Recommended: Extended Battery

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  1. BenLand150

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    So, hearing all this good stuff about the Droid 3 extended battery and my stock one not being good, at all(today I went to Jiu Jitsu from 8-9:10 with 100% battery, came back to my phone 70% battery), I went to the Verizon Store immediately after finally being fed up with the stock and purchased an extended battery.

    The battery was 50 bucks, plus 25% off with a work discount which brought it back to about 37bucks, then 41.08 after tax. I put it in, not much extra bulk, and noticed it had 5% battery left.

    I got home and put a movie on, The Dark Knight, while I watched TV to let the battery run dry since it only had 5% left.. well, it got through the whole movie! Not only that, as I am typing, I currently have Avatar on and it's an hour and 30minutes through already, still not dead. My old battery would have died in 10minutes probably without even using it.

    If the battery is like this from 100%, then it was a damn good buy! I definitely recommend you guys purchase this thing if you're having any problems with short life from your stock one.
     
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    The extended battery usually comes with 40 to 60% charge... so if you were seeing 5% it was probly wrong... just not calibrated yet... this extend battery is really good but it's only like 30% or so better than the stock one... the stock one was pretty damn good too... so now, instead of 8 hours heavy use.. i'm getting over 11 hours heavy..

    I had Tuesday and Wednesday with light use and the damn thing lasted 48 hours before charging again... freekin unreal
     
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    I was a bit skeptical considering the guy said it should come with about half charge, but, it didn't show up that way. So, that could make sense.

    But yeah either way, so far so good. 11hours heavy use is AWESOME. The longest my stock lasted was a little over 10hrs light use.. which was just.. not good. It got worse as days went by, too.

    And 48hrs is awesome, man. I was reading on the "battery life" thread people posting the same as you with mod-light use, with 5-10% charge left before finally deciding to charge. Sounded like and exaggeration to me, but not so much now.
     
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    i've heard that it fits under the normal battery cover. is this true?
     
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    Correct. I would use the cover that came with it, but my case doesn't fit on with the new cover.
     
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    You should always charge a battery fully until you use it. Batteries used in our phones and laptops need to "learn" how to be a good battery... so always do a full charge, then drain it till it dies. Do this a few times and you will get the most out of your lithium ion batteries... just sayin..

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    Wait?? So they give you a new battery cover with the extended battery, but the original battery cover also works with the extended battery???

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    It actually is supposed to only be used with the new cover. Yes, the stock cover fits with the new battery, but it doesn't fit properly. I've been told by a good friend that works for Verizon that the cover that comes with the battery is slightly bigger, allowing the proper space for the battery to expand when it warms up. I have bought the extended battery and definitely noticed a difference in the fit of the two covers. Even though the extended cover is slightly bigger, it does still work with all the cases and docks that the stock one does. It even says so right on the box.

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    Actually, the last part is false. I am now using the extended battery just to be safe, but my case no longer fits, I purchased it at Verizon when I bought the phone. Maybe some cases still fit, but not guaranteed.

    @Jpblock - I did that, but still, battery life wasn't the greatest.
     
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    Well...I know the the Verizon store I go to had a hard case, a gel case, and the hard case/holster combo. I tried all 3 and the phone fit perfectly with the extended battery and extended back case. I purchased the case/holster combo. This phone fit in every case my Verizon store had for it...I watched it happen

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    I assure you, it doesn't fit. I watched it happen as well.. considering I own it. The little "latches" or whatever that hook to the keyboard part don't latch on cause with the cover, it can't reach.
    Pictures for proof. :)

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    Now, with the normal one it fits.
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    So.. yeah, not just blowing smoke here.
     
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    I haven't seen that case at my Verizon store. I do know that if the extended battery or phone does become damaged due to squeezing it in the stock case, which doesn't alow it to expand when it heats up, Verizon won't replace it for you. It will be at your own cost for whatever is damaged.

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