Samsung Galaxy Nexus battery life increased, courtesy of 3800mAh battery by Seidio
0. phoneArena 01 Mar 2012, 09:00 posted on
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is probably the hottest Android device right now - it ships with Android 4.0 ICS and even though it’s dual-core processor is eclipsed …
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1. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Is it possible to create an extended battery that doesn't have so much bulk? It just seems to me that the bigger the voltage, the bigger the battery's size and weight. How come everything within a phone can get smaller and faster/better except the juice box itself?
16. fanesxx (Posts: 72; Member since: 19 May 2011)
now that we know it possible (thanks moto), if a phone comes out and it's under 2000mah, your not trying hard enough
3. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)
This is what makes the Droid Maxx awesome. Others should do this. Add an extra 1mm and put in a decent battery. 7mm is overkill if you have to make the battery smaller. If you want a battery this big, just get the droid maxx
7. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
If you look at the teardown of the Maxx, the battery is pretty hefty...
8. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
But the phone itself still feels slim, so that's not really important. I don't think anyone really needs a 3800mAh battery for a phone. Even with modern smartphone battery consumption, it still sounds excessive.
Does the battery add extra bulk to the Nexus? The article doesn't mention the size of the battery.
13. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
I would love to have a 3800mAh battery. I don't like worrying about whether or not my phone is going to die in the middle of work, because then I will have nothing to do...
4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
i like the products that run off gas powered motors..like in the commercials.. maybe we can have a gas powered cell phone? put an apple on it and patent it and the sheep would come. i promise!
6. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
or the can put android Jelly bean and the fandroids will buy it
9. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
That too, is there any appeal to the Nexus other than stock ICS? If it had gingerbread would there be any fuss over it or would it be just another phone? I think when the ICS rollouts start the Nexus will begin to pale.
11. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
IMO the biggest appeal of the Nexus is that it's a Google phone. That means that it has massive support for customizations in terms of ROMs, kernels, themes, etc. More support means faster updates and better features.
12. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
meaning is a phone for geeks.. as an average consumer.. it means nothing
14. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Oh gallito, you're so silly. But anyway, the Nexus was nice mainly because of ICS, which is actually a really big deal. Sure, it didn't have quad cores, but it was still top of the line, and ICS changed the phone quite a bit. Also, it was the first(?), maybe second, phone to feature a 720p resolution, which is very nice. It's a great phone, but just like any phone, it is outdated within a few months.
5. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
they could call it iGAS 4G? i dunno. any suggestions peeps out there?
10. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
iGas 4Gs, now with Siri but still not LTE!
$499 for 16gb (non-expandable) with 2yr contract!
15. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Hottest android device ? COMMON the galaxy s 2 is a better handset overall than this crap
20. BillKilpatrick (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
I have a cheaper 3800 mAh from Hyperion (Seidio is the Cadillac of 3800 mAh batteries) and the difference, even with that battery, is wonderful - particularly if you toggle effectively.
I started the day with 65% power (I'm trying to bleed the battery to zero before I put it through a full recharge). After 14 hours, it has slipped to 40%. I can live with that.
My secret? Nothing really. I just toggle to 3G when I'm just taking phone calls and sending texts. I also toggle off NFC and GPS unless I need them. Rather than allow my battery to be bled all day long by idiotic updates from Facebook, I toggle off Data Enabled when I'm not surfing (the moment I toggle back on, I get all my updates in one nice download). I also changed my screen background to black and moved my glowing desktop icons to separate windows, but that was probably overkill. Toggling down to 3G and turning off the silly updates got me plenty of wiggle room.
At this point, I'll probably have to watch a movie or play a lot of Angry Birds to get my battery to fully drain before I head off to bed.
21. BillKilpatrick (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Second cycle of the new mAh battery: 28 hours, 20 minutes - and that was with phone calls, use of GPS for jog tracker and Navigation, internet searches, camera use and Facebook uploads of pics.
It's now becoming difficult to let the phone go dead for a full-cycle charge without hurrying up the process by running a Netflix video or playing a video game like Angry Birds.