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Monday Poll: Do You Use an Extended Battery?

Earlier today, I poked fun at Mugen’s new 4000mAh double-wide trailer extended battery, but in all fairness, there are people that could benefit from something with this kind of juice. We live in a time where battery life can make or break your experience with a phone. Some of us have to use something that may not make our device look any more attractive, but that will get the job done and last us an entire day without having to charge. And then there are those that like to keep their devices slim or simply can’t stand the extra weight and thickness, and also have access to a charger throughout the day.

So tell us, are you an extended battery user? How long do you need a phone to last on a typical day?

Do You Use an Extended Battery?

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  • Bepsrockk2

    Where is the “No, my phone actually lasts throughout the day” Choice?

  • Chris420o

    So why can moto.make a 3300mah bat thats .7 mm thin andd…..no one else??

    • JohnPA2006

      Easy, because Motorola Engineers take the extra time to think things through on their hardware design.
      People are pissed at Moto for locked bootloaders, but not for deficient hardware design.

  • Kingaremu

    I need More juice!!!!!!

  • ryanallaire

    I bought two 1800mAh batts for my tbolt, it doesn’t change the back cover so i’m good with it..

  • Kelly

    I always carry a spare battery

  • JohnPA2006

    For 100% of LTE phone owners, automatic YES.
    You need an extended battery.
    However 90% of the owners dont mind plugging in the charger every 6 to 8 hours.
    But if your away from a charging source, the extended is definite yes.

    • Bodhiballer

      That’s exactly it- if I were on the go all the time, the (lack of) battery on my GNex would be a huge issue, BUT… it never is.  I drive to work and work in an office… I can stay plugged in for 70% of the day.  

  • I *have* an extended battery.  But I only plug it in when I know that I’m not going to be near a plug for long stretches of time…like traveling.

  • burntcookie90

    Droid Incredible 2, stock battery, 28 hours of usage on average, up to 36 hours.

    • Bodhiballer

      That phone has freakishly long battery life, my wife’s does about the same 36 hours.  She’s not a power user, but does use it throughout the day including Words With Friends which is a notorious battery hog.  

      • burntcookie90

        Its great. Such an awesome phone

  • Daniel Rowen

    Though I have two standard batteries for my Droid2, and love how easy it is to swap them and be fully recharged upon boot.  The ability to have two batteries and swap them easily remains important to me so I hope this non-removable trend goes away fast

  • sog805

    Rocking the 2600 mah hump back on my droid charge! 

  • For long days when I will be nowhere near a charger for extended periods of longer than 6-10 hours, or when I have a long trip via air, I use my extended battery.

  • The extended battery on the Stratoshpere adds weight to the keyboard that actually improves the sliding mechanism’s ability to open the keyboard. Plus, I get 2 days charge with it.

  • jtwildman1

    external pocket charger for my razr. No other choice, but also won’t need to buy a extra battery for my next phone.

  • Yeah, the Galaxy Fascinate battery makes it look pregnant.

  • Klong4u

    I need two extended batteries to get through a day of very heavy usage, but I love it.

  • hmm extend battery of iphone will keep the phone relativly smart 

    • Josh Groff

      I would bash you for your spelling, but for an iPhone user, I guess it’s fine. 😉

      All joking aside, the iPhone does have pretty good battery life without extending it.

  • I pulled down 20 hours on my g-nex extended battery the other day i have screen shots.

  • ericl5112

    I just use an external batter pack.  It’s 1″x1.5″x~3″, fits easy in my pocket, and charges more than just my phone.  Not to mention, it adds more juice than most external packs, and doesn’t add the bulk when using just the phone.

  • shanklin07

    I’m not surprised by the result of this poll. This site attracts the more adept Android user which uses their phone more. If this poll were posted anywhere else I think the no option would be the majority. just my opinion.

  • The extended battery for my galaxy nexus is absolutely perfect.

  • I have the D4, so the battery is non-removable, but even if it was, I wouldn’t really go for the extended battery. I have the ultimate juice Defender, and I get 14 hours out if it on a regular basis. If anything, I’d have bought a spare standard one for it. I’m happy with my battery life

  • Jon

    rocking the extended battery on the Motorola Bionic. It is indeed a brick, but I can get a day and a half of normal use, and a solid day of moderate – heavy use. 

