Seidios 1750 mAH Battery


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  1. chocmatic

    chocmatic Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    mine came in the mail yesterday. Today is the first day of use. I am not expecting any difference in performance for the first 5/6 days (as per usual with batteries...and even stated on their packaging), so until the first 5 or 6 cycles are complete, I couldn't tell you.
     
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    Yep, got one on order and enroute. Looks like a good quality battery from all I have read about it. I posted on another thread about the coming of an even larger battery from Seidio with a new cover for the Sprint Hero.

    They will notify me when it is available. Yep, it will take a few charge/discharge cycles before the battery is taking a full capacity charge. Typical of lithium batteries.

    Cheers -- :D
     
  5. chocmatic

    chocmatic Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    keep me posted on performance :)
     
  6. Negrito

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    Are these batteries bigger than the stock, requiring a new battery cover?
     
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    apollomaker Well-Known Member

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    No, these batteries are not much bigger than the stock 1500 mah battery. They use the stock cover. Now, when the BIG one comes out, that will be a different story ---- :D
     
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    yes,, would also like an update on this.. Not that my battery life is bad, but because I tend to forget to charge my phone. Plus who wouldn't mind a longer life battery
     
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    im waiting out for the extended life battery. it will require a bigger battery door and to you guys (myself included) who have the google writing on the back and like that, seido may not be able to reprint that on their doors... just something to maybe ask seidio.
     
  10. ElAguila

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    Please post the results you get with this battery. I waiting to see if it is worth it for the extra 250mAh or if I should just pick up one of the 2100mAh backup battery packs.
     
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    New battery arrived last Friday. I haven't done the full 5-6 charge cycles, but I have completed 3. This is what I've seen thus far:

    Battery life is comparable to that of the OEM battery. I understand this may be due to the break in period. I plug the phone in at bed time, it's typically dead by that time. When I wake up, I reboot the phone so I get a fresh count on the awake vs up time. I have been averaging about 10% decline in available battery life per hour. This is about the same as OEM. I have GPS, bluetooth, WiFi, and mobile network turned off. I average about 10-12% up time. I am a light phone user but a heavy texter. By heavy, I mean I had sent/received almost 200 texts between 8am and 10am.

    The difference I have noticed in this battery is the charge time. I can go from <10% battery life to a full charge in just under 2 hours. OEM would take 3.5 or so to fully charge.

    Anyway, this is just what I've seen thus far... any others have input?
     
  12. apollomaker

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    Finally received my battery and have run a couple of cycles on it. While its capacity is still not up to maximum, I can say that the charge time for this battery is noticeably quicker than the stock HTC battery.

    Will report when I run some standby tests to compare the two batteries. I expect some improvement but nothing earthshaking until we can get the new larger battery with its new cover.

    Cheers --- ;)
     
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    the batt isn't the choke point for me

    its the memory



    it seems like the hero shipped with about 50M too little RAM

    (yes, i realize 512+50 doesn't "fit" into the base-2 number structure or whatever...)





    seems like i gotta run TasKiller three or four times a day to free the RAM up over the 50M threshold and i've got my phone back again
    :/

    i figure if i had another 50 or 100 M of RAM, i'd get by just fine



    i mean.. the apps i'm running are just teh BASICS..... calendar, people, gmail, settings, mail...

    i'm not getting rediculous and running EVERYthing
     
  14. MrBazar

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    It is actually bad for lithium ion batteries to completely discharge, that will actually lower the capacity of the battery in the end and cause the battery life to degrade faster. Usually the device will have a built in safety to prevent full discharge though. Only NiMH and NiCd batteries have a "memory" and need to be fully cycled through their available charge to keep them good.

    ...and why does this forum log me out after I go get a sandwich?
     
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    I am hoping that HTC/Sprint will come around and modify the phone to allow you to install applications in the SD card --- like Win Mobile devices. That is is the only real missing thing for me --- more selectable program storage. And that would do away with your need to keep fighting marginal memory numbers. A good, fast, class 6 SD device would be great for programs.

    But there may be some reasons behind this, for software marketing purposes.
     
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    even if they DON"T mod this phone.. i just hope they're hearing the feedback from their users - we're telling them "this is unacceptable"

    its almost like (i really hate to say it)... steve jobs was right - he only allows ONE THING to run at a time, and y'know what?? wow! the iphone rawks!

    mebbe he was on to something........ ??
     
  17. apollomaker

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    Yep, Scroch, I hear ya. I worked with the cell phone industry for many years and it never failed. They would always push out phones before their designs were clean, basically forcing the customer into the role of beta tester. IMHO, that is what we are expereiencing with the Hero now. There are two sides to multitasking too. First is the tasks must be clean --- and second you must have the memory to handle the tasks. As you pointed out, we are short on memory, and that is why I think it is even more important to allow the SD card to hold programs and run from the SD card.

    The Hero can multitask. Jobs took the easy, cheap way out. Single tasking. Anyone can do that. And the multitasking of the Hero is one of the things that attracted me to it. I just hope that Sprint and HTC take this seriously because they have a goldmine at their fingertips if they just clean it up.

    Cheers -- ;)
     
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    The hero would probably have enough memory if sprint would let us uninstall a lot of the "crapware" that they put on all of their phones.
     
  19. SDscorch

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    oooooh!

    (spank!)
     
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    Maybe this will help
     
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    So what is the final verdict on this battery? Do I shell out the $50 for it or wait for the 3500mAh that seidio is soon to be releasing?
    Innocell 3500 Extended Life Battery
     
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    I'm definitely waiting for the 3500mAh battery, even if it is a bit bulkier. Seido's site says it will add '3-4mm depth', I think i can deal with that. Betting it'll add a lot more heft to the phone, however, but I've felt like the Hero is a bit on the light side anyway, I have a tendency to forget it on my desk because I can't tell when it's in my pocket ;)

    As for the memory concerns everyone is quoting - the app storage space and the system RAM are two different beasts. Moving the apps out to the SD card isn't going to help in that respect. Running programs eat the same RAM regardless of where their binary data is stored. What moving out to the SD card does give you is practically unlimited app storage.
     
  23. ElAguila

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    The only issue I have with the large battery is the the case will no longer fit the phone. That is why I was wondering how much time the 1750mAh battery added.
     
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    The larger battery will come with a new backplate, said to be 'soft touch' like the current one, but who knows what it'll really feel like.

    Since the stock battery is 1500mAh, the 1750mAh isn't much of a boost, but assuming the battery quality is at least as good as the stock HTCs you should get 10-15% increase. That probably translates to 30-45 mins of *heavy* usage and a few extra hours of standby.

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    Judging by the reports of faster charge times, it may be worthwhile for that factor alone.
     
  25. ElAguila

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    Doesn't seem like much of a return for $50 though.
     

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