Megen extended battery??

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Accessories' started by bionic805er, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. bionic805er

    bionic805er New Member

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    Does anybody have one and if so is it a good battery for bionic because I want a extended battery but not one that's gonna add bulky mess to my phone if any could help thanks

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    Sorry I ment mugen slim extended battery.

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    I've been using one for about a week now. So far so good. I followed the instructions that came with it to charge for 12 hours the first time and then deep cycle it 3-5 times. It seemed to improve with each cycle, and now using it normally I can get 14+ hours of moderate use on 3g/WiFi. Today for example I pulled it off the dock at 7:30, and now it's 3:00 and I'm still at 70% charge after listening to podcasts, some email/web surfing, Kindle reading and light gaming. It's about what you'd expect from a 15% bigger battery, not revolutionary but definitely an improvement. If you can't stand the added bulk of the larger extended batteries I'd say it's worthwhile. I ordered mine through Amazon, it shipped quickly from NY and I had it in a couple of days. It's a buck cheaper if you order from the Mugen site but I heard they ship from Hong Kong, which can take awhile.

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    Thanks im gonna go a head and get one..

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    I was looking at getting this until I saw the price tag. No thanks....

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    My biggest worry is how the Bionic software will play with the battery. Not that it'll cause a problem, but you won't be able to tell when the power's low. On my OG Droid I had the Seidio extended battery and it had power long after the software told me I had none. In the end I had the Battery Left widget set to voltage; full charge was 4200mV and I needed to charge at 3500mV. Perhaps Gingerbread works better with extended batteries than Froyo.

    I'm using the Verizon extended battery; at $26 it's cheaper, adds only 1oz and 1/8" to the phone, works with the Bionic's software and after 12 hours I'm at 68%.
     
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    I haven't had that issue with my Mugen 2000; it shuts off about 15-20 minutes after warning me that it's down to 5%. Although I did clear the battery stats right after switching, which is supposed to help with reporting accuracy. Deep-cycling it a few times is also supposed to help (although some dispute this).

    I agree that the price could be better compared to VZW, but it's a third-party accessory from a reputable company so what do you expect. If you don't want to increase the phone's profile there are no other options currently. I was on the fence for awhile, but then I got a $50 gift certificate for Amazon as an Xmas present, noticed the Mugen was now available through Amazon, and said what the hell. :D I don't regret it.

    <edit> Just noticed the price has come down a bit, you can get it for $41.46 right now on Amazon. Only 5 left in stock.
     
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    Just got mine today gonna stest it out right now and charge it...: )

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    The Mugen slim extended battery ROX!
     
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    Since this thread has bubbled back up to the top I might as well give an update. I was getting 15 hours average as measured by Badass Battery Monitor on .893, now after using .902 since Tuesday I'm up to 17.5 hours average. All I can say is hellz yeah!
     
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    i got 34 hours from mine
     
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    What's you usage like? I only ask, because I turn LTE off and on CDMA only with light to medium usage (some texting, FB surfing, email, an hour or so of talk time and some Market downloads), I can get anywhere from 12-16 hours on the STANDARD battery without a problem. So, unless you're going through some heavy usage with LTE turned on, 15-17.5 hours isn't anything worth spending another $42 on...
     
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