  • Azndan4

    Motorola sucks.

  • Kevin Jellison

    Not that anyone cares, (’cause you all have Nexi now) but ever since I started using Liquid AOSP on my Thunderbolt, I have no use for the extended battery!


    I would use one if my Rezound didn’t look like it has a huge ass sticking out of it

  • Pamala Watts

    have to agree with the few that said I need another option… spare batteries… I have an htc rezound.. and really felt the phone was big enough.. so I spent $20 and got two spare batteries and a charger rather than the extended battery… and depending on my day I don’t have to swap out every day.. but that’s because I do use it to usb tether and I do plug it in when I’m in the car most of the time… but I felt the need to have the spare batteries for those many days that I simply don’t have time to charge it in the middle of the day.. 


    When I got my extended battery,I got home and saw the sales lady slipped a extra regular battery in my bag too.

  • Terrance Steiner

    I am currently using a Thunderbolt (with its notorious battery issues).  Running Cyanogen helped but what really did the trick is an app called Juice Defender.  With moderate-to-light use I squeaked out 32-hours on the standard battery.  On a heaver use day I can get through a full day and still have 40%+ juice left.

    Before I started using the app, I would be lucky to have 20% at the end of a day.

  • Johnhon

    Isn’t Seido coming out with a 3000mah battery?  I know they have a 3000+

  • Q

    Using the GNex extended battery.  Honestly, this should have been the stock battery.  I can usually get about 18 hours with about 2-3 hours of screen on time..

  • atomic8778

    One of the problems I have with extended batteries is that the add bulkiness doesn’t fit my case

  • Harryeballs1234

    MAXX lasts all day and night on 4G on a single charge with heavy use. Screen times between 5 and 7 hours. Still have yet to have it fall below 20%.

  • SD_Scott

    I have Gnex with ext. batt…  I unplug around 7 am, stream music during morning routine and most of the first half of my work day.  I also tether once I get to work so my tablet has internet.  I don’t necessarily have to recharge before I leave work but if I want any battery for post-work hours it is essential for me to recharge in the afternoon.

    I have noticed a better battery life on Liquid v1.0 though…

  • C–dog

    Would like to see the break down between extended battery 4g and extended battery 3g

  • If I had known that the Razr Maxx was coming out before I bought my GNex, I would have bought the Razr Maxx.  Good battery life is number 1 on my list of features.  Sucks, now I am stuck with a phone that is amazing, until it dies sometime in the evening and I can’t be near a charger.  A phone that lasts all day but is mediocre software-wise > a phone that has amazing software but dies before you go to bed at night.

  • STiK

    Where’s the “My phone has a built in extended battery” option?

  • I had to get a new battery for my DX anyways, and I figured I might as well get one that has 20% more juice for like 1 dollar more, and it’s not much thicker.

  • I am honestly surprised by the results.  I know they offered a good deal, but it wasn’t as good as buying the charger cradle that came with a whole second battery.  I carry a spare in my pack all the time, almost never have to use it.  I get like 20 hours on one charge with moderate use.

  • Destroythanet

    Samsung OEM extended battery + standard size battery in my wallet = the best of both worlds.

  • Sporttster

    Droid Razr….can’t. Have a large, external batt goes with me everywhere. Last Moto phone….no more….locked bootloaders and then drop the Maxx on us. No more…done with em….

  • WhoaManWtF

    Maybe it is because I have always used custom roms/kernels but I have never had real horrid battery life with my phones.  I am rocking a G2x currently and I don’t worry about my battery level… My iPhone buddies always end up killing their batteries before me when we are out.

  • I have never felt need with my Gnex to get an extended battery..with a nice rom/kernel combo you can get some decent battery life

  • Mike

    I wish… the OG Droid needs one

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    No extended battery, but I have a spare. It is quite handy.

  • LLcdPH

    No need to (any more), I have a Razr MAXX and loving it!

  • ajavgeek

    On a standard battery I gut full day use for GNex on AOKP ROM. By night about 8PM it still says about 40% so no need to charge really till early morning. Noticed change in battery life after ROM. Before that the phone use to die at about 6-7PM…. 

