Where to buy an extra battery?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MKeditor, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. MKeditor

    MKeditor Well-Known Member
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    With the short battery life the Nexus has I will definitely need an extra battery....maybe more for long flights. Where does one find a Nexus battery? Will T-mobile be carrying them?
     

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  2. smitty24

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    Other than the HTC (i cant even find one from them) The only other company i would trust is seido and they are still developing theirs...

    seidioonline.com
     
  3. MKeditor

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    No one else has any input?
     
  4. mi_canuck

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    have you even called HTC?
     
  5. sooper_droid12

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    Try Fommy.com. I don't know how reputable they are but people buy a lot of stuff from there.
     
  6. MKeditor

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    I am flying next week to London. One battery won't cut it. It is crazy that this phone is released without making spare batteries.
     
  7. JSchu22

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    That's possibly due to its rather limited release. Face it, we do have a semi-exclusive device.

    If you don't manage to get a battery beforehand, you could charge it via a laptop if you have one. Also remember that you will be using it in airplane mode so the power consumption will be less. Whether that will be enough will have to wait to be seen.
     
  8. mi_canuck

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    you could always buy a second Nexus :p LOL!
     
  9. MKeditor

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    Time grows short.
     
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  11. Goten

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    Short battery life? My battery life is really good. After very first charge, current at 32 hours running straight and at 2% battery life. Haven't recharged it yet, waiting for it to hit 0 and shut off first.
     
  12. mi_canuck

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    i've got serious battery issues... so much so that i might end up returning it (today is D-day... day 14)... 32hrs?????????? are you kidding me?????? mine barely makes it 12hrs to be at 2%
     
  13. MisterSlanky

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    I'm at the 32 hours level too (of moderate normal usage). I forgot to plug it in last night and it was fine this morning. The battery needs to be recharged, but it's not awful.

    What background processes are you running? Leaving things like bluetooth, GPS with Google Maps, significant major syncing every 15 minutes and the like will drain your battery far faster than it needs to.
     
  14. moto1907

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    yea, 32 is unheard of. the average is about 8-10 with heavy use to 20%. If your getting 32 man you must not be using it at all. I want a spare to but i will wait till siedio releases theirs. Ones going to require another battery cover, thats the big one and the other will be better than the original but retain the stock fit. Always have been happy with Siedio products.
     
  15. mi_canuck

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    i've about had it... i've tried everything... most everything is OFF.... what's the friggin point of a smart phone if everything is OFF.... only to still get barely 12hrs of use out of it... i think i will call HTC today and get an RMA... i've had it...
     
  16. moto1907

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    I hear ya, right now though it looks as if thats how it is. Like i said I get 8-10 hrs with heavy use and everything on. Thats OK in my book, not great but something I can deal with. Its better than my iPhone and i'll be ok with it when siedio releases the batteries. From what your saying your just getting terrible life. Get a Replacement from HTC and give it a go.
     
  17. mi_canuck

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    called HTC... getting a replacement
     
  18. mi_canuck

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    i'm getting that with minimal use and almost everything OFF... so something is wrong with my device... i just hope the replacement is better...
     
  19. Foo (AZ)

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    Yeah, 8 to 10 hours does sound like something is going on there. I can use mine most of the day (no streaming audio or anything like that) and still have ample room for reading news the next morning in bed. I get 30+ easy.

    I'd be interested to see how the RMA process works for you all. That and to see if the replacement fixes your issue.
     
  20. MKeditor

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    I just called HTC. No batteries available. They are working with google to make them available. VERY poor planning. With people complaining about battery life......and iphone users stuck with no spare batteries......you would think google would have not blown this one. I have to look into other options as a band-aid.....that I won't need once the batteries become available. That is money being wasted.
     
  21. Foo (AZ)

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    I agree with you there. Serviceable batteries was a selling point (more or less) for the Nexus, so they should have had something in the supply channel. If it was an inventory concern that batteries wouldn't be needed to be replaced for another 12 months and that they would have this huge stock of batteries, they could simply swing it over to the manufacturing line and send them out with new units.

    But it's easy for me to say so looking in from the outside. Still...
     
  22. Goten

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    Well my 32 hours wasn't heavy usage, but I would say moderate usage. First tested all the features to make sure they worked. Tested 3g speedtest and also wifi connectivity/speedtest. Downloaded and installed a bunch of applications through 3g. Posted some app reviews. Kept the screen brightness at medium. Used the browser and visited a few web pages. Watched a few youtube vids. Took a bunch of pictures with the camera. Tried out the video recording to test quality. Posted and checked facebook a few times. Chatted on gtalk. Listened to all the ringtones and chose one. Used google maps to make sure it worked in finding the nearest target, joined latitude, used google navigation. Checked out a few restaurants in yelp and where. Messed around with all the wallpapers. Visited my gmail account, reading and composing some emails. Made a bunch of phone calls, using the speaker phone a few times. Used the phone to text a lot. And probably a few other things I forgot to mention.

    But ya, 32 hours with I guess the things listed above.


    edit: o ya, ssh'd into my linux box and did some admin stuff. And tested out swiftp on the phone.
     
  23. mi_canuck

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