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Is getting the 3200mAh battery worth it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GomerBoy, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. GomerBoy

    GomerBoy Well-Known Member
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    What do you guys think? Do you just have the stock battery?:thinking:
     

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  2. SlyFerret

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    I bought the 3000mAh battery from Seidio, and I love it.

    Everybody's usage patterns are different, but, I've forgotten to charge it two nights in a row and still made it to bedtime on the 3rd day with a little juice left.

    Since I generally charge it every night, what it really means for me is that I don't have to be careful how much I use my phone during the day.

    -SF
     
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  3. cds0699

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    I'm still using the stock battery in my phone, but that's because it does the job for me just fine. I did look into the Seido extended battery, but decided not to get it for a couple reasons...

    1) I didn't like the added thickness to the phone
    2) I didn't really need to spend the ~$75 that it costs when I get through the day just fine as it is.
    3) I'm going to charge my phone when I go to bed every night regardless if I have an extended battery, or not (I'm sleeping, so it only makes sense to have it plugged in to recharge).

    Now that's just me personally, I know 100% that other people have different habits and needs, and the extended battery might make complete sense for them.
     
  4. Tony40nv

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    Great point. For me that extra thickness is a deal breaker have a new $30 body glove that would no longer fit. And to make me more mad the htc evo 3d is coming 3 weeks after i get the epic:thinking:
     
  5. cds0699

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    How long ago did you get your Epic? Sprint gives you a 30 day window to return the phone if you want to. If you really don't like it and would rather get the EVO 3D then that may be an option for you.

    I personally think the Epic is a great phone and has a lot of life left in it, esp considering Gingerbread upgrade is likely coming soon to it.
     
  6. SlyFerret

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    I don't mind the extra thickness too much. It actually seems to make the phone more comfortable to hold while using the keyboard.

    Yeah, the Seidio battery is a little expensive, but, I didn't trust the ultra-cheap imports that I was seeing on eBay.

    I bought the battery for my trip to CES this past January. I was warned that the halls at CES eat cellphone batteries alive. I'm guessing it has to do with being inside large buildings, saturated towers, and huge amounts of interference.

    -SF
     
  7. GomerBoy

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    Also, I prefer using a phone with a slide out keyboard (I just can type faster and more comfortably) and the Epic is the best smartphone out there right now with a slide out keyboard. The EVO 3D will not have a slide out keyboard and it seems no other phones in the near future will get one. So my point is, the Epic will not be outdated anytime soon!:D
     
  8. GomerBoy

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    Thanks everyone, I think I will be fine with my stock battery. I got my Epic on Thursday and it only lasted like 7 hours (12-7). Then yesterday, I decided to fix things on the phone to have better battery life and wow did fixing things help save battery life! Today, I turned my phone on around 10am and I still have it on now...there is still 50% left on the battery! I am satisfied! :D

    I have one question though...is it okay to charge the phone every night even if it does not need charged?:thinking:
     
  9. ALKATRAZZ

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    What did you fix on your phone to get your battery to last so long?
     
  10. GomerBoy

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    I turned the brightness down all the way, I turned off wifi, 3G, 4G (unless I need them)...those types of things. Doing that really helped my battery!
     
  11. Stringyquark

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    I swap between batteries, try to at about 15%. Before I got my 2nd battery I would charge when possible, in the car, by the computer, and always before bed. Have three batteries now, they let me keep one when changing my phone out and I still charge before bed.

    These batteries don't like being over charged and that is why some people complain that when they take there phone of the charger it will sometimes drop in charge quickly.

    This is because once the phone is charged it will stop till it hits around 95% then charge again to keep a full charge. If you pull it at the wrong time it may drop fast at first.

    Short answer, I don't believe it will hurt your phone or battery.

    Remember, always consult your own financial expert before making any decisions.
     
  12. GomerBoy

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    So charging the battery every night even if it does not need it is okay?
     
  13. SlyFerret

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    The battery technology used in laptops and cellphones these days requires a smart charging circuit.

    Overcharging will damage them, as will "deep cycling" them, so It's best not to run them all the way flat before charging.

    I plug mine in to top it off every night. The charger circuit won't overcharge the battery.

    -SF
     
  14. JDubbleTrouble

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    $30 really?? i paid like 12 bucks for mine on amazon and i got a car mount and still didnt pay $30 get ur accesories there from now on save a few dollars
     
  15. JDubbleTrouble

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    just break your epic a couple times like i did and when u send it in after getting ur replacement keep ur battery thats how i have 2 oem batteries and 2 16 gig sd cards they keep sending them...but now that i look at it its sort of like ive paid $200 for these batteries and sd cards (ouch)
     
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  16. icecold

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    I bought the extended battery from Seidio extended battery. It makes the phone significantly larger, to the point where it is a nuisance to use. Now while I wouldn't use it on a day to day basis, it is nice to be able to get 4 days when a charger isn't readily avialable.
     
  17. budney

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    My Seidio extended battery is great, a must for me. I take the bus, so no way to charge my Epic. It allows me to stream my favorite Tune-in Radio stations or my custom Slacker stations for hours along with doing my normal talk, texting, & web browsing. :)
     
  18. sethman88

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    I just recently bought a 3000Mah battery and back cover from Acase off of amazon and it was only 30$, I am currently waiting to recieve it though I hope it helps my phone out a lot because half the time I have to charge my phone around 5o'clock everyday, although I am a heavy user and am on my epic often.
     
  19. TiffanyDyme

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    Yeah, I would also like to know that, because I am considering buying one Wednesday... I sure hope it's worth it.
     
  20. TiffanyDyme

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    Haha yeah, when I got my replacement phone, they didnt even ask for the old battery or sd card, I was super shocked.
     
  21. TiffanyDyme

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    Everyone says "switch the battery" how do you know if the battery is fully charged. How do you charge, just the battery?
     
  22. Stringyquark

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  24. saxologist

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    Bought 3500mah batt and back off ebay. was very inexpensive 12.00
    Looks like i will enjoy the new duration of use.
     

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