    Amazing ROM, great job devs…

  • OhAaron

    Droid Bionic w/ Extended Battery. 🙂

  • I don’t want to fatten up my Galaxy Nexus, but I’ll admit I keep the 4G off most of the time or it wouldn’t last the day. Then again, if I’m home or at work with wifi on, I don’t really need it. Still, it’s a compromise. 

    • the battery isnt the problem ,I have the extended battery and I never turn off 4g,it lasts all day, its the rest of the problems with this thing that pisses me off,its not half the phone it was advertised to be

      • Wow, really?  Are you gonna be here to whine about your phone till your next upgrade?  Really, what phone would make you feel better?  BTW Its exactly the phone I expected it to be, just shy of best ever.

        • Donnavon Hallgren

          Kool-Aid anyone?

  • extended battery with bionic. I get 20 hours running ICS Axiom rom

  • Sk102704

    I have the extended battery on the Bionic and most days its fine from when I wake up until I go to bed. This is fairly heavy usage and in a building that is thick brick so its hard to get a good signals.

  • Lovtrain

    I use the extended battery galaxy nexus 4g lte and i still need more juice, i need a battery that will last at least 12 hours. My full day is about 15-18 hours the moment i wake up the time i fall sleep

    • kixofmyg0t

       Hmm that’s funny. See I was told(flamed rather) by a “G-Nex” owner that said the Galaxy Nexus “stock get’s 10+ hours of screen on time”.

  • What if I have a RAZR MAXX, which both has an extended battery and non-removable battery…?

  • Sruel3216

    no, i use Axiom Crossbreed 4.0.4 on my galaxy nexus lol

    • Does it make a big difference? I rooted and installed custom ROMs on my previous phones, but I haven’t yet with my Nexus because (a) I hate restoring and setting everything up, and (b) I didn’t see any great utility. But increased battery life might do it.

      • Sruel3216

        yea this rom is a 4.0.4 leak and the battery life is insane


    Technically I do, considering I bought the RAZR first and exchanged it for a RAZR MAXX. 

  • jjrudey

    My phone makes it through the day.

  • fanboy1974

    I have a Samsung extended battery for my Nexus. I would love to go larger but I want my phone in a case at all times.   Case choices are very limited outside the oem extended battery. 

  • TheWickedShepherd

    No need for an extended battery for me. My Rezound with a custom rom and kernel can easily last me 24 hours of light use and around 12 hours on heavy use. In fact the only time I use my spare battery is when I forget to charge my phone over-night, which happens a lot actually. Also the reason I don’t ever buy phones with non-removable batteries.

  • Buzzy42

    I wouldn’t be without it.  I have a Thunderbolt. Do I need to explain any more? 😉

    Actually, on a more serious note, I can easily get 2 days of my medium use on my Bolt, and even got 3 days over the long President’s Day weekend when I was mostly on WiFi, using the official extended battery. I don’t care what my phone looks like, (and I REALLY don’t care if others care!) as long as I know it’s going to work when I need it to work.

  • Lakerzz

    I voted no, but I actually have 3 batteries. I take one in my wallet when I go to work, one in the phone, and one at home charging so its ready when I get home. 😛

  • Udispyn

    got around that question with my maxx

    • ddevito

      Can you get around a locked bootloader? :p

      • Anon

        Perhaps not everyone needs/wants the things you do.  Perhaps not everyone needs to stick their tongue out like a small child, either.

        • ddevito

          Perhaps not everyone needs to be a wise ass, particularly when he/she was responding to a poll in which their reply couldn’t indeed “get around” a question since their answer was indeed a poll answer.

          And perhaps other people should mind their business and stfu. Perhaps.

          • RAZR FANN

            If I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure you instigated the very argument in which you are telling him to mind his own business. 

            Maybe you should take some of your own advice.

          • kixofmyg0t

             He’s a “G-Nex” owner, most of them have to mention something about bootloaders and bash ever Motorola owner so they feel better about themselves.

          • You guys crack me up.  its a friggin’ phone.  not a religion.  You want that go to apple.

