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Motorola DROID Bionic gets an optional extended battery

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Motorola DROID Bionic gets an optional extended battery
It’s mighty hard to twist our tongue and call this version of the Motorola Droid Bionic beautiful. It’s not. It’s not too ugly either, though, but what this hunch on the back of your brand new Bionic might give is something precious - battery life. Upping the game of the 1735mAh juicer that comes with the handset, this optional battery packs capacity of the whopping 2760mAh

We haven’t tested it, but just looking at the impressive number it seems certain that with this power pack, you’ll be able to easily get through a day of typical usage. Users are reporting that even with some data consumption and heavy use, the battery managed to last 24 hours. And nowadays, you can’t really expect much more from an LTE device, can you? So, would you sacrifice the looks on your Bionic for more juice?


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posted on 09 Sep 2011, 09:13

1. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


The bionic is just the start of the end of iphone, Android threw the first punch at iphone,

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 09:16 3

3. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Wrong, Wrong, Wrong...Can't you see I'm no longer a Jobs Follower? I'm now a Tim Cook lover.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 09:40 1

5. ayephoner (Posts: 833; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


hahaha. that is too funny.

you really thing the droid X 4G is enough to topple the best selling (2 best selling) phones in the country?

wait and see. iphone 5 and/or iphone 4s will be the top selling devices for the remainder of the year.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 10:15 2

9. bigdawg23 (Posts: 336; Member since: 25 May 2011)


There is no way this ends Apple. If Apple pulled a rabbit out of the hat and did get LTE working on iPhone 5, you will see a decrease in Android Handsets.

Also what happens if Samsung does drop Android for BADA 2.0 and WinMo? This will have a great impact on Android.

I am not a Apple Fan boy just a realist. I do own a iPhone 4 but waiting for SGSII on AT&T. I like modding my phone and Android offers that. Not to mention some of the Apps I used were on Apple only or much different. However Android now has them and similar function.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 13:56

24. jeff (unregistered)


haha yeah samsung the company making the new nexus prime the flagship phone for ics is going to jump s**t and goto bada haha. If bada and win7 go on their phones it will be in addition and thats just diversifying their bonds baby

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 22:42

30. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha ya until they are paying microsoft and apple more than they are making on android...

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 11:34

32. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Trust me, Samsung will drop android for bada, it is quite obvious. Samsung has said that they "on the software part work harder than most people think".

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 13:18 1

33. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I can't see that happening anytime soon in the US. Most people have never heard of bada, but they've heard of iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Besides, I was under the impression Samsung's overall strategy for bada was for it to replace dumbphone OSes. I know you're a huge bada booster, but what market advantage does it have at this time?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 13:42 1

34. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's so funny how Biased you are Pete. xD

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 09:14 1

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


First comment to that sucker boy name the_MIZ

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 10:40 2

11. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Please don't feed the trolls.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 09:24 2

4. gargoyle (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


i say wait and see how well the iphone 5 sells before we decide if apple is going to go under. and the bionic is not all its cracked up to be it was exposed to be a great phone but it took so long to release that the gs2 is going to be better coming out later this month.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 09:40

6. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Really depends what you're looking for. I looked at the Bionic last night and it's a nice phone, but the pentile screen isn't in the same league as the iPhone's and kind of ruined it for me. And while it's thin for an LTE device, it's not all that slick. They're going to continue to appeal to two different types of buyers.

No single Android is going to end the iPhone, but a 1-2-3 punch of the Bionic, Vigor and Prime will continue to marginalize it. (And that's just on Verizon.)

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 20:22

35. Marc-Anderson (unregistered)


I've said pretty much the same thing as android devices the hundreds of them start to become better and better in a few years the i phone will be shunned by a lot more groups more people are starting to learn how to use smartphones

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:43

28. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 264; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


lolwut

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 10:13

8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


if only it were just a few hundred mAh less it could've been flush with the surface.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 10:34 2

10. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


sweet, now the phone will stay powered for 3 hours instead of 2.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 12:00 2

17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


That's if it's lucky. Such a data hungry phone with a ton of features that gullible Andrones eat up will no doubt only last an hour lol.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 12:07 2

18. TheBigNoob (unregistered)


http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/droid-bionic-battery1-600x400.jpg

That's on a stock battery.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 13:28 1

21. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


That isn't that great, that is just idle and only 1 day. My pretty bad droid incredible can do better than that if I don't touch it.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 20:27

36. Marc-Anderson (unregistered)


Its only as hungery as you make it there are plent of settings to turn off extra data use that most people don't bother searching for in the picture from droid life by theBigNoob it shows a data saver option as well as data delivery options that can turn off background data

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 10:43 1

12. devonblue4u (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Apr 2011)


I have a I9000 Galaxy S (so does my wife) and bought the extended 3000 and 3500mAh batteries and covers off eBay. Its two batteries joined together with a cover that's a smidgen less than double the thickness of the original from the bottom of the phone tapering to the normal thickness near the camera. It has been running 2 days 4 hours and it has 80% of it's charge left, although admittedly light usage and WiFi and Bluetooth running constantly. If I'm hiking, motorcycling, skiing or on a road trip, these are the batteries of choice.
Skiing/motorcycling especially, since me and the wife use Bluetooth intercom headsets that also stream music and gps directions from the phones. Add the fact that the cold alone depletes the battery, plus data transfer for the maps and you can see the need for these little wonders. At 15F we got about a days use from them on the slopes.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 10:50 2

13. xmrrushx (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


Buy this and you get the bonus feature of a weapon. When ever your in trouble or being attacked and there's no time to call the cops. Throw your bionic with optional battery and render your attacker unconscious. Im getting mine in 3hrs im so excited.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 11:18 2

14. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


This is why android has an edge... Options.

