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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I'd love to hear a few people with some positive feedback on these if they are I'd order one. Do they sell a single battery without a wall charger?
I dont see the option on theyre page...My guess is no...

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I was gonna order but I cant find any contact info on the page, I will never order from a company where its impossible to locate a contact number or even an email. may be I am blind but when I click contact all i get is batteries.
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The reviews are preposterous. I am not surprised. One guy says that in a day he saw more than twice the battery life from the stock OEM. Makes no sense.

Here's what I think. 2 batteries that have 22% more capacity than the OEM? Add a dock charger. Cost is dirt cheap? Too good to be true. I've once ordered batteries off of ebay. They came from China. Worked decently for the first month and then the life of the battery fell of the cliff.
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Again, when one of us gets the batteries, we'll let ya know how they are. I understand that some people have gotten bad deals in the past...how bout hopin this isnt the case here?
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I had the 1800mah for my dInc. I saw better battery life in the beginning but it faded within a few months. I think they are sold in pairs because the quality is really hit and miss. They figure out of the two maybe one will be close to the mah rating. The shipping on my last order was slow and good luck finding any contact information on the site. Good luck to everyone trying these out. I look forward to the hands on reviews.
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I was gonna order but I cant find any contact info on the page, I will never order from a company where its impossible to locate a contact number or even an email. may be I am blind but when I click contact all i get is batteries.
I don't blame you. I told myself the same thing but ended up breaking my own rule and placing the order. After you register on the site you can get to the contact page. But its just an online form.

I was however able to find his contact info on the net prior to placing my order or I would not have. He's in Daly City Ca. which is right outside San Francisco. I'm 30 minutes away from him.

I also checked the BBB before I ordered, he has 1 filed complaint in the last 36 months.

I don't blame all of the skeptics but some of us are willing to gamble $45 to check these out. We'll soon find out how they perform while new. If they are bad I will return mine.... in person.

Mine mailed on the 4th and I will have them on the 5th or 6th.
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I bought the extended batteries for my previous Dinc and put in an order for the 1500 batteries, and I did notice increase in battery life with my Dinc, all else fails (which it didn't before) I like the fact of having a wall charger for $11
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I just placed my order via paypal. I emailed chichitek last night and I have to say he was very helpful and prompt in answering a few questions I had. He was also very generous and gave me a really good deal based on my past business with HTC Express and the thread I started here about my positive experience with the 1800mAh battery. Based on the performance of the 1800 I had for my Inc I have no reason to doubt the quality or performance of the 1700. Once I get my battery I will post another review like I did for the 1800. For anyone on the fence who can't afford to possibly take a $45 hit, I would say wait for reviews to come out and make your decision based on them.
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I had the 1800 mAh for my Incredible from HTC Express and got double the life of my stock 1300. Thanks anyways, though
Quoted for posterity. You absolutely proved my point beyond a shadow of a doubt. Do you believe in Astrology too? I hope as many people read this as possible. Look up the term placebo. You are letting what you want to happen and what you think should happen completely warp your observation of what actually happens. It is absolutely impossible for an 1800MAH battery to increase life by 100% over a 1300MAH.
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Quoted for posterity. You absolutely proved my point beyond a shadow of a doubt. Do you believe in Astrology too? I hope as many people read this as possible. Look up the term placebo. You are letting what you want to happen and what you think should happen completely warp your observation of what actually happens. It is absolutely impossible for an 1800MAH battery to increase life by 100% over a 1300MAH.
On my 1300 stock Inc battery I was lucky to get 24 hours of up time. When I got the 1800 I went 2 days between charges a lot. My best up time ever was 49 hours on Incredibly Re-Engineered 2.2 (have a screen cap to prove it) with 10% left I have nothing other than my word and the thread I started in the Inc accessories section to prove this. To be honest I don't care if you believe me or not. I posted my experience for people who may be interested in purchasing a product, not for people who want to talk shit and dispute a company they know nothing about. Like I said before in this thread, I could care less if you buy one or not. I have had a great experience with chichitek and his battery in the past and based upon that I expect to continue to have a good experience.
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Screen shot of 49 hour up time as stated above.

edit: this is with heavy use, not trying to conserve battery at all.
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Quoted for posterity. You absolutely proved my point beyond a shadow of a doubt. Do you believe in Astrology too? I hope as many people read this as possible. Look up the term placebo. You are letting what you want to happen and what you think should happen completely warp your observation of what actually happens. It is absolutely impossible for an 1800MAH battery to increase life by 100% over a 1300MAH.
He could have also had a defective 1300 mAh battery.
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He could have also had a defective 1300 mAh battery.
that is more my thinking too, i did get a couple hours more out of my 1800 over stock though
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It's really simple. If you want to try out some aftermarket batteries, these may be for you. If you don't want to them out then don't buy them. If you want to wait for other users to volunteer to be guinea pigs and see what they have to say before you spend your money, that's fine as well.