          • kixofmyg0t

             This is a battery poll post. It has NOTHING to do with bootloaders. Why even bring it up? You’re the one being a wise ass.

          • APP

            Dude chill, he responded appropriately when you started acting like a douchebag. 

      • Jon

        To be fair, I have a Bionic with a locked boot loader, and yet I’m running ICS via a custom ROM. 

        Locked boot loaders are a pain in the ass, but the many skilled developers of custom roms eventually find their way around the locked boot loaders. 

        • kixofmyg0t

          Like dual booting with safestrap 😀

  • Dave Dean

    I have a Thunderbolt. ’nuff said

    • Chris Friedel

      Put cm7 on it and it will run like a champ.. Was able to get at least 3-4 more hrs on my tb because of it.

  • cmiram

    I have the extended battery for the Droid X. Its just the BH6X, so not any of the monstrous Seidio like ones. I got it maybe 8 months ago, which worked out nicely because it was very inexpensive for an older phone. Honestly I’m not sure how much extra juice I’m getting out of it, but for a normal day it makes it through with maybe 40% left, depending how much I use it. As long as it stays like that I think it was worth it. Plus I now have that and the stock battery for travelling days so I don’t have to worry about charging all the time.

  • baldypal

    I got the Seidio 3800 mAh for GNexus. Its grown on me. Upgraded to the NFC version last week when it was released. I need it for all day blue tooth and tethering some of the day. And when 4G hits my area in July i know i’ll need the exrta juice.

  • moelsen8

     i wouldn’t call the g-nex extended battery an extended battery, really.

  • I use the extended for the GNex and its on the car charger wherever I go

  • LinZbee

    I have two 3500 mAh extended batteries for my Fascinate and I have been so liberated since I got them about 4 months ago. I literally never plug in with a cord anymore, and I was always needing a charge before, even after only 4-5 hours.. I got the batteries on eBay, along with the backdoor cover and a wall battery charger for $18.95 -free shipping, too. I was worrying that my phone might be too bulky, but it isn’t for me. It’s actually easier to hold now. I can go for over 24 hours now on one charge before I change batteries. Very happy not getting stressed watching that charge percentage go down before my very eyes.

  • I’m not convinced it actually improves battery life by all that much, but it makes the phone nicer to hold and doesn’t add much thickness, so why not.

  • Smooth918

    Yup, need that extra juice, and actually the extended battery is all I use now (thanks to Roman’s Most Excellent Kang ROM) prior to that I use to be changing out the extended battery so much during the course of the day, now maybe one or two charges throughout the day.

  • Living in NYC my battery drops so quickly. I switch out for the extended midday. Also, I use a incipio feather so I don’t really need the battery cover.

  • Hobiron

    I have an extra battery and a charger for my extra battery. I just throw it in my bag. Keeps my phone slim, charges faster, and I get double the battery life.

  • fvqu

    If you own a Galaxy Nexus, the official extended battery is a must-have, it should be stock.

  • Djlowproz

     I just ordered the extended battery for my g-nex the stock one is not doing it.

    • fvqu

      Just a tip, if you don’t get 4G in your area or rarely use it you should turn it off in settings, the improvement in battery life makes a very noticeable difference 

  • longlong22
  • Bryant Wolf

    I wish there was an GNex battery in the 2500-3000mAh range. I have the 2100 right now but a median between that and the monster batteries available would be nice.

  • gwoodard

    The ability to change out batteries was an absolute requirement when I was shopping for a phone. I alternate between keeping a charged skinny spare in my pocket, or using a single fat one with a bloated back.

  • Spaniard85

    Voted no, but I have one for my Gnex.

  • Ryan Scott Miller

    I wish there was a way to battery swap without rebooting.  Like have the phone retain power for a 30 second swap. 

    • ddevito

      Plug it in then swap.

    • Lakerzz

      When I had my Bionic, I noticed a problem with this being that it took an eternity to turn back on, but now I have a G Nex. It turns on a heck of a lot faster.

  • Nexus S Owner

    I have one in my Nexus S but it fits in the stock battery cover… 

  • DanSke

    My TBolt has a terminal tumor on its back. :'(

  • I would like to request a fourth option: No, I use multiple batteries instead.