While you can argue that the iphone would never have LTE unless the battery usage was acceptable... While True, this gives the option of LTE on a decent phone now rather then a year plus...

This seems like a decent implementation of an extended battery, the thunderbolt one just "seems" more bulky.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 11:28

15. codemeister (unregistered)


The bionic with the extended battery is the same size as the revolution without an extended battery...what a peice of junk that phone is haha

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 11:50

16. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I remember right after CES I gave my assessment of the 4 LTE phones...
- Tbolt is first and has kickstand
- Charge has Super AMOLED+
- Bionic has dual core
- Revolution has...........Bing? FAIL.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 13:18

19. DrDroid (unregistered)


I got my Bionic yesterday morning and have been extremely satisfied with the battery life. I charged it up and used it all day yesterday (and I used it heavily all day long). I can't think of anything negative to say about this phone. Anyone who criticizes it is just pissed because they don't have one or is an iPhone slappy. Either way, I am REALLY happy with my decision to get it.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 13:24

20. S.S.Soldier (unregistered)


who is this miz guy, every review i read he has something to say against droid phones. shut the f**k up and suck iphones d**k already, you have been the most annoying person to see on these reviews.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 13:28

22. S.S.Soldier (unregistered)


most iphone users always have something negative to say about droid phones...why?. for the simple fact that droid is bettering and offering more than the iphone and people with iphones are mad for the fact that the iphone has stayed the same throughout everything.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 13:45 1

23. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


This Miz troll is just that...a troll. The fact that he promotes the iPhone is an unfortunate side-effect and makes self-respecting iPhone owners look bad. I know two iPhone owners personally... the first wanted the iPhone all along but didn't want to wait for it to come to VZW, so she bought a Droid 2. She hated the fact that she couldn't find basic functions like the texting app. Android just wasn't for her. That's my assessment of iPhone users. They like things simple, and there's nothing wrong with that...for them. Don't assume they're all just jealous of Android. Posters like Miz are either doing it to pump up their self-esteem, or are just a-holes.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 22:24 1

29. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


your wrong. people like phones that work without issues. unfortunately Android cannot do that.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 11:00 1

31. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And you've thoroughly sampled all what... 100 android phones currently available on the market and come to this conclusion? I highly doubt that. No, you'd rather make sweeping generalizations.

Your avatar says it all. You're a hater. Which most iPhone users aren't...they just like the iPhone.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 21:02

37. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


indeed someone starts seeing through and difference lowlife hatters like him and iPhone fans

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 14:30

25. pandamaja (unregistered)


I don't understand the battery life argument. For non iPhones, who cares about battery life. I mean, if it lasts 2 or 3 hours under normal use, yeah, that's a big deal. If you get 7 or 8 hours under normal use, that should be acceptable. If you need more, spend $30 and buy a second battery. With gingerbread, your phone probably boots in less that a minute. That's one minute to swap out the battery. Not a big deal at all. I can go without my phone being on for 1 minute.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 16:33

26. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


I bought mine yesterday and part of the deal was that for the 300.00 I got the package that included a case of my choice,Screen Protectors and the duel car charger. I was planning on spending 300 anyway so WTH....I will take extra stuff that I would have bought anyway

I chose the clamshell case that has the criss crossing design on the back, and it appears that case already accommodates the extended battery.....it was made with it in mind so I will be buying one tomorrow. I like the way the case feels and I get the added bonus that it takes the EB

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 16:47

27. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


My old school droid ends the day with 20% with normal usage(internet browsing, games, apps, calls, text)

The bionic honestly is looking like it will end the day with 30-40% and its LTE!

I can understand rocking extended batteries if one is going to be traveling or doing out door activites while listing to music, playing games, videos, etc.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 19:08

38. gemmabba (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 May 2011)


GOD what an awful looks on the thunuderbolt with extended battery... looks like someone is having a tumor on the back of that phone... looks awful

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 00:23

39. john r windmaker (unregistered)


the iphone can suck it

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 12:09

40. Drea (unregistered)


Two different phonea I love the Droid phones I am not an Iphone lover and never have been But for those that love it They say it it great. It comes what you what to do do on your phone They are both great phones I have the Bionic now but I have had all the Motorola Droids 1,2 & 3 so I am a Droid Lover. Its like comparing apples and oranges, You can't Some like one, other's don't but it doesn't make the other bad.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 16:14

41. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Had to suck it up and buy the extended battery today

39.74 after tax

ah well I guess I am the worst type of power user but the original battery wasnt getting me through a work day......will comment in a few days about the life on the new battery.

and it does not really detract at all with the look or feel of the phone.......I like the way the made it look seemless

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