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Old November 19th, 2010, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old November 19th, 2010, 05:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Two fully charged. Easily. Maybe it's easier for me to say because i always have a gazillion pockets to stash stuff, but a) It's easier to carry an extra slim little battery in another pocket or keep in your car b) You keep the small size of your droid 2, so you can choose whatever case you want/won't have issues with accessories and c) An extended battery is less juice than 2 standard batteries. Well, at least the one my girlfriend has. She made me buy her (yeah, made me) the 1900 mah battery for hers and still, she charges hers everyday. But me? I'm always rockin out with 2 batteries at 2700 mah of juice put together like a...JUICY...sandwhich. Get it? Ah nevermind

TLDR: 2 standard batteries
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I don't do either of those things, I just charge mine frequently. I charge it in the car to and from work, I charge it over night, and charge it while setting at my desk or at home in my chair via USB.
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I carry two fully charged batteries just in case when I'm not around my charger, which is usually home. Also, I always make sure the third one in my phone is fully charged before leaving my house.

EDIT: When I'm out for the whole day, I rarely even use them though lol. I only use them when I've been playing a lot of emulator games or doing a lot of texting and browsing. Even then though, I would still have like 50% left. This battery lasts long.

Also, I think is has to do with the modifications I've done. I'm using Fission ROM which is Vanilla Android, which is not a memory/source/battery hog like the Motoblur UI the DROID2 comes with. Then I have my RAM set to not go below 75mb using Root Tools from the market.
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I have a extended battery and it last me all day.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey thorn im trying to figure out how to put all them roms on my phone but im having a hard time figuring it out.
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Hey thorn im trying to figure out how to put all them roms on my phone but im having a hard time figuring it out.
Fission is a great ROM. You can download it from the Team Defuse site. It has instructions on the site as well.
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I don't do either of those things, I just charge mine frequently. I charge it in the car to and from work, I charge it over night, and charge it while setting at my desk or at home in my chair via USB.
Is yours draining battery life that bad to require multiple re-chargings each day? I'm considering to get D2 and that's quite scaring.
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Is yours draining battery life that bad to require multiple re-chargings each day? I'm considering to get D2 and that's quite scaring.
No, I just choose to keep it charged. I'd much rather keep it charged than to spend money on separate or extended batteries.
I can have my screen as bright as I want, listen to music, watch movies, have my weather, news, and email update as often as I want, without worrying about the battery not lasting.
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No, I just choose to keep it charged. I'd much rather keep it charged than to spend money on separate or extended batteries.
I can have my screen as bright as I want, listen to music, watch movies, have my weather, news, and email update as often as I want, without worrying about the battery not lasting.
I see. If I am using smart-phone like you, any phone would be fine for battery. But I prefer to have a phone with enough staying power for at least a day, so I can use it outside without having to worry about it under moderate to medium usage. I researched forums on Droid 2 battery life and the user experiences seem to vary so much from only 5~6 hours to more than couple of days.
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I see. If I am using smart-phone like you, any phone would be fine for battery. But I prefer to have a phone with enough staying power for at least a day, so I can use it outside without having to worry about it under moderate to medium usage. I researched forums on Droid 2 battery life and the user experiences seem to vary so much from only 5~6 hours to more than couple of days.
The amount of time a battery lasts will always be dependent on the user.
Laptop magazine tested the battery of several android devices using the same test for each.
They concluded the Droid X has the best battery, the Dell Streak was second and the Droid 2 was third, the Incredible was last.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have an Extended Battery and I am a medium to heavy user.. My battery last me almost 2 days..

Also are you running MotoBlur? Launcher Pro uses less battery than MotoBlur and it is nicer.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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ok so y'all keep going back and forth but I still don t know weather I should just keep the two fully charges batteries or an extended one.
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It totally depends on how you use your phone. Others can't make the decision for you. How do you use your phone?
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It totally depends on how you use your phone. Others can't make the decision for you. How do you use your phone?
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The amount of time a battery lasts will always be dependent on the user.
Laptop magazine tested the battery of several android devices using the same test for each.
They concluded the Droid X has the best battery, the Dell Streak was second and the Droid 2 was third, the Incredible was last.
It's also dependant on what kind of signal area you are in. Poor signal will tax a battery.