    • Brent Cooper8

      I have to have a 11,000 mah(yes 11,000) external battery pack to keep with me. I had 3 batteries but that just wasn’t cutting it.

    • Raven

      Count me in too.  I always carry 2 spares with me when traveling with my Droid 2 Global.  I often go through an entire battery during a flight and then pop in a new one as soon as we land.  Or, if I am sightseeing and have my little camera bag with me I carry another one in there.

  • Vespadaddy

    While I do keep the ‘extended battery’ in my GNex all the time, I couldn’t bring myself to vote in the poll, as this is the battery that should have come stock in the device.

  • Ohshaith55

    there should be an added option for ‘yeah, it was half off so i figured why not.’ i’m sure lots of people got the gnex extended for that reason

    • Aaron

       I second that, there is no way I would’ve paid $50 for the extended gnex battery. I only use it because it was half off and it doesn’t look like ass.

    • Tergiversator_Maximus

      Is it still half off?  I had some trouble finding one.  I’m also somewhat concerned about it not fitting in the 3 pin car dock if/when that ever gets to the States.

      • Johngi

        I bought one thin king I was gonna get a gnex, but I had to pay for a paint job, so no new phone,
        I’m selling it, brand new not even open

  • jimbob

    Just got my free OEM extended battery in the mail today 😀

    • Drummer62

       same here, thanks Costco! 

  • Ryan Scott Miller

    2 extended batteries with external battery charger (1 in phone, 1 in pocket and a spare stock in my bag just in case). Ridiculous? Maybe, but I use it!

  • Maniko (Meister_Li)

    I have a GSM G-Nexus and it usually has around 65% at the end of the day, so there’s not really any need for it. ^^

  • Technically yes BUT I’m of the opinion the GNex extended battery doesn’t qualify.

    • OreoMan

      Well in that case, my answer is no.

  • Matt

    My Bionic is a boss with the extended battery.  I get easily double the battery life of my brother’s G-Nex.  Almost makes up for the horrible screen.  Almost.

    • Anon

       Still fits in all of its accessory docks, too.

      • Turbomonster

        You just answered my question. Thanks!

    • OhAaron

      I really wanted to exchange my Bionic for a GNex, but I just couldn’t, because I’m attached to my crazy battery life with the extended battery. I’m not going to carry around an extra battery.  I wish I had NFC, though.

      • You wish you had NFC? For what? It’s almost useless at this point. Google actually even made it recently so that Google Wallet doesn’t work on rooted devices with custom roms.

    • kixofmyg0t

       Same here. The extended battery Bionic is second only to the RAZR MAXX for battery life.

    • Turbomonster

      I need to get the extended battery for my Bionic. I have to charge every afternoon with the stock battery.
      Question: Does the extended battery fit in the desk-top charger?

      • Smooth918

        Yes, when I had the Bionic, I also brought the desk charger that came with an extra standard battery, and it also charged my Extended battery at the same time as charging the Bionic.

      • Jon

        I also found that upgrading my phone to one of the ICS Roms out now for the Bionic really helped battery life as well. 

        I’m running ICS AXIOM Kang AOKP for Bionic 

        They don’t have front facing camera working yet, but the rear camera works, and so does 3G/4G and everything else. A great ROM and I don’t have to wait 6 months or more for Motorola to get off their ass and bring ICS to the Bionic.

    • Riley_V

      The Bionics extended battery looks awesome (for an extended battery) and I think it feels better in my hand. Without it I feel like the phone is too thin.

      Or maybe that’s just the 24 hours of light-usage battery life talking

    • Jon

      Never understood why everyone says the bionic has a horrible screen. I have had the OG Droid, Droid X, Samsung Fascinate, Droid Incredible and iPhone 4, all before my Droid Bionic. I have no problems whatsoever with the screen compared to any of my previous phones. It looks great and gets the job done, without all of the over saturation of Samsung screens. 

      • kixofmyg0t

        People dog on ANYTHING Moto related here. Even when Kellex praises something Moto the haters come out in FORCE. 

        …….yet everyone wants Moto to make the next Nexus LOL. 

