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Old August 25th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HTC EVO 4G w/ HTC 2150 Battery and Otterbox Defender

So I've had an Evo for about 2 months. I know I'm about a year late to the party but better late than never.

I was looking for a case and settled with an Otterbox Defender as I work in the trades and this is my first phone in 9 years that didn't meet military specs for dust and vibration. My Nextel i58SR fell out of my truck once into the road and was fine when I went back to pick it up. A great phone.

Anyway, I had seen so many threads about battey life and I feel like I've gotten mine pretty well sorted but figured I'd try an extended battery. I thought the "extended" ones that fit under the cover may be too good to be true so I found a 2150 mah HTC battery with a cover on Ebay. It's an HTC battery and I felt good about it.

So here are some pictures of the new battery with cover and an Otterbox Defender.

The Batteries. Stock on the left and 2150 on the right.


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The covers.



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This is where it gets interesting. I originally tried to fit the 2150 without the back cover for the phone and it didn't fit. So i cut the back of the Otterbox andlet the small hump fit out the back and then the rubber case goes over it. I did lose the kickstand on the Otter but it was already cracked.



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All put together with the hard case of the Otter.



The rubber outer case installed.





To cut out the back of the Otter I used a drill and then a small hacksaw blade to get the rough square. Then I fine tuned it with a razor knife just kind of whittling it down. It ended up fitting really well and the only extra thickness added to it is the rubber over the back. The hard case fits nice and snug and the rubber outer protects it.

I'm very happy with how it came out and also with the power of the 2150 battery. Any questions feel free to ask,
and this is a great forum! Thank you!

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Old August 25th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just wanted to add that it was tough to cut up a $50 case but it gives me the protection I need.

I have found that the EVO can do real well on battery use though. I leave gtalk, and gmail constantly syncing, weather once an hour and I only lose 2% over 8 hours of idle time while sleeping. With my WiFi on it uses 13%. With GPS 5%, and with all of the apps at start-up 5% overnight. Not too bad. I used to make a whole day with the 1500 and now I can run Slacker or Pandora and not be to worried.

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Today I was in the Sprint store and one of the salespeople had an Evo 4G with the Sprint 2600mah battery. We compared the 2 batteries and the Sprint 2600 and the HTC 2150 are both the exact same physical size.

So I don't know if that means the Sprint 2600 is really a 2150 or the HTC 2150 is a 2600. I would lean towards the HTC 2150 being 2150 though since the Battery Boss site listed the 2150 as being just about exact. So maybe the Sprint battery is overrated. I'm not sure. We didn't compare run times because 1) he was working and 2) his is rooted running Sprint Lovers.

With the 2150 I am getting a solid day out of it and end up with well over 5 hours of awake time per charge.
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