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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by Jam2it30@gmail.com, Feb 14, 2010.

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    :shocked: i wouldn't. i mean just seeing the problems ppl have with after market chargers is enough to scare me away from that thought. are you SURE they're motorola?
     
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    i'd say yes but you can find oem batteries on ebay for pretty good prices....make sure to check the sellers reputation
     
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    haha what exactly is an oem battery?
     
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    original equipment manufacturer
     
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    Thanks. The battery I'm looking at is a 1600 mah extended battery for the motorla droid. I think I'm going to try to out. Seems pretty good quality and seller has gotten great reviews.
     
  7. Matth3w

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    I got a battery for 4 bucks (non-OEM) including shipping from eBay and it works just fine, so I would respectfully disagree. The charge doesn't last the full day like my OEM one does but it works good enough to use for 5-8 hours usually if my other one dies for some reason. Then again I use a cheap battery only charger to charge it so it could be more of an issue with that battery charger than the battery itself.

    Either way, I paid 4 bucks and it's a great backup.

    I would say, however, if you don't like spam mail, that having your full email address for 30k+ members and every spam mail spider on the internet for all to see is a bad idea.
     
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    Maybe that non-oem battery is the reason your phone's so slow...
     
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    >.<

    I've used it like 3 times at the most. It's an emergency thing only. I take it with me when I travel in case I do WiFi tether while not charging or something.
     
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    I ended up picking up two of the cheap eBay batteries and have had similar results as Matth3w. The batteries have worked, but I am only getting ~ 5 hours from a charge. This is compared to ~ 10-12 from my factory battery with the same use. Personally, if I could do it over again, I would only stick with factory batteries or high end aftermarket. I ended up buying another new factory Motorola battery on eBay for $18.50 shipped.