  • r0lct

    I wish there was something in the middle between the current extended and the jetpack extended.

  • Desert102

    I have the 2750 extended battery for the bionic.  The 4000 makes it look wayyy too big.  The 2750 seems to be exactly what i need to go through a day without worrying about charging at all.

  • How about a fourth option – I use a standard-sized battery? For my (Verizon) Galaxy Nexus, I bought the T-Mobile Galaxy S2’s battery from China for next to nothing – and it works as a standard battery replacement – everything except NFC! 

    • p_droid

      How many mAh is that battery?

      • Bodhiballer

        1850mAh according to T-Mobile’s site.  I guess he means that it works as a second standard battery on the cheap.  Fair point- if people with the ext. batt. are swapping anyway, then might as well save a few bucks?

  • fartbubbler

    nope.  I paid good money for this overpriced dock, I’m gonna use it!  🙂

    • fvqu

      It probably will still work with the dock, I cant say for sure though but it works with almost every case.

  • dhirensavalia

    I get about 15-20 hours on my G-Nex with standard battery. I use it lightly since I’m mostly at my apt. or in class. When I go out, I get about 10-14 hours with moderate use. Until I drop unter 10, I probably won’t get the extended. BTW, how does the G-Nex look and feel with the 2100 mAh battery? Also, how much weight does it add?

    • sc4fpse

      Granted, I’ve had my extended battery on since day one… in fact, the Verizon guy took the original back off and installed the extended one (against my wishes, but oh well.) for me, so the originally battery has never been installed, and the original cover was only on until I opened the box. But the extended looks amazing. You can’t tell that the phone was ever supposed to be thinner. However, there is a price you pay for this — the extended battery helps a little, but not much. If they are still half off at Verizon, you can’t go wrong with them.

    • Ohshaith55

      it looks and feels just fine and i usually can go 20 hours with 2-3 hours of screen on time. that’s an estimate since i’m not awake for 20 hours straight but i easily make it through the day and i use my phone more than it sounds like you do. the added bulk and weight is negligible considering i never worry about running out of battery. definitely worth the 25 bucks  

  • Havoc70

    Have to have the extended with the Tbolt on 4G otherwise it will be DOA and quickly

  • subiedude85

    I get about 10 hours out of my razor if I don’t touch it much, about 5 if I use it like I want to. The past few weeks 3g in my area has used just as much as 4g. Seriously planning on doing the battery conversion once I find a back plate and battery.

  • ddevito

    I use both stock and extended batts for my GNex. Replacement batts 100% necessary.

  • Inquizitor

    I used to just use the extended. Nowadays I carry around the external (fully charged) in my inside jacket pocket or in a bag and use the standard GNex battery. If I can get through a day with the standard, why not go for sexy?

  • Michael_NM

    No, but I’ve always got a spare.

  • Rlarson_mn

    Used to have two batteries I changed out about 2 in the afternoon every day. Solved that by getting a Razr Maxx!

    • smart man, this galaxy nexus is a piece of crap, if I could get my money back Id have a razr maxx too

      • N8shon

        Gazelle.com  Sell it there now and you can get quite a bit of what you invested back. 

        • sc4fpse

          Not exactly. $250 for a perfect condition Nexus including all original accessories. That may cover most of what most people forked over *on contract*, but then they’re still under their contract. So in order to then buy a Maxx, they would have to either pay the ETF on their contract, or buy the Maxx off-contract at full retail price. 

          And then you have people like me who happily forked over $650 for the Nexus off-contract to begin with. Gazelle is a joke, as is anyone that actually uses it.

          • N8shon

            It’s still an alternative. Yes I am fully aware that the OP would have to buy the maxx at full retail, and I’m aware that what Gazelle gives is not always amazing, but it’s still an option if he doesn’t want to try to sell it on craigslist, ebay, or a forum. And yes, I know you can’t get the upgrade back.

        • Gazelle doesn’t give you anything for your phone.  Swappa.com is better

          • OhAaron

            I love Swappa!  That’s how I got my Bionic.

