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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2011
I've upgraded to the HTC Rezound after owning a Droid 2. The battery life for that phone wasn't good either so I installed an App called Juice Defender Ultimate which helped extended the battery life of my phone for the regular battery. In addition to the extra hours of use the APP would give me, It would also tell me how much charge time I had left in order to be at 100% charged when the phone is plugged in. When the phone is not plugged in, it would tell me how much battery life I had left until the battery ran out. The APP has been pretty accurate so far. The regular battery for the HTC Rezound would last for around 9 to 11 hours at the most on average with Juice Defender Ultimate installed (that's with Wifi, GPS, and Gmail sync turned off to conserve power). I bought the extended battery in order to see just how many more hours of use I could get out of the phone from a single charge. When fully charged with the extended battery, Juice Defender Ultimate says that I had 26 Hours of use on my phone, so to me it was well worth the cost and the sacrifice in size and weight. So with that being said, The trade off with the addition of an extended battery is that it will make your phone thicker than it already is. To me, its not such a big deal but for some people it might be. Its all about individual taste I guess. The Phone with the Extended Battery and Extended Battery case (which are both OEM) that it comes with will fit in the OEM Desktop Dock with out issue if anyone was wondering. I know a lot of sites and people have commented that it doesn't, but it does fit. One comment on a site even said that you had to take the Extended Battery cover off while leaving only the extended battery in the phone in order to charge it on the dock, that is simply not true. The OEM Desktop Dock has a grove built into the dock in order to accommodate the additional size of the OEM Extended Case. I am unsure if that is true for the OEM Windshield Mount for your car as I do not own one.
About 15 to 16 hours of additional battery life with help from an APP.
The additional bulk in size it adds to the phone.
Note: I have updated my review of the Battery Life since my first post. I originally reported that the battery life extended from 9 hours to 16 hours. After a week, I am getting close to 26 hours of total use time.