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    Default Sprint's 2600mah Extended Battery Review (Video)

    Quality is a bit rubbish, but I did a review on the battery, and to show the bulkness it added. Enjoy guys!



    Put the quality in 480p for best results.

    Price is $59.99 without Premier discount, and $54.99 after 25% discount when you buy two accessories.
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    Nice vid man. It looks to be the about the same bulk as the 3500mAh battery. What do you think?
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    They do not say the price though. But alas, I looked it up. $54.99 before the premier customer discount.
    25% discount for Premier customers when they buy minimum two accessories from our Telesales at 1-866-866-7509.
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    Not to mention you can call up Sprint or use the web chat and complain that you dont see why you should have to spend another 54.99 on a battery to get a full days use out of your phone, and maybe be lucky to get it free ( I only got a $20.00 credit to my account but thats better then nothing)

    Its working for quite a few people over on XDA

    And btw, I love this battery! Sure it adds some extra bulk but more power PLUS having the camera lens protected without a case is good for me
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    2 days and 4 hours vs. what on stock battery??????
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    Under normal use I should get 1.5+ days from the standard battery. I have occasionally eaten through the battery in less than a day but that's usually due to leaving 4G on in a bad 4G area. I don't leave GPS or wifi on and only turn 4G on when I know I'll be in a decent 4G area and I want to tether or do app downloads etc. 4G in a bad 4G area and GPS are the big eaters for my Evo battery...

    Now if only they'd designed the phone to hold a 2500mAHr battery without the bulge. With a phone the size (l x w) of the Evo I can't see how that wasn't possible. Of course, having the kick-stand eats up valuable space that could be used for a larger battery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor View Post
    Under normal use I should get 1.5+ days from the standard battery. I have occasionally eaten through the battery in less than a day but that's usually due to leaving 4G on in a bad 4G area. I don't leave GPS or wifi on and only turn 4G on when I know I'll be in a decent 4G area and I want to tether or do app downloads etc. 4G in a bad 4G area and GPS are the big eaters for my Evo battery...

    Brian
    but wouldnt it be nice to not have to turn all sorts of services off and get through a normal day? that is why i am getting the bigger battery. That would be like buying a ferrari, and only driving it 55 mph every day. Sure, it can do more, you just dont do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tidefan View Post
    but wouldnt it be nice to not have to turn all sorts of services off and get through a normal day? that is why i am getting the bigger battery. That would be like buying a ferrari, and only driving it 55 mph every day. Sure, it can do more, you just dont do it.
    there is a point of diminishing return. just because you have all kinds of services and features available - it doesn't make any sense or provide any value to keep them all running 24/7 if you don't really need or use them - and just for the sake of running them - especially at the expense of size, sleekness, beauty, compatibility, and weight. i run my EVO very efficiently and get more than a day of battery life out of it and i experience no hardship or pain or diminished speed performance in doing so. your Ferrari is a bad analogy. my Ferrari is still fast - but i don't want to strap an extra 100 gallon gas tank to the roof of my Ferrari so i can drive longer without hitting the gas station. the hardship and pain would be looking at that ugly rumpshaker battery cover all day.

    but hey - to each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor View Post
    Under normal use I should get 1.5+ days from the standard battery. I have occasionally eaten through the battery in less than a day but that's usually due to leaving 4G on in a bad 4G area. I don't leave GPS or wifi on and only turn 4G on when I know I'll be in a decent 4G area and I want to tether or do app downloads etc. 4G in a bad 4G area and GPS are the big eaters for my Evo battery...

    Now if only they'd designed the phone to hold a 2500mAHr battery without the bulge. With a phone the size (l x w) of the Evo I can't see how that wasn't possible. Of course, having the kick-stand eats up valuable space that could be used for a larger battery.


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    would like to know the OP battery life of stock vs. rumpshaker since his usage patterns would be more apples vs. apples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splmonster View Post
    Quality is a bit rubbish, but I did a review on the battery, and to show the bulkness it added. Enjoy guys!
    Great review.

    I agree. The bulk on the 2600mAh and 3500mAh is not horribly bulky. I highly recommend it for folks who are power users that don't mind a bit the rump on their Evo.

    Price is $59.99 without Premier discount, and $54.99 after 25% discount when you buy two accessories.
    You see. For that price, I ended up deciding buying the Seidio 3500 mAh for the same price, but more juice. And both have the same back cover size and format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    2 days and 4 hours vs. what on stock battery??????
    I think he keeps it off during the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor View Post
    Now if only they'd designed the phone to hold a 2500mAHr battery without the bulge.
    After using the 2000 mAh which lasted me most of the work day, I want to know why they didn't use this battery to start with??
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    Quote Originally Posted by chapulincolorado View Post
    I think he keeps it off during the day.
    No I rarely keep my phone off during the day. That's why the review mentioned "power users". I had just about everything on that would be a battery drainers. That includes GPS, Bluetooth for my headset, and like I said I had sync times on about 5 different things set to no later then 1hr. I have read all the different things about basically turning your phone into a paperweight by turning everything off. Well for me and probably most of the Evo fanbase, why? What's the point of having this phone then? Get a dumbphone if you believe everything should be turned off, and not use the phone for what it's made for.

    This 2d 4hr use, was a constant use of just about everything I had that I use on a daily basis. Lot's of internet stuff, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, Calls, GPS that I use constantly for my job. Not much idle time during this test period, except for about 4-5hrs of sleep during those two days. Which even then I still had everything on and syncing every hour.

    So that's all I will add.. I'm not going to argue with any users over this matter. I made a review about this battery because I could not seem to find one on the Sprint Extended Battery. I thought users would benefit from this, if they were in the market for another battery with more juice.

    Gekko I have seen what your battery tips are, and that meant turning just about everything off. My tests concluded with same use, the stock battery maybe lasted 10-12hrs doing the same things.
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    Apologies splmonster. I misread that part of the conversation.

    BTW, If you see my other threads and part of my post in your thread, I am now using the Seidio3500 mAh battery. With this battery after a couple of full charges, moderate to heavy use, I can now easily get about a day and 1/2.

    After all this much juice, I ain't going back to the stock battery. I've tweaked the syncs and all other doo-dahs and never had it last as now.

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    Thanks for your info on this new battery... I have a question though. I have the HTC car dock. If I were to get either of these new batteries, would the new back make the car dock unusable?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr82 View Post
    Thanks for your info on this new battery... I have a question though. I have the HTC car dock. If I were to get either of these new batteries, would the new back make the car dock unusable?

    Thanks!

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    Great question.. I'm not 100% sure because I use the universal one. However I was told "the answer to that question is yes!" Don't quote me on that, that would be something to ask a Sprint tech or go and try it out.
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    check this out it has a battery that can last upto 42 hours.

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    Returned my sprint battery and purchased the 3500 Seidio from Amazon turned out to be same price as I paid for the sprint 2600 more juice

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    I'm happy with my sprint 2600. BTW, in case you're wondering, the Seidio extended battery cases DO work with the sprint extended battery door. Pretty pleased about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splmonster View Post
    Great question.. I'm not 100% sure because I use the universal one. However I was told "the answer to that question is yes!" Don't quote me on that, that would be something to ask a Sprint tech or go and try it out.
    Neither the Sprint or Seidio extended batteries will work with the HTC car dock. Trust me. I have one. I ended up with the Seidio dock as well and am totally satisfied.
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    does anyone know if sprint sells the white extended battery cover by itself and will it work with the seidio 3500 mah battery?
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    Anyone know where to get a case ? I looked at theseidio but said it's for a 3500mah??

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