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  1. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    20% of the mod battery is roughly equivalent to 8% of the phone's battery. So I suppose it's a tad high, but not crazy high.

    At that rate, the mod would give you an extra 100 minutes of video watching. That's a lot.
    Fair enough
    08-08-2016 09:52 PM
  2. mobrules's Avatar
    I went today and returned the Tumi battery pack to verizon and bought the Incipio from best buy. It was 10.00 cheaper and has a non slip feel to me. The tumi battery mod felt like I was going to drop it all the time. I also found the Tumi is about 6 or 7 grams heavier. might not seem alot but to me i could feel it. Both of them are exactely the same capacity.
    08-09-2016 05:43 PM
  3. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I went today and returned the Tumi battery pack to verizon and bought the Incipio from best buy. It was 10.00 cheaper and has a non slip feel to me. The tumi battery mod felt like I was going to drop it all the time. I also found the Tumi is about 6 or 7 grams heavier. might not seem alot but to me i could feel it. Both of them are exactely the same capacity.
    I did exactly the same thing and am happy I did. Wasn't a big fan of the feel of the Tumi, but loving the feel of the Incipio. The battery mod definitely makes the phone heavy, but it's worth it to know that there is basically zero chance my phone will ever run out of juice or need a top up midday.
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    08-09-2016 06:17 PM
  4. Technified's Avatar
    I actually like the Tumi battery mod! I have that and the clear Verizon bumper on my z force! The extra weight on the phone doesn't bother me. It makes the phone feel solid. A couple of my co workers said that they like the look and feel of the phone with the battery mod on it! One of the guys even went and got a z force and battery mod and bumper on his lunch break lol.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-09-2016 06:54 PM
  5. hotshotazn's Avatar
    Any concerns that using the battery mods will ultimately decrease your internal battery's life? Continuous charge/discharge cycles is what kills batteries. By having the mod on there, you are literally always charging and discharging. Even if your phone is at 100%, its trickle charging.
    08-09-2016 07:12 PM
  6. ShinyTop's Avatar
    I have never had a phone that the battery quit. Ownership has run from months to 3 years without the battery dying. I will not stay up worrying about the battery mod shortening the life.
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    08-09-2016 07:21 PM
  7. Technified's Avatar
    Any concerns that using the battery mods will ultimately decrease your internal battery's life? Continuous charge/discharge cycles is what kills batteries. By having the mod on there, you are literally always charging and discharging. Even if your phone is at 100%, its trickle charging.
    Hmmmm....that's something to think about!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-09-2016 07:30 PM
  8. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Battery lifespan is measure in full charge cycles. So weather you keep the phone at 80% all day or let it get low and charge it up it shouldn't be any different.
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    08-09-2016 08:32 PM
  9. mobrules's Avatar
    Anyone notice the battery mod will only charge from the supplied charger???? Meaning the 30W that came with the phone.

    I switched today from the Tumi to the Incipio and was charging it the first time. It just sat there with a message saying waiting to charge. I had it plugged into a 2.0 charger that charged my phone just fine. I'm aware it doesn't turbo charge the phone but thought it would switch to charging the mod after the phone was at 100%.

    Can a few test this please and let me know please???? I want to make sure its just not a bad mod.
    08-09-2016 09:06 PM
  10. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Anyone notice the battery mod will only charge from the supplied charger???? Meaning the 30W that came with the phone.

    I switched today from the Tumi to the Incipio and was charging it the first time. It just sat there with a message saying waiting to charge. I had it plugged into a 2.0 charger that charged my phone just fine. I'm aware it doesn't turbo charge the phone but thought it would switch to charging the mod after the phone was at 100%.

    Can a few test this please and let me know please???? I want to make sure its just not a bad mod.
    Hmmm... Interesting if true. This would not be good.
    08-09-2016 09:56 PM
  11. mobrules's Avatar
    Anyone notice the battery mod will only charge from the supplied charger???? Meaning the 30W that came with the phone.

    I switched today from the Tumi to the Incipio and was charging it the first time. It just sat there with a message saying waiting to charge. I had it plugged into a 2.0 charger that charged my phone just fine. I'm aware it doesn't turbo charge the phone but thought it would switch to charging the mod after the phone was at 100%.

    Can a few test this please and let me know please???? I want to make sure its just not a bad mod.
    I'm really hoping someone can test this for me. I want to exchange tomorrow if this is the case.
    08-09-2016 10:33 PM
  12. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    While I enjoy the added battery life from the mod the weight is starting to get to me. I took the mod off to show someone how it works and the difference was so stark I left the mod off for a bit.
    08-10-2016 06:43 AM
  13. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Out of curiosity what are the reasons why you guys got the battery mod? I am almost already near a plug but figured most people don't have USB c so there would be no one to virtue a cable from. That was my justification fit the mod.
    08-10-2016 06:55 AM
  14. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Out of curiosity what are the reasons why you guys got the battery mod? I am almost already near a plug but figured most people don't have USB c so there would be no one to virtue a cable from. That was my justification fit the mod.
    I'm having the same dilemma in terms of whether to keep the battery mod on. It is pretty heavy. I may use it for days when I know I'm not going to be near a plug, such as when I'm traveling. I'm not sure there's a point to keeping it on other days since the Z Force without a mod lasts me well beyond a day. Still, it's nice to have the option of the battery mod for when I might need it.
    08-10-2016 07:07 AM
  15. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I don't travel often. And when I do I am used to bringing a battery pack and cable. Plus the turbo charger is awesome. The last few days I haven't even gotten through the mod before bed. Yesterday was my first long day. 6:15am to about 9:30pm. And I was at 78% on the phone. So that's 20% used on the phone, then the entire mod, then 2% on the phone. With a fair bit of usage. And that's my longest day. Not sure it's worth $100 if I don't really need it