        • Ohshaith55

          you can’t get your upgrade back though :L

        • I think everyone knows by this time that the galaxy nexus isnt worth 10 bucks with all the problems it has

          • N8shon

            I see such disparate opinions and reviews of the Nexus from owners. It seems like a nice phone and many people seem to be incredibly satisfied with it, including good friends of mine. On the other hand, I’ve seen a lot of posts about the phone having a lot of bugs. I’m wondering if it has more to do with ICS than the Samsung hardware. What have you guys experienced?

          • Very few bugs, in my experience. I have had a random reboot happen to me twice – but both times I was on a custom rom, so I’m not sure it counts.

            I would say the phone is really good, but the battery lifetime may be a slight problem. It can be remedied by going on a custom rom and kernel and by getting a second and/or extended battery.

          • Smooth918

            I too had a reboot or two, but it was an app I installed that caused that, once uninstalled no more reboots. App in question: MultiPicture Live Wallpaper, it doesn’t play well with ICS yet.

          • Smooth918

            What problems, I had mine since day one and I have no issues…

          • Bodhiballer

            Same, mine is easily the best phone I’ve ever had.  

      • N8shon

        Sell it online to someone if you want to. Craigslist, ebay, forums, etc. All are good options if you don’t like what Gazelle or similar offers you. 

        • Jon

          I’m sure you could find someone on Craigslist that would trade you outright for just about any other phone that you desire.

      • Tergiversator_Maximus

        Next time, buy your phone at Best Buy and get their Black Tie service – I’m normally not a fan of phone insurance, but on a phone that retails for $800, it’s worth the $9.99/month for the peace of mind and the trade-ins considering awesome new phones come out every other freaking month.

      • DrAndyRoid

        I don’t understand the Nexus hate, but you can sell it on eBay. Guaranteed to sell for at least $400+. 

  • meetloaf13

    I have only  a modest “extended” battery.  Not sure if it really counts. The 1800 mAh battery fits just fine in my 1500 mAh bay.  No crazy extensions required.

    Samsung Epic 4G

    ICS baybay

  • TiDDyII

    I would rather keep my phone slim I always have a spare battery in my pocket. Will never buy a phone that I can’t do a battery pull to power cycle incase of it freezing or that I can just swap batteries to juice up on the go.

  • LOL no, I own a GSM Galaxy Nexus 😛

  • Ben

    Droid Bionic needs the extended to get through the whole day.  Could barely get 10 hours on the standard… can go 20 easy now.  Calls, music, games, etc all add up pretty quick and if you turn on the 4G you can almost hear the sucking sound.  Yeah, it’s a beefy phone with the extended, but it just doesn’t do what I need without it.

  • There needs to be an option for a second battery

    • Lakerzz

      That’s exactly what I was thinking.

  • EC8CH

    Now that I know the extended G-Nex battery will fit in the dock I might pick one up if I see it for $20 or less.

  • Yes, but I wouldnt if it made a substantial impact to the phones size or looks. Im on wifi most of the day so the battery lasts me about 15 hours.

  • jab416171

    Well, the extended battery for the Galaxy Nexus still keeps the phone relatively slim.

    • Precisely. Otherwise I wouldn’t have it.

    • steveliv

      i agree, the extended battery doesn’t detract from the slimness of the phone

    • r0lct

      The problem is also you are paying for basically an extra hour or slightly more.  I wish there was something higher capacity that was only a minor bump.

      • Gr8Ray

        I still paid less for the extended GNex battery than I paid for each of the 2 replacement batteries I had to buy for my G1. Plus, I actually prefer the shape of the phone with that extra little bit of thickness.

  • tanknspank

    I’ve got the Rezound battery in my Thunderbolt. Slim extended I guess?

    • Kebo

      More like slim + 20% but I did the same thing and I have a extended battery and external charger for the times I know I will have heavy usage and no access to a outlet (disneyworld etc.)

  • whatsinaname

    I live in a non 4g area so my stock gnex battery lasts all day. no extended battery yet

  • on average 8-9 hrs… however I still have the original 1850 mAh battery so it’s used as a spare when the ext runs out

  • N8shon

    Don’t need one, Razr Maxx.

    • John

      Don’t care, can change mine whenever needed 😉

      • N8shon

        And why is that posted in response to my comment? 

