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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MikeMBau, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. MikeMBau

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    So earlier I saw on some thread that people with either the EVO or the Incredible would call either HTC or Verizon and complain about battery life and hang up with a free extended life battery headed their way. Anybody know about this at all, and if it works for Thunderbolt?

    Also anybody know of a case that fits the extended battery? I am kinda obsessed about having my phone in a case. I'm OCD like that.
     

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    I'm not going to encourage trying to get something for free from HTC or Verizon based on forum hearsay, but currently there are no cases available that fit the extended battery.
     
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    i wish they would have just made an 1800mah battery and shipped it stock with the phone.
     
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    Can anyone with the extended battery tell me how much longer it last than the standard battery. With the Eris i got the 3500 extended battery which lasted at least a full day with a lot of usage but couldn't find a case to fit it. But i want to get a nice case to fit this phone so im looking at the 1800.

    Thanks
     
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    I have the extended battery use the device very hard and get about 16 he's out of it. Also with some needle nose pliers and a sharp box cutter I was able to alter my slide in case and it fits very snug.
     
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    I did some research before going to get my TB and saw everyone was complaining about battery life. I figured I would pick it up with the extended battery and do some tests. I've only had the phone about 3 days and have had the extended battery in it since I brought it home. It is 2750 mAH and quite large. It makes the phone a good 1/3rd thicker and about twice as heavy.

    Normally this would make me go "screw that" and return it. After 3 days of playing with the phone pretty constantly (being a new phone and all) I have yet to plug it in at the end of the night (usually between 9-11pm) with less than 60% battery left. That is pretty impressive to me. I haven't, however, used the regular battery yet.

    I am quite curious when I switch it back in what my battery life will be like. If I can make it through the average work day without going below 40% I might return the extended battery. I had to go all over the place to find a leather belt holster that would fit this monster with the bigger battery. The Droid X holster wasn't thick enough, and no one offered any normal option for it. I ended up finding some knock-off $15 leather holster with elastic sides at my local flea market that fits it pretty perfectly. I just hope it holds up.
     
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    The only issue I have with those is taking the back cover off repeatedly...
    Between having a case and the fact that the back cover is extremely difficult to get off, I would personally opt for the extended battery.

    But it would be nice to not add any additional bulk.
     

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