    If my math is right I used roughly 2970mah yesterday. So I'd have about 15% battery when I went to bed (if I didn't have the mod). To me after a 15 hour day with a moderate to heavy usage id say that's acceptable
    08-10-2016 07:13 AM
  16. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I don't travel often. And when I do I am used to bringing a battery pack and cable. Plus the turbo charger is awesome. The last few days I haven't even gotten through the mod before bed. Yesterday was my first long day. 6:15am to about 9:30pm. And I was at 78% on the phone. So that's 20% used on the phone, then the entire mod, then 2% on the phone. With a fair bit of usage. And that's my longest day. Not sure it's worth $100 if I don't really need it

    If my math is right I used roughly 2970mah yesterday. So I'd have about 15% battery when I went to bed (if I didn't have the mod). To me after a 15 hour day with a moderate to heavy usage id say that's acceptable
    I guess if you don't mind carrying a battery pack on certain long days, then you have no use for the battery mod. I hate carrying a second device (the external battery) and another cord. When I charge the phone from a battery pack, I have the phone connected to the external battery and it's unwieldy if I'm trying to walk around or be on the move. For me, the mod is perfect for such days.
    08-10-2016 07:18 AM
  17. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I guess if you don't mind carrying a battery pack on certain long days, then you have no use for the battery mod. I hate carrying a second device (the external battery) and another cord. When I charge the phone from a battery pack, I have the phone connected to the external battery and it's unwieldy if I'm trying to walk around or be on the move. For me, the mod is perfect for such days.
    While it's annoying to carry 2 devices I don't know that I travel enough to justify the cost. When I travel for conferences (very rare) I have my charger and battery pack as a backup. There are typically outlets and with turbo charging I'm no worse for wear after 20 minutes.

    When I travel with my family there will be a diaper bag that I already have to carry. Dropping the battery pack in is no biggie.

    I think i wanted to get the battery because one of the selling points of this phone is the mods. But in reality I don't need it. The shatterproof screen was what I really wanted. And the other specs of course.
    08-10-2016 07:24 AM
  18. mobrules's Avatar
    Anyone notice the battery mod will only charge from the supplied charger???? Meaning the 30W that came with the phone.

    I switched today from the Tumi to the Incipio and was charging it the first time. It just sat there with a message saying waiting to charge. I had it plugged into a 2.0 charger that charged my phone just fine. I'm aware it doesn't turbo charge the phone but thought it would switch to charging the mod after the phone was at 100%.

    Can a few test this please and let me know please???? I want to make sure its just not a bad mod.
    Bumping this hoping someone will test on their mod for me please.
    08-10-2016 08:50 AM
  19. 1901Madison's Avatar
    While it's annoying to carry 2 devices I don't know that I travel enough to justify the cost. When I travel for conferences (very rare) I have my charger and battery pack as a backup. There are typically outlets and with turbo charging I'm no worse for wear after 20 minutes.

    When I travel with my family there will be a diaper bag that I already have to carry. Dropping the battery pack in is no biggie.

    I think i wanted to get the battery because one of the selling points of this phone is the mods. But in reality I don't need it. The shatterproof screen was what I really wanted. And the other specs of course.
    These are all great points. Other than 10-12 days per year, I'm in the same boat. I'll probably just use a style back and switch to the battery mod for those rare days I'll be away from a charger. This phone is a beast even without the mods!
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    08-10-2016 08:58 AM
  20. hotshotazn's Avatar
    Battery lifespan is measure in full charge cycles. So weather you keep the phone at 80% all day or let it get low and charge it up it shouldn't be any different.
    This is also what I had heard but always had a nagging thought. Say I only charge my battery from 40% to 80% and never outside of that range. Since that's not a full charge cycle, does that mean it will last indefinitely? Or is it for ever 2.5 charges (40% * 2.5 = 100%), it counts as one charge cycle?

    Google doesn't have a definitive answer but the short bursts of charging seems to prolong battery life versus deep depth of discharges. In any event, I like your answer and may just go get one.

    I have never had a phone that the battery quit. Ownership has run from months to 3 years without the battery dying. I will not stay up worrying about the battery mod shortening the life.
    I've never had a battery outright die BUT I've had battery start to lose capacity. My Note 4's battery was down quite a bit after a year.
    08-10-2016 10:17 AM
  21. Joseph Coates's Avatar
    I'll get the battery mod for when I need it and keep a case or a Moto mod on it for everyday use.
    08-10-2016 10:22 AM
  22. bat1939_KM's Avatar
    I plan on just leaving my battery pack on at all times. I just hope that it doesnt hurt the device.
    08-10-2016 10:25 AM
  23. mobrules's Avatar
    Anyone notice the battery mod will only charge from the supplied charger???? Meaning the 30W that came with the phone.

    I switched today from the Tumi to the Incipio and was charging it the first time. It just sat there with a message saying waiting to charge. I had it plugged into a 2.0 charger that charged my phone just fine. I'm aware it doesn't turbo charge the phone but thought it would switch to charging the mod after the phone was at 100%.

    Can a few test this please and let me know please???? I want to make sure its just not a bad mod.
    Bueller....Bueller....Bueller.....


    Really no one so far?
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    08-10-2016 10:35 AM
  24. bat1939_KM's Avatar
    Bueller....Bueller....Bueller.....


    Really no one so far?
    I would also love to know about this.
    mobrules likes this.
    08-10-2016 10:37 AM
  25. mobrules's Avatar
    I would also love to know about this.
    I even called Incipio and vzw tech support and couldn't get it answered. Can't believe someone
    hasn't tested yet. Would only take 2 minutes.
    08-10-2016 11:15 AM
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