Either way...let's not have the juvenile bickering over batteries
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The guy has them on ebay as well. Has like 40 pairs of them. Some BIN and some auction. He is def shilling his auctions. I placed a bid and lost and 30 seconds after the auction ended and I lost, I got an email with a 2nd chance offer. Makes me want to stay away from this seller just for that fact.

He is the same seller as discussed in this thread.
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So much discussion over batteries. I'm taking my phone back on tomorrow. Anyhow, I've had both decent and bad experience with these batteries from this place. Had one that gave better life than the stock. Not double (like some exaggerate) but noticeably better. And on the other hand about the same performance as stock and then life fell off the cliff after about 2 months. So it's hit or miss sometimes. And sometimes you'd be better off buying 5 sets of these things of eBay for 40 bucks that may give you the same life that these do. I for one refuse to keep putting this much thought into battery life. Just won't do it anymore.
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If funny everyone puts so much thought into battery life but if you just rooted your phone and made some minor tweaks you'd never think twice about battery life or spending money hoping to get better battery life
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If funny everyone puts so much thought into battery life but if you just rooted your phone and made some minor tweaks you'd never think twice about battery life or spending money hoping to get better battery life

That's true but everyone doesn't root. And people shouldn't have to hack their phones or spend 50 bucks to have sufficient battery life for a phone that retails for over 600 bucks. Just my thoughts.
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That's true but everyone doesn't root. And people shouldn't have to hack their phones or spend 50 bucks to have sufficient battery life for a phone that retails for over 600 bucks. Just my thoughts.
If you're using it as just a phone it it will last multiple days with out "hacking" but it's a mini computer in your pocket if you use it as your phone/gps/mp3/radio/camera/camcorder etc.. how do you think a battery that has to fit into a device that then needs to fit into your pocket is going to fit. ??

I think batter expectation are a little too high on these phones. We're talking about a phone with a very large and bright screen and a ton of features it's going to use power . I think the stock battery life of 8-15hrs is more then fair but since rooting I'm getting 20-30hrs before I even get below 20%
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If you're using it as just a phone it it will last multiple days with out "hacking" but it's a mini computer in your pocket if you use it as your phone/gps/mp3/radio/camera/camcorder etc.. how do you think a battery that has to fit into a device that then needs to fit into your pocket is going to fit. ??

I think batter expectation are a little too high on these phones. We're talking about a phone with a very large and bright screen and a ton of features it's going to use power . I think the stock battery life of 8-15hrs is more then fair but since rooting I'm getting 20-30hrs before I even get below 20%
I agree expectations are higher than they should be, but HTC should put bigger batteries in their phones-period!
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I agree expectations are higher than they should be, but HTC should put bigger batteries in their phones-period!

Agreed I see no reason they couldn't have fitted a slightly larger battery in this phone maybe 1600-1800 but who knows maybe they couldn't bit then again I look at the incredible why the hell didn't they put the evo battery in it from the get go???
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The guy has them on ebay as well. Has like 40 pairs of them. Some BIN and some auction. He is def shilling his auctions. I placed a bid and lost and 30 seconds after the auction ended and I lost, I got an email with a 2nd chance offer. Makes me want to stay away from this seller just for that fact.

He is the same seller as discussed in this thread.
you do realize there is an auto setting sellers can use for that right? I can almost guarantee that he isn't shilling on a low price item like this
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does a Droid Eris battery work on the thunderbolt by any chance? im coming from having an eris with an extended battery and am hoping that battery could squeeze into the thunderbolt...
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If funny everyone puts so much thought into battery life but if you just rooted your phone and made some minor tweaks you'd never think twice about battery life or spending money hoping to get better battery life
True, but not everyone is comfortable going through rooting the phone and then downloading a rom and flashing it on their thunderbolt. It sounded pretty easy but thunderbolt is not that easy to root and not a walk in the park like my samsung captivate used to be when it came to flashing a rom.

I never expect an average user to do what I do with the phone. Neither should you. I don't think its fair to ask a novice user to go out and root their phone to get better battery life.
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True, but not everyone is comfortable going through rooting the phone and then downloading a rom and flashing it on their thunderbolt. It sounded pretty easy but thunderbolt is not that easy to root and not a walk in the park like my samsung captivate used to be when it came to flashing a rom.

I never expect an average user to do what I do with the phone. Neither should you. I don't think its fair to ask a novice user to go out and root their phone to get better battery life.

I'm just gonna say it...if people aren't happy with the battery life, they have 14 days to return it. If someone decides to keep it but then habitually complain about battery life...I certainly don't want to hear it.

