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Re: Major Outstanding Issues with the Droid 3
I'd say that the second battery that you bought is bad as well. A swollen battery is definitely a bad thing - dangerous as well, as it suggests that the battery pack could combust.
Originally Posted by GJohnson93
I have no idea where you read that about using WiFi. I use WiFi all of the time and my phone is better, with better battery life, with WiFi connectivity than with mobile data.
At this point I would not buy a battery for the D3 from anybody but Motorola, unless you know it is in the retail pack. A lot of the cheap Amazon batteries are, I think, used batteries. Moto still sells the extended battery, but you need to buy the door as well.
Battery BF6X (Extra Capacity) - Motorola Mobility LLC. USA
Extra Capacity Battery Door for DROID 3 - Motorola Mobility LLC. USA
It's expensive, but it should be a full capacity battery, and will give you about 20% more battery than the standard. If you are not doing so already, I'd also suggest using the stock Motorola charger and cable, just to make sure that a cheap charger isn't overcharging the battery and causing all of those problems you've had.
Of course, if you have a D3 you may be close to upgrade time. It may be better to use that money on a new handset.