would you buy an extended life battery if it made the phone bigger?

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by pmracing, Dec 16, 2009.

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Would you mind a slightly bigger phone for more battery life?

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  1. Gags1892

    Gags1892 New Member

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    The phone's battery is rough...and the huge one you guys are speaking of is the 3500 mAh battery.

    Once they release the 1800 mAh or 1500mAh slim, it won't be bad.
     
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    provided the slim version actually gives another 25% in battery life, you'll have to do the math to find out if it's worth it to you to spend another $40-50+ on another battery.

    scenario:
    with moderate use (email, web, text, moderate phone usage) you achieve about 18hrs of continued use before the battery absolutely drains. you should be able to sustain another 4 or so hour of use on the same battery.

    scenario:
    with heavy use (1-2+ hrs of game play, gps navigations, streaming internet) you achieve about 4-5hrs of continued use before the battery absolutely drains. you should be able to sustain another 1 or so hours of use.

    of course this is assuming the slim battery will really be 1750mAh and that it performs to OEM specifications and that in an ideal world, you really get as much life as cell size you increase, but that's not always the case.

    i would say you'd get HALF (at best) of each of those scenarios.

    still worth the extra $50?
     
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    where are you pulling these numbers from? seidio has only announced two batteries. one is pre-shipping now and is only 2600mAh and the other is rumored to be 1750mAh.
     
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    Might be a mute point because Samsung won't let 'ya replace the battery.
     
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    In my old phone, I DID get an extended battery which did come with a slightly larger back. But it was no where near double the size. That's an exaggeration. (I've told you a million times never to do that).

    But what's funny is that, when I got my GS4, I anticipated I'd need more power so I got (but after nearly two years, have yet to install), a 5200 mAh battery. LOL. It's almost a 1/2" thick. Huge. Luckily, never needed it because the 2800 mAh native to the GS4 is more than enough to get me through the day with plenty of juice to spare.
     
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