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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TokedUp, May 25, 2010.

  1. TokedUp

    TokedUp Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just got off phone with VW and they have a 2150 battery for $59. I get a 20% discount for employees. Is it worth it? also i use the silicone case and really like it but the new battery would have a new back. Will the case still fit?
     



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  2. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    SO they say it is showing as "in stock"??

    If it really is, which I doubt, there would be a lot of people interested in this

    "Worth it" would be up to you....this battery has not been around so no one knows it's added life benefits.
     
  3. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    Nobody knows no one has it.
     
  4. TokedUp

    TokedUp Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Interesting.......... thanx guys I didnt think it was in stock.


    Also OT but i got a rebate on my phone even though I got it at Best Buy release day. good thing I called em.
     
  5. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    I just talked to a veriz rep. He was ready to take my order. It's in their system BUT it is NOT in stock and no ETA. He siad "when it shows online it will be ready to ship." So what they are doing is taking pre-orders so-to-speak. I think many here already knew this.
     
  6. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    It is very unlikely that it'll fit the silicone case, especially considering how stiff the case is.
     
  7. Eloquence

    Eloquence Well-Known Member

    Once it comes, it is SO worth it. If you have the cash. I have a TP2 extended battery 2150mAh that I am trying in Incredible. The silicon case from Amzer fits too. Pictures and stats to come...

    Already I am getting about 19 hours awake time!! :eek: And that's with 33% battery remaining on the first charge!! And that's with the battery not working properly on this phone!

    I'll post more soon, guys.
    -Elo
     
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  8. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Android Expert

    what are you using for a back cover?

    how is it not working properly on the phone?
     
  9. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    I don't think he is using a cover at all....correct elo?
     
  10. kwest12

    kwest12 Android Enthusiast

    Good question!

    That is my guess too.

    Eloquence, if you could post some pictures of your setup that would be soooooo awesome!
     
  11. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    I think the silicon case will fit, if not you could probabbly heat it up with a hair dryer and stretch it a bit
     
  12. Eloquence

    Eloquence Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    Grab some popcorn, turn up the back ground music, do whatever you gotta do to get comfortable! This is going to be a lengthy read on my experiences with the Extended HTC Touch Pro2 OEM 2150mAh battery used in the Droid Incredible.

    Although I only got one full days usage out of the battery, it was one awesome day. I'm going to let the picasa pictures and youtube video tell some of the story, but I'll also write my experiences here. :cool:

    For all you guys interested in the hard stats, here's what I found so far:

    Up time 23:24:54
    Awake Time: 23:24:54
    Unplugged time 23:23:49

    Voice Calls: 32%
    Phone Idle: 24%
    Cell Standby: 16%
    Android System: 12%
    Dialer: 7%
    Wifi: 6%
    Display: 3%

    Wifi: ON
    GPS: ON
    Bluetooth: Off

    Mobile Data: Always ON
    Screen Brightness: 20%

    Usage Pattern:
    2:10 Minutes of calls, about 35 emails received, 20 texts, downloaded 2 apps, used touiteur pro for about 10 minutes, kept Bloo 1.5 (Facebook client) running in the back ground for almost 6 hours w/ chat enabled, played bonsai blast for 10 minutes, took some camera shots, listened to music for 1 hour, watched music videos for about 30 minutes.

    Not surprised:
    • The battery fits perfectly into the back.
    • It's about twice as thick as the normal battery
    • It came from the factory charged (66%)
    • It makes the device a little bulky and heavy, cause the Incredible is so thin in the first place.
    • It did not damage my phone in any discernible way

    Surprised:
    • It would not register with the built in Battery module (see exclaimation mark over battery in my pictures)
    • In place of "Charging" on Battery status in Settings it says "Unknown"
    • The battery would not charge in the phone while plugged in :(
    • It kept the phone awake CONSTANTLY. I shut down every app that *COULD* have been keeping the phone awake.
    • The notification light wouldn't stop flashing from green to red and back again
    • The battery never got hot under extended usage :)
    • The silicon case fit around the back quite well
    • The battery, after draining the first time, is still charging now after putting it on the desktop charger at 11pm last night. :eek:
    • The phone w/o the silicon case, wouldn't fit nicely into my blackberry 8800 holster which I bought it for :(

    Anecdote time:

    So I put in the 2150mAh battery in the Incredible at midnight Tuesday May 25, 2010. I spoke to my fianc
     
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  13. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Thanks for your time and thorough explanation!
     
  14. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    Do you think the sleep issue is because there is no back cover ?

    I'm almost tempted to get this battery a friend of mine works for a Sprint Provider and said he can order me one for really cheap.
     
  15. jhelwege

    jhelwege Newbie

    Have you came up with any solutions to the problems you experience while using the battery?? I'm definitely going to give this a try, but I'm concerned the phone not sleeping and the battery not charging while in the phone would be rather annoying...
     
  16. Eloquence

    Eloquence Well-Known Member

    Yeah, my solution -- wait until the actual extended battery from VZW and HTC hits the streets. This battery is too "dumb" for this smart phone. Lol.

    -Elo
     

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