3rd Party Extended Batteries

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Hey Gang. My first time posting on here. I have a question:

I've seen some pretty good looking extended batteries for my Droid X for some attractive prices on eBay. However, I think I read on a thread that the extended batteries won't charge in the the actual phone. Is this true? Is there a way around this? Or do I have to invest in one of Verizon's extended batteries for more than 2x the price of the one's I'm seeing online?

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Ebay batteries are mostly fakes. The extended battery will charge in the device.
 

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95% of aftermarket batteries are garbage. Don't believe the capacity. A crap 2500mah aftermarket battery will probably not outlast a OEM 1500mah hour battery. I say stick with OEM legit batteries from a place you could return if it need be.

Also, I think the X won't work most aftermarket-you get an error.
 

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The extended batteries from Verizon and Motorola work great!

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95% of aftermarket batteries are garbage. Don't believe the capacity. A crap 2500mah aftermarket battery will probably not outlast a OEM 1500mah hour battery. I say stick with OEM legit batteries from a place you could return if it need be.

+1 couldn't agree more. When dealing with batteries, get it from a company that's known or OEM. 95% aftermarket no-name batteries are pure junk. I have the oem extended. I get like 20 percent more life per day. Not a huge improvement but recommended nonetheless. :)

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On an added side related to my previous post, I learned this the hard way about batteries. I have a macbook that needed a new battery. Saw oem for like 100 and A no name battery for 30. I went cheap and the 30 dollar battey lasted ONE charge cycle. The battery lasted 10 min per charge after that. Ugh...don't make my mistake with your X!

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I have two ebay batterys they are the same size as the original. they charge just fine in the phone. i wont like they dont last as long but just to be able to carry an extra battery around it gives extra juice and for $10 bucks for two batterys and a external charge its not a bad deal.
 
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Cool. Thanks for all of the advice. I get a 25% discounted from my job so I think im better of taking most of your advice and getting a good one from Verizon. Thanks again guys!

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I have two ebay batterys they are the same size as the original. they charge just fine in the phone. i wont like they dont last as long but just to be able to carry an extra battery around it gives extra juice and for $10 bucks for two batterys and a external charge its not a bad deal.

What software version are you running? Many batteries will not work as the phone checks to see if they are authentic.
 

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Cool. Thanks for all of the advice. I get a 25% discounted from my job so I think im better of taking most of your advice and getting a good one from Verizon. Thanks again guys!

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Somethings in life you can get away with going cheap, for a tool you use everyday, batteries are not one of them.
 

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They work fine for me! I bought a Innocell 1750 battery from Seidio & have had no trouble so far.




I have two ebay batterys they are the same size as the original. they charge just fine in the phone. i wont like they dont last as long but just to be able to carry an extra battery around it gives extra juice and for $10 bucks for two batterys and a external charge its not a bad deal.

What software version are you running? Many batteries will not work as the phone checks to see if they are authentic.
 

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How much more life is everyone getting out of the extended batteries I have the D1 right now but I just ordered the dx and heard that the battery life is not as good just trying 2 figure out if it's really worth it 2 get the extended battery

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Extended Battery

How much more life is everyone getting out of the extended batteries I have the D1 right now but I just ordered the dx and heard that the battery life is not as good just trying 2 figure out if it's really worth it 2 get the extended battery

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I got the Seidio 2600 MAH battery last Thursday, and where I was desperate to find a charger by mid afternoon, I am still at 60% after 8pm. I'd say go for it, well worth it in my book.
 
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