If anyone keeps the phone and is willing to root and rom it...that is a viable option. If they don't want to, they don't have to but...

HTC is not going to throw a 2000 mAh battery in this phone. Should've could've would've...they didn't...period.
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i'm just gonna say it...if people aren't happy with the battery life, they have 14 days to return it. If someone decides to keep it but then habitually complain about battery life...i certainly don't want to hear it.

If anyone keeps the phone and is willing to root and rom it...that is a viable option. If they don't want to, they don't have to but...

Htc is not going to throw a 2000 mah battery in this phone. Should've could've would've...they didn't...period.
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does a Droid Eris battery work on the thunderbolt by any chance?.....
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I had an atrix before this and that phone came with 1900 mah and it was a smaller phone. If moto can do it why not HTC?
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HTC has a habit of including smaller battery, its not that they cant do it. They just dont seem to care about bigger batteries. While motorola always throws in bigger batteries in their phones.

Well guys I went ahead and took the plunge and ordered these batteries i will see how it goes. I went by the feedback some of the users here about the seller and previous experience have provided and some reviews on amazon. I hope it lasts, I think the battery was probably designed for my mytouch 4g, but since mytouch 4g has the same battery size as the thunderbolt, they labeled it compatible with thunderbolt as well. That is just my take.

I honestly didn't mind the battery but it lasted me little over half day with moderate use, if these batteries can extend the life by 4 hours I will be very happy, lol.
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Starting to agree with you on this. Just installed my first Rom ever on any cell phone I've ever had last night and battery life seems a whole ton better so far. Buying replacement batteries has moved to the back of my mind for sure.
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HTC has a habit of including smaller battery, its not that they cant do it. They just dont seem to care about bigger batteries. While motorola always throws in bigger batteries in their phones.
Actually, they made a concerted effort to get Thunderbolt users to buy another battery. They made a smaller battery than the EVO for a more powerful phone.
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Starting to agree with you on this. Just installed my first Rom ever on any cell phone I've ever had last night and battery life seems a whole ton better so far. Buying replacement batteries has moved to the back of my mind for sure.
Coming from a rooted Droid I had to try a bunch of different roms and kernals to get it to work right. Especially problems with Wireless Tether. Did the Rom you flashed effect the Mobile Hotspot? Is there one you recommend? Do you use Download Manager? Am I in the correct forum to ask these questions?
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On my 1300 stock Inc battery I was lucky to get 24 hours of up time. When I got the 1800 I went 2 days between charges a lot. My best up time ever was 49 hours on Incredibly Re-Engineered 2.2 (have a screen cap to prove it) with 10% left I have nothing other than my word and the thread I started in the Inc accessories section to prove this. To be honest I don't care if you believe me or not. I posted my experience for people who may be interested in purchasing a product, not for people who want to talk shit and dispute a company they know nothing about. Like I said before in this thread, I could care less if you buy one or not. I have had a great experience with chichitek and his battery in the past and based upon that I expect to continue to have a good experience.
I believe you, especially with the image in the next post... BUT you're phone was rooted. There were many times that I got more than 2 days out of my **stock** Droid Eris battery while I was rooted.

As this conversation has already eluded to - rooting your phone and taking the right steps thereafter will give you much better battery life. An extended battery can only do so much in that regard, but rooting with the right ROM and Kernel will help out much more.

For my TB, I don't plan on rooting anytime soon. Battery life has been enough to get me through the day. If I take it off the charger at 7am, I can last through to 10pm with about 30% battery remaining. Plus, I don't like what I'm hearing in the blogs about how the carriers are potentially flagging all the Rooters.
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I heard they are sending rooters to jail. It's dangerous business! LOL
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I've been getting calls from VZW asking if I rooted my new Thunderbolt. My buddies have too. They're totally on to all of us
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I believe you, especially with the image in the next post... BUT you're phone was rooted. There were many times that I got more than 2 days out of my **stock** Droid Eris battery while I was rooted.

As this conversation has already eluded to - rooting your phone and taking the right steps thereafter will give you much better battery life. An extended battery can only do so much in that regard, but rooting with the right ROM and Kernel will help out much more.

For my TB, I don't plan on rooting anytime soon. Battery life has been enough to get me through the day. If I take it off the charger at 7am, I can last through to 10pm with about 30% battery remaining. Plus, I don't like what I'm hearing in the blogs about how the carriers are potentially flagging all the Rooters.
Yea that all helps, you're right, but I was rooted with the stock battery and still could barely get a full day. I don't want to start another pissing contest, I'm just saying with that battery and my ROM/Kernel combo I had awesome results. Maybe my stock battery was defective, maybe I lucked out and actually got a legit 1800mAh battery, we'll never really know, leave it at that. New battery should be here any day, I'll report back when I've been able to test it properly
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Hardy har har... but they can cut your service for breach of contract... no? Probably a long time until that happens, if ever, but yea. AT&T is forcing users to pay for tethering... so obviously they can detect a rooted phone. And now Google and the carriers seem to be requesting the manufacturers to completely lock down the phones... it's only a matter of time.

