I just upgraded by Bionic

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by SSHGuru, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. SSHGuru
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    From the extended Battery to the Standard.

    Wow, what a difference.
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    Better our worse?
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    Way better. The extended was bulky and really increased the weight.

    The phone feels way better with the standard.

    Also with the extended I never went below 70% anyway so clearly I don't need it.

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    Works you also say its better in battery life the standard battery that its?


    Never mind I just read you're post did you use a car dock with you're extended battery?
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    Of course the extended had better battery life but it's not worth the bulk.

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    Read my post again I made a edit.
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    No my car dock is my cup holder

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    wana sell the extended battery/cover?
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    How much?
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    I totally see what you're saying, but personally I like the added bulk. It's not THAT much, especially compared to other ext. batteries, and I have a bad habit of putting things on my lap and forgetting them when I stand up, so it's nice to have that added weight to remind me not to be a dumb ass. I do love the way the standard battery feels and I especially love that my silicone case fits it perfectly, but now I have 0 worries about battery life, can have everything sync constantly, and won't stand up with something nice on my lap, sending it flying, only to crash hard.

    I thought you hated your Bionic anyways? Just sell it on Ebay and apply that money to the extra $9.99 a month for getting a new line w/ a new phone. I think you're aware of what's around the corner.
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    When I took the bulk off it made a huge difference for me personally. I prefer thin and light. I can understand why some people like you would want it though.

    I do like the Bionic. Don't get me wrong. I would just have preferred the RAZR. A new line wouldn't give me unlimited data like my grandfathered line so it's not a solution.
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    Well actually in my case with the X2 I just opened a new line with the Bionic and put an old phone on the X2 line and was still grandfathered in with the new one. She originally said I wouldn't be, but then said I would. I think they just say you won't honestly, but for now you still can be. I've also read of this happening to a few others.

    OR

    You can open a new line with whatever phone you want, then put an old phone on THAT line and put the new one on your Bionic line. This should be even more of a guarantee you'll get unlimited. I did the first option though about a week after release and have unlimited. You'll also have freed up your Bionic to then sell it. Throw in the extended battery and you'll get a better offer. Just sayin...
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    The cost of a new line would just be too much. I am still going to try to get them to do the right thing and exchange it.
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    Lol, there is no doing the right thing in the corporate world of smartphones. Sorry dude. What you'll get for the Bionic will definitely cover the new line plus a little extra to put towards whatever (as long as you don't spend it all at once). I hear ya though, I hated my X2, so just trying to help out.

    Now IF the update didn't fix the main issues, which I'm SURE it will, I will personally lead a revolution against VZW to "do the right thing." Hey it worked in Libya, why not Verizon!
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    I just ditched my extended battery as well....I didn't mind it at first but the more I played with the phone the more I hated the extra bulk. The phone feels fantastic with the standard battery after being used to the extended one. Battery life isn't the greatest obviously, I could go a full day of moderate usage on the extended, but with the standard I had to go buy a second battery with the battery dock. Much happier now.
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    Yeah for now the extended battery will sit at the house collecting dust until I go on some trip.

    Otherwise I have places to charge the phone all over so I don't need it.
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    I use both and I like the extended better, the standard makes the phone feel like a prop phone imo.
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    I simply can not get by a day without the extended battery.....in fact I will usually have to plus it in by the time I get home because it is around 10% left. I use the one cover that verizon was selling and it accomdated the extended battery alreasy so it wasnt much of a difference to me. I dont know if I am just that much of a ridiculous power user or what but my battery drains so freaking quickly.
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    I can't make it through a full day on the standard battery either. I either have to plug in while I'm at work (left a USB cable there plugged into the computer) or swap batteries when I get home. I know some people like the extra weight of the extended, I thought I did too at first, but it got to a point where I couldn't stand it. The option of either plugging in during the day or swapping in a fresh battery when I get home works great for me now. I'm sure some others wouldn't like it though.