Got my seidio extended battery last friday...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mihalich, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. mihalich

    mihalich Well-Known Member
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    So, I went for the extended battery which, of course, requires the extended battery version of the innocase.

    Double the power pretty much maps to double the use time. I was hoping that I would get more than that. Don't know why I was hoping that. I know my XV6700 seidio extended battery got way more than double the life, but the capacity may have been more than double...I don't remember.

    Anyway, it's not as screwed up as I thought it would be with the big back. It will sit with the back down on the table, pretty flat, and not roll or anything. If you try to type on the physical keyboard with it on the table you will definitely have problems. But as long as you hold it up with your hands, you are fine.

    The extended innocase fits nice and snug, and I don't have any problems with it.

    - Joe
     

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  2. xmr405o

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    Any pics?
     
  3. mihalich

    mihalich Well-Known Member
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    sure I'll post some up in a little bit
     
  4. mihalich

    mihalich Well-Known Member
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    Here's some pictures
     

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  5. stedrocklp

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    How much weight does it add?
     
  6. mihalich

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    not too much, considering it was a brick already.

    edit: lol, i put it on the digital scale I had...it added about 4 oz with the battery and the case.

    I need a better camera. the droid camera sucks, and this little nikon thing I have sucks equally as much.
     
  7. Mixmaster300

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    How does the battery indicator seem to be working with the new battery? I have read that you can get false reads with this type of battery. I have always used extended batteries with my phones but have not yet bought one for my Droid.
     
  8. mihalich

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    All I can tell you is, it goes down at about half the speed. By the end of a full day (like 7am - 9pm), the battery was either close to or in the red with the stock battery. Now, I get to that point after 2 full days. I guess that would be expected behavior with the double capacity battery. So the battery indicator seems to be behaving normally.

    Also, FYI, I'm using DroidMod 1.0. My normal OC processor settings are 1 Ghz max, and 600 Mhz min, with the OnDemand governor.

    - Joe
     
  9. DatacomGuy

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    Hmm.. So bulky though :(
     
  10. iamloco724

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    are you using a battery app to see percentage or u looking in the phone status?
     
  11. mihalich

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    Ok, I take it back. That battery indicator is all messed up.

    It seems to be dropping at a rate I'd expect. Then after a while it drops like normal usage, and gets to red in like a day of usage. So last night (acting on other peoples observations), I turned the phone off, and turned it back on. The battery indicator went back up to 90%. I left it unplugged till this morning, and it's still at 85%.

    It was not doing this at first. So the indicator must get screwed up over time as the phone's up time goes up.

    Now I'm gunna have to just leave it unplugged until it really drains and powers off so I know what the real usage is I'm getting out of it.

    I was just going by the stock battery level indicator on the pull down event bar.

    Joe
     

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