Mugen Power considering extended battery for HTC One X

Mugen Power considering extended battery for HTC One X
The battery life on the HTC One X was originally affected by a power management bug that was said to cost users 10% to 20% of the phone's battery life. But now that HTC has offered a software fix that allows users of the flagship device to recapture that lost energy from the battery, the next stop is to look for a way for users to extend the life of the 1800mAh battery used on the model.

The problem is that the HTC One X features a non-removable battery which has increasingly become more widespread among new high-end Android models. But how can an owner of the HTC One X extend the battery life of his phone? There are some solutions. Because Apple iPhone owners run into the same restrictions with the non-removable cell on that device, there are some case makers that offer a built in battery that connects to the iPhone, extending battery life while protecting the unit. Android case manufacturers can offer something like that.

There is another solution which Mugen Power is considering offering for HTC One X owners. The idea would be to offer a manual with an extended battery which would show users how to remove the "non-removable" battery and install the new one. The necessary tools would be included in the package. Not only won't this be an easy task to accomplish, it would also void your warranty.

On Mugen Power's Facebook page, the self-installation plan leads among all options in a poll being conducted. In last place is taking the phone to a service center to have a new extended battery professionally installed. With the possibility that you could destroy your new HTC One X and void your warranty, you had better think twice about whether you really need an extended battery on this model.

source: MugenPower via AndroidCentral

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One X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh

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12 Comments

1. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

A battery case would be nice. Pretty scary taking the phone apart after looking at the tear down of One X.

2. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

and make it a monster of the size of Galaxy note and 1 inch thickness.

3. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Whoa! Better think twice, thrice before doing it!

4. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

They're going to have to find a way to increase the battery size without changing the polycarbonate cover, there's A LOT of sensitive equipment mounted on it that shouldn't be taken off.

5. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

songo kan inside a phone

6. BuckeyeCadet86

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'd be willing to bet that a majority of the people who voted on that poll don't realize that the phone is sealed and it involves digging into the guts of the phone to open it and replace the battery

7. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

If Htc had done what Motorola did to the Droid Raza Maxx giving it a 3300mah or more battery they will be no need for you to open up ur phone, HTC this kind of thinking is not good for business, give the people what they want and that's a phone with a grate battery life.

8. wgaurav

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

+1 to shy2papa, battery matters....

9. Urvish86

Posts: 1; Member since: May 06, 2012

We If HTC has provided 5 point docking station port behind HTC, there should also be two points for charging.... Which can be considered to build a Case... There wont be a need to remove the cover i think...

10. nutsicles

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

You can just buy Spigen's Kuel F60Q portable battery charger. Adds another 2 full charges to my One x global. And its about the size of a charging cable

11. dmitrylambrianov

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Actually we at Mugen Power have released these battery cases already. The 3200mah [CC-S720ESL] and 6000mAh [CC-S720EXL] cases are available. Phonearena, please review them when you have a chance.

12. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Why doesn't HTC make 3200 mAH Mugen battery the default one? It would last much longer. Plus with some design changes One X would only be a little more thicker. I really think manufacturers should start making Mugen Power as their battery suppliers. It would be great for us consumers.

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