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Old September 18th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone had trouble with non Motorola extended batteries?

I know sometimes the Bionic is twitchy about non Motorola parts.


There are some pretty good deals on ext. batteries on Amazon, and I was looking to pick one up. I see the
Motorola Droid Bionic XT875 Extended Battery (2760mAh) as well as some off brand, 'Hyperion Bionic' that says it is 4000mAh.

What is the highest mAh someone has done with their bionic and had no troubles?


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Old September 18th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just buy the Moto. You won't regret it. The other choices are hit and miss, at best.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Will do. I have seen conflicting reports... When upgrading to an extended battery from the standard one, do I NEED to use a battery re-calibrate app? Or is the smart phone smart enough to see there are more mAh's than before?
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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not really. My stock batteries (yes, plural, b/c I have 2) almost always show 99% to 100% when I first power on, whereas my extended batteries (Again, yes, plural, as I have 2 of these also) almost always show 94-95% after boot. I figured I'd rather have the phone calibrated for the stock battery than the extended- I'd rather get more time from my battery than I expect than less.

Since I bought the phone from CostCo (including $160 worth of accessories, like the extended battery, battery charger, screen protector, car dock, desktop (non-multimedia) dock, etc., plus a $20 discount, I rotate my batteries and almost never plug my phone up to a charger. I usually plug in a freshly charged Extended in the morning and keep the other charged extended in my pocket to make it through the day in case I need it, and then at night come home and charge them (one at a time) while I run off of a stock battery.
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Thanks for the info! I am now going to clear everything I do with my Bionic with you first.

You, sir, do not screw around!
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Definitely just go with the Moto one. It gets plenty of battery life. I've seen more than one report of people getting the off-brand mega mAh batteries just to find out that they hardly last as long as a stock battery or have other issues with it.
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Many of the no-name ones have a bad reputation for failure and are severely exagerrated with their charge capabilities. A lot of people on this forum have reported performance worse than the regular battery when the mAh is reported to be more than 1000 higher than the Motorola extended.

The Motorola extended batteries are cheap now, get a legit one from the get go--you'll do it right in the first place, and have more piece of mind. I wouldn't trust one of the others, risk of fire or something else because of poor materials.
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Makes sense.... if it sounds too good to be true.... chances are it'll spontaneously combust in your front pants pocket.
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This is just me personally... I just got the stand alone desktop charger and stick with standard batteries mainly because of my silicone case and the bionic with a standard battery and the hard silicone case will work with the HD docking station without having to remove the silicone case.

The other reason is I have seen rumors that extended batteries sometimes screw with the bionic. But I have not looked very far into this, so it may just be a rumor.

I agree with the others, either way you go, go with official motorola batteries! Never go cheap on a smartphone you depend on.
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The other reason is I have seen rumors that extended batteries sometimes screw with the bionic.
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Not sure how, but some after market chargers messed with my bionic.

The screens is unresponsive, or mistakes what you push for something else.

I have heard of a warning pop up "this is not a Motorola product".

I ordered extended battery from Amazon. A Motorola one.

I'm going to need the extra battery for playing with ICS. :-)
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I really don't remember exactly what. I didn't do a whole lot of research into it because I need a silicone case and use my docking station. I understand the docking station accommodates the extended battery but, I just didn't want to keep removing the case.

The crap rezound I had for a very short time had an extended battery. It was the only phone I bought extended batteries for in my line up. The rest always had or have extra standard batteries and a stand alone desktop charger.
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