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Review wanted on Seidio 1600mah extended battery
obviously this looks like a minor upgrade from the stock battery, but no way in heck am I going to get the huge battery with the bulging cover. I'm trying to see how much more this extends it to see if it is worth purchasing. I figure someone here had to of purchased it and I would love a review in the next couple days. Thanks!
- 03-17-2011, 10:05 PM #2
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- 03-19-2011, 01:16 AM #7
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- 03-19-2011, 11:36 AM #8
- 03-19-2011, 02:32 PM #9
I have always had a noticeable difference with all my Seidio batteries. I will typically get an extra hour to an hour and a half. Not a huge difference but worth it for me when I'm trying to just get through the day at work. It has made all the difference a couple of times when in meetings.
I realize this has not been everyone's experience but it had been mine. And I really don't care about all the different articles out there about quality and type of materials and such. Cause my results were real and I'm the type of person who returns things all the time when I'm not impressed by their results.
Ordered mine. Should have it by next Wednesday.
- 03-19-2011, 03:39 PM #10Pretty good member
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I bought 3 Seidio 'extended life slim' batteries for my last phone. Don't know if there's any noticable difference from stock (3rd party tests haven't demonstrated this) but after about 8 months of use, they were pretty much worthless, each only lasting for a couple of hours. Seidio only has a 6-month warranty on their batteries, while Verizon has a 12-month warranty on the OEM batteries they sell.
You can get the OEM HTC battery on-line for $30 or from Verizon (25% off when you buy 3 accessories), while the Seidio battery is $50.
I didn't like the pictures of the HTC 2750 mAh fat battery, but it didn't look as bad in person. I could live with it on long trips as one of my back-ups. But I also got a 2nd stock size batter as another back-up 'cause most of the time I will much prefer the stock size battery. Biggist problem will be getting the PIA battery door off the phone to pop in a replacement battery.
- 03-19-2011, 07:21 PM #11
- 03-19-2011, 10:19 PM #12
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I conditioned the Seidio battery last night thru this afternoon, just as I had done with the HTC battery. When I first installed the Seidio, the phone indicated a 22% charge.
Plugged the phone in for 8 continuous hours, per the instructions on Seidio's packaging (the charging LED turned green after about 2.5 hours). Then turned it off and bumped charged it (it took about another 25 minutes to turn green again once the phone was off). Unplugged and booted the phone, let it run down to 95%, then turned it off and bump charged it again. This time it took about 15 minutes for the LED to go green.
Finally, unplugged the phone and let it run down to zero. I taxed it pretty hard so that it would die before I went to bed. Only took about 4 hours running Pandora with auto-lock off and screen brightness at 25% under 4G. Also streamed a podcast via bluetooth (display off) for about 30 minutes during that span.
Put it on the charger for another 8 hours while I slept. The phone has now been unplugged for 4.75 hours, and shows a charge of 58%. Roughly half of that time was on 4G, with the other half on WiFi. I have had some fairly heavy usage, with about 10 text messages, 30 minutes of web browsing, 30 minutes of Twitter, 30 minutes of Google Listen playback thru external speakers via 3.5mm jack, 30 minutes of Bluetooth audio streaming in my vehicle, and 2 podcast downloads over WiFi that totaled 135MB. All things considered, I think that's pretty respectable battery life.
This is all anecdotal, of course, so the real test will be on Monday and Tuesday when I perform more formal comparisons between the HTC and Seidio batteries. Until then, I don't feel strongly enough either way to express an opinion. Stay tuned.
Last edited by mlpjunior; 03-19-2011 at 10:28 PM.
- 03-20-2011, 02:21 AM #13
THANKS ! MLP . Will be looking out on Monday & Tuesday, did some nice tweaking today and the 1400 is doing me wonders right now.
Thinking about getting the 1600, so I'll wait till your done. That 2750 is worth it , but that big battery door is a no-no.
- 03-20-2011, 01:14 PM #14
- 03-21-2011, 03:05 PM #15
Wow, thanks Jedi !
So you think it's a noticeable difference between the 1400 ?
Thing is I am scared to buy it and not get the same results as you, I mainly text, use the web when not at home.
My conditioning method is : Charge till green when on, turn off phone, charge till green, and turn back on, is that good? It's good for me, just not sure if it works for the 1600 battery
- 03-21-2011, 03:29 PM #16
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- 03-21-2011, 06:26 PM #22
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A couple things..
I have been keeping an eye on this thread because I too am curious about the testing of the 1600 mah battery.
Just a couple things I did that really improved things. On Sat, I got around 7.5 hrs with light to moderate use so that was rough.
Last night, I did a bump charge to try and condition the battery.
1. Turned off the VZW location thing in the Setup app.
2. Unhooked my Facebook account from the Setup app.
3. Told FriendStream to chillax and only check once per day (I don't care that much about updates - If I do, I'll get them on demand by hitting the refresh button).
4. Turned my screen brightness to 20-25%. Still looks decently bright especially when it's dark out.
5. Have the time-out on the screen set to 30 sec.
This morning, I took it off the plug at 9:00am. It's now been over 9 hours and the Tbolt is showing 50%. As far as usage, I made a 30 minute phone call this morning, had it checking emails, Google Talk, and Google Voice on 4G all day and hit it pretty lightly. Didn't play Angry Birds today. Some days are heavier than others so I'll try to hit it a bit more tomorrow.
Also, I leave GPS enabled since it only seems to fire up when you use Google Maps. I also have a live wallpaper (which some have said smokes battery), but it's cool looking so I'm keeping it. Bluetooth is off. Wifi is off.
Either way, that's a pretty nice improvement so I figured I'd pass it along.
Thanks and I look forward to more info on the 1600 battery.
- 03-21-2011, 07:51 PM #23
- 03-21-2011, 11:17 PM #24
Hey for what its worth i got the 2750 battery.
It does what it needs to do, but it looks ugly. I have been using it for the last 2 hours and it has only gone down by 20%, and thats with constant gtalk usage (and i mean constant), a few emails, and some texts.
The 1400 battery would have been down by 40% (at least) at this point.
Last edited by Varelse; 03-21-2011 at 11:22 PM.
- 03-21-2011, 11:55 PM #25
However, there seems to be a question to whether or not this battery IS 1600, some say it is only 1305!