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

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

  1. DamirD1984

    DamirD1984 Member

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    I wouldn't mind it, since I always get the Otterbox Defender series cases for my phones, so bulkiness is not a concern for me. But Otterbox does not make cases for extended battery cases, and those cases I have seen for extended versions, don't seem to appeal to me.
     
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    I prefer the grippy feel with the extended battery. It's certainly thick, but we're not talking Palm Treo thickness here.

    I survived the Treo 600. I can handle this ----.

    -.-
     
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    That makes me Sad. :(
     
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    Not sure where you're getting your information. I got the Costco bundle and I also ordered the extended battery which easily fits (seems like it was meant to) the battery only charger, that came in the Costco bundle... dancedroid

    Rejoice!
     
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    I'm going on 7 hrs lite to moderate use in and out of 4g zones and have 80% battery life left! Standard battery. ~20% screen brightness, facebook, few phone calls, texts, etc.

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    I will rejoice. I had been debating getting the costco package or not becase all i really need is the car dock and exended battery but the separate charger is worth getting the bundle if it can do either battery. Thank you
     
  7. SSHGuru

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    For some reason my battery went fast this morning even though I barely used it. Went to task manager and ended some stuff. The only thing I did on purpose was turn OFF Screebl since it always is at the top.

    I ended up turning it back on - it's got to be a reporting error not an accurate reading.
     
  8. Droids

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    Weight and Dimension differences:

    Code:
    [SIZE=3][FONT=courier new]Stock OG Droid thickness:  .58" (14.7mm)
    Stock Bionic thickness:    .53" (13.5mm)
    Extended Bionic thickness: .81" (15.6mm)
    
    Stock OG Droid weight:  6.0oz (169g)
    Stock Bionic weight:    5.5oz (157g)
    Extended Bionic weight: 6.5oz (185g)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    So the Bionic with extended battery is thicker than the OG Droid but when placed on a table and sighting over them it's just a hair thicker, close enough to call them equal. The extended Bionic is also heavier than the OG Droid though it doesn't really feel like it, probably because the weight is spread out over a bigger area.

    I think I'll be fine with the thickness and weight given the much longer run time.

    I can also confirm the extended Bionic fits the home dock, the car dock, the belt holster, and the extended battery fits in the stand alone battery charger just fine.
     
  9. SSHGuru

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    So it's thicker and heavier.

    So far I don't mind.

    I'm still getting mixed results of life.

    I also have no way to keep the standard battery charged.

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  10. Milehighjc

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    I carried my Bionic for a couple of weeks with the standard battery in the Shell/Holster Combo (BTW, love the kickstand on that shell). With the Standard battery, I felt like the balance was a little off - the shell is large enough for the big battery, but is "empty". I never dropped it, but always felt like I had to keep a strong grip on it.

    After spending a lot of time in a 4G area (no 4G at home for me unfortunately), I had to pick up the extended battery. I was surprised to find that the extra weight REALLY helped the balance... the phone no longer feels like its ready to fall out of my hand.

    Net : battery lasts a LOT longer (Im now getting a full day instead of 6-8 hours), and it feels better in my hand.

    jc
     
  11. SSHGuru

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    True that the way the standard is designed you feel like you have a harder time holding it. That's because of the hump.

    The extended battery fixes that.

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    I agree with milehigh and ssh. I bought the extended battery after having the Bionic 4 a week or so. Feels way better then standard in the hand. I also bought the holster shell combo from Verizon with the kick stand. In all honesty i find myself taking the bionic out of the shell and carrying it in a cell pocket in my shorts. That's when I found it feels better balanced in my hand then the stock battery.

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