    • sgtguthrie

      Razr maxx is essentially an extended battery. You’re basically just swapping the standard battery for an extended one at purchase 😉

      • N8shon

        Actually I’m just buying a phone…the Razr Maxx. Call it whatever you want, but I don’t have to buy an extra battery or an extended battery or 10 more chargers or anything else.

        • sgtguthrie

          That’s one way to look at it. Here’s the other. The razr maxx and the razr are identical, except battery size. The razr is $199, razr maxx is $299. So if the battery is the only difference, you’re paying $100 for just the battery, all because moto made the battery non-removable! I’d much rather pay $25 for an extended battery 😉

          • N8shon

            …or you could see it as I do based on what I actually paid. Thanks to Droid-Life posting the essentially “Nexus for free” south area promotion that was sent out to 3G unlimited data plan customers, I emailed and called Verizon for four days asking to be treated fairly and be given the same deal. I met all the qualifications and am in the south area. At the end of the fourth day, speaking with a supervisor on the phone, and with the addition of the Leap Day sale, I was able to get a Razr Maxx for $129.99 plus tax. No, it’s not the same deal value as was given others, but it’s one that I am more than happy to accept. After all, the Razr Maxx was not part of that promotion anyway, and that’s what I wanted. I had oscillated between the Nexus and the Maxx for a while, and I still have love for both, but I’m happy with my choice.  I don’t care about having a non-removable battery. I can count on one hand how many times I had to remove the battery from my last phone over a span of two years. 

          • r0lct

            So in theory you could have paid $0 or $30 for a RAZR non-MAXX.  So you still paid an extra $100 for a extended non-removable battery.

          • Jon

            Oh give it up. It’s a stock battery. Stock battery’s are not considered extended. No more than one would consider a 32 gig model of a phone as “extended memory”. 

          • r0lct

            I do consider 32 gb as extended memory over 16. As does Verizon, that’s why there is a price difference.

      • Smooth918

        🙂 was wondering how long it will take to get a Razr Maxx Fanboy…

        • N8shon

          Was wondering how long it would take for someone to make a “fanboy” accusation. 🙂 

    • Michael_NM

      I think that means you’ve always got one. 🙂

      • N8shon

        However you guys want to spin it is fine with me.  🙂 

        • G_Ret

          I have four extra batteries for my Galaxy Nexus…it still doesn’t last all day.

          • N8shon

            Oh wow. I’m glad I chose the Maxx then. I was oscillating between the two for a while.

          • HTC1

            yah, thats great. you do have the best batt life. But that’s it.

            glad you like it though.    I’d rather my nex…

            but thanks for letting us know

          • Are you constantly streaming Netflix on 4G at full brightness with the speaker maxed while tethering?

          • G_Ret

            Well it’s in use about 80% of the day with 4g/wifi browsing or gaming…i’m very attached to the thing.

          • you really need to get a job

          • G_Ret

            My job is computer repair so I end up watching progress bars all day…my phone helps with the boredom.

          • MKader17

            It doesn’t matter what job you have, if you are using that much battery you could be doing something else much more useful with your time like fixing 3 computers at once in a stagger so you don’t have much down time or finding a new job that doesn’t waste your time or learning something new.

            I love phones, but damn I hate seeing people on them all the time or always walking around with headphones. The phones are great for productivity, but we let them consume our productivity time and replace it with idle time.

            Sorry about the rant.

          • TeflonBilly

            I might point out in my case I use my phone as a mp3 player of sort while working.  I listen to my podcast while doing yard work.

          • Jon

            hmm…so your by an outlet all day. Easy solution…plug it in and ditch your batteries. 

          • Jarch3r

            plug. it. in.

          • kixofmyg0t

             Really? Cuz I was told right here on Droid-Life just a few days ago the the Galaxy Nexus “stock gets 10+ hours of screen on time”.

          • Noyfb

            I get 12 hrs, when i’m not using the browser I just switch it to 3g.

          • Scott

             I use to be able to do that, but now the Android OS bug is killing me battery when the GNex isn’t in use.

          • Chuck Harris

            Definitely not, the most on screen time ever seen is 5hours. However, average use limits on screen time to 2.5 hours.