Love the added thickness

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by milku, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. milku macrumors newbie

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    I own an iPhone 4S but broken and now have my first android phone Samsung S4. Removable battery definitely my reason.Thought I won’t like the thickness of the phone with extended battery until own one recently. I ‘ve tried a lot of things to improve its battery life, using apps like Juicedefender and my phone could easily through one day if not using it hevily, however, I always use a lot on it, so I basically swapped a second half day. I have several OEMs, but got my first extended battery (a 7000mah one of mpj) recently. I now kinda rely on extd. battery. It currently gives me a total screen-on time of 7-9 hours. The extra juice is definitely worth the extra bulk and weight nd the added weight and thickness gives more surface to hold on to.

    Anyone also lean to extended battery?


    Cheers!
     
  2. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather have a thick phone with a longer battery life than a thinner phone with a shorter one. Right now, I charge part way through the day. I would like my phone to have a battery life as long as my tablet (15 hours screen time).
     
  3. WilliamBateman macrumors regular

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    7000? Wow. Where are you during the course of a day that you aren't around any electrical outlets or in a car with a car charger? Are you working in the Amazon like 16 hours a day? :p
     
  4. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    7000mah and only 7-9 hours of screen on time. Somethings not right here. My nexus 7 only has a 3950mah battery yet easily can get over 9-10 hours of screen on time and it has a biugger screen. You should be getting over 20 hours of screen on time with that battery.
     
  5. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Yeah I second this.
     
  6. iger macrumors newbie

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    You must have played really heavy data on it. I have a 6000 for my s3, got 7+ hrs on screen with *heavy* usage.
     
  7. KAB2010 macrumors 6502

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    Am I the only one that finds the title of this thread wildly inappropriate? lol
     
  8. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I can only get 2 hours of on screen time on my Nexus 4 on a really good day. And then I'm charging by 6 or 7pm.
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Let me guess, wifi only model.
     
  10. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    You must have something wrong, I can get 3-4 hours of screen on my LTE galaxy nexus.
     
  11. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Sometimes I find myself working in buildings with poor signal. Thats my only explanation. I don't have many apps so I don't think it's that. It never used to be like that. Perhaps the battery is just degrading. Although it happening like that in just 11 months seems kind of odd.
     
  12. osamao macrumors newbie

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    Can somebody please tell me whether this extended battery gains many weight?? I am a noob in battery. Thanks.
     
  13. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    It will be heavier and thicker. I had an extended battery In my S4 that made it twice as thick and probably 4x heavier.
     
  14. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    7-9 hours is actually about right. On both my first and second Nexus 5, I typically get 2.5-3 hours SOT. If I am at home on wifi all day just derping around not doing anything important, I can get 4-5. But 2.5-3 is typical in a 16-18 hour day running around.

    With that said, it is simple cross multiplication.

    2300/3 = 7000/X
    7000*3 = 21000
    21000/2300 = 9.13

    2300/2.5 = 7000/X
    7000*2.5 = 17500
    17500/2300 = 7.6

    So ya, 7-9 hours is about right. Whoever said 20 hours doesn't know what they are talking about.
     
  15. jamezr macrumors G4

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    yeah….maybe or with data turned off?
     
  16. Hastings101 macrumors 68020

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    Kind of why I clicked :p, was disappointed
     
  17. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    First of all, "That's what she said."

    Now, I personally don't like extra bulk so I've learned toward external battery chargers that can charge any of my multiple devices.
     
  18. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, an external charger that can charge any device and even multiple devices at once is far better than an extra battery that only works with one phone model, requires that you shut off your phone to use it, and will be thrown away when you upgrade your phone.
     
  19. gotluck macrumors 603

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    my extra oem, stock battery was $25 ... not that big of a deal, you are neglecting advantages as well.. both is even better :p
     
  20. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    I got a 6000 mAh external battery for that price and it can charge two devices at once (including an Asus T100 Windows 8.1 tablet), doesn't require that I turn my phone off, and won't be obsolete when I upgrade my devices. But to each their own :D
     
  21. gotluck macrumors 603

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    And I can't have an external too why?

    Seriously though, I'm done responding to you..it is a waste of time and forum space.
     
  22. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    Geez didn't know a friendly discussion made some people so upset.
     

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