Turbo Battery replacement

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  1. JDH

    JDH Active Member

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    I have had this turbo since day 1, in October 2014 and the battery is definitely showing it's age. I really like the phone and it does everything I need so, the question is , has anyone already replaced the battery?
    I bought a battery for my Razer Maxx and paid a pro to install it but he failed. put the original back in and that was that. Soon thereafter I traded it.
    I don't want the same experience with this Turbo.Thanks
     
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    did you check youtube to see if they have any videos on changing the battery?
     
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    FYI, Purchased this battery on Amazon
    UoUo EQ40 Battery Replacement For Motorola Droid Turbo Verizon XT1254 XT1225 3.8V 3680mAh Li-ion Battery
    Paid a pro to install and it is amazing. Just like when I first got the phone back in October 2014. It is an oem Motorolia factory replacement.After two full days I'm at 35%. light use. Dilly Dilly!
     
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    I saw a number of replacements on EBAY - eyeing one for about $12 that includes the tools.

    Remember seeing a video of a teardown. It doesn't look terribly difficultif if you have the tools
     
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    sounds good. glad things are working a whole lot better. one of these days they will come out with forever batteries so you wont have to worry about poor performace with age.
     
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    I trust amazon more than ebay and as I said the one I got is actually a Motorola battery.
    15.99 vs whatever you get from someone on eBay. I am very satisfied with the results I have. Good luck with yours.
     
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    Yeah, I'm definitely hesistant on EBAY. I actually saw the battery on Newegg for like $24. I'll look on Amazon. Thanks
     
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    Really can't complain if my phone makes it 3.5+ years. But I agree.

    I might check out the Sony XZ1 compact. Looks pretty good, except I DO NOT get the 18:9 ratios, especially if there's no "notch".
     
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    I"m thinking next phone will be a Google FI project phone. My daughter in Richmond , VA has switched from Verizon to Google FI with a Android One Moto X4 and is experiencing excellent service for less than half what she was paying with V. I am satisfied with Android 6.01 as my os for now so I will probably get 5 years out of this Turbo.
     
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    #10 kodiak799, Sep 21, 2018
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    Sorry to hear about that. Those kind of look original, at least they have the correct Droid & Verizon logos.

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
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    Another seller showed them actually in packaging. Both are supposedly new OEM, and both sellers at least claim to ship in the US. The one with packaging is $10 more, plus another $5 for shipping. But it's blue, which is kind of tempting to me. Main hang-up is if these aren't OEM, will I just be trading one flaw for a more serious one?

    I have no idea how long my backing will last. Got about a 1.5" separation started along one side, near the power button so I tend to feel it and get annoyed. It's otherwise barely noticeable, but it does "crackle' a little because it has pulled up a hair.

    Considering the thing is nearly 4 years old and I've probably dropped it 10 times, not bad. Not a scratch otherwise.

    BTW, mine doesn't have the VZW logo on the back (and I bought it at the VZW store)!
     
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