3000mAh Battery for G2 (HTC Hero)Tips

  1. Plymouthbiker

    Plymouthbiker Active Member

    Just thought I'd inform all G2Touch and HTC Hero users of a decent battery
    I've just bought for my T-Mobile U.K. G2 Touch.

    Had my phone running since 7.30am and it's about 3.20pm now and only have had a drop of 10% in battery power so far.

    Very impressed.

    The battery due to it's size has it's own back cover for the phone, which adds an extra 5mm to the depth of the phone. Not really an issue in my case to be honest.

    If you hate having to charge your phone constantly look up "3000mAh battery for HTC Hero" on google. I picked mine up for a cheap

  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

    Looks Good , I was going to get an extended battery for my Magic but Was concerned about the battery bulging etc.

    If However I had a Hero , I would be happy with this. 5mm is nothing much :D
  3. Plymouthbiker

    Plymouthbiker Active Member

    Yeah I feel a fat Hero is better than a useless Hero at times of need. LOL!

    Only had the phone about a week and it was driving me nuts.

    The battery life was worse than my old Samsung Omnia's original battery. But as I got an extended battery for my Omnia and it didn't cause me issues, I thought sod it and gave it a go with the Hero.

    I have to say I'm really impressed with the life now, and I'm really starting to love this phone. Shame HTC doesn't design the phone around the battery. It might be a little bulky but I'm satisfied now.

    It seems to be lasting longer than my Omnia when I gave it a larger battery too. I'd say buy one, dunno what the battery looks like for the Magic but as long as you can still carry it in your pocket and it's not like lugging a car battery around with you, who cares?
  4. JayCee

    JayCee Well-Known Member

    What colour of Hero do you have?
    Your link to the extended battery shows a white Hero and a dark-coloured back.
    There's no mention of back colour on the website.
    I'm after an extended battery with a brown back.
  5. mobilecables

    mobilecables Member

    I bought one of these batteries also. Took 2 days to arrive and I am very pleased with it. Id reccomend the oddsandpods.co.uk site if you need a new Hero battery. Thanks for pointing the site out. this was my 1st order with them but I will definately shop with them again.]

    Very happy :)
  6. JayCee

    JayCee Well-Known Member

    So what colour is yours?
  7. mobilecables

    mobilecables Member

    It is a black back. looks nice on the phone. more importantly I have more juice when out and about.
  8. Plymouthbiker

    Plymouthbiker Active Member

    Yeah Black. Which is the G2 colour. Suppose it would look OK on a brown HTC Hero. Unfortunately I've not seen any other colours except white from another site. So I'm guessing so far that's your limit. Still, wouldn't matter if you were colour blind. LOL.
  9. mobilecables

    mobilecables Member

    True but it looks all ok to me. I would say its the best accessory I have bought so far
  10. mat

    mat Well-Known Member

    Been looking at these for a while now and think I'm definitely going to be getting one soon :).
  11. trivia

    trivia New Member

    Hi, Plymouthbiker, thanks for taking the leap and trying that battery out.

    It seems incredibly cheap. Mugen also do a 3000mah battery, but it's twice the price. Could you keep us posted on how well the battery works?

    And - do you have a link to the site where you saw that battery in white?
  12. trivia

    trivia New Member

    Another question -- does the back cover have the same "feel" as the plastic on the front of the phone?
  13. rizzla

    rizzla Well-Known Member

    Had mine a few days, ordered on Friday arrived Tuesday. so nice fast service actually had about 70% battery already on it so you don't need to recharge straight away.

    you get a lot more life out of the battery than the original, easily lasts a day with power to spare. had it playing podcast for about 4-5 hours, with phone and wifi on whilst working on the underground so it would have been constantly try to pull a signal and it hardly made an impact. normal battery would have been crying for the charger by the time i got home. This had plenty power still.

    Theres a cool free app in the market called battery graph, its shows you a graph of your battery power usage against the time of day so you can work out when you had the most drain. very handy. Also you can work out how long it takes for a battery to charge.

    The Backplate feels very similar to the back of the original, the slight bump isn't off putting and doesn't add that much weight, its just not gonna be as slimline as the original was in your pocket.

    enclosing, don't wait get it now, you wont regret it.
  14. Meus Android

    Meus Android Member

    Yesterday I ordered a few "back cover" replacements for my Hero for around
  15. JayCee

    JayCee Well-Known Member

    An extended battery to be "extended" has to be physically bigger to increase the amount of current that can be drawn and therefore last longer...in most cases they are thicker than the original so to answer your query the original back cover will not fit if you have the extended battery fitted.
  16. rizzla

    rizzla Well-Known Member

    Extended batteries for the hero will usually come with a slightly bigger back case, but its not too bad. The benefits easily outweigh the slight size increase.
  17. slapshot2940

    slapshot2940 Member

    Hey, I have a Sprint HTC Hero, which is different than the Hero that was shown at the first link in this post, are there are replacement back covers for the Sprint HTC Hero?

    Also, do any of you guys use cases? Do they sell fatter cases, if you have a bigger phone?
  18. JimboJames1972

    JimboJames1972 New Member

    The case issue was on my mind too...

    I've got a nice leather flip type case to keep my Hero protected. It
    is the type that has two plastic clips on the side and one on the top
    to secure the handset in place. Obviously a thicker phone won't fit in
    these clips. Doh!

    Any ideas for good cases for the thicker phone?

  19. Plymouthbiker

    Plymouthbiker Active Member

    Still doing fine. No problems. Well happy! Er I will look for the other battery. Think it was 3200mah, but will look. I know it did cost considerably more.
  20. Plymouthbiker

    Plymouthbiker Active Member

    As the sprint hero is not sold in the UK, I'm not aware of it. So it would be an issue. Try and google "+sprint hero extended battery 3000mAh / 3200mAh" see if that comes up with anything. Obviously UK hero and Sprint hero are totally different shapes. But I'm also wondering if they share the same battery or not? Can anyone clarify the battery number for an official sprint and u.k. hero?

    The only issue then would to be getting a clever person to professionally alter the case to fit it or get an engineer to blow-mould a different back plate for it . Could be a good opportunity for someone who wanted to take it on.

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