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  1. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    The battery pack seems to not charge the phone's internal battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    Yep. That's what I meant.

    It seems to stop drawing power from the internal battery when the power pack is connected, drawing it from said pack instead, before switching to the internal battery when it is depleted.

    Obviously, it has to be tested first before we can come to a conclusion, but it does look to be like that.
    06-13-2016 09:51 AM
  2. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Yep. That's what I meant.

    It seems to stop drawing power from the internal battery when the power pack is connected, drawing it from said pack instead, before switching to the internal battery when it is depleted.

    Obviously, it has to be tested first before we can come to a conclusion, but it does look to be like that.
    That would be amazing.
    06-13-2016 12:03 PM
  3. benjamminh's Avatar
    It seems like a good way for the power pack to work, especially as it's easier to replace that than the internal battery.
    06-13-2016 02:47 PM
  4. Anonne's Avatar
    To answer the original question of this thread: I'm not sure. I got a Nexus 6 last year and it's still a decent phone. I may wait a year before changing phones, this one is good enough.
    06-13-2016 04:38 PM
  5. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    06-13-2016 06:45 PM
  6. benjamminh's Avatar
    First off, if you buy accessories at Verizon and you're not getting a big discount, then that's a bad move. Second, hopefully there will be third party sellers. Third, some of these prices aren't that horrible like the speaker for example.
    06-13-2016 07:10 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I hoping the next Nexus phone will be a winner. I'm done with Droid's, once they sell you one you are a forgotten customer. Issues abound and updates are far from ever happening. Moto and Verizon never have time to deal with Droid issues once they've been sold.
    Agreed... Motorola was great....Motorola Mobility was good....Google was great with updates.....Lenovo sucks at updates and keeping their word at future updates. After the broke their promise to update, they gave shafted owners 100 dollars off the price of a new Turbo 2 but you had to buy direct.....big deal....no thanks

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-13-2016 08:38 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    What do Mophie cases retail for?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    06-13-2016 09:06 PM
  9. benjamminh's Avatar
    Don't be bringing facts into this now...lol.
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    06-13-2016 09:06 PM
  10. bp3dots's Avatar
    Agreed... Motorola was great....Motorola Mobility was good....Google was great with updates.....Lenovo sucks at updates and keeping their word at future updates. After the broke their promise to update, they gave shafted owners 100 dollars off the price of a new Turbo 2 but you had to buy direct.....big deal....no thanks
    I agree with you here. I'm still feeling the burn of my 2014 X not getting updates on VZW. This really makes me hesitate to put myself in that position again.
    06-13-2016 09:29 PM
  11. benjamminh's Avatar
    You pick your poison but Lenovorola hasn't inspired a lot of confidence. But I don't care for Samsung and while nexus has a lot of positives, I'll never root and OS updates generally promise more than they deliver. Security updates are nice, but if you're not messing with the dangerous side of the street so far the risk has been low.
    06-13-2016 09:35 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    I agree with you here. I'm still feeling the burn of my 2014 X not getting updates on VZW. This really makes me hesitate to put myself in that position again.
    Lenovo isn't going to prioritize OS updates the way Motorola used to.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    06-13-2016 09:45 PM
  13. bp3dots's Avatar
    Lenovo isn't going to prioritize OS updates the way Motorola used to.
    Real shame. There's no reason these phones shouldn't get a few years of updates, especially as close to stock as Moto is.

    My choices are dwindling fast, which is really not what i expected to happen as Android got older, lol.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-13-2016 10:16 PM
  14. Veteater's Avatar
    Thanks for the 411. Does it work like an extended battery IN a phone, both batteries charging together like one big battery, or do you have to charge mod battery separately then take it off to use internal battery?
    There are two types of battery mods. The first is normal, and charges while attached to your phone. The second charges both normally like the first, or wirelessly. Unlike a battery case, which is bad because it lowers the recharge cycles of your phone by charging your phone when it is activated and not stopping, the mod is attached, and the phone draws power from the mod, and after the mod has no more power to give, the phone utilizes it's own battery. That is if you attach the mod to the phone when it has sufficient battery life (16% and up) or utilize said mod 24/7. If your phone's battery is at what is considered to be low (15% and below) the mod will automatically charge the phone's battery. So it is like a hybrid car using an electric motor for a certain extent, then switching to its petrol engine.
    06-14-2016 02:47 AM
  15. Veteater's Avatar
    First off, if you buy accessories at Verizon and you're not getting a big discount, then that's a bad move. Second, hopefully there will be third party sellers. Third, some of these prices aren't that horrible like the speaker for example.
    And since the prices for the listed battery mods are for the designer battery mods, the standard incipio will be a little cheaper than the Kate Spade or the Tumi. I have a comment above on how the mods work. Hope that helps!
    06-14-2016 02:49 AM
  16. Veteater's Avatar
    When the mod is attached, the phone draws its power from the mod battery until it's dead, then it draws from the phone battery. Not sure about charging or if it will also top up the phone battery while attached.

