1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Who prefers the extended battery case and weight to the standard?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by SSHGuru, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    I'm considering getting one but am on the fence.

    Also does it fit into the standard dock?
  2. guttyla
    Offline

    guttyla New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    extended battery is obviously bigger and heavier (i don't mind it though). I prefer the standard battery size, but the juice I get form the extended is fantastic. Easily go all day 6am to 9pm with moderate use, 8 hours in 4g area and still have approx 10-20% left. highly recommend extender
  3. sweeeeet
    Offline

    sweeeeet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    8,270
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I use extended all the time and prefer it

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  4. gdbjr
    Offline

    gdbjr New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    I prefer the size/shape of the inductive charging cover. Nice and square and no weird angles

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  5. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Yeah I like the size of the inductive charger also but unless you have extra money laying around it's really not worth it.

    Right now I'm at 70% after 4 1/2 hours standard battery with everything turned on. Texted, made a 20 min call, read news.... and I have plugs at my office and home.

    So I dont NEED the bigger battery unless it improved the form as well as the life.
  6. skylinedrifter
    Offline

    skylinedrifter New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I really prefer the Bionic w/ extended battery. It fits my hand better but isnt too big for my pocket.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  7. solution
    Offline

    solution New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Right now is the time to get one vzw is offering them at half price.

    Yes they do fit the standard dock I pick up my extended battery over the weekend

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
  8. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Since you just got it what are your impressions as to weight and feel? Does it still fit in your pocket well?

  9. mandragora
    Offline

    mandragora New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Horsham, PA
    Heavier - Not an issue (still lighter than the OG Droid.)
    Over all feel - Good.
    Not having to worry about charging all day - Priceless.
  10. Zregnier
    Offline

    Zregnier New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    ICT
    I was using extended and liked it fine. Don't like the feel of it nearly as much as the standard, but it did last me all day. I went back to standard a few days ago to give it another chance and I am liking it. I always have a charger with me and usually just need to charge it once a day. I've been tweaking my settings and am getting 8 to 15 hours on standard depending on use. Right now I have 50% left after 8.5 hours on battery with 4G.
  11. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    I'm at 8.5 hours light use now 57% left. Have not tweaked much of anything.

    They are out of stock at Verizon.com - I can charge it anytime I want also. But for $25 I was very tempted to get the extended.

  12. chadwick108
    Offline

    chadwick108 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Western NC
    Using extended slim on Droid 3 and love it...vesatility of stock cover with extra battery

    Sent from my Xoom using DroidForums
  13. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Ok, I got it ordered over the phone for half off. Why not. If I don't like it I don't have to use it...

    What really did it for me is that I hate the camera getting dirty and scratched so easily.... and it's cheap.

    I'll probably hate it :p
  14. aaf709
    Offline

    aaf709 Nice Guy Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,188
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    So Cal
    Given that the extended battery on my OG Droid was almost 3 times as thick, I don't have any problems like weight or size issues.
  15. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Not concerned with weight but with size. I can always sell it on ebay if I don't like it. Paid $26.50 with tax.
  16. Marine One
    Offline

    Marine One New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've got the extended battery and I really like it, to the extent that I just ordered a second one. It fits fine in my hand, and as has already been mentioned, the Bionic with the extended battery is still lighter than the OG Droid with standard battery. I recently got 48 hours out of a charge on 3G with moderate use (phoning, texting, e-mailing, surfing, and some game playing, with WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS switched off).
    In my opinion, this is that battery that should have shipped with the phone. If Moto really had their act together, they would have designed the phone with a battery with this capacity that was longer and wider instead of thicker.
    The phone fits in the standard dock and the car dock with the extended battery. There is a plastic insert in each one that is easily snapped out to accommodate the phone with the extended back.
  17. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Why get a second one?

    Does it feel weird to hold a thick phone?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  18. Marine One
    Offline

    Marine One New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The phone is really no thicker with the extended battery than the OG droid was. Getting a second battery while they are still on sale for $25. I figure it won't hurt to have it while traveling or when we go to 4G here.
  19. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    You mean it's the same thickness as the standard battery og Droid?

    Guess I'll find out in a few days since I ordered it. As you said the price can't be beat.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  20. magicman11
    Offline

    magicman11 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    where do i get it for 25 bucks? says 50 on verizon.com
Search tags for this page

droid bionic weight with extended battery