My Moto Q came with an extended battery and door, and I bought an even higher capacity Seidio. I carry a second battery, for all of my phones since, in a zippered pouch, which used to house a thumb drive, on my key chain. That way its always with me, and I don't have to carry a charger. Good to have given how much I use sling.
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Well I am a heavy heavy user.
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It's also dependant on what kind of signal area you are in. Poor signal will tax a battery.
Very true. If you're stuck in a 1x area, just turn it off, unless you can charge it.
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Well I am a heavy heavy user.
What does this mean? Stream music? Watch video? make calls? All use different amounts of battery. Also, how long do you want to be able to go without charging?
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I'd say get the extended battery, since you already get a standard battery included. The problem is that most of the phones don't come with a dock, so you can only charge the battery inside the phone, which makes 2 batteries somewhat convenient.
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I have a extended battery and it last me all day.
I'm in the same boat. With light to moderate usage, there is no reason to have an extra battery. I've come home after a day of moderate use, and still had over 50%.
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Seems like majority of D2 users can get home with +50% left under moderate to medium usage. My typical daily usage would consist of 20~30 minutes of talk, 20~30 minutes of web surfing, checking emails every half hour, several texts. If I can get back home with more than 55% left under such usage, I will be very happy. Lasting any longer would be bonus.

For those of you having decent battery life out of D2, did you make some tweaks on the settings to get there or just with default setting out of box? I saw some suggestions like disabling background data (I don't like it), adjusting peak time for sync (not sure what that means), setting battery mode to maximum life, etc on the other forums. Just wonder if those tweaks are necessary to have enough battery staying power for daytime usage.
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Seems like majority of D2 users can get home with +50% left under moderate to medium usage. My typical daily usage would consist of 20~30 minutes of talk, 20~30 minutes of web surfing, checking emails every half hour, several texts. If I can get back home with more than 55% left under such usage, I will be very happy. Lasting any longer would be bonus.

For those of you having decent battery life out of D2, did you make some tweaks on the settings to get there or just with default setting out of box? I saw some suggestions like disabling background data (I don't like it), adjusting peak time for sync (not sure what that means), setting battery mode to maximum life, etc on the other forums. Just wonder if those tweaks are necessary to have enough battery staying power for daytime usage.
I only use background data when I'm on the market and to check for updates once a day. It surely plays a role in battery life and I use JuiceDefender.
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I'm a Heavy user.. Let me break it down.

Texting = ALL DAY
Syncing = ALL DAY (Facebook, Myspace, Gmail, Fox NFL, NFL Network, Fox College Sports)
Phone Calls = maybe 30 minutes
On the Internet A LOT
Gaming = 3.5 - 4.5 Hours a day (Work is BORING)

After 2 Days I have about 10% - 15% left.

Rocking the Extended Battery
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I'm a Heavy user.. Let me break it down.

Texting = ALL DAY
Syncing = ALL DAY (Facebook, Myspace, Gmail, Fox NFL, NFL Network, Fox College Sports)
Phone Calls = maybe 30 minutes
On the Internet A LOT
Gaming = 3.5 - 4.5 Hours a day (Work is BORING)

After 2 Days I have about 10% - 15% left.

Rocking the Extended Battery
That's impressive life with that heavy use and also with background, auto-sync on. How big is the capacity of extended battery? Does it make D2 thicker and require different back cover?
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That's impressive life with that heavy use and also with background, auto-sync on. How big is the capacity of extended battery? Does it make D2 thicker and require different back cover?
The battery comes with a new back cover but the thinkness it adds isn't bad at all. I was even able to use the same case I originally had after installing the extended battery.
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I'm finding that if I am playing my music player it drains the battery faster than anything else. By this, I mean the installed music player with my .mp3s. Is there any way to tweak any settings for that? Are some music players less battery hogs than others?
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That's impressive life with that heavy use and also with background, auto-sync on. How big is the capacity of extended battery? Does it make D2 thicker and require different back cover?
The battery is BP7X 3.7V 1860 mAh.. It is from Verizon. It comes with a different battery door and it only makes the phone less than a centimeter thicker only at the battery door..

Definitely a must buy if you are a Heavy user. This beats 2 batteries any day. I would not want to put up with the hassle of having to switch batteries and having to charge 2 batteries.

Extended Battery all the way man
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Thank you man I think I'm just going to go with the extended battery
and then carrie a extra one around just in case=) thanks guys!!
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Thank you man I think I'm just going to go with the extended battery
and then carrie a extra one around just in case=) thanks guys!!
Anytime man.. If you need any more help with your D2 hit me up..
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If you are even considering a second battery, can I suggest you go with an extended batter and the stock battery?

I just got the extended battery and will probably fix/glue a piece of metal to shore up the stock battery so it will fit nicely with the extended battery backing. The phone runs a little warm and I want to make sure the heat sink properties is still there.
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