I'm not against rooting, I'm all for it, and I will eventually root the phone, but I don't have a need for it now.

Back to batteries...
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Oh to the power of freakin MG. Rooting is the shizz for battery. HTC must have assigned a monkey to do idle power optimization. I'm rooted stock, just using setcpu for 245mhz idle stepdown and I'm about to turn my 4g radio back on tomorrow because I'm going 18 hours in the green.

No undervolting, no custom ROM, no custom kernel, and yea, with setcpu set to ondemand, I am seeing a little bit of tolerable sluggishness here and there. But compared to my OC'd D1, I'm still nowhere near that slow and choppy.

I gave it two days before I said anything about battery life post-root, just to be sure I wasn't getting fluke results. Rooting is probably the best thing I've done to my TB so far.
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Hardy har har... but they can cut your service for breach of contract... no? Probably a long time until that happens, if ever, but yea. AT&T is forcing users to pay for tethering... so obviously they can detect a rooted phone. And now Google and the carriers seem to be requesting the manufacturers to completely lock down the phones... it's only a matter of time.

I'm not against rooting, I'm all for it, and I will eventually root the phone, but I don't have a need for it now.

Back to batteries...
They cant detect whether it is rooted but if you are using a ton of data they just assume you are tethering.
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I don't see how making fun of someone who respects the rules and terms of their phone contract is much different than the dorks in 4th grade teasing the kid who didn't want to smoke a cigarette worried his mommy would find out.

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They cant detect whether it is rooted but if you are using a ton of data they just assume you are tethering.
I dont think thats true. According to the new reports that were published there is a way for manufacturers to tell if you are tethering without the plan. I don't know how that is, may be the phone reporting back to the carrier about being used as a hot spot without being on a plan.
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Mines due to arrive tomorrow according to UPS. So review imminent!
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How the heck do you guys contact this guy. His phone number is a magic jack number and I cant get a hold of him. No email, I contacted him through amazon so hopefully he responds. I ordered with the only option available of google checkout when I ordered it. It says I was charged and stuff but on the website It says no orders under my account. I honestly think that he is the only guy running the website and business.

It feels as if he doesn't like you contacting him. Click on the contact page it takes you to another product page.

Does anyone have his direct email?
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How the heck do you guys contact this guy. His phone number is a magic jack number and I cant get a hold of him. No email, I contacted him through amazon so hopefully he responds. I ordered with the only option available of google checkout when I ordered it. It says I was charged and stuff but on the website It says no orders under my account. I honestly think that he is the only guy running the website and business.

It feels as if he doesn't like you contacting him. Click on the contact page it takes you to another product page.

Does anyone have his direct email?
I ordered then checked out through google as well but got an USPS tracking number the next day. However, it should have delivered today and when I track it, it shows that the USPS has not received my package.

Not a good start for my HTC Express experience.

And I also think he's a one man show.

If you ordered through the HTC Express website, use this link to contact him. I found it through a google search. https://www.htcexpress.com/contact-form.php (it worked earlier but I just tested it and his site is down for maintenance.

Also, the email address listed on amazon is chichitek@gmail.com

Good luck!
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I just noticed the site is "down for maintenance" as well...And all of a sudden my UPS tracking number isnt working...perhaps it was too good to be true after all?

What are our options as far as gettin this guy if he screws us?
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I ordered then checked out through google as well but got an USPS tracking number the next day. However, it should have delivered today and when I track it, it shows that the USPS has not received my package.

Not a good start for my HTC Express experience.

And I also think he's a one man show.

If you ordered through the HTC Express website, use this link to contact him. I found it through a google search. https://www.htcexpress.com/contact-form.php (it worked earlier but I just tested it and his site is down for maintenance.

Also, the email address listed on amazon is chichitek@gmail.com

Good luck!
Thanks for the information. I sent him an email through amazon. Hopefully he responses fast. I know other users have good experience with him but I really hate not being able to find contact info on a seller. I think he is a one man doing all this and feels like he wants to avoid frequent questions.
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I just noticed the site is "down for maintenance" as well...And all of a sudden my UPS tracking number isnt working...perhaps it was too good to be true after all?

What are our options as far as gettin this guy if he screws us?
I really doubt that. A lot of users have bought from him before and he has over 1000 amazon feedbacks and 97% positive. Chances of him being a scam are close to none.

Man this thread needs to get to a new page already. It is even too long for a 27 inch screen with a 2560x1440 resolution, lol.
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