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  1. PrinceCorwin

    PrinceCorwin Well-Known Member


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  2. reeseboy

    reeseboy Well-Known Member

    I just ordered that one yesterday, so I'll find out next week. I believe Finndo77 has been using it since the summer. If you do a search for extended battery you will find a few posts about it.
  3. xIdkwtS

    xIdkwtS Well-Known Member

    When you guys receive yours, can you please do a 'review' on them? I've been holding off from buying this battery for a while because it seems to be a waste but the Spectrum's measly battery life is starting to pale in comparison to other phones.
  4. Kintwofan

    Kintwofan Member

    I'm curious guys why you don't just pick up the Hyperion battery of eBay. I paid like $3 more for it.
  5. PrinceCorwin

    PrinceCorwin Well-Known Member

    @kint... hows that one work for you
  6. Kintwofan

    Kintwofan Member

    Honestly ill let you know Monday, is it not here yet. But I always use hyperion and neverproblem a problem.
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  7. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

    I've been fine with the $9 Chinese battery, no issues I cannot repeat with the oem battery. Although it is a good 2x mAh the stock one, it is only about 25%-35% longer lasting. On any v6 based Rom, with 8 hours airplane mode at night, and 4g on and connected all day, I was getting 26-32 hours with light-moderate use. 4 hours on heavy duty. Overclocked to 1726 when screen on and battery greater than 40% or anytime plugged in.

    Since ICS arrived I have been leaving GPS on all the time, but using the phone less, and is say I am getting 12-18 hours out of the battery.

    Now on cm10 I am only using Rom toolbox to manage CPU settings, no other management apps, with only 5 hours in airplane mode at night, I have not really done a good battery test as I use my phone a lot less the last month or so. But I am overclocked all the time and 4g and GPS on all the time.
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  8. PrinceCorwin

    PrinceCorwin Well-Known Member

    Thanx Finndo. Greetings from Shadow! I guess I'll go ahead and order a new battery. I guess it's about time, since I've had my Spec for over 4 months. I might even try to root and rom my phone again one of these days (I'm still recovering from the anxiety I experienced when I undertook the endeavor the first time right after the OTA). Anyway, thanks again for the info.

    Goodnight, sweet prince.
  9. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

    Screen shots of my RTB settings
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    Also, I use auto brightness with the max set about 35%
    Go to system, brightness, automatic levels, check enable, got to edit levels and you will find this (I customized the settings, these are not defaults)
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    I've been thinking about lowering the settings even more, as I find it still is to bright sometimes and the keys don't need to get much brighter, simply being on is enough.
  10. PrinceCorwin

    PrinceCorwin Well-Known Member

    I'd be lying if I said that all of that was anything but Greek to me. lol

    BTW... What's RTB

    Also, what OS r u using?
  11. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

    Rom toolbox, just abbreviated the second time, and cm10 on my phone. I never reinstalled phoneweaver after using cm10 so I never go into airplane mode at night now. I just plug in most days around lunch (in case I head out at night), normally plugged in around 35% battery.

    The first screen shots are profiles that tell my phone to change the CPU speed when certain situational conditions are met (such as dropping to 324MHz max while the screen is off, or lowering to 1024 when a specified battery level is reached). All attempt to make the battery last longer when it has less charge left in it.

    The second set of numbers are the brightness levels of the display and the three touch buttons (home, menu, and back), on a scale of 0-255. And the brightness level, in lumens as recorded by the phones sensor next to the front camera. I have an understanding of the brightness levels from spending too much time staring at GPS status and toolbox (note that after installing cm10 I lost the brightness display until after disabling auto brightness in settings / display on the phone, then lad GPS status and get a brightness reading, then re enable the display auto brightness and it will continue to work...

    [​IMG]
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  12. sonicmerlin

    sonicmerlin Active Member

    I actually bought this battery a couple weeks ago. Combined with a program recommended by tdm called "DS battery saver" (DS = deep sleep) my battery life has doubled. It's pretty awesome actually- I feel confident my phone will last all day no matter what I throw at it.
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  13. reeseboy

    reeseboy Well-Known Member

    Got my battery today. we'll see over the next few days how it does.
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  14. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

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    That is what I got with mine, after 7 months or so :-/ using the above pictured settings, constant on 4g and GPS, but not a lot of usage
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  15. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

    If you hunt these forums for my posts from May June July and August, you should find a post about this battery, while on v6 based Broken Out (3.0 I think) where I broke 2 days of battery usage with this battery, but I had more apps running to manage my phone and its resources.

    Also wanted to note I used airplane mode at night with that battery run I just posted
  16. xIdkwtS

    xIdkwtS Well-Known Member

    Do you guys think it's worth buying the battery? Or should I just stick with the stock battery?
  17. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

    Flash cm10 if you are not already on it, adjust your settings to match the ones in my screenshot above, and see if your battery usage is as good or better than mine. If it is, or even if close, then the extended cheap battery probably won't help you any.

    Also to note the cover that comes with it, is super cheap, I had to request a replacement as my first one warped during shipping (early summer).

    When I first got it, I noticed an improvement in battery life from the creepy battery usage I was getting (6-8 hours) up to 10 - 16 hours with moderate and sometimes heavy usage, on broken out v6 based Roms.

    Any intensive application with the screen on (and forgetting to turn off 4g or GPS while using said app) kills the extended battery in 3-6 hours. Charge tinge is only 30%-60% longer than OEM.
  18. phillip_viado

    phillip_viado Well-Known Member

    Just get the spectrum 2 standard battery. I'm using it right now
  19. xIdkwtS

    xIdkwtS Well-Known Member

    What app is in the first two screenshots?
  20. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

    The spectrum 2 battery may have issues, as stated by LG, I think I quoted a link on another thread back in Sept, the technology used in the spectrum 2 battery is very different, it has a different density, and construction techniques. Providing it with a higher capacity and longer live expectancy in the same size package. This may require different charging technology to properly utilize the battery.

    I don't know, but I think of it like trying to play a dual layer DVD in a single layer DVD player. It might play fine, it might play half the movie, or it might just laugh at you. I don't care how many people tell me it works fine for them, I have extremely negative luck, and don't want to be the person who's phone explodes while in my pocket, generating extra space in my pants. I would expect a higher density LI-ion battery to pack a bit more of a punch than traditional models would when they go boom. Search youtube for an example if you have not seen it yet.

    Not to mention using a different model battery in your phone would negate your hardware warranty and their liability if something did happen.
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  21. PrinceCorwin

    PrinceCorwin Well-Known Member

    As usual when I post noob questions in these forums, I'm more indecisive now than before I asked. lol. but thanx finndo and others for your input.
  22. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Well-Known Member

    are you getting better life with it? How long have you been using it?
  23. phillip_viado

    phillip_viado Well-Known Member

    im getting an extra 3-4 hours compare to the stock one. ive been using it for 2 months now
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  24. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Well-Known Member

    can you give me a link to the one you're using?
  25. phillip_viado

    phillip_viado Well-Known Member

    i got mine from Verizon's website
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