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  1. JoeUserTX's Avatar
    If I'm on a trip on the scoot there aren't many places where I can plug in and charge. So, it's easier to carry a spare battery and swap when needed. Typically, when I'm at work I just plug in the USB and charge at my desk. So the charging cradle can stay at work.

    The small amount of extra life you get from the extended battery is not really enough to justify the cost, IMO.
    12-07-2011 08:51 AM
  2. brinox's Avatar
    It would be a 13.5% increase. That means that if on a typical day you get 14 hours (just guessing), you would gain about 2 hours (14h * 0.135 = 1.89h), so it's not a huge improvement. Although most people should get well over 14 hours on a single charge. I really don't think anyone will need an extended battery unless they are constantly using their phone, and those who do might consider waiting for a much larger battery to come out.
    if only it were that simple! fact is, this is lithium ion, which varies in voltage as it is used up... so (to a degree) as the battery gets used, the supplied voltage goes down, thereby using a bit more amperage in the process. the extended battery will obviously last longer, but its just not as simple as measuring its % of raw delta in mAH and doing the algebra.

    I would expect it to be just a slight bit less than 13.5% in a typical use-case scenario. but we wont know until the official specs are released, and even then we dont get an accurate picture because when do we ever get the actual amount of published use-time with our batteries?!?
    12-07-2011 09:06 AM
  3. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Awesome pics....

    I still don't understand though, if the battery is as thin as the stock battery, and there is no difference in thickness, why does it come with its own back panel?

    EDIT: Saw the side-by-side picture of the regular 1850mah battery next to the 2100mah batter. It's a little bit thicker. I don't see it as being a big deal. I'm sure most cases would work fine.
    Can't seem to find these side by side pictures could you please point me in the right direction.

    Thanks
    12-07-2011 09:16 AM
  4. Cory Streater's Avatar
    do you guys carry purses.. or where do you keep these spare batteries around?
    pretty sad how battery swapping is "common". I have never done it on my fascinate.. and I never plan on popping my phone in half and throwing a new battery in several times a day, every day.
    Spare batteries are really thin and fit just fine in my jeans or jacket pocket. Personally I'd rather carry a small battery around and get double the battery life than a big bulky phone with a marginally better battery life for an hour or so. It literally takes less than 30 seconds to go from dead to full bootup again.

    Oh and my Fascinate battery gets swapped 3 times a day, so you're damn lucky
    12-07-2011 09:26 AM
  5. Hilbe's Avatar
    Just ordered this via telesales 15 minutes ago!! $49.99 without tax and any discounts. Should come Friday.
    12-07-2011 10:09 AM
  6. MNX1024's Avatar
    Any confirmation if this works on the HSPA+ version? Where did you get this battery?

    Also, you guys are mention the battery and charger combo, mind pointing me in the right direction to where I may get it? Thanks.
    12-07-2011 09:22 PM
  7. alee's Avatar
    Any confirmation if this works on the HSPA+ version?
    Will not work. The battery sizes are completely different between the HSPA+ and the LTE versions.

    Musings on the differences between the GSM and LTE Galaxy Nexus phones - Android Forums
    12-07-2011 09:33 PM
  8. Rennat's Avatar
    I think I'm just going to wait and see what the battery life is like. I DO NOT want to change anything like turn the brightness all the way down or restrict my usage because that is just hypocritical. You get an amazing phone with an amazing screen and turn that amazing screen all the way down and never use it!... I think not. If the extra little battery just makes me that much more comfortable with landing 25% left with no restrictions throughout the day, I'll get it if the normal battery does not.

    Simple as that
    12-07-2011 11:36 PM
  9. Lambduh's Avatar
    Just want to Mention in case anyone missed it...the extended battery is half off at vzw corporate stores. Got mine for 25! Will also be posting whether it fits with the silicrylic and commuter once it launches.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    12-13-2011 04:35 AM
  10. Jdm4292's Avatar
    Just want to Mention in case anyone missed it...the extended battery is half off at vzw corporate stores. Got mine for 25! Will also be posting whether it fits with the silicrylic and commuter once it launches.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    Does that mean the phone's coming out soon? Lol grasping at anything here...
    12-13-2011 06:21 AM
  11. Lambduh's Avatar
    I'm going in today to try to get them to bring out a unit to test the extended battery with cases. Wish me luck.

    Edit: I don't work for Verizon but I do work for bby...
    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    12-13-2011 07:48 AM
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