label that covers the plastic frame's gap at the top where the contacts are. Since the label also keeps the plastic frame surrounding the battery's metal case attached I applied a spot of super glue to the inside of both sides of the frame and secured the frame to the battery's metal case. I also slightly trimmed the edges of the plastic frame before gluing.
This only took about five minutes, a little effort, and no cost. Now, the battery cover can be securely attached to the phone with no gap at the volume rocker and zero chance of it popping off. Kinda hard to believe that a thin paper label could add enough thickness to cause trouble but there you have it.
Oh yeah, the battery lasts all day for me with some judicious power management. Manually activating apps only when I need them isn't a big deal for me as long as the device's primary function as a phone isn't compromised. Having the OEM and Hyperion extended batteries as well as the stock one means I don't ever need to be concerned about my phone not being at the ready.
"You might be cheap if..."
Thanks for the updates. What was the final price with the battery and OEM HTC door to your door step?