    When we get them in our hands we're planning on taking a good look at it all.
    Adding to your comment, the mod can and will automatically recharge your phone, when the mod is attached in an instance where the phone is low on battery. And the mod has an efficiency mode that basically will wait until the best time to recharge your phone, and will recharge your phone up 20% of battery from when the mod first started recharging. I explained most of this, I think few comments up, just so people around here aren't misinformed.
    06-14-2016 03:02 AM
  17. Even4steven's Avatar
    Most OS upgrades have caused more problems then they have fixed, for me. I am getting a new phone every year anyway, so the OS upgrade is not a factor for me at all
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-14-2016 06:16 AM
  18. 1901Madison's Avatar
    There are two types of battery mods. The first is normal, and charges while attached to your phone. The second charges both normally like the first, or wirelessly. Unlike a battery case, which is bad because it lowers the recharge cycles of your phone by charging your phone when it is activated and not stopping, the mod is attached, and the phone draws power from the mod, and after the mod has no more power to give, the phone utilizes it's own battery. That is if you attach the mod to the phone when it has sufficient battery life (16% and up) or utilize said mod 24/7. If your phone's battery is at what is considered to be low (15% and below) the mod will automatically charge the phone's battery. So it is like a hybrid car using an electric motor for a certain extent, then switching to its petrol engine.
    I don't understand. If when a battery mod is attached, the phone draws from the mod, not the phone, why would the mod ever charge the phone? That seems like an inefficient use of the mod's battery.
    06-14-2016 06:23 AM
  19. dsstrainer's Avatar
    Maybe if they release a 5.0" version
    06-14-2016 06:46 AM
  20. Aquila's Avatar
    Maybe if they release a 5.0" version
    Can't do it unless you want the exact same length and width with just a smaller screen, which would be bezel hell. Otherwise mods will be bigger than the phone area.
    06-14-2016 07:05 AM
  21. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Third, some of these prices aren't that horrible like the speaker for example.
    Granted, if you're prone to geeking out whenever OEM X releases something new. I doubt that Joe and Jane Smartphone-Shopper are going to see it the same way. Also, IMO, some of those specialty mods look like hunks of plastic crap compared to the phone itself.

    Note: I agree that Moto's approach to these mods is borderline brilliant (the pogo pins and such); I'm just not blown away by the realizations & price tags of some of them.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-14-2016 10:53 AM
  22. recDNA's Avatar
    There are two types of battery mods. The first is normal, and charges while attached to your phone. The second charges both normally like the first, or wirelessly. Unlike a battery case, which is bad because it lowers the recharge cycles of your phone by charging your phone when it is activated and not stopping, the mod is attached, and the phone draws power from the mod, and after the mod has no more power to give, the phone utilizes it's own battery. That is if you attach the mod to the phone when it has sufficient battery life (16% and up) or utilize said mod 24/7. If your phone's battery is at what is considered to be low (15% and below) the mod will automatically charge the phone's battery. So it is like a hybrid car using an electric motor for a certain extent, then switching to its petrol engine.
    Using a battery to charge a battery is inefficient. Better if it works like PART of the internal battery with the PHONE drawing current from the mod. Working as you describe you are not really getting 2800 + 2200 but some factor less depending on how much energy is wasted but it will be a significant loss. One good way would be for the phone to stop using its own battery and use only the mod until it is drained. I understand you have explained this is not how it works. I'm merely suggesting it would be better if it were.
    06-14-2016 11:05 AM
  23. benjamminh's Avatar
    Which apparently it does unless the internal battery goes below a certain level.
    06-14-2016 11:12 AM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Also it is hard to get a full charge from another battery when well depleted unless the charging battery is much bigger. As the batteries equalize the charging process will stop

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-14-2016 07:57 PM
  25. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    There are two types of battery mods. The first is normal, and charges while attached to your phone. The second charges both normally like the first, or wirelessly. Unlike a battery case, which is bad because it lowers the recharge cycles of your phone by charging your phone when it is activated and not stopping, the mod is attached, and the phone draws power from the mod, and after the mod has no more power to give, the phone utilizes it's own battery. That is if you attach the mod to the phone when it has sufficient battery life (16% and up) or utilize said mod 24/7. If your phone's battery is at what is considered to be low (15% and below) the mod will automatically charge the phone's battery. So it is like a hybrid car using an electric motor for a certain extent, then switching to its petrol engine.
    That's an interesting implementation, like what I said in my earlier post.

    In a sense, it seems to be an actual battery extender, then.
    06-15-2